Lintilla and I would like to thank all of you from the bottom of our heart for your kindness and well wishes. They lift us more than you’ll ever know. You are a blessing beyond measure.
Today is the craziest day known to man. I have to “electronically” fill out an FMLA form, I’ve got to do it today, and the online system we use to do that with is down. Pah. We’ll be in Birmingham tonight and Florida tomorrow. I haven’t packed yet. I have to drop off the dogs at the sitter’s after I pick up the kids from school. I’ve got insurance companies to call, and who knows what else I’ve forgotten.
(To would-be robbers: go ahead and break into my house while we’re gone if you must. You think I give a crap?)
About half of our men’s rooms at work have the automated faucets; the other half are manual. I wonder if I’m the only one that stands there looking like a fool with his hands under a manual one, waiting for the water to come out.
What the heck is ABC thinking, having a new Ugly Betty on Thanksgiving? (Before it was ‘work’, I would have been quite pleased with this).
Y’all, mark this date: December 1st. New Beginnings Church is having another coffeehouse, but this one is different. It will be Christmas based, for one thing. There will be no cover charge. X-Alt will be singing many familiar Christmas songs. Our friend, the incomparable Jim Weber will be there again. Channel 4’s Jennifer Herron will be hosting again. And, we’ll have a a huge treat:
When X-Alt played at Word of Life Christian Center a bit ago, we were blown away by a choir called “Sounds of Life”. There was also a 3-man group called Men-U (Men United) that had the tightest harmonies I have ever heard. Well, folks, these two groups are going to be at our coffeehouse! It’s going to be so great have such a wide cultural and musical diversity on Dec 1.
I’m telling you, you don’t want to miss this. Many amongst us have had rough times this year; some of us are going through them right now. What we need right now is overwhelming Joy. I can tell you right now – I’m a little ticked off. My family is under attack, in health, spiritually, financially. Many others are too. But, whatever our demons…
We can let go and be overcome with Joy. No preaching, no pressure – just a night of therapeutic music and Joy. You know you need it – Lord knows, I do. There are some of you who have never come to an X-Alt event. We don’t care if you are Christian, we just want to play music for our friends. No charge. I might even let you crash at my house, if you feel Bellevue is too much of a drive. I’d just love to have you there. Some of you hard cases, whom I am disappointed to never see at these events, can expect an email from me soon.
Let’s tell all that negativity in our lives to kiss our collective butts and kick off the Christmas season right! Mark it down – December 1st.
Finally, I’m going to Costco during my lunch hour. Anybody need me to pick up anything?