Saturday, December 29, 2007
Post the 1st sentence (or 2) from the 1st post of each month of 2007 - I'm even doing links, like D... did! This ought to be a fun way to look back on the year....
January - "My favorite part of New Years is starting a new calendar. It's like a clean slate - open to all the possibilites of things I will do throughout the next year."
February - "Take a look at my new nephew!!! Isn't he beautiful?!?"
March - "Just got home from spending a wonderful week in my Happy Place - Disney World."
April - "Baseball is back, and our Houston Astros played the Pittsburg Pirates tonight at Minute Maid Park."
May - "Inspired by cjh, who was inspired by geek and 10 on Tuesday, here is my list of Ten Movies That Make Me Cry (this was not a stretch for me because almost ALL movies make me cry!):"
June - "OK, all you dream interpreters - figure these out!" (This is actually the 2nd post for June because the first was a Friday's Feast.)
July - "I got an e-mail from an old friend recently and she told me that she and her husband were getting ready to build their "dream house". That got me to thinking - what defines one's "dream house"? "
August - "Tomorrow morning - and Saturday morning - I'll be up bright and early for My Big Fat Garage Sale." (This, too, is the 2nd post of the month because the first was Wordless Wednesday - thus NO WORDS!)
September - "Not one but TWO awards for me this week! Wow - I'm feeling really special right now."
October - "That's what a cancer diagnosis is. A sucker punch. Life can be going along just fine and then BAM! You're battling a serious disease."
November - "Poor Thanksgiving. Now that Halloween is over, it seems we are headed straight to Christmas!"
December - "We're home from another fabulous trip to Disney World!"
Now THAT was fun! What a great way to look back on the year! Happy New Year, everyone - may 2008 be even better than 2007 for you!
Friday, December 28, 2007
It's the final Friday's Feast of 2007!
Name 2 things you would like to accomplish in 2008.
1. significantly decrease debt
2. travel someplace I've never been before
With which cartoon character do you share personality traits?
Minnie Mouse - because I love Mickey!
What time of day (or night) were you born?
Dinner time - about 6:00 in the evening.
Tell us something special about your hometown.
I still live in my hometown! I like it because, as I mentioned in a previous post, I'm half-way between the big city of Houston and the historic coastal city of Galveston.
If you could receive a letter from anyone in the world, who would you want to get one from?
an old friend I haven't seen or heard from in a long time
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Tonight I was in Barnes & Noble and saw this book in the Teen section - featured on an end-cap with other romance novels for teens! I was shocked! Shocked, I say! Times sure are different now, aren't they? I just don't think I'm ready for Daughter to be reading that kind of stuff yet. I know she's not completely naive, but still. Thankfully she prefers historical fiction and fantasy right now. But nothing is forever.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
I am so blessed to have D in my life - to be my friend, my rock, my confidant. I love you, D. Merry Christmas.
And Merry Christmas to all you bloggers out there - and God bless us, every one.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
- get our finances in order and stay on budget (hmm...this seems to be on my list EVERY YEAR)
- read more - I used to read a lot, but now I seem to spend more time on the computer and less time with a good book
- in relation to #2, read my Bible more; I need to spend more time in God's word
- worry less, which should be easy if I do #3
- get more exercise - ever since I stopped teaching dance I have become rather, um, sedentary; I need to get back into some kind of physical exercise, be it dancing again, walking, whatever
- travel someplace that I've never been
- take more pictures of our everyday lives and not just holidays and vacations
Only 2 weeks left in 2007! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everyone!
Monday, December 17, 2007
Next stop for Survivor - Micronesia. The fans vs. the favorites. Should be interesting!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Today our family - my parents, Hubby, kids and I - spent the day at The Strand on Galveston Island. We shopped the quaint shops and had a delicous meal at Willie G.'s - we started off with raw oysters served on the half-shell - delicious!
Then Hubby and I split the Shrimp Platter, a feast that would make Forrest Gump proud: shrimp gumbo, stuffed shrimp, fried shrimp, blackened shrimp, shrimp creole and shrimp au gratin. It was fabulous!
Of course everything was decorated for Christmas, and I even bought a few ornaments for my tree.
We topped off the evening with chocolates from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Even tho it was windy and cold, we had a great day. No stress - just a day with the family enjoying the Christmas season.
Merry Christmas, everyone. Now let the comments about how gross you think raw oysters are begin!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
- a new digital camera
- new comforter for my bed
- chair or loveseat for my den
- bubble bath
- clothes - mainly cute tops to wear with jeans
- silk plants for the plant ledge in my bedroom
- money to pay off bills
That's really all I can think of! I'll be happy with whatever I receive - we all know it's not about the gifts anyway. Happy Tuesday!
Monday, December 10, 2007
I wonder how much all of those items will be selling for on eBay after Christmas?
Saturday, December 08, 2007
WARM WEATHER ALL WEEKEND!
With moisture and warmth moving into the area over the last 24 hours, we've seen high temperatures around 80 degrees. Expect this warm pattern to continue on into the weekend. However, with moisture building, we have a slight chance of showers on Saturday, and a better chance on Sunday. Each night we'll have sea fog at the coast and patchy fog inland, so be careful! It won't be until Wednesday that we see a big cool down with a cold front rolling through.
Friday, December 07, 2007
Matthew McConaughy - he seems pretty laid back and oh-so-nice to look at!
Getting married too young (not to current hubby).
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
"Logan is a 13 year-old boy who lives on a ranch in a very small town in Nebraska. Logan listens to Christian Radio station 89.3FM KSBJ which broadcasts from Houston, TX. Logan called the radio station distraught because he had to take down a calf . His words have wisdom beyond his years. Since airing the audio of the phone call and now the making of the video clip, it has taken on a life of its own. People are forwarding it all over the world. We encourage you to share the love of Christ with anyone you can.
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2. Real tree or Artificial?
3. When do you put up the tree?
4. When do you take the tree down?
5. Do you like egg nog?
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
7. Do you have a nativity scene?
8. Hardest person to buy for?
9. Easiest person to buy for?
10. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards?
11 .Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
12. Favorite Christmas movie?
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
16. Clear or colored Christmas lights?
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer?
MAY YOU ALL HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS SEASON!
Monday, December 03, 2007
Saturday, December 01, 2007
We had a wonderful week and we came home full of the Christmas spirit from all the beautiful Christmas lights/decorations/events we saw there. Cinderella's castle really does look like the picture I have below. It's awe-inspiring. We also came home exhausted. Good thing we have the weekend to recover!
So it's back to Real Life for us. Sigh. We're already thinking of when we can go back.
Yeah, we've got it bad.