Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Not every Sagittarian is as messy as this one, so for what it's worth our horoscope says this today:

Sagittarius Horoscope for Apr 4 2007
Sun is in Aries, Moon is going from Libra into Scorpio. Don't walk away and leave a mess. Clean it up and toss it out. You'll be amazed at how much better you feel once that trash is out.

"Walking away and leaving a mess" is one of the things I do best. And it does tend to bother me when it reaches critical mass. Otherwise, I'm perfectly content. I threw out magazines from 2005 yesterday, worrying all the time about the gorgeous pictures that could have been used for a decoupage project. I would need 50 hours in the day to implement all the ideas I get during my spells of inspiration.

In looking for one more shoebox to paint this morning, I came across a papered jewelry box that I rescued from Ricky and Mary Ann's garbage 3 or 4 years ago. Inside were the paper dolls with all the clothes I spent hours cutting out while I was in Tampa. The child in me was obviously in charge during that time and wanting to play. I got strange looks from the adults, even Bonnie thought it was really weird, but it didn't stop me. Clay and Cooper liked them.

Our weather is turning cold again with lows in the 30's by the week-end. Mother Nature can be quite capricious, can't she? I was encouraged to see the Supreme Court ruled against Bush on the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions on Monday. It may not help the weather situation, but what will it hurt? To be responsible stewards of our resources is still considered a virtue by most people I know, especially the true compassionate conservatives.

I heard last night on Hardball that Texas Instruments saved over 88,000 jobs in Texas by challenging their engineers and architects to design a facility that would save as much energy money as a move to China would save. They did, and look at what a difference it made, not just for the families directly involved in the workforce, but for the rest of us. I hope and pray that social responsibility becomes the norm, for corporations and for individuals, before we've done irreversible damage to our environment.

Maybe I should be less messy in my personal habits.

Here's the latest from the Tampa Bordens. Thanks, Rick!

Highlights from last night's Little League game. Cooper's team (Devil Rays) played as visitors versus the Rangers who entered the game as the 1st place team at 9-2.
  • Cooper started the game. Rangers scored 2 in the 1st inning. Weak defensve play on our part in the 1st inning, but it tightened up after that.
  • Cooper gave up a 3rd run in the 4th inning, but by then we were up 5-2.
  • Cooper had some soreness in his bicep in the 4th inning, so was pulled after he struck out the last 2 batters to end the inning and the scoring threat (runners at 2nd and 3rd).
  • Final stats: 53 pitches, 7 K's, 1 walk-actually it was an HBP - Cooper was throwing deep inside on a kid that was trying to distract him with an early bunt showing….well, it is called a brush-back pitch; the batter chose not to move his head/helmet out of the way quick enough. :-)
  • Cooper also contributed offensively - he walked, singled in a run, and scored a run.
  • He got the win and the final was 8-3.

Cooper has wins in the last 3 games he has pitched for the team. Last 2 games have been against the 1st place teams. So far this season he's averaging 8 strikeouts and 4 innings per game.

Clay earned his SECOND STRIPE for his Gold Belt in Tae Kwon Do last Thursday and is now wearing CONTACT LENSES for the first time.

Hope all is well with y'all and that you have a blessed and safe Easter. If you have a chance to check out the Easter Presentations that our church has been doing the last three weeks, they are posted online at and this Sunday's Easter presentation (as are all our services) will be streamed live on the Internet. I normally operate the Video Camera that gives the lowest floor angles from Stage Left.

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