Saturday, February 25, 2006

Pride Goes Before A Fall

Sickness seems to be pretty popular over at the McDonald home right now. For the past few weeks everyone has been sick with the flu, a cough, sore throat, fever, runny nose, or ear ache. Actually, at one point everyone was sick with the flu except me! Well, I have to admit that made me a little- how can I put it....Proud? :)
I was pretty happy with my excellent immune system. Unfortunately, pride goes before a fall and I am now stuck with an agonizing cough and an extremely stuffy nose. And for the past few days I was sick in bed all day with a fever (which thankfully broke last night.) I had to stay home from church (which was very saddening to me.) and laid on the couch sleeping almost the whole time, until I finally got up and watched Ultimate Issues a film about conflicting worldviews by Dr. R.C. Sproul which I will add was extremely good and worth my time! After that I had some awful packaged soup from the grocery store (the only thing I could get down my throat.). After that the silence in the house began to frighten me (I'm so used to a noisy house bustling with children!) so I turned on some catherdralish music that helped a bit. Of course, to top it all off, my dear brother James just had to scare me half to death!
Okay, I was eating my soup when I heard the sound of the doorknob on the back door turning back and forth violently. I froze. I crept up from my seat and walked slowly into the living room. The phone rang. "Hello?" I answered, trying to calm myself. The reply shook me up, "Where are you?" I didn't recognize the voice. I got scared again. "W-what?" I trembled as I held the phone. "Where are you?" Phew, I recognized James' voice. "James? Is that you?" After his reply I knew it was him. "Yeah. Could you let me in? The door's locked." I let out a deep breath. "Oh! Sure." So, I unlocked the door and let my brother in. So he came in, asked me if I needed anything and I thanked him and said no. So he departed. Later, I found out that he had told Dad at Church that he was coming to check on me. Now isn't that sweet? Older brothers (and younger, too, of course!) are so awesome. I'm so blessed!
Well, then I slept some more. I read a tiny bit but began to feel feverish again (I found out after Mom got home that I had a fever again.) so I went back to sleep. When I awoke, Dad and Mom came home. So it was a very..Eventfull Sunday!

P.S. I must mention that my sister, Tiffany, is now an unclean being. She consumed the most dreaded, disgusting, horrible, grotesque thing that a human being can consume. They are called.....dare I say the word?Escargot or more bluntly called... Snails!! Be prepared to be sick for the rest of the day. That is, unless you are unclean as well and have also devoured these...things. -JNM

P.S.S. My parents are also unclean. They consumed it with her.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

My 7x7's

I've been tagged by Anthony Huber and told him I'd give it a go, so here's my 7x7's:

7 Things I’d like to do before I die:
Get married
Go skydiving
Publish one of the books that I’ve written
Act in at least one movie
Go to the bottom of the ocean and see the Titanic in real life.
Learn to drive!

7 things that I cannot do well:

Play Volleyball
Play any sport for that matter (well, except Kickball and baseball…ahem…excuse me, softball)
Stop talking for 5 minutes
Not laugh at corny jokes
Sleep without my stuffed panda bear
Read a book slowly
Read the bass clef

7 Favorite Movies

Sense and Sensibility
Lord of the Rings 1, 2 and 3
Wives and Daughters
The Chronicles of Narnia (the new one)
Pride and Prejudice (the new one)

7 Things that I say often

Very funny!
Light bulb!
No joke
No offense
I’m not kidding

7 Things that I’d like in a Husband

Loves the Lord
Has a good sense of humor
Enjoys dancing
Enjoys conversation
Is hospitable
Likes to travel…with me, of course.
Owns a silver PT Cruiser....that's not a must, of course, but it would be nice. :)

7 Favorite Books and Authors

The Bible
A Journey of Souls by C.D Baker
Dragons in Our Midst Series by Bryan Davis
ANYTHING by Alexandre Dumas
The Scarlet Pimpernel Series by Baroness Orczy
The Giver by Lois Lowry (and the companion, Gathering Blue)
The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander

7 People I tag are:

Esther H.
Joshua H.
Clara Duke
Isaiah H.
Christa McDonald
Hannah T-Way
Abigail A. (from church!!!)

There we go. I did it. Oh, and for those I tagged, if you don’t have a blog, then just post it as a comment. And you don’t have to if you’d rather not. It’s alright!