Monthly Archives: April 2005

G ‘n R


G ‘n R
Originally uploaded by jason@thearcherfamily.org.

After an absolutely crappy day yesterday, I needed a fix. Angry and frustrated at circumstances of the day, I found myself waiting in Jackson for a meeting that would wind up not happening. Already there, I decided to dawn the doors of Best Buy for a music fix. I rarely do this, but for some reason, I have had Guns ‘N Roses on my mind for a little bit after I saw Behind the Music a few weeks ago.

Feeling the need for some really aggressive music, I went straight for “Appetite for Destruction”. But next to it was a greatest hits album I had never seen before. After looking at the songs, I picked it up quick fast and in a hurry.

After being in the U2 zone for so long, and with the countdown coming in less than two weeks, I needed something new and fresh. So, I blasted it in the car and am actually enjoying it now as I finish cleaning my office, organize some projects, and prepare for a meeting.

Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, Patience, November Rain, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, and many more. Ahh. Raw Rock. Sometimes life needs some injection of adrenaline. I guess for yesterday and today, this is my vice. Unwinding with some good ole’ fashioned Rock ‘n Roll, courtesy of G ‘n R.

Irony


Irony
Originally uploaded by jason@thearcherfamily.org.

Wednesday was an exciting day for the Archer’s. We had scheduled the pool company to come and open our pool this past week. Why? They had dates after Memorial Day weekend, but not before…unless we got in early. Really early. So we did. Especially after the heat wave we’ve been having. Almost turned on the A/C a couple of times. So, they came Wednesday, cleared off the debris, took off the winter cover, threw in a bunch of chemicals, fixed some of the liner, turned everything on, and cleaned it all up. Beautiful!

Except for one thing I forgot. I live in Michigan. [Insert collective groan]. So, is it really surprising that a few days later, my back yard designed for summer fun is…well…now…a winter wonderland again.

Grace got up Sunday morning and said to Micki as she looked out her bedroom window, “Mom, please don’t tell me that what I’m seeing outside is really there.” My summer ladies are ready for a little more heat than this. Especially since we just got back from Florida!

Well, the South Beach theme for the back yard is on hold for now. The snow is already melting. It’s supposed to be in the upper 50′s today. Freaky. But it was fun last night as Micki and I wandered through the mall looking at cool things for the back yard. Creating a really fun place to enjoy ourselves. But really to share with as many people as possible. I think we’ve learned that while you’re in the blessing to not hold on too tightly to what you have. Keep your hands open as God provides. That way we remain dependent on Him and “stuff” is His. Ours to steward, share, and hopefully encourage. Fun stuff. We had to laugh as we looked at our pool this weekend. Summer is coming. Someday.