Sunday, June 15, 2008

~the two handed couple~

if you have read my blog for long, you have probably discovered that jim and i think we're pretty cute. i guess that's why we get along like do; we laugh at each other's silliness and think we are amusing. hence, the above picture. jim has been doing a lot of the cooking since i broke my wrist, but his right hand is both numb and painful. is that an oxymoron, or what? anyway, one of the things he can't do is use the can opener. after cracking up the first time we "double teamed" it, we decided we should take a picture and blog about it. here's how it works - he puts the opener on the can and i turn the handle. okay, so maybe it loses something in the telling, but it amuses us - as you can see.

today is father's day. we talked about going out to dinner this evening, but decided not to brave the crowds. we did go out to breakfast after church. our little local restaurant, the bee skep, was really buzzing. lol all the tables were full so we decided to sit at the counter. we had to wait a long time for our food, but it was worth the wait.

my usual sunday fare is something called a spring morning sandwich consisting of an two poached eggs, fresh spinach and tomato on an english muffin. all topped with cheddar cheese, can't you just hear my arteries clogging. thankfully, i only indulge on sundays.

we have a tradition in our church of asking members of the congregation to pay tribute to mothers and fathers on their respective days. i've done this both on mother's day and father's day in the past. this year, pastor asked me to find a tribute from a well-known christian to their father. try as i might, i didn't find just what he wanted. i did find some cool quotes from men and women in all walks of life.

i began, because i felt the Lord leading me, to pay tribute to those men who helped to mold my life - uncles. there are many men who for whatever reason may not have children of their own who, nevertheless, have great influence in the lives of children. in my case, it was my uncle bill.

for the first nine years of my life there was no father in our home. all of my mother's brothers had opinions about my rearing; all loved and coddled me and i loved them all. but my uncle who was childless until i was fourteen, was the mainstay in my life. he is still a shining example to me of a man of integrity, honor, spiritual strength and loyalty, and i thank him.

before i leave this post i want to thank you for your prayers for jim. last thursday, we saw a neurosurgeon. to make a long story short, jim will be having hand/nerve surgery tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. please keep praying for a good result.

i'm off to help open cans. lol

the greatest gift i ever had came from God, and i call him dad


Diane said...

That's what I call team work! Isn't it amazing how we quickly go to our "Plan B" when we have to?

Prayers are with Jim. Keep us posted.

Nancy said...

Funny post about can opening! How many does it take to open a can? LOL If it works, great, as that's all that mattters, plus you get to laugh about it, too!

Happy that Jim's hand will be taken care of tomorrow. Keep us posted on how it goes! My prayers are with him.


Lynilu said...

Thanks for your visit at my blog. :) I've skimmed a few of your posts, and I'll be back here, too!

I love your creativity in getting through the household tasks!! That is ingenious, and very funny, too!

I hope all is going well with Jim today. :)

Midlife Mom said...

That is such a hoot you two opening the can of beans! You remind me of Hubby and me, we laugh a lot at silly things too and enjoy making each other laugh. I hope Jim's surgery went well today. Keep us posted so that we know how to pray for him and what his needs are. That sandwich you had sounds soooooooo delish! My arteries are screaming just reading about it, I need to go take my vy*torin!!!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Pam,

I love the team can opening picture, and you two are cute!

What a nice tribute to your Uncle Bill.

I hope Jims hand/nerve surgery went well this morning.

Hugs and Prayers,


Michelle said...

Sharing prayers.......Yours for mine, mine for yours.

Please believe me that prayers are the solution.

And ours are with Jim.

I don't have the strongest faith, but I do know, in my heart, that prayers from people who are stronger than I, help.

With every humble prayer I have and my kids have and Allen has........we are praying for Jim.

Cheryl Wray said...

I just LOVE that picture, Pam. Yall are so cute!!!!

And I know that your tribute was wonderful.