Ok, I hate it when this happens. I accidently set the blog to post something on a certain date, forget about it and then it posts without much of an explanation — so bugs. Anyway … this little email story was sent to me from my friend Toni — and it cracks me up.
Well, today is Sunday and when I was in church, well,…I’m pretty sure God told me that SJ’s Photo Freedom is biblical. Okay, not literally. Not audibly. And not even the book itself (though it is a must read, imho). But the philosophy; to scrap out of order. I think He said it’s okay.
See, here’s the thing. I was sitting there reading along with my pastor in Matthew when he mentioned the fact that Matthew captured the life and ministry of Jesus topically and not chronologically. And I kid you not, I thought, "It’s O.K. if I don’t scrap chronologically? Whoa, it’s really, really okay."
That’s why I bought Stacy’s book.
I needed to hear it and I needed to know how to do it.
I thought, "And look, there’s Matthew recording history for Jesus and he’s not doing it chronologically. Surely then, it’s okay for me to document my family’s life and history out of order. SWEET!"
Now just in case I’m taken too seriously here , I did see the humor in thinking this (especially in the middle of service, mind you). But honestly, it really was somehow freeing for me to hear that today.
Matthew. And God.
On my side. Scrappagorically speaking.
And in other news, I’m back in Seattle today. I decided to stop on
my way home to spend some time with my mom. Her birthday is on Saturday
and so I set up a little surprise with my Dad — I would show up
unexpected on Wednesday night and we’d all go on a hike and out to
lunch on Thursday — just hang together and enjoy a healthy and vibrant
wife and mother. Here’s the funny story — Dad looked on her calendar
and discovered she had a hair appointment, so I called the salon and
explained what I was planning and asked them to call Mom and tell her
they had accidently double-booked and needed to reschedule. I
anticipated (of course) them saying "Oh, no problem, what a fun
surprise, yada, yada" INSTEAD, they said "We can’t do that — we would
never cancel on a loyal client like your mom" and I’m like, what? You
really won’t do this for me — come on, what’s it going to take? Long
story short, she finally agreed to call mom, if I promised to emphasize
how hard I had to push to get them (the salon) to agree — oddly enough
as it turned out it didn’t matter because I got a call yesterday that
Mom has a problem tooth that requires immediate oral surgery!
So, here I sit in a dental office, blogging and waiting for my mom.
When I arrived last night, she said she was so bummed that she had to
call and cancel her hair appt and replace with a date with a dentist
and I said "You mean the salon didn’t call you?"
"No, but the girl said .. you don’t even have an appointment — although I can see where your name was erased!"
So … Shutterfly
ROCKS. You would not believe how cool this company is and how amazing
their facility is and the very cool things they are working on. I had a
wonderful time getting to know them and the members of the SAT
(scrapbook advisory team) better — and I can’t wait to tell you more!
 It’s now 4:00 pm and I’ve
enjoyed a lovely day. Got to go hiking with my Dad in an amazing,
verdant forest with moss covered trees and now the sun is shining as it
only shines in Seattle — good day. Headed home to my family (love that