Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Craig is a young man (I believe 28) who has Hodgkin's Disease and will be having a stem cell transplant today and Thursday. I've known Craig since he was about 12. He now works at our church part-time as our Recreation Director. Please pray for Craig, his family, and his new wife Gwendolyn.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Weird Mix

NCAA and Easter. Somehow seems wrong. Each one needs their own special time and not to overlap. I know this is not a normal occurrence and I'm glad.

This is Cora's first Easter. You can tell that she is very excited! ;) Grandma bought her name bands for her bottles. If you haven't seen this, check out Inchbug. She also got a bunny and a doll (not shown in picture) and a couple of books.

As far as NCAA tournament goes, let's just say that Duke and Georgetown losing, didn't help my bracket.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Early Easter

Easter is this Sunday! Doesn't seem possible. Too early for the flowers and the trees blooming. The Easter pictures aren't going to be the same.

As you may know, Easter is always the 1st Sunday after the 1st full moon after the Spring Equinox (which is March 20).

This dating of Easter is based on the lunar calendar that Hebrew people used to identify Passover, which is why it moves around on our Roman calendar.

Found out a couple of things you might be interested in!

Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22) but that is pretty rare.

This year is the earliest Easter any of us will ever see the rest of our lives! And only the most elderly of our population have ever seen it this early (95 years old or above!). And none of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier!

Here’s the facts:
The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (so if you’re 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that!).

The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818. So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Can Goods

Our office building collected can goods and then had a contest on using the cans and making the best display. I thought this one turned out especially well. It's amazing what they did with can goods. They also had one display that looked like a birthday cake with a slice missing.

Everyone in the building was to vote for their favorite display by bringing more can goods to leave at the display that you liked. I'm not sure who won. Hopefully, I will find out. I voted for Oscar!

Such a win-win project. Now all the can goods go to the local charity to give out to those in need.

Art comes in many forms.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Random Questions: 1. If you go into a public restroom and are talking to someone on the cell phone, do you close out the conversation so that you are not talking to someone while going to the restroom? I went into our public restroom at work today and someone was in a stall talking away with someone. At first, you are trying to figure out if they are talking to someone that is in the bathroom and then you realize what is going on. I don't like to carry on a conversation with someone even in person in a public restroom. I usually wait until we get back outside and then continue the conversation. But really don't want to carry on a conversation on a cell phone!

2. Is anyone using Netflix or Blockbuster and getting their movies sent to them at home? We've just started getting Netflix and I think I'm going to like this! Tonight, if we have time, we should be watching "No Reservations".

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Under the Weather

Sorry I haven't posted lately. Our family is struggling with the flu. My husband has Influenza B and I'm trying desparately not to get it! We're both taking a lot of meds and watching too much TV.

My job is not going well either this week, so it has been a really fun week. My work atmosphere is really bad and it has gone from bad to worse this week. Without going into details, I'm trying to hang in there.

"Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. " - Saint Francis Assisi