Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
What a breath of fresh air! I wasn't excited about this election, matter of fact, I was depressed about it. So much of the same ole' same ole'. When John McCain chose a woman for his vp running mate - I thought it was over for sure, until I heard her. She is the new voice we need. She is the woman that will get it done and do it right. Watching the convention this week made me think the rest of the country and even John McCain is also re-energized about this election. God bless Sarah Palin! I can't wait to vote in November.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
I didn't mean for my blog to be political, I let my dh handle most of that, but we are about to enter another important presidential election and there are interesting facts being made known about Obama that people need to be aware of.
update: I found the answer to my dd's question regarding 1st and 2nd cousins - and it has visual aids - needed and appreciated by people like me!!!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
I miss you baby!! Have fun!
Haven't mentioned much on the renovation lately - it is slowly coming along. We actually did some work in the master bath so I feel like I am holding up many spinning plates, maybe too many. :) While in NJ I stopped at a thrift store and found some beautiful things - a crystal cake plate that now holds the towels in the down bath and an old teapot - repurposing again - and loving it!
So, a new issue is the cabinets - they need new paint desperately. The 20 year old oil based paint is almost yellow now. I purchased this pretty Charleston color from Sherwin Williams - it is a much brighter white than we had! I also painted the brass drawer pulls - trying to update the whole look. Any thoughts?
Thursday, July 10, 2008
We stopped in D.C. and saw the monuments and the Air and Space Smithsonian Museum.
We went through Philadelphia and visited Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell - and got a parking ticket. We consider it a donation to the historic city. :)
While my dh was doing work in NJ - dd and I went over to the Atlantic Ocean and enjoyed several hours of beach fun.
On the way home dh wanted to go by his Alma mater - UNC in Chapel Hill. We drove by our first two homes as a married couple - and glad to say little had changed in 20+ years! Also glad we didn't stay on there for grad school - how different our lives might be today. It was a whirlwind and exciting trip.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Today our pastor preached an awesome message on this familiar psalm. He told about the eagle and how after it has aged it slows down, its beak becomes weak, its talons are no longer sharp and it loses its feathers making it noisy and difficult to sneak up on its prey. The eagle then goes off by itself and molts, pecks off its beak and tears its claws on the rocks. In time, new feathers, beak and talons grow in, stronger - renewed. Dr. Cox shared that other eagles, ones that had gone through the same thing, bring food to the healing eagle. What an awesome illustration of God's work in our lives and the opportunity we have to use our past experiences to help others.
If you want to check out the message you can hear it online at North Metro. (today's sermon won't show up for awhile)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
And for you sports types - Johnson & Johnson is giving out samples of their ActiveFlex tape.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
This was an original piece of art displayed tonight - Chrissy R. is becoming famous for her work in acrylics.
And hey, the "R" family received a pail of very non-essentials to mark this occasion.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
...until suddenly, OW! - and there he was, sitting in his chair with his feet in the water, and water all around him!
He splashed to his door and looked out . . .
"This is Serious," said Pooh. "I must have an Escape."