The Hit List

I think we are on somebody's hit list this week. And it ain't the Mafia, if you know what I mean.

First it was the flu; neither Troy and I got as sick as the kids, but we've definitely dragging all week.

Now it's the car battery. When Troy tried to go pick up the sound equipment and stuff, it wouldn't start. Nothing doing. The car has been sluggish this week, but the fact that it picked today to die completely?

Tonight we are continuing a series at Oasis called "Body Parts" based on this verse in Romans: "Offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness." (Romans 6:13) Troy is speaking on sexual purity tonight-"Sex Parts;" a message that is not always popular in Europe today.

Enough said. If you read this, pray for us today!



Well the flu has come to roost at the Cady house. The kids and I all have different symptoms and so far Troy has escaped mostly unscathed. Poor Meg has it the worst.

We did have a great weekend though. It was a long one too since the kids had Monday and Tuesday off school. Meg made the choice not to go to school on Friday for the Halloween stuff. Since she is not overly keen on dressing up and all and they don't do much work we let her stay home.

Friday was rainy and dreary so we built a fire and I worked all afternoon on the couch with the lap-top. We had a gal over for dinner from Troy's Monday community group. On Saturday Troy had a half-day mentoring retreat so I had a quiet morning with the kids and then an impromptu visit with my Ecuadorian friend Ana. In the afternoon we all enjoyed a birthday party for the kids' friend Ivan. Then we had more people over for dinner that night, including Kelly and April who came to visit.

Sunday was awesome. We got up late, ate a big breakfast, hung around by the fire all day, had a late lunch of roast chicken and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cauliflower with cheese sauce and cranberries. All in all a mostly "white" meal but we enjoyed it. Then we watched ''Robots," put the kids to bed and hung around by the fire some more. The best part of the day was that it was seasoned with plenty of good conversation.

Monday morning April, Meg and I sat by the fire some more while the boys made pancakes and bacon. The rest of the day included some house- cleaning since more houseguests were arriving, mingled with a little more sitting by the fire and gabbing.

I have to say I was going to describe all this in a much more poetic way. But the flu is here and poor little Meg is hunched up contemplating the big metal bowl that is serving as her bucket. And I am praying my toothless boy sleeps tonight without any (let alone 4) interruptions to run for the bathroom.