Still running for the cheese (or why this blog still exists)

As my regular readers can tell, this has been a dry year for me. Just look at the number of posts this year vs. 2008! Awhile back, I had considered either shutting down the Maze, or starting a new blog that would more accurately reflect where I am in life now. Truth be told, sometimes I come here, look around, and feel distinctly hypocrytical about the things I want to write. I'm sure I'm not the only one to ever be in that kind of place.
As the time in between posts has grown longer, I came to realize something. Without the past years' material, where I am now makes very little sense. What good is the destination without the journey? As Christians, so much of the best stuff that happens to us is in the times God is molding us to His image. To throw away the evidence of that process would somehow cheapen the result, I think.
So, here we are, dear friends. I think my little mousie may just have rounded a corner finally. Some things will change around here to reflect the changes in my heart. And you know what? That's ok. As much as I typically rage against anything changed in my life, I'm learning to accept the God-given ones. My prayer is that some of you may be encouraged by what you read here. Hey, you may even be challenged. And of course, if you know me, then you know you always stand a good chance of being offended too. Not intentionally, to be sure! Just know that what you find as you wander this Maze with me may surprise you as much as it does me.

All that to say this:

Welcome to

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Monday Meme

Yes, I know it's Tuesday. No, I didn't bang my head again. After a day of running errands in the nasty heat wave that's hitting my little corner of the country, I opted to do nothing but lounge, nag, and then sleep once I got home. Plus, I knew if I did the Monday Meme yesterday, all I'd be able to type would be hot hothot hot hothothot, and it'd be a wasted post. Here's to hoping it's not sweltering where you are!

Cat always comes up with good ones, and today, ermm, yesterday was no exception. Let's meme!
1) In what movie is the most violent scene you've ever seen? Hmmm, Mr. P. and I recently saw Shoot 'Em Up. Great flick, pretty violent all around. Then there's 300. Another good and violent movie. Come to think of it, I actually like violent movies. Junk food and violence. Mmmm there's a date night.
2) Of all the people you know, who would make the most successful TV evangelist? My son Tank. Kid's not quite 5 but he could win anyone to the Lord, and probably make some loot at the same time. He's funny, cute, seriously sarcastic (already!), and yet he can really surprise you with sweetness. He has a thirst to know about God and why some people don't know about Him yet. Amazes me every day.
3) Who is the person who most deserves to be rewarded for something? Since I'm feeling kinda guiltastic right now, I'm nominating Mr. P. While I was gone in the broiler that is known as New England yesterday, he not only watched the kids, but had them finger paint while he cleaned the kitchen and did the dishes for me. What did the poor man get for his troubles? A bitchy wife. Yeah, give that guy a golden plaque or something!
4) When was the last time you cried and why? I bawled like a baby over the season finale of House. Does that count? ;P
5) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.

It makes me think of Old Sturbridge Village. I loved going there as a kid, and am greatly looking forward to taking my own one day. It sounds kinda dorky, but I'll always remember my mom bringing us there, and getting to dig up my own carrots while kickin' it 19th century style. Ah good times, good times.

Til next squeak,

1 Squeaks from the Maze:

Cat. said...

Yay, Mr. P!!!! Also, Yay Tank!!!!

I hope the weather settles down everywhere, and soon. But remind me not to use your fridge now that it's had brain soup in it. ;-)

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