18 March 2006

A random string of thoughts...

It's been raining all day. I actually love weather like this. Texas is very hot, sunny, and dry, so when it's rainy and cold I'm so happy. Some people would find dark, rainy days depressing, but weather like this is very restful for me -- especially on Saturdays, when I can sit and be quiet, contemplating life in general. (I'm one of those strange philosophical types.)

Right now I am sitting on the couch under a fleece blanket listening to KT Tunstall's "Under the Weather." Coincidence? *laughs*

Jer is sitting next to me playing some video game. He likes it, but don't get me started on video games (or television, for that matter). If I ever have kids of my own, I am not having a video game console or a television (just a computer with a DVD player).

Mama and I were just talking about this yesterday, actually. I was telling her how I would encourage the arts -- have a huge supply of arts and crafts material, a dress-up box and stage, lots of books, and a music room for my kids. Who needs a TV when you have all that? Mama just laughed at my idealistic opinions on how I was going to do parenting. (Maybe it's because a year ago I wanted nothing to do with marriage and kids, and now I spurt off all these ideas.)

17 Comments:

At 18 March, 2006 13:58, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I also like that sort of weather.

 
At 18 March, 2006 14:01, Blogger Carey said...

Yeah, this is great weather to snuggle under a mound of blankets and pillows and read a book or watch a movie.

 
At 18 March, 2006 14:02, Blogger Carey said...

*Snuggle under a blanket with a book, that is.

 
At 18 March, 2006 14:22, Blogger Redeemed said...

So true, days like that are great for sleeping in. They make for great "lazy days".

Wait a minute, it's always like this in Montreal!

 
At 18 March, 2006 14:26, Blogger Palm boy said...

Lol, thats an interesting idea for parenting. I assume you grew up with TV? May I also assume your brother grew up with it, along with some form of video games? Has it stunted your growth? :D

Would you rather have your child watching sesame street in the morning, or surfing on the net?

BTW: Legos beat the snot out of music rooms.

 
At 18 March, 2006 14:32, Blogger Carey said...

Actually, Robert, we didn't have a TV in the house until I was eight, I think. Jer and I read books (or I should say, I read books to Jer). We spent a lot of time at the library.

The computer would be for my use pretty much. The kids wouldn't be allowed to access it without a parent around.

Oh and yes, yes... the legos. Lots of legos! Jer and I would play with legos a lot too (when we weren't outside climbing trees and playing in the mud).

 
At 18 March, 2006 14:35, Blogger Carey said...

No outside influence stunted my growth. I was born a hobbit.

 
At 18 March, 2006 14:59, Blogger Carey said...

Sarah, what is the weather like in the summer? If you say 'cool and rainy' I might have to stay the entire summer with you! LOL

It's an arid wasteland down here during the summer... during almost any season, actually. Our summers are about 8 months long and the other three seasons are squeezed into the other four months.

 
At 18 March, 2006 15:19, Blogger Redeemed said...

Too funny, we're the exact opposite.

Summers here can get pretty hot, mostly the month of July. It's not so much the heat, as much as it is the humidity. Makes for a really bad hair day, make that month!

You see, Montreal has two seasons really, winter and JULY!!!!

But if you want cool and rainy, end of September, early October would be the best months for that.

 
At 18 March, 2006 15:49, Blogger Carey said...

Hmmm... I would have started classes again by then, and I wouldn't get to stay very long.

 
At 18 March, 2006 16:15, Blogger Redeemed said...

August is nice! No classes in August....

:)

 
At 18 March, 2006 16:30, Blogger Carey said...

There we go!

 
At 18 March, 2006 17:56, Blogger Redeemed said...

Youpi! Sounds like a plan, Lord wiling.

You can let me know which week suits you best, and I'll take that week off. You don't have to worry about a thing, just c'mon over!!!

 
At 19 March, 2006 02:59, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Going back to Lego, I used to play with that a lot whne I was younger. Being Dyspraxic, I found it really hard to follow the instructions on the design sets.

God Bless

Matthew

 
At 19 March, 2006 04:18, Blogger Carey said...

Being a free spirit, I never followed the design sets anyway. LOL

We had this enormous box of legos, and I'd build two-story, detailed houses complete with bathrooms, kitchens, and usually 3+ bedrooms. Then Jeremywould build something to destroy my house (or he would just destroy it).

 
At 19 March, 2006 11:27, Blogger Herobill said...

Hi, Carey.

I saw your comments on Matthew's blog about community. You might want to check out my wife's blog and some other christian women here in Texas who live very close to each other. (Click the links from this old post of mine.)Even if you only scan their blogs, I think you'll enjoy finding the Lord in them together. I hope you will.

Above all, keep loving Him.

And thanks for blogging.

 
At 19 March, 2006 12:10, Blogger Carey said...

Thanks, Bill. I think I am going to enjoy fellowshipping with your wife and her other lady friends. What's great is that we're not too far apart from each other. I live in the Denton area.

 

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