Sheesh… didn’t do any study-reading today!  Got totally involved with Adobe Bridge–sorting and tagging photos.  My parents went to the Grand Canyon in May, with my brother and his girlfriend, and they sure took some beautiful pictures!

Here’s something I’ve been saving for you, from a Focus on the Family magazine, to make you laugh.  It’s a “MIDLIFE QUIZ”, with this opening paragraph:  “A friend of mine says you officially enter middle age when your age starts to show around your middle.  For me, my age has been showing around my hairline.  I do not have trouble growing hair, but location is everything.”  Then he includes several multiple choice questions, for example, #3:  “Many people are alarmed by claims of global warming.  We could alleviate those fears if:
a. all of us would just drive Smart Cars.
b. my college kids would just keep the refrigerator door closed.
c. we could find a way to harness hot flashes.” [YES!]

…and #7:  “When I think of finances, I:
a. know I am right on track due to wise fiscal planning that started when I was 12.
b. wonder how to reconcile my net income with my gross habits.
c. know that I have all the money I’ll ever need–unless I live past Wednesday.”

He ends off by telling you how to score:  “If you answered ‘a’ even once, please apologize to the rest of us.  If you answered ‘b’ more than twice… It’s time to tape this quote to your mirror: ‘Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day’ (2 Corinthians 4:16).  If you gravitated toward the ‘c’ answers, a great sense of humour is keeping you young… Last night my wife caught me looking in the mirror again.  I said, ‘Honey, I don’t look 46.’  She laughed. ‘No,’ she replied, ‘but you used to.’

(from the April 2008 issue)

Walk to Rivendell:  Still on this path in the Forest–it’s a long one!

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