Thursday, November 12, 2009


There's a facebook meme challenging everyone to be thankful for something every day until Thanksgiving. These were/are my postings:

11/10 I am thankful that Chris is so hardworking, so that renovations have gone quickly.
11/11 I am thankful that my generous father, who was doing Hurricane Katrina relief on the gulf coast, was protected from the current hurricane.
11/12 I am thankful for successful call-backs. Michelle you rock!
11/13 I am thankful for our miraculous bodies that are so strong and resilient...even if I overdid the abs yesterday (ouch!).
11/14 I am thankful that most schools can cheer for their teams with class. Pitt, however, is not one of them.
11/15 I am thankful for all the wonderful people with birthdays today. TWO bridesmaids, and the fabulous twin of one of them!
11/16 I am thankful for beautiful, sunny days that let us be outside in November!!!
11/17 I am thankful for professional organization meetings. Great way to break up the day.
11/18 I am thankful for the food on my table...especially when the fiance prepared it b/c you were getting home late!
11/19 I am thankful for my family. Both immediate and extended, and psyched to see the crazy, huge Diven bunch next week!!!!
11/20 I am thankful that BOTH cars are now paid off. Take THAT recession. :P
11/21 I am thankful to be done with continuing education...maybe...need to check.
11/22 I am thankful today that I woke up this morning feeling my normal self. Honestly, quite surprised. As, I'm sure, are all of you that were betting that I'd be dancing on the breakfast bar.
11/23 I am thankful for books. I love being able to see others' perspectives, learn things, and escape into other worlds. Wish I was curled up on the couch at home, snuggled up under a blanket, with a big cup of coffee and a book right now.
11/24 I am thankful that it is so easy to help others. However, doesn't mean I'm not a little frustrated that I just got roped into playing 4 concerts when I'm so out of practice... So, anyone who wants to hear Christmas music, I think the 18th and 19th are open to the public. (as is the 11th, but I'm not playing)
11/25 I am thankful for never having had to need to worry about having something to wear on my body or feet. I need to remember that the secondary concerns of being too snug, worn, or out-of-fashion are wonderful to have as concerns in the grand scheme of things.
11/26 I am thankful for mostly safe travels for the family. One minor fender bender, but aunt & uncle are fine. Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis

So, I listened to this as an audio book while at work, so didn't catch everything. What I did catch, was incredible. Certain things would be considered a little off-color and not PC in this day and age (as the books like 1/2 a century old), but generally it makes articulate, clearly laid out arguments for every aspect of Christianity, and spoken about from the perspective of a former cynic. I'd highly recommend it, and may make a point of sitting down and reading it on paper. Grade: A+

Monday, November 2, 2009


Someone thinks the dog crate is for him....

Mission Bathroom: Complete! (mostly)

Toilet fixed, hand towel hanger hung, medicine cabinet installed

Towel rack, Still need the transfer piece between the tile and wood

Tiled, new fixtures, new curtain and rod

New vanity, lights, fan, paint job, still needs curtains