Monday, December 20, 2010


On Friday morning we took the Chevy to the doctor, it had made a huge mess on the driveway. Needless to say my beloved '89 Chevy had a broken water pump. It was a sad day at the Workman's as we went down to one vehicle. I think it's the very first time this has ever happened. We are coping. Come to find out the intake manifold gasket is also busted and the tension arm went to the way side and the serpentine belt is snphnoy, and you know you need an oil change on top of it. I called my dad to blamed him since he had the truck while we were in seminary. Didn't work. He said something about the miles on the thing. I think there are over 285,000 miles on that bad boy! They don't even make 350 engines anymore. The guy at the shop said it was one of the last hard workin' trucks made. I knew that, that's why I still have it. And the fact that Grannie and Grandaddy helped me with the down payment. Just hard for me to let things go.

Me, confused at Thanksgiving
We had a good laugh last night after we got home from the comfort and hope service at church. Why can't we call it what it is? It's always been a "Blue Christmas" service. Anyway, I heated up some left over beans and was making some cornbread. I just found out from mom at Thanksgiving that I should be putting about a tablespoon of flour in my cornbread. All these years I've been doing it wrong. So I remembered to add the flour and when the timer went off and I took it out of the oven, it looked somewhat strange. Alex said it looked like a brown cake. I had no idea a tablespoon of flour would make it look so funny. Then I cut into it and it was way too moist. Confused, I went to the freezer to see what I had used as my corn meal...there it was... the sack of 100% whole wheat flour. I had used zero cornmeal in my cornbread,which makes it a cornlessbread. Take my word for it and don't try it, it really wasn't a good mistake. 

I'm going to try and go for a run this morning, even though I have no motivation. I was reading in the paper this morning about the Little Rock marathon in March and the Hogeye in April. There is a part of me that wonders if I will even do a 26.2 miler. I just don't know where it falls on my list priorities right now. I don't even know where the list is! I do know that I am gaining too much weight and need to do something. So off I go into the the 44 degrees and the head wind that could knock a moose off it's feet!   

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