Friday, February 27, 2009
Things you have done during your lifetime..
( ) Gone on a blind date
( ) Skipped school (depends on your definition - I have pretended to be sick but did not go to school and then leave without a parent calling the school)
( ) Watched someone die
( ) Washed, groomed and dressed someone after they died.
(X) Been to Canada
(X) Been to Mexico
(X) Been to Florida
(X) Been to Hawaii (love, love, loved it)
(X) Been on a plane
(X) Been on a helicopter
(X) Been lost (as a child in a department store; after driving, I turned south and should have turned north and didn't realize it for awhile)
(X) Gone to Washington, DC
(X) Swam in the ocean
( ) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently colored with crayons
( ) Sang Karaoke
( ) Paid for a meal with coins only
(X) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't.
(X) Made prank phone calls (sorry)
(X) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
( ) Danced in the rain-naked
( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sunrise with someone (Hawaii)
(X) Blown bubbles
( ) Gone ice-skating
(X) Gone to the movies
( ) Been deep sea fishing (the rest of my family has, but not me)
( ) Driven across the United States
( ) Been in a hot air balloon
( ) Been sky diving
( ) Been bungee jumping
(X) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
(X) Seen a falling star and made a wish
(X) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser
(X) Seen the Statue of Liberty
(X) Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
( ) Been on a cruise
(X) Traveled by train
(X) Been horse back riding
( ) Ridden on a San Francisco CABLE CAR
(X) Been to Disneyland OR Disney World (I’ve been to both)
(X) Truly believe in the power of prayer
( ) Been in a rain forest
( ) Seen whales in the ocean
(X) Been to Niagara Falls
( ) Been to the Olympics
( ) Walked on the Great Wall of China
( ) Saw and heard a glacier calf
( ) Been spinnaker flying
(X) Been water-skiing
( ) Been snow-skiing (the rest of my family has, but not me)
( ) Been to Westminster Abbey
( ) Been to the Louvre
( ) Swam in the Mediterranean
(X) Been to a Major League Baseball game (Go Cardinals!)
(X) Been to a National Football League game
(X) Been to Las Vegas
(X) Been snorkeling in any ocean
( ) Been naked or topless on a beach
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
In the last several years, our church has had an Ash Wednesday service. We use the service as a prayer service and acknowledging what Christ means in our life. We can choose to give something up for Lent as a way to focus on Christ prior to Easter.
I haven't decided yet if I will be giving something up for Lent. If I did, what would that be? Giving up chocolate would sure help with weight loss (not the right purpose). Giving up TV would kill me (probably the right purpose). Could I just promise to focus on Christ's death and resurrection without giving something up? The answer is yes. But will you do it? Whether I give up something or not, I do need to make a more focused effort to reread the Easter story, contemplate on what Jesus did for me, and look for service opportunities to show Christ's love through me.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I love HGTV. I could get caught up watching that station all day if not careful. My favorite shows are Decorating Cents, Design on a Dime, House Hunters and Designed to Sell. I'm always looking for some ideas that I can incorporate into my home.
So don't forget ... enter to win this beautiful home.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
We will be spending the day with our little valentine. She looks like a sweet valentine in this pretty pink dress.
Tomorrow night we have a Valentine Banquet at our church. It should be a fun evening. Visiting with friends, good food, and fun entertainment.
On Valentine's Day we think of those
Who make our lives worthwhile,
Those gracious, friendly people who
We think of with a smile.
I am fortunate to know you,
That's why I want to say,
To a rare and special person:
Happy Valentine's Day!
By Joanna Fuchs
Monday, February 9, 2009
I did buy a new purse. I thought it would be easier to carry on our upcoming vacation to San Antonio. You put it on over your head and carry across your body. Good distribution of weight.
The other purchase I made was some kitchen towels. They had a great sale on them. Always can use extra.
My granddaughter, Cora, visited this weekend (she also brought along her parents!). We had a great visit. She got to explore grandma and grandpa's new toy room. (Will show pictures of this room in an upcoming blog.) She did a lot of ooohs and aahhs.
Friday, February 6, 2009
I read "The DaVinci Code" and went to see that movie. Enjoyed both. I didn't get wrapped up into the controversy of the movie and/or book. Well written and just fiction. My apologies to anyone that feels strongly regarding this book.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
- Taking the elevator one floor. Walk the stairs people!
- Talking with your mouth full (nuf said).
- Talking while a game is on ... ok, sometimes I've been guilty of this.
- Assuming the worst of people vs. the best.
- Double negatives.
- Shortening my name.
- Towels not folded my way!
- Inappropriate clothes at work.
- People who touch your stomach when you're pregnant ... it is still my stomach! Not that this will happen to me again .. but I feel sorry for other people.
- Not using turn signals.
- Wrinkled clothes.
- Hairy eyebrows.
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