Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday 5: Seasons Change

I've got time to play the Friday 5 this morning with Beatrice in my lap! The questions are brought to us from RevGalBlogPals by Reverendmother.

1. Share a highlight from this summer. (If you please, don't just say "our vacation to the Canadian Rockies." Give us a little detail or image. Help us live vicariously through you!)
Me, El Jefe and Babs in the Irish countryside. 'Nuff said.

2. Are you glad to see this summer end? Why or why not?

Summer never really ends in southeast Texas. We can have 90 degree weather any month of the year.

3. Name one or two things you're looking forward to this fall.

Resuming my attempts to learn to play golf (thwarted by incredible rains and repairs of the greens where I play) and leading a BSD group for the first time.

4. Do you have any special preparations or activities to mark the transition from one season to another? (Cleaning of house, putting away summer clothes, one last trip to the beach)

See answer to question 2. Since we don't really ever get rid of summer weather, we're always prepared with shorts, flip-flops, sunblock, hats and a/c. Frankly, there are only a few days a year you can't go to the beach.

5. I'll know that fall is really here when we get the first cool front of the season. We call them "blue northers." That means the temperature stays below 80 degrees for 24 hours. Woo-hoo! Break out the woolens!!

11 comments:

Mrs. M said...

Your top pic is gorgeous, and please tell me what BSD is.

Thanks!

Sally said...

Ireland looks wonderful! Glad you had a good trip- seconding the request to know what BSD is!

Presbyterian Gal said...

I'm guessing the BSD is a Bible study of some sort or other.

I love that picture of you, Babs and El Jefe. What a gorgeous family. And Ireland's not bad either.

St. Casserole said...

Love the picture of you all!

We don't pack up our flip flops in the Fall either.

Temps below 8o sound wonderful!

little david said...

Great photo of the family! When we lived in Hawaii, my brother, back in West Texas, got a real laugh out of the fact that I had to keep mowing the lawn all through the Christmas holidays. Guess you are having to do that as well.

Mark Winter said...

I've heard it said that there are four seasons in Texas: early summer, mid-summer, late summer and Christmas.

Quotidian Grace said...

Mrs. M, Sally and PG,

Bible Study Discussion (BSD) is a Bible study program at our church. It is similar to Bible Study Fellowship in format but not in content. Like BSF, it is a non-denominational Bible study. There are over 300 people enrolled and the weekday and weeknight groups are about 40% not members of our church. Most are members of some church. We have several coed groups that meet on Sunday morning. It is a big outreach of our church. All small group leaders must be MDPC members.

BSD is not as rigid in its attendance and participation requirements as BSF. Emphasis is on the small group discussion and transformation of lives through scripture.

This year our study is Hebrews, which I've never studied before. One of the goals of the study is memorization of scripture. This year by the end of the study we will have memorized the entire 12th chapter of Hebrews. I'm stoked!

Here's a
link to the BSD page on MDPC's website.

Jan said...

Good description of south Texas weather!

Songbird said...

I love, love, love the family portrait!

Gannet Girl said...

Your family is so gorgeous that one hardly notices the scenery in the background.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I LOVE the pic!! That is the first time I remember seeing El Jefe!