Let's be reasonable with one another, shall we?

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Why am I Fatigued?

Today we drove one hour and 15 minutes to look at cottages on some different lakes in Indiana. We really want to rent a place right on a lake for a week this summer. It is the best family vacation, IMHO. I don't like to rent something sight-unseen though, so it requires some inconvenience. It was quite a lot of time for our whole family to spend in the car, especially since we didn't find what we are looking for. I got my ideas of possible places from the internet. We may drive up to lower Michigan next weekend, into the irish Hills area. There are a lot of lakes there.

Tonight we went to a Valentine dinner with our Adult Bible Fellowship. There were about 12 couples there. It was fun. We played a game that is supposed to detect how well you know eachother by a series of questions asked when the spouses are in another room. John and I came in 4th, I think. Last year we won! Regression?

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  • I hope you have a nice time.

    Was the dinner nice?

    God Bless


    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 2/12/2006 12:00 PM  

  • If you lived in Finland, you would have over a 100,000 lakes to choose from.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 2/12/2006 12:02 PM  

  • "Have" a nice time? I wrote that after the fact. :~)
    It was a "nice" time, although a little colorless.

    Should I be moving to Finland? I am going to look at this spectacular, water rich country by using "Google Earth"

    By Blogger Rose~, at 2/12/2006 1:58 PM  

  • Hi Rose,

    Our church plays a similar game when couples get together -- which is why we won't attend any more of them.

    I hope your game is different, but in our church it seems to be a way of sowing strife so the other couples can have a laugh at your expense. But really, what's so funny about a couple at odds?

    I could go on about this . . . but andway, just out of curiousity, did you feel that way about any of the questions you were asked?

    Nancy and I came in first as well, we actually aced it last time, but it's the principle involved.

    By Blogger Cleopas, at 2/12/2006 9:12 PM  

  • Hi Loren,
    It is really nice to hear from you! I really did wonder where you went.
    The game thing: I didn't really think of it like that, but you could be right. It is supposed to be funny because the questions will be like "When is your wife's mother's birthday?" Then, 3/4 of the husbands don't know the month, let alone the specific day, and it is dissapointing, I guess.
    "What is your wife's favorite color?"
    "Where is the last store your husband went to in your neighborhood?" (this one is not so bad)
    "What day of the week did you meet on?"

    Yea, in a way, it is setting up the possibility for couples to get dissapointed with eachother. It always seems fun, but you could be right. Maybe some people aren't having such fun.

    Good thoughts.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 2/12/2006 9:31 PM  

  • Competitive marriage? Who knew? Will it be in the Olympics some day?

    By Blogger Jeff H, at 2/12/2006 9:51 PM  

  • Usually Shawn is better at remebering all the dates and stuff not me. Shawn is a number and detail person. Of course he's the talker in our marraige too. I kind of like those games it gives me a spot to be on more even footing. Shawn often wins other games chess - cards etc. It's nice to have a place I can match wits a little with him.

    By Blogger Jessica Jo L, at 2/12/2006 10:29 PM  

  • Among the many differences between men and women of which I have heard, this is one of the funniest.

    Women know every intimate detail of their children's lives. They know the skinned knees, the grades, the crushes, the broken hearts, the activities, and the hobbies.

    Men have a vague idea that there are little people living in the house.

    By Blogger Gordon Cloud, at 2/13/2006 1:49 AM  

  • Regression is so...so...so regressive!

    By Blogger Joe, at 2/13/2006 7:02 AM  

  • Rose~, I meant have a nice time when you finally go on vacation.

    God Bless

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 2/13/2006 7:28 AM  

  • Hi Jeff H.
    Your reaction made me smile! I guess if you don't do this kind of stuff, it is sort of shocking and sounds like some kind of weird, counter-culture.

    Hi Jessica,
    Shawn is the talker? I can't belive it! No way. ;~) Thanks for sharing! Yes, the women seem to be better at the game than the men.

    Men have a vague idea that there are little people living in the house.
    Why is this?1?1
    Actually, my husband doesn't quite fit what you have said. He will do almost everything for the kids that I do. I think that is good. What if something happened to me?
    He does get lost in the details, though.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 2/13/2006 9:42 AM  

  • Hi Joe!

    You see how complicated communication can be? I thought you were saying have a nice time at the Valentine party.
    We should have a fine time if we could find the kind of a place that we really want. Last year was our first year of doing such a thing, but the cabin was on a pond that connected to the lake. We rented a pontoon boat and would take in down this channel over to the lake, anchor it and go swimming. The pond was gross! Not good for swimming, although my son caught a couple of frogs and there was a beautiful blue herrron that we enjoyed. We want to be right on a nice lake where the kids can swim right out the front door.

    We need to do some more looking.
    Thanks for your kind wishes.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 2/13/2006 9:46 AM  

  • Cottage on the Lake? How delightful! Congratulations in coming in 4th - we were one of the first ones to lose a game our church played. All the couples had to stand up and kiss without smiling. Whoever smiled had to sit down and those left standing, kissing the longest, won a prize. I think whoever left standing already GOT their prize . . .

    By Blogger TheBlueRaja, at 2/13/2006 10:31 AM  

  • Hi Blue Raja -
    That is an interesting game. It sounds like it would lead to less "disunity" between the marriage partners than the other game.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 2/13/2006 12:53 PM  

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