Columbus Day

I am a contractor for the Federal government, but my employer does not give Columbus Day as one of it's regular holiday's - so I am here at work today. Not much going on, but my mind is kind of blank. I am not sure what to write about. Although the Panthers won another game yesterday I am not ready to go out and buy my tickets to Super Bowl XLI just yet. They went 0-11 on third down! The incredible Mr. Smith dropped 3 passes, one of them in the endzone, and another where he had a shot at another touchdown. I am also wondering about calling a time out with less than 2 minutes to play in the game with the score 20-9 in your favor. Granted, I was not watching the game live, and I am reading most of what I am commenting on (as opposed to watching it first hand). But I am concerned. With teams like the Bears just dominating the game as they did yesterday... if the Panthers make into the playoffs I am not getting my hopes up - yet. The next two weeks will be good measurings rods in my opinion. They go on the road against the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals (who are the Bungles no more IMO). The Ravens have a very nasty defense again this year, and their offense is moving the ball better than their recent Super Bowl team IMO. The Bengals are pysched up after winning their division last year, and their win over the Steelers of a week ago. If the Panther split these games I will feel much better - if they win both then I will start to get excited - but if they lose them both I will be pulling for a .500 season or better. On a more personal note: I sent my beloved an e-mail on Friday. Our lives are so hectic that we rarely get to see one another for very long, and when we do there is little time to talk about things other than what ever is the latest 'fire'. So, in an attempt to continue to get to know her I sent an e-mail proposing that we exchange questions. She will ask me a question, I will then answer it as completely as I can, then ask her a questions, and then vice-versa. She sent me her first question and I made sure to answer it... but then I found my brain had a cramp and could not come up with a good question read: that I did not feel sounded childish, or niave, or just out right stupid). But anyway, that ball is rolling. And I am gald. Well, I need to wrap up today - maybe even get in some extra study time. Updates: None Verse for today: 2 Samuel 1:7, esv And David spoke to the Lord the words of this song on the day when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my [1] God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. “For the waves of death encompassed me, the torrents of destruction assailed me; [2] the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. “In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I called. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry came to his ears.

1 comment:

WMD said...

The Q & A sounds like a good idea... it also sounds kind of intimidating. I might have to do that with my wife though. It seems like a good way to open up and become closer to each other.