Saturday, October 06, 2007

Minnesota, October 6, 90 degrees; maybe Al Gore's right, (nah, that must be the sloppy joes talking)

What a great fall day. This is a kick-off weekend for our church. Last week we had our annual meeting. This weekend we're starting some new Sunday morning ministries, we have a concert of prayer tomorrow night; and today, we started it off with a fun-filled afternoon at the home of a church family. It's the same place we went to pick apples a few weeks ago. The day started with some shopping, and then making 15 pounds of sloppy joes for the gathering.

Not sure I'm ready for a 110 pound lapdog. He wanted to come up, but thankfully held off.

As much as she'd want one, I don't think we're going to be adding one of these to our menagerie; however, we are going to add one of these:

Yep, this little guy will be coming home with us in a few more weeks. As I write, MM is putting together a list of possible names. Suggestions will be welcome. I'm not thrilled with her choices so far.

Last night MM and I had the great pleasure of being invited to the annual banquet for YWAM, Youth With a Mission. A couple from our church sponsored a table and invited us to join them for the evening. YWAM has a training center just on the outskirts of Rockford; on the property of some rich guy who had an estate/hobby farm in the past. They train and support kids and adults to go on mission trips all around the world. A couple from our marriage group had one of their daughters go through the program and she spent 18 months in Argentina. I actually wore a tie---MM had to get a picture of that---which is an extremely rare occurrence in my life. (I hope the person who invented that tourniquet of torture paid dearly for it)


Gabrielle Eden said...

The kitten is too too cute!

Gabrielle Eden said...

I suggest "Frodo"

Mall Diva said...

Yeah, that kitty looks like he should have a name that ends in "o".

~ Fernando, Fernie for short

~ Alberto

...Or Fluffy.

Guitarman said...

If it's a boy kitten, TESMER.

kingdavid said...

OK, I'll bite. What is a TESMER?

MM really liked Frodo. I'm leaning towards Houston; short for Houston We Have A Problem.

I like your idea MD; but I'd like to go for something shorter, like Taco.

kingdavid said...

p.s. MD, I couldn't go with Fluffy. That was the name of the first cat I ever had as a child. It was run over, and is still buried in the backyard of my parent's, now sister's, house in Apple Valley.

I'm glad you can't see the tears on my keyboard.

Mall Diva said...

Oh no! I'm sorry, I really didn't mean it!

kingdavid said...

Oh I'm just kidding, not about Fluffy getting run over, about the tears on the keyboard.

We have another idea, Roadie; for the Texas Roadhouse.

Houston, Taco, Milo, Roadie; as soon as I figure out how to put on a voting link, I'll do a post.

Bike Bubba said...

The actual history of the tie or "cravat"; Croatian soldiers ("Cravats" in a transliteration error) wore them, and it's said that they sometimes claimed that wearing it would help keep the head on the wearer in battle, a fairly significant thing. Parisians honored Croatian bravery in battle by wearing them, too.

kingdavid said...

Alright, that I can accept. As long as it wasn't some fruitcake fashion designer who thought it would look good along with wrist sweaters.

Whenever I have to wear one, I'll just pretend I might run into someone who'll want to behead me with an axe or sword.

Mall Diva said...

Hey! I resent that remark!! Forget it, I'm not sorry!


Wrist-sweaters rock!

Bike Bubba said...

What about "Beauregard T. Lardbottom" for a name for the cat?

Didn't work with my kids, either.

Tiger Lilly said...

Hmmm... Roadie... that could be taken the wrong way...
How about:
Or maybe Smuggy. (Come one, didn't he look smug in that picture? If it is a he?)

nice and simple said...

you should name it Booyu. It's the name of a cat in the show Inuyasha. You should watch it, it's really good.
By the way, I'm Tiger Lilly's best friend.

kingdavid said...

Hello TL'sBF: I'll have to google that and see what you're talking about. I imagine my daughter would enjoy it.

Little to cutesie for me TL; I want to raise a manly cat, a hunter/gatherer. We have all female animals, I hope he doesn't try and find his feminine side. JR and I need another guy in the house.

I'm personally pulling for Houston.

Once we get him, we're going to try and get a picture--1 sheltie, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs, and 2 beta fish. That will be a challenge.