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J. Daniel Ashton

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Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, —Ecclesiastes 9:10a NIV
The LORD God has told us what is right and what he demands:
"See that justice is done,
let mercy be your first concern,
and humbly obey your God." —Micah 6:8, CEV
With all your heart you must trust the LORD and not your own judgment.
Always let Him lead you, and He will clear the road for you to follow. —Proverbs 3:5,6 CEV

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Name: Daniel Ashton
Location: Germantown, Maryland, United States

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Monday, March 13, 2006

Coming Around Again

Like a groundhog poking his head up after a long winter's nap, I find myself looking around and observing that the sun is shining, people are active and, apparently, life is ongoing! Last Tuesday Beth came down with a stomach flu, but bounced back pretty quickly. Friday night I took my turn with it, and it has taken me much longer to recover. This is nearing the end of the third day, and I'm still being very careful about what I eat.

But here's some news to cheer up your day. Vicki (and the cats) published a number of new blog posts today. Permit me to direct you to Vicki Lynn Ashton, My Garden, Ashton Home School and The Cats of Ashton Hall.

Vicki and I both made posts in the Parakeet Journal, too.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Eventful Day

Today doesn't seem to have been the conjunction of all plans: that seems to be March 18, when I'll be playing for church, the kids have a Bible Bowl event (conference level) and I'm helping with a brass ensemble at a major event for Liberty Magazine. And, oh yeah, Maryland Chamber Orchestra was scheduled to play for a big event at Beltsville during the church service. And we've accepted a social invitation for that evening. And someone else tried to invite us to lunch that day. I'm afraid I may have been impolite: when they said "March 18" I laughed out loud. I think we arrived at a graceful raincheck after explaining the maelstrom that seems to be forming around that date on the calendar.

No, today was eventful in different ways. It was my last day on the project where I've been for the last year. I don't have a new project lined up yet, so I expect to be "on the bench" starting on Monday.

We also received our new tags for the minivan, so our two vehicles now have matching tags: MUSICMN and MUSICVN.

And, finally, I cut my beard.
OK, Charlie and Soleil got into the picture too. But you still get the idea.