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, September 9, 2008

Monday Meme

Monday meme, full of Tuesday goodness. Yeah, it's just that good.
1) What has been the most insincere expression of faith you have ever witnessed? Honestly, when I heard my dad converted to LDS (I heard this after his death), my first thought was, "Pffftt, yeah right."
2) If you could paint each room in your house a different color, what colors would you paint them? And not have to pay extra on the deposit when we move? Suh-weeet. (can you tell I'm sick of renting?) Um, I'd do some shade of green in the living room, maybe reds and yellows in the kitchen. Bathrooms I'd leave to the kids, just for fun. Our bedroom would be up to Mr. P. (NO BLACK!!) and for the boys' room? Hmmm, maybe one wall done with that chalkboard paint, and the others I'd leave up to them.
3) What is the biggest myth about sex? I'm really not one to answer this, mostly because I tend to think more like a horny teenage guy when it comes to sex. I'd say that the myth of married couples "making love" needs to go. Frankly, sex is sex. And if you can't get at least a little freaky most of the time, well, you're missing out.
4) Who is the most charming person you’ve ever met? Kinda dread answering this one. "T" is the most charming, hands down. But more in a "serpent in the garden" kinda way.
5) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.

I've been fighting the urge to just hole up and hide away from humanity lately. This pic sums up where I'd rather be. Wonder if they make bumper stickers to that effect?

Til next squeak,

2 Squeaks from the Maze:

Cat. said...

Sounds like you need to get away.

When my kid was little and I was home all day with him, I would spend one night a week at the library, reading magazines, napping, whatevering...alone, far from (my) kids.

It was awesome-good. And free. ;-)

Mr P said...

LOL Love the T explanation he was so for the color of the room...Eh black never looks good on walls..>.<.. But a rich cream and red wine color combo on da walls with black satin sheets and a red comforter quilt thingy you like....

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