I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Rom 12:1-2

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A bloody mystery

We interrupt our regularly scheduled post to bring you this hideous mystery that occurred late last night.

Around 11:30 p.m., when I opened the door to the garage to bring in the dog for the night, I was shocked to see a huge pool of blood on top of the dryer.  I stepped down into the garage for a closer look.  Sure enough, puddling around the hammer, bicycle helmet, baseball mitts, and other garage oddments, was a large amount of bright red blood.

Immediately thoughts started flashing through my mind.  Is the dog okay? (Never mind asking how his blood would get on top of the dryer.)  Yes, the dog is fine...  Maybe a critter of some sort is lying behind all of that junk bleeding to death...Eewww!  Could the dog have attacked something without making a ruckus?

I stepped in even closer and tentatively reached out.  I smelled something...hmmm...something sweet and fruity.

Then I see it: a five-pound bag of formerly-frozen raspberries that I set on the dryer "for a few minutes" the night before while I rearranged the chest freezer.

Nothing like a late-night mystery turned clean-up project to cap off a Saturday.


And because the above episode went sadly un-photo-documented.  Here are a few pictures from our fun earlier in the day.  (All the while, unbeknownst to me, those berries were bleeding all over my dryer.)

Yesterday afternoon we went to an area-wide Campfire event.  The "rope" bridge was a favorite of the day.

Little Pud enjoyed the archery.  (The Philosopher, in all of his Boy Scout "I'm-getting-an-archery-merit-badge" glory thought the very nice Campfire volunteers treated him like a kindergartener.)

We all always enjoy a good "nature" hike, especially when the area is full of fun stuff like giant suspended spools and tires (so natural!)

Did you have any fun times or unusual happenings this weekend?


Mer said...

You had me going! ha ha ha!! I finally read your whole story although of course I've heard bits of it from K. Justine, you are amazing through Christ! I've never met anyone who worried less about themselves. You are totally full in Jesus and not many of us can say that. I'm so proud of you. Please be in prayer tonight for a family in our church. They are in China to pick up their 11 year old son. The boy through tears told them yesterday he didn't want to be adopted. Pray that God gives him great courage to go with them!!

Justine said...

Oh, Meredith! I'm praying for them and him right now. It is so difficult with the older kids.

Thank you for your kind words, but it is all Him!

Praying for your family, too! And so excited for you!!!

Justine said...

By the way, I didn't mean to imply that adopting an older child is necessarily more difficult, but it is definitely more complicated (which is not necessarily the same thing.)

Vicky said...

I loved the post. My weekend consisted of work. No fun rope bridges, no hanging tires or thawed fruit!

Praying for the family with the older child refusing to be adopted. This happened to a friend of mine not to long ago. I pray my girls won't be to afraid when the time comes!


My boys said...

Ok.....you are NEVER allowed to post like that again!!! I knew it must really be ok or else you would not have posted but NOT AGAIN! I still love that the "twins" are chatting! How fun for me! Ok......umm.......my sweet Lil.....she is creating a style all her own and I for one love it!

blogzilly said...

I was GOING to say 'I would've screamed like a girl and ran back in the house and called the cops! but then again...you did nothing like that, so I am just going to sew a giant 'P' on my baseball cap and call it a day. ;P

Nikki said...

LOL, too funny!

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The Gross Family said...

Looks like fun! I would have loved the rope bridge.....just kidding!