This and that

A few things on my fingertips this sunny Thursday:

This morning’s readings were simply awesome in combination. While I generally read them, I don’t usually have that cumulative wow reaction.

The photo to the right is from my back yard. See the bumble bee busy at work? (click for larger photo)

Tim got a great job yesterday. He’ll be working as a mac specialist at the Apple store in Crossgates Mall, and no, he can’t give you an iphone… or an ianything else. He goes tomorrow to fill out all the employment paperwork and arrange training dates.

I’m super excited for my friend and fellow-YMX owner Adam, who’s landed a tailor-made position for his giftedness at Youth Specialties. Lots of fun and excitement in store there! If you think of it, pray for Adam and Kristen (and their really cute kids) as they make the transition from church staff life in Romeo, MI to the new gig in San Diego, CA. I know they’d appreciate it (especially for the sale of their house).

Last night’s Mets game was full of energy and grit, like the team played last season before September. That was two nights in a row. I don’t know if it’s “a turn around” but I sure hope there are more games like that and fewer like the majority of this season to-date! If you want to see highlights, video is here.

Cathie’s started physical therapy after the long-awaited orthopaedic appointment to check out the click in her shoulder and crunch in her knee. Prayers for effective treatment of them both (each having to do with misalignments and muscle tightness), decrease of pain, and the ability to train for swimming.

Like a lot of people, I’m fairly disgusted about gas prices and how they are impacting the prices of everything else. I check the local average prices a few times a week to see if there is a “good” price at a station on a route I need to travel. This morning, the local area’s average price is stable (for the first time in a while) at $4.07/gal, compared to $3.15/gal a year ago. I’ve noticed a few oddities lately, too, like Mobil stations which are always $.10-.15/gal higher aren’t always higher anymore. In fact, the high prices are pretty even across the board. One bit of trivia I learned today, though, has me really annoyed! Did you know that in NY state, there are between $.59 and .67/gal in taxes (varies by county fuel sales tax). We’re third in the nation in gas taxes behind CA and CT… what a deal. :/

I’ve got a pile of great stuff to finish writing and a bunch of follow-up to do for YMX! I need to get to work on it!

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3 Responses to “This and that”

  1. adam mclane
    May 29, 2008 at 10:42 am #

    Thanks for thinking of us. What a loco time for our family. Should I be concerned that this is post #666? A sign? Ha!

  2. Patti Gibbons
    May 29, 2008 at 10:49 am #

    Actually, the post # was balanced out by the fact that it was tweet #777. All is right in the numerological universe.

  3. Tracy
    May 29, 2008 at 2:20 pm #

    rock on Tim!!! actually I’ll be at the mac store tomorrow purchasing an ipod touch… yippeeeeee for Tim, that so rocks, I’m close to coveting his job, although my job is pretty neat too, but macs are just funner!!!!

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