Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Rockin Girl Bloggers

Sarah has bestowed upon me the honor of:







Wow. Who knew!? So, according to the stipulation of accepting the award, I must now nominate 5 other Rockin' Girl Bloggers.

So, without further ado, and in no particular order, I nominate:

Princess Terri - she always has fun things to say and manages to make a pointed statement at the same time. Plus, she's just fun to hang out with!

Amanda - love seeing photos of her precious baby girl....and the creative way she uses that gift of photography to bless others.

Stephanie - one of my favorite blogfriends who I have not yet met in person -- love how she sprinkles wisdom in with everyday life.

Sara - love, love, love that my good friend is using wonderful techonology of blogland to share photos of precious baby Jenna.

Candy - love the encouragement and honesty that is displayed in this little corner of cyberspace. A prayer warrior that I am so glad to have on our side.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Reading Update

Sarah referenced an article this morning that discussed American's reading habits and fact that 25% of Americans didn't read a single book in 2006.


It's been awhile since I gave you a 2007 reading update, so here it is.....this morning I started my 54th book of the year (Thr3e by Ted Dekker). I guess I skew the curve a bit.

When I was growing up I used to read constantly. After college, my reading slowed dramatically. I think it was because I was tired when I got home from work and I couldn't stay up until all hours of the night reading! Since I started riding the train to work last fall, I almost can't keep books in the house to read! I get about 20-25 minutes each way every day, plus I usually read for 30 minutes or so at lunch. That's at the very least an hour of reading time every day!

Since my last update, I've added the following books:

At Home in Mitford - Jan Karon
A Light in the Window - Jan Karon
These High Green Hills - Jan Karon
Out to Caanan - Jan Karon
A New Song - Jan Karon
A Common Life - Jan Karon
In this Mountain - Jan Karon
Shepherds Abiding - Jan Karon
Light from Heaven - Jan Karon
Perfecting Kate- Tamara Leigh
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J. K. Rowling
Tell No One - Harlan Coben
The Negotiator - Dee Henderson
The Guardian - Dee Henderson
The Truth Seeker - Dee Henderson
The Protector - Dee Henderson
The Healer - Dee Henderson

The Rescuer - Dee Henderson
Op Center - State of Siege - Tom Clancy
Black - Ted Dekker
Red - Ted Dekker
White - Ted Dekker

Monday, August 20, 2007

New proverbs

Got these in an email from my (almost) 95 year old Granddaddy this morning.....they're pretty cute!

A first-grade teacher had twenty-five students in her class, and she presented each child in her class the first half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading these keep in mind that these are first graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is classic!

1. Don't change horses......until they stop running.

2. Strike while the......bug is close.

3. It's always darkest before......Daylight Saving Time.

4. Never underestimate the power of ......termites.

5. You can lead a horse to water but ......how?

6. Don't bite the hand that ...... looks dirty.

7. No news is......impossible.

8. A miss is as good as a ...... Mr.

9. You can't teach an old dog new ......math.

10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll ...... stink in the morning.

11. Love all, trust ...... me.

12. The pen is mightier than the ......pigs.

13. An idle mind is......the best way to relax.

14. Where there's smoke there's ......pollution.

15. Happy the bride who......gets all the presents.

16. A penny saved is ......not much.

17. Two's company, three's......the Musketeers.

18. Don't put off till tomorrow what......you put on to go to bed.

19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and ......you have to blow your nose.

20. There are none so blind as ......Stevie Wonder.

21. Children should be seen and not ......spanked or grounded.

22 If at first you don't succeed ......get new batteries

23. You get out of something only what you ......see in the picture on the box.

24. When the blind lead the blind ......get out of the way.

And the WINNER and last one!
25. Better late than ......pregnant.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Catching up.....

I know, I know.....I've been away a while. Sorry.

I can say that I've been thoroughly enjoying my iPod. Two days after I bought it, my family left for our vacation -- a road trip this year to and through Tennessee. It was great fun to all spend a week together - though I think we all were tired of the car by the time we got back home.

This past weekend my church family had our first all-church retreat. It was so much fun - lots of extended fellowship and times to play. If it hadn't been quite so hot it would have been even better!

Beyond all that, it's really just the same ol thing.....work and life!