Thursday, April 24, 2003

Happy Birthday Joey!

Not that Joey reads this...actually I don't think any of the kids know this blog exists (or for that matter my website), but I still think I should take note of birthdays and such. Joey is 20. I remember when he was 10...He's changed a lot and then again he hasn't. Joey pictures .

I've been having weird encounters with Winston, one of our three dogs. We recently decided to put the dog's "crates" upstairs in hopes they would settle down a little easier and more specifically that Winston (the dog we lovingly refer to as "autistic") would be less inclined to "howl" for no apparent reason. He's no longer howling as much...but he does seem more confused. He sometimes stands at the top of the stairs and just barks at me while wagging his tail like he's saying, "How did I get up here again?"

I guess he'll adjust. It was either move him upstairs or find him some other place to live.

This is actually the same basic reasoning we used when buying this house, the kids rooms were upstairs. Out of sight, out of mind.
Had an interesting discussion today about a wide range of topics and somehow got on the area of religion and someone mentioned how "most folks like to keep their religious beliefs private". I sort of took that remark at face value for a while. I guess I adhere to that somewhat. I certainly don't want to question people about their beliefs, nor do I want to be one of "those people" who are considered religious nuts. However the more I thought about it, the more it bothered me. Why do we consider our beliefs "private"? Shouldn't we be declaring them at every opportunity?

Of course that's probably how many wars get started... Still I don't want to keep God standing out of sight at the top of the stairs saying, "How did I get up here again?"

I think I should just let the Lord howl....