Thursday, July 31, 2008

My new BFF

Meet Frank. Frank is a Holter 24 hour heart monitor. Frank and I do everything together. Or at least we will for the next 24 hours! (I named him Frank prior to meeting him. Now I'm glad I did. After all, Frank and I are fairly intimately acquainted, what with parts of him taped to my chest and all.)

This is Frank and me driving home. It was a fairly uneventful trip. Frank is a pretty good passenger. He didn't try to change the radio station once.

Frank and I decided to rest quietly and read a book after we got to the house. We are finishing up Ferenc Mate's A Vineyard in Tuscany. (which is an outstanding book. I love Mate's sense of humor and his talent for bringing the pages to life. Frank seemed to be pretty impressed too.)

I decided that Frank looked a little dull so I snazzed him up a bit. I'm not sure how he feels about flowers though.

Frank and I decided to go out and cut some rosebuds after dinner. We are having a horrible time with Japanese beetles right now and the only way to save the blooms is to cut them before the beetles start munching on them. Frank suggested we try another beetle trap. I don't know. Sometimes beetle traps just attract more beetles.

The birds were hungry so Frank and I decided that it was time to feed them. Frank agrees with me that bird pellets (made with soy) don't smell so good after they've been dunked in water during warm weather. Although we both agree that we're glad that the birds practice good hygiene by washing their food.

Frank and I are trying to get all the laundry done before Saturday. I am working the Beth Moore event on Saturday and won't have time to wash and iron. Or I will be too tired. And Frank will be gone by then so he won't be able to help. (We aren't mentioning the fact that I won't be able to attend the Friday session because of Frank. I don't want to make him feel bad.)

Our last real chore of the night. Frank and I loaded the dishwasher and turned it on. Now Frank and I are headed upstairs to read our Bible and watch a movie with Josh. I'm hoping Frank and I will be able to share more adventures with you tomorrow.

Good night for now!