So I guess I should let both of you know that I have moved my blog to here.
Figured I would get the word out asap.

Happy New Year.



Change Management

Scene - Bryan sitting in a Change Management Certification Course
Setting - Pleasant Valley Ranch, just outside Denver... Conference Room with No A/C
Senses - Like getting blasted with a firehose of information

So yeah, I am becoming aa certified Change Manager- I should have done this a long time ago... I mean think about this outside the corporate world and in the Church... All we are about is CHANGE... Life Change.

Most of you would really be proud of me... For the most part I am behaving myself and reigning it in... Although I have tampered with a couple of group activities so far.

Change Management... I think I am getting it.


Chapter 6

Moving day is here... Some of you have asked me to keep track of our progress as we transition our lives from Athens, GA to Houston, TX- so I thought I would rev up the 'ole blog again... I will try to keep track of some thoughts and moments along the way, and share the journey.

I will also document with pics from my trusty cell phone... just to give some context or share some moments along the way. Right now I am sitting outside Compass Church waiting on the Jeep to get serviced before we hit the road, stealing bandwidth, checking email, and making sure that, yes, all the computers inside that are powered up and wasting electricity are entirely unprotected to anyone with a network login (Paul- add that to the list!).

Mixed emotions here... we have loved Athens and her people, but our hearts have left for Houston and we are trying to catch up... The past few days have been hard as we say goodbye to dear friends, (the "see you in heaven" line kills 'em every time), eating out almost every meal, watching the Bulldogs lose the championship game, and packing up our home (entirely un-looked at, nowhere near sold). But we are filled with anticipation to re-connect with best friends, begin the journey with new friends, eat out almost every meal, deciding between the Rice Owls or the Houston Cougars... I'll take C- none of the above?

Macy is doing well... In some ways she thinks that "moving to Houston" is like a vacation and has mentioned "when we get back to our house in Athens"... So we really dont know if she gets it completely yet... She is excited and very happy- we know that because she is singing almost constantly right now... Making up songs about Strawberry Shortcake being her little sister and such.

Kelly is as organized as ever- the packers got to the house yesterday (sadly, without Brett Farve) and laughed as Kelly showed them additional labels that go on the boxes - ROSE- in big letters on pink and yellow background... She is living in fear of my underwear ending up at someone else's place... Not me, I just hope that there is a big boy who lives there that appreciates ventilated drawers.

As for me, lets just say this... its about 70 degrees, lower humidity, with a cool breeze blowing... I am just trying to get as much of this as possible... Oh and I have been watching season 2 Office episodes instead of reading... Hey Jesus, Happy Birthday- sorry your party is lame.

So, I will go home, try to stay out of the moving guys' way and load up the truck and roll on back to Texas.

Goodbye pulled pork, hello sliced brisket.

Back to Texas.



After almost 2 months of not blogging, you might hope that I would return with something important to share. You were wrong. Click to view more!

Rose, Bryan Rose

Have a great week.


Trash Can Diaries...

I think I could have napped all evening, but at some point it is time to get up and be a responsible adult. Meaning of course some snacking on Triscuits and Hummus and blogging.

Definitely took it easy today- ensured by the fact that I popped a NyQuil at 11pm last night... As I shook the fog off to finally get up at 9am, I did something completely counter-cultural to who I am: I threw away a book. Yes a real, hard bound book (no dust jacket of course) in the trash can. The story was horrible, the characters as thin as the nap film on my teeth right now, and the ending so obvious, it took a whole 3 chapters to see it coming. So I threw it away. Because it was really the only way I wasn't going to read it.

A thought... what else needs to be thrown away? How much of what we do do we do simply because it is there to do? Reading a crappy book. Watching stupid TV shows. Studying the Bible. Just kidding. But seriously what is there hindering other areas of my productivity and will I be counter-cultural enough to throw it away?


Deaf for Cymbals

Wow... What a week! Here is a recap...
Sunday 3/16 - Services Sunday morning... 5k race Sunday afternoon (yes- I ran/participated in a 5K... 38:11 -3rd place in my division... Should have classified by weight- I would have beat everyone!) Set deconstruction and design that night. Bedtime 12am.
Monday 3/17 - Usual Monday junk... Meetings, meetings and meetings... My legs were really sore for some reason... Set construction... Bedtime 1am
Tuesday 3/18 - Running hard starting at 8am for creative- got inspired sometime after 11 monday night for the flow of the Easter service, so I spilled that during Creative meeting... Off to the races for Sunday... Big night for set construction - much pizza consumed... Bedtime 1am
Wednesday 3/19 - working on Easter stuff all day getting the house ready for guests... took the night off & let "the young guns" do Wednesday night without me... better without me I think... hung out with the 3 ladies in my life: Kelly, Macy, & My Mom... ate my favorite meal (roast, brown creole rice, broccoli, & rolls)... Finished 700-odd page Tom Clancy book, read until 2am.
Thursday 3/20 - wore out the plotter - photoshopped until I had mouse blisters... great crew working on finishing the set... ate lots more pizza... finally put the big sign in place about 12am... went home at 2am... bedtime - 3am
Friday 3/21 - more plotting and finishing stuff for Sunday... Drove mom to ATL to meet Dad- hung out at IKEA... back in Athens and worked on Welcome Packet and message slides until 2am... Bedtime (after watching LOST- 3:30am)

Enough is enough. It was a busy week and I am glad to be back to blogging... Oh yeah today was Easter - How easy is it to be doing the work of Christ and not stop to let Christ be doing work in me. Humbling thought that all of that listed above (except for the 5K!!!!) sounds a lot like clanging cymbals right now... Deaf For Cymbals



Some 1 word highlights from today:
-Pulled-pork (2 words, but fun to say)