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, February 28, 2011

Monday Meme

It's been awhile (consistent I am not) since doing one of Cat's Monday memes. So here I am, noticing it's a Monday and all, and I thought, "Hey! Let's do this thing!"

1) What two colors do you think look the best together?
This is actually harder than I thought it'd be. There's lots of colors I love and many that look great together. My 1st thought is a nice deep red with black or maybe silver. But then again, purple and blue are great as well. Hmmm. I guess as long as there's no pukey looking colors involved, they all work for me!
2) For your memoir, describe what you looked like as a teenager.
Not much different than I do now. A little less fat but definitely still hefty. No gray hairs. More zits.
3) Do you know anyone born on your half-birthday?
That would be August 31 and nope. Most of my family was born in August (mom, dad, and brother all within a week of each other, and SIL's wife is also in August I believe) but not any on that specific day.
4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one. Strangely enough, it makes me think of what my apartment complex might look like in a few hundred years. Hey, I haven't had my coffee yet.

Til next squeak,

9 Squeaks from the Maze:

CrystalChick said...

Hi, just visiting from the Monday meme site.
Hope you're having a nice day! :)

Suzanne McDaniel said...

Well, my husband's birthday is one day before yours.. does that count? :)

Anonymous said...

I am loving your blog! Thanks for sharing it! But now, you need to get busy updating it! *wink*

gidget.e said...

That pic makes me think of a brick pizza oven. Hmm...maybe I just want pizza.

Heidi said...

When I first read the part about no one having August birthday's it first seemed that you said their birthdays were on no specific day, LOL! Have a great day, Brenna!

Anonymous said...

My step-father was born on your half-birthday. Now you know *of* someone.

Jodi said...

That window reminds me of a window that I had one of my senior pictures taken in. It was in an old war fort on the ocean!

Mrs. P. said...

Thanks, Kristy, for bursting my I'm-oh-so-unique bubble. LOL

Michelle said...

looks like a window or lack their of lol

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