ACK! ALL MY PICTURES DISAPPEARED FROM THIS POST! The code for them still shows in "edit post", but no pictures. It's a mystery.
This week's challenge is Style and Substance. Here are my pictures:
My birthday is next week, and since I'm going to be working, I got my presents early. This Bee-yoo-ti-ful Autumn Bear was given to me by my dear husband, The Cowboy. I don't usually go for cutesy, but we were in the Build-a-Bear workshop letting The Zoo Keeper spend a gift card she had for the Bear she got for HER birthday, and I spotted this little fall fairy bear. I'm SUCH a sucker for fall colors, and it's SO soft. NO, he didn't kiss the heart and make a wish when they put it together, but he definitely gets points for STYLE. Especially since he did NOTHING for my birthday last year.
This vacuum cleaner is my present from my dear Mother-in-Law. She knew I was having to buy a new vacuum cleaner about every 8 months or so. Apparently my 3 kids and husband and various pets are too much for a $40.00 Dirt Devil from Big Lots. So she gave me this workhorse. This baby SUCKS, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. It gets ALL the dirt out, and it has this little light bar that demands you keep working until the floor is clean. I call it Simon, as in Simon Legree. "You will continue vacuuming until I say the floor is CLEAN" AND it doesn't even use belts for the beater bar, so no more burning rubber smell. This is a top of the line vacuum cleaner, no doubt. I should have it all my life. My MIL gets points for SUBSTANCE. Now I just need to USE the thing. Pay no attention to the paper air plane on the floor behind the vacuum cleaner. Nor The Zoo Keeper's Giant Dragon sitting there. Or the ironing board. Well, we DO live here. *blush*
I have to add this picture though:
This shows both Style and Substance in the beautiful way God promised Noah He would never again flood the entire earth. We all know the story Noah and the ark. We learn it at least 43 different times if we go to Sunday school as children. It's easy to see a rainbow and just not think too hard about it. Yeah, it's pretty, yada, yada, yada... But if you read Genesis 9:8-17, God repeats His promise three times. The rainbow and what it represents is important to Him, which makes it VERY important to us. I encourage you to spend a little time dwelling on what the Lord has to say to you about what it means.