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

Monday, October 6, 2008

Monday Meme

It's another Monday, and that means it's time to meme!

1) Why do we give people hugs? I think it depends on the person hugging, and their background. Personally, I've hugged just to be closer to someone and enjoy their warmth (Mr. P. ), but I've also hugged just to get a cheap thrill. Ahh high school days. Then again, I hug my kids to comfort them, and I've hugged grieving friends in a similar fashion. There's also the happy, overjoyed to see you hug. Hmmm. That was way longer than I meant it to be.
2) When have you most shocked yourself? There's plenty of times I was shocked at myself, but it's more accurate to say that God was doing the shocking. As far as shocking myself, well, there's the time I stuck a fork in the toaster...Scared 1oh wait, you didn't mean it that way? Then I'd have to say I'm pretty shocked at how much I love doing all the funky colors in my hair now. I really had a stick up my rear about being "mature" and obviously, plenty o' purple stripes ain't exactly oozing confidence and maturity.
3) Where would you consider constructing a small altar in your house or yard? Right next to my printer. It's where I have the most room for that sort of thing. Oh, and it's where the kids are least likely to take it into their heads that Jesus makes a rawkin' action figure.
4) If you could change one thing about your typical day, what would you change? Only 1 thing? Come now Cat, that's not fair! Tantrum Ok, 1 thing. I'd give myself more motivation. Since this whole carpal tunnel thing, I haven't felt like doing anything. I know I've got to get off my butt, yet it's so much easier to sit and wallow in self pity. Waa-a-a-a-a-ah! Now, who's calling my waahmbulance?
5) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.
Hmmmm looks like a good way to answer number 2!

Til next squeak,

4 Squeaks from the Maze:

Lori Watson said...

lol, love the last answer!

I tagged you for a meme on my blog. Hope you'll play along. Can't wait to see what crazy answers you come up with! :-)

Mr P said...

Didn t you get enough shocks when you played Frankenstein....=D I mean if you want I can buy you a few car batteries and a jumper cable and hook em up to your nipples.....

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Cute blog! I love your header!

Cat. said...

Crack me up! :-)

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