Friday, January 29, 2010

Batten Down the 'Atches!!

Hey guys! I just sat down to do a quick little post to proclaim my excitement and enthusiasm about the 6"-12" of snow forcast for our area!! [For those of you who may not know me as well as others might, I have always loved [and hopefully always will love] a good dumping of snow. We never get much of any snow to speak of, and now we may be in for the biggest storm since 1989!!!!! Please forgive me if this snow-joy is a little too childish or undignified, but I can't do much to help it. Now if I can just find a good sledding hill......
So anyway, that news has sent us into a day of gathering supplies, starting up gen
erators, and generally getting ready for a winter wonderland. By the way, if any of you need snow removal, dad is getting the word out that we'll bring our Kubota over [for those of you who live in Tidewater, and own preferably large shopping centers], and clean up the place. That's another kind of ex$$itement :) So yeah, I hope we get alot, and that we have a good time with it! Alright, I hope the rest of you guys might get a bit of winter weather as well [except for the farm-owners- I hope it falls all around your house and yard, but leaves a nice clear area around the animals and barns:) Ok, see you all later, and have a great day!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Did You Miss Me?

Hey all of you poor, neglected, readers. How's it going? :) I must say I am very sorry for not having a post for a long time. What with everything else going on, I have been busy going to inaugurations, setting up GenJ officers meetings, practicing guitar, etc. [I know, those are just excuses to you hard-core bloggers]. But hey, I am here, and I have a post. Please understand, this post is more of a conglomeration and catch-up type, but I hope to get some better ones going here soon. Wow, I have been pretty busy recently. As you know from my last post, I am the new president of our Generation Joshua club. I have been doing my best to wrap my head around what that means/ solidifying my personal vision for what that means and what kind of leader I want to be. Like I said before, one of my first "official actions" was setting up a meeting with the other club officers to discuss strategy, vision, and goals for our club for this new year. We had that on Tues. night. [By the way, I can't take all the credit for that, the Tates had the original good idea of an officers meeting :)Last week however, I had the privilege of going with our club to see the inauguration of Gov. Bob McDonnell, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, and A.G. Ken Cucinnelli! The Tates drove us up to Richmond where I got to experience my first [of hopefully many] inaugurations. I always enjoy the adventure of walking around big important cities where important decisions are made for the governing of our state, country, etc. It gives me a very "National Treasure" feeling. [Don't repeat that to anybody ;) But yes, I do love the parking, the walking tremendous distances through crowds being directed by soldiers, police, etc., successfully getting through security [though believe me, I've had my unsuccessful times], finding the best spot to jam in to see the platform, and all of that kind of stuff. So, all that to say, it was a great time, and I was personally able to talk to Ken Cuccinelli as he unloaded his family from the Suburban and walked into the Capitol :) !!!! :) [He liked my "Don't Tread on Me" sticker ;) One last thing about the inauguration, as we waited for the parade to start afterward, a 13 news reporter came up and interviewed Grace Tate and me. Our interviews were actually shown on the news 2 days in a row [or so I'm told]. If you want to take a look at them click here. Okay, enough of that, let me tell you about a great book I just finished. It's called "Glory, Duty, and the Gold Dome". It's written by Vision Forum's Nathaniel Darnell [the guy who started their video dept.], and it's about a father/son team in Georgia's sate capitol. The dad's a state representative and the 14-year-old son is his legislative aid. [It's fiction, but a great example of Biblical world-view, generational politics]. Thanks to Morgan Wilson who let Rachel borrow the book and to Rachel who let me get my mitts on it :) [One note though, it could probably have a better cover for such a good book]. Okay, I've kinda got to run, so let me bid you all a good night and farewell, with a solemn vow to try to be more regular with the posts Ms. KT. [hey, the music after church last Sun. was great. We really need to get together again. What did you mean by "do this" or something like that Katie?]. Alrighty, Thanks for reading, and I'll see you all later!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A General Catching-up on My New Year, Why I Haven't Posted Since Last Year, and the Tale and Results of My First Political Race

Hello to one and all! Ahh, it feels good to have the keys clicking under my typing fingers again. From my activity [or lack of it] on Blogger, you all my have assumed that my inheritance finally came and I've been enjoying a week or two in Bermuda since Christmas. Well, the truth is that this has been one of my busier week-after-Christmases. Starting right before Christmas, I was led to run for president of our Generation Joshua club. That sent me into a busy time of preparing a platform and speech, working with my campaign manager [Mr. Daniel Tate is a great one for any of you aspiring candidates:) to set up a website, and doing a photo shoot at the courthouse. I have really wanted to post for a long time, but it never seemed to fit in. I have been really using my computer "skills" alot though, with setting up a gmail account [it was big for me anyway] and editing this campaign website. Okay, mebbe you want to heer reesultz? Yes? Well, our club elections were on Tuesday night, and the Lord allowed the vote to go in my favor. All that to say, I am now the new president of TACT Generation Joshua club. Please pray that I would be a good leader and have strong vision for this new year as we seek to impact our community and spread a Biblical world-view for the areas of politics and government. By the way, thanks to all of you who got wind of this election and prayed for me and our club. Hey! I almost forgot to tell all of you HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I will not sing "Auld lang whatever" for you all because I have previously expressed my feelings for that little ditty. I also want to thank all of my followers who have joined this blog in the past year and have found it worthwhile to stick with it! I'd better get going now, so I will bid you all good day. I look forward to many more posts in a much more regular fashion than the past weeks' postings. See you all later!