Flying Cowtoons: Saturn and Bats

Day’s Verse:
If you wake your friend in the early morning
by shouting “Rise and shine!”
It will sound to him
more like a curse than a blessing.

Proverbs 27:14

Two more cowtoons.

Flying Cowtoon: Saturn

Bat cave:
Flying Cowtoon: Bat Cave

I realize that the bat looks nothing like a bat, but I couldn’t visualize a bat face while in my protocol training, so I figured the whole hanging from the ceiling thing was enough of a cue.

On a totally different note, some things I like and don’t like:

– Homemade tomato soup (this recipe) made with heirloom tomatoes. I can’t overstate the deliciousness of heirloom tomatoes.
– Spinach salad made with organic baby spinach, Gala apples from the CSA, candied almonds, and cubed smokey cheddar cheese
– Socks fresh from the dryer on a cool day Continue Reading >>

Banana Splits, Oh My

Day’s Verse:
When you’re given a box of candy, don’t gulp it all down;
eat too much chocolate and you’ll make yourself sick;
And when you find a friend, don’t outwear your welcome;
show up at all hours and he’ll soon get fed up.

Proverbs 25:16-17

Today we did chores. These chores involved disturbing three and a half years of dust that have kicked my (apparent) dust allergies into high gear. Between bouts of sneezing and nose-blowing, I rub my intolerably itchy eyes and remind myself to consider dusting at least occasionally. Note to self: Never dusting is easy on the front end but worse on the back end, whenever that may be. Continue Reading >>

Flying Cowtoon: Space Noodle

Day’s Verse:
Like cold water to a weary soul
is good news from a distant land.

Proverbs 25:25

Flying Cowtoon - Space Needle

I actually drew this yesterday while doing a tedious task. I never claimed to be an artist, so no need to mention the lopsided look of the Space Needle or anything. If you haven’t already, check out the other cowtoons here!

KF quality

Flying Cowtoon: Giraffe

Day’s Verse:
Reliable friends who do what they say
are like cool drinks in sweltering heat—refreshing!

Proverbs 25:13

Flying Cowtoon - Giraffe

Yet another in my flying cow cartoon series. I keep thinking of “up in the air” situations for my cow to appear in, which is good, because I have an increasing number of meetings to sit through that don’t actually have any usefulness for me.

KF quality

In Which I Haul Lots of Boxes on a Bicycle

Day’s Verse:
An honest answer
is like a kiss on the lips.

Proverbs 24:26

I rode the Xtracycle to work today because I had to drop off a couple small-but-heavy boxes of books at the post office on the way to work. By the way, if you want any of the books we’re getting rid of, check this list and email me. Please take some books!

Anyway, when I get to work I find myself with my Xtracycle , intended for hauling things, and a room full of boxes I’ve been hoarding in my bike room.

Clearly this was a match made in heaven. Here’s what I ended up bringing home. This was just me circling the parking lot so Ian could take pictures, but I really did ride all the way from work to home like this, including a stop at the grocery store for a gallon of milk. I rode very slowly and received quite a number of astonished looks from drivers. Continue Reading >>

Women’s Retreat: My Take

Day’s Verse:
Eat honey, my son, for it is good;
honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.
Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul;
if you find it, there is a future hope for you,
and your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 24:13-14

The traditional definition of introvert says that an introvert is socially inept, a troglodyte hiding in a dark musty cave all alone, afraid of interpersonal interactions. But a while ago I heard an interesting alternative definition of introverted and extroverted: Continue Reading >>

Flying Cowtoons

Day’s Verse:
A bit in the mouth of a horse controls the whole horse. A small rudder on a huge ship in the hands of a skilled captain sets a course in the face of the strongest winds. A word out of your mouth may seem of no account, but it can accomplish nearly anything—or destroy it!

It only takes a spark, remember, to set off a forest fire. A careless or wrongly placed word out of your mouth can do that. By our speech we can ruin the world, turn harmony to chaos, throw mud on a reputation, send the whole world up in smoke and go up in smoke with it, smoke right from the pit of hell.
James 3:3-6
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