Wow, I have really let my blogging slip. I'm sorry to those of you who check in regularly to read my posts...
A lot has been going on lately. Many Americans - myself included - have been off of work for some or all of last week. We have the Pilgrims - and their wonderful harvest festival that we call Thanksgiving - to thank for that.
The only problem with being off of work for a week is that you hate to go back. Everytime that I have time off I begin scheming about how I can make a living on the farm... (doing something other than dairying)
My wife claims that it got down to 3 degrees F. the other night. I told her that she was reading the thermometer wrong and that it was probably 13 degrees outside. That made more sense since it was 15 at my father-in-law's house and 14 at my sister-in-law's house... In any case, 13 is still pretty chilly for this time of year - I love it!
Still not a lot of snow accumulation, but a lot of snow events. We've had five or six (I forget) different snowfalls. Each left a pretty little dusting on the ground that mostly melts by the afternoon. The weather this November has been very close to the historical average - chilly days, a little bit of snow, and below freezing nights. I've been in hog heaven!
KLA-TRA-SO = the name of the company that made an antler-handled carving set that my in-laws own. I wanted to remember this so I'm typing it...
Christmas is exactly one month away. I've been attending area Catholic churches the past month to see if any of them appeal to me. I've been agnostic for the past 12 years or so, and lately I've been feeling spiritually unfulfilled. I know that my beliefs make me a Deist, but I've been yearning for some structure in my spiritual life. I am attracted to Catholicism despite the fact that I disagree with some of its fundamental tenets. (When I say "fundamental" I mean the whole "Jesus was divine and the son of god" thing) Am I horrible for seriously considering joining a church that I have such a major philosophical disagreement with? (If you're wondering, I keep my philosophies to myself when I'm at church!)
Okay, it's getting late. I hope that I gave someone something to chew on. Again, thanks to everyone who still checks in every once in a while - you're awesome.