Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Update on Christmas Cards

I know, I know, I should've checked this out BEFORE I posted about it. I went to Walter Reed Medical Center and they have this posted:
Walter Reed cannot accept these packages (packages, letters, and holiday cards addressed to 'Any Wounded Soldier' ) in support of the decision by then Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Transportation Policy in 2001. This decision was made to ensure the safety and well being of patients and staff at medical centers throughout the Department of Defense.
It breaks my heart that I can't do something like this. I do understand their safety concerns. We had decided that instead of mailing cards to our usual friends and family, we were going to send them all to soldiers. I think I'll check with my brother who is in the Army - I bet he can get me a name or two. Just wanted to let everyone know.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

One Way To Do It...

We were outside and saw our neighbor putting up his Christmas lights. I've never seen it done the way he did it, but I guess it works for him! Take a look:
He climbed a ladder, then laid down on his belly so his feet were higher than his head! When I showed this picture to the girls, they thought he had slipped and was falling down the roof! Their eyes 'bout popped out of their heads! It was a good laugh!

New use for snowblowers

Ryan came up with a new, innovative use for snowblowers. I mean, after all, you should be able to use them for more than just heavy snowfalls, right? They can be used to blow leaves to the curb! Here's how it's done:

video

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving



I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving day!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Christmas Cards

I try to have my Christmas cards in the mail by the Friday after Thanksgiving, which is NOT happening this year. I haven't even picked a photo for the cards yet. But I came across this and thought maybe we could ALL do this; won't you join me? I love knowing I can lift a soldier's spirits for all they've done for me!

(Edited: Walter Reed Medical Center will not accept the cards or packages)

Free Christmas Music

Provident Music label is offering all bloggers a chance for a free copy of Michael W. Smith's new Christmas CD. All the details are on this site. Only the first 150 qualified bloggers will get a copy.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Little while

It's been a little while since I've posted, I've had a killer ear infection and today is the first day I feel somewhat normal. The stabbing pain has stopped, but it is still swollen shut. Hubby had me put the heating pad on it last night and I was able to sleep. Haven't slept more than a couple hours a night since Sunday. Only woke up once last night for more Tylenol! Guess I'm on the mend!! It is so sweet to hear my kids and Hubs praying over me - knowing their requests will be heard and answered. Jodi got a part-time job at the local library! Her first job! We are all excited for her! That's what has been going on around here.

Friday, November 9, 2007

It's my birthday!!

Today is my birthday! Jodi made me chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter icing! The whole gang made me birthday cards (I love handmade cards) and I got some new pink fuzzy slippers! They look like fiip-flops, and they're really comfy cozy! I had to work late tonight, so this weekend we'll use the gift card to eat at our favorite Amish-style restaurant! I can't wait!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Back to work

I started a new job last Monday! I work part-time at our local bank in the Item Processing department. It is really nice because it doesn't interfere with schooling and it is so close to home, not to mention the extra cash will be nice! Just what I needed, something more to add to my daily "to-do" list LOL! Seriously, I think I'm really going to enjoy it. Just wanted to share :o)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Tea on Tuesday...

Today we had sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, hash browns, and orange juice. We read "The Mystery of the Dancing Angels" by Elspeth Campbell Murphy. Would show some pictures, but the battery in the digital camera is dead. Will have to charge it (again).

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Food for thought...

Ever wonder about those people who spend $4.00 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backwards: NAIVE

Isn't making a smoking section in a restaurant like making a peeing section in a swimming pool?

If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren't they just stale bread to begin with?

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?

If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?

Do Lipton Tea employees take coffee breaks?

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me ....they're cramming for their final exam.

I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks, so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use? toothpicks?

Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen can look for them while they deliver the mail?

If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?

You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

Friday, November 2, 2007

My imagination?

This is really making me wonder - when I'm on a roll and blog every day, it seems like everyone else stops. I'll blog for several days and realize hardly anyone has updated theirs, so then I'll stop and it seems like there are so many new posts on everyone else's that I can barely keep up! Ever feel like this?