Thursday, December 31, 2009

Prayers for Rush

***From Rush Limbaugh's web site: ALERT: Rush was admitted to a Honolulu hospital today and is resting comfortably after suffering chest pains. Rush appreciates your prayers and well wishes. He will keep you updated via RushLimbaugh.com and on Thursday's radio program.

Our prayers are with you, Rush! We need you now more than ever.

***If only they were this interested in REAL terrorists...

***Margaret Thatcher was truly a great lady.

***Hillary more admired than Palin? Bet they had to get creative to come up with that one.

***Learning to adapt in the face of adversity.

***He was my cream, and I was his coffee -
And when you poured us together, it was something.
~Josephine Baker


***Have a great day!


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hump Day

***Howdy, y'all! I didn't get up as early as I wanted to, now I'll be playing catchup all day! Gotta go work out in a little while, then go for my last Christmas get-together with my post office co-workers, then I'll be planted right here for the rest of the day.

***Geez, we're becoming a nation of wimps.

***If you like to read a variety of book reviews, this is the place!

***Not your best decision, Ben "Not For Sale" Nelson.

***Not hearing much about this, are you? Apparently two of our Christmas Day bombers were released from Guantanamo Bay in 2007.

***He'll probably do it, too.

***Here's a MENSA I.Q. test, if you're feeling lucky...or smart.

***Tim Allen directing a feature film. He's a great comic, in my opinion. It'll be interesting to see how this film turns out.

***If people behaved like governments, you'd call the cops.  ~Kelvin Throop

***Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Good Morning!

***I'll be workin' all day at the Post Office today, so I'm up extra early to get some work done...and of course do my blogging!

***Janet Napolitano needs to go. She's an incompetent boob, just like her boss.

***CNN is in a freefall. Gee, can't imagine why.

***Read this carefully. It's a letter from an Indianapolis physician to Sen. Evan Bayh regarding Obamacare. I have little confidence he will listen, he has been molded into shape by his grasping, lying, liberal Senate leaders. It would be nice, though, if he showed a little character and did the right thing. Again, I have little confidence that will happen.

***Funniest news stories of 2009.

***Entrepreneurs of the Year (2009).

***Wow. This lady lost 236 lbs.

***This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  ~Elmer Davis

***Have a great day!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday, Monday

***Yeah, another brilliant, catchy title to my blog post today!

***Y'know, when even fringies like this guy are mad at Obama, it ain't lookin' good for him...

***Then there's this guy, who also thinks Barack Obama isn't liberal enough. Geez...

***Wow. How does a person with absolutely no military experience get into this position in the first place? Nevermind, that was a rhetorical question. It's when a President with no experience whatsoever gets into HIS position.

***Here are some good ideas for faith-based family finances. We could all use a little good advice in this area, right?

***Yknow what? Profile 'em! Gee whiz, what's it gonna take before keeping Americans safe is more important than keeping Muslims happy?

***Good article for those of us with an all or nothing mentality when it comes to exercise. I know some people who think that if you can't exercise for an hour while sweating like a pig, you aren't doing enough. Well, I politely say BUNK to that. I exercise for 18 minutes on the treadmill or the bike, then I use the weight machines for about 20-25 minutes. I do that every other day, and I can tell a big difference. Bottom line is, a little is better than nothing! Find what works for you, and do it!

***Speaking of which, it's about time to head to the Wellness Center. Have a great day!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Company Comin'!

***Boy, we've had a lot of company in the last two weeks, I love it! Mark's mom, sister, and nephew are coming this afternoon for pizza, Derek (our nephew) has to go back to I.U. (where he works) Tuesday, so we get to see him one more time before he goes. He doesn't get to come home very often because he's so busy with his work, so when we have a chance to be with him, we take it! He's delightful.

***Scary stuff.

***Payback

***My Congressman, Mike Pence, was on with Sean Hannity recently. Here's the link.

***"Amazing Gracie."  Awesome story!

***Hey, better go get the brownies out of the oven before they turn into blackies. Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Morning After...

***Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas! We had an absolutely wonderful day. God has blessed my family so richly. There was a "hole" in it, since Emily & Peter are so far away, but we still had a fantastic day. I got lots of wonderful gifts, but the best part was hanging out with family all day.

***This is kinda neat. It's an organization that sells bracelets made by Rwandan women to help them earn money. They're pretty, too!

***Top Twitter Topics of 2009! I don't tweet, but apparently lots of people do!

***Not much time today...hope you all have a great afternoon!

Friday, December 25, 2009

God Bless Us, Every One

"6 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince Of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his Kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with Judgment and with Justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this" (Isaiah 9:6-7).

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christ is Born!

1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
12And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 2:1-14

Have a holy and blessed Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Countdown!

***Okay, it's crunch time! If you're not finished shopping, you better get with it! We went stocking stuffer shopping yesterday, that's almost as much fun as buying the big presents. I am done, other than maybe picking up a couple more little things for Mark's stocking. Got a little wrapping to do, but that's fun stuff.




***This doesn't surprise me at all. We elected a man with who is a flaming liberal with no experience to the most powerful position in the world, because he was "cool." How's that working out, America?




***Spending on children. Many parents need to learn to say no.


***Great story about human kindness. It's still out there!


***Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money. ~Author Unknown

***Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Just About Done...

***One more present to buy, and I'm done. Fortunately, I know what it is, so it's easy! My nephew wants a gift card from Lowe's, can't get any easier than that! I went to the Muncie Mall yesterday to finish up and found some great things! I got Mark's mother a glass nativity scene on an oval mirror that is just beautiful...shoulda got me one, too!

***You certainly elected the wrong bunch for THIS, America.

***WE'RE the nuts??

***Here are some great stories about everyday heroes. I've always loved this Reader's Digest feature.

***Skinny Claus? These people have lost their collective minds.

***They can dish it out, but...

***Here are some creative ways to support our soldiers. Don't forget to pray for them!

***Good article on women and money. The web site's a little irritating, lots of pop-ups...just a fair warning!

***I love the Christmas-tide, and yet,
I notice this, each year I live;
I always like the gifts I get,
But how I love the gifts I give!
~Carolyn Wells

***Have a great day!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sad Day

***Well, I was exuberant and happy because of the wonderful time we had with Mark's family yesterday. Everyone was here for dinner and we opened presents with my nephew's fiance, who will be spending Christmas with her family in San Francisco. Then I go to Michelle Malkin's blog this morning and see that the cloture vote on the scam "health care" power grab bill passed. What a sad day for this country, to watch the Democrats dismantling it piece by piece. This is a BIG piece, and why elections matter. Too bad we let Franken steal his Senate seat, otherwise we could have stopped this.

***Don't get your hopes up. Washington is now owned by Chicago thugs and unions.

***From your big, ugly mouth to God's ears...

***Sorry to be a Debbie Downer this morning, but this is really, really bad news for America. Our only hope is to turn it around in 2010 and dismantle this monstrosity.

***"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." ~~ 2 Timothy 1:7. That's gonna have to be my mantra for a while.

***And this one: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." ~~John 14:27

***Giving makes you happy. We all know that.

***At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year
~Thomas Tusser

***Have a great day!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Big Day

***Yep, I'm gonna be baking cookies at 3:30 a.m...I'd be doing it now, at 3:00, but I have to wait for the butter to soften. This just ain't my cup o' tea, but I'll do it for the family! I'm making cream cheese cookies, and they sound divine! I hope I don't mess them up...

***Hell in a handbasket...

***Hot buys on toys, but you'll have to pay for expedited shipping.

***The Democrats are very quiet regarding the War on Terror now that their boy is in office, aren't they? What a principled bunch.

***Superman lifts car off girl.

***Sold!

***It's been seventy years since "Gone With the Wind" was released. One of the best movies ever!!

***Another hero. This time a baby is saved from a runnin washing machine.

***Roses are reddish
Violets are bluish
If it weren't for Christmas
We'd all be Jewish.
~Benny Hill

***Time to make the cookies...have a great day!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Yikes!

***Well, I don't have much done in preparation for company coming tomorrow, so today's gonna be one heck of a busy one! Work until noon, go do my workout, go to the grocery store, come home and CLEAN! I have to make my banana pudding today, too.

***I say, you first!!

***Fun blog, "A Parent in America."

***I think it's gonna happen, and it's gonna be a disaster.

***Love this guy!

***Rush is right. All Democrats should replace the "D" after their names with an "L," for Liar.

***Good advice for entrepreneurs, especially those of us who are struggling a bit!

***When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs? ~G.K. Chesterton

***Have a great day!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Howdy, All!

***I can never think of anything catchy to title my blog posts...

***Today's gonna be Biz-Zee! Got lots of transcription to do (thank goodness), plus I gotta get this house in order before company comes Sunday. I got a lot of Christmas shopping done yesterday and got it all wrapped, I'm so proud! The tree looks a lot better with presents under it. Still have a little to do, but I'm certainly on the home stretch.

***This is just sickening. The Democrats are making a mockery of our political system. It's a mockery that a comedian who stole his Senate seat can tell a veteran Senator to sit down and shut up. Hey, thanks Minnesota!

***These look like fun! I can't really justify buying a netbook because I have a laptop that works just fine, but I'd like to have one just for the fun factor.

***From Neil Boortz:

"You do remember, don't you, President Obama telling the Republicans that they ought to stop using fear tactics to fight ObamaCare? Yeah ... it's only the Republicans that are trying to scare the American people .. and there's plenty to scare them with in this bill.

But what about our "Sort-of-a-God" president? Yesterday he told that nation that if ObamaCare doesn't go bankrupt "the federal government will go bankrupt." That's not trying to scare people?

Thank you so much, idiot voters, for putting this empty suit in the White House. Isn't it wonderful? A community organizer becomes president because he was so cool. Only in America."


***Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself...
~Norman Wesley Brooks, "Let Every Day Be Christmas," 1976


***Have a great day!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Shoppin'!

***Yep, I still have a little to do. Hopefully I can, um, wrap it up this weekend. Ar ar ar! We're having family over for dinner Sunday, so I'm definitely going to be grocery shopping! We're having barbecuted ribs...fortunately, Mark is really good at cooking those, so I'll let him have at it.

***Imagine the uproar if Baucus was a Republican? The press would be like vultures. As it is, you barely hear anything about it.

***Apparently, they don't even have to follow the rules.

***Here's lots of good stuff to keep you informed.

***Wow. Tiger really stepped in it, didn't he? What a disappointment.

***Neat "All Things Christmas" site.

***Gotta go work out in a little while. I want to lose about 30 more lbs., and it's being *very* stubborn. This is a tough time of year to try and lose weight, but so far I have done well.

***Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given--when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes."
~ Joan Winmill Brown, American author and editor.

***Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Closin' In...

***Wow, Christmas is only 9 days away. Yikes! I have quite a bit done, but I have more to do so I better get on the stick! I have a sister-in-law in Colorado, so I have to get busy and get hers sent out. I also have a soldier whom I adopted...I've sent his Christmas card, but not his box. That'll probably arrive after Christmas, darnit.

***Figures lie and liars figure.

***This is just nuts. Bringing terrorists to this country to be imprisoned is crazy and wrong. But then, those words also describe Barack Obama.

***Wow. This is the stuff happening in our public schools. If you can, home school your kids or send them to private school!

***Here's a great collection of positive Christmas stories.

***Marriage is God's idea.

***I gotta tell you what my husband did last night. Yesterday was our 25th wedding anniversary, and we had agreed that the trip to South Carolina and the meal in the fine restaurant Saturday night would be our gift to each other. He surprised me and took me out to dinner last night, too, at a really nice restaurant here in Richmond. At dessert, the waitress brought Mark's cake, my coffee, and a little package and card. It was a beautiful sentimental card, and the package contained the most beautiful diamond earrings and necklace you ever saw! I was flabbergasted. He had arranged all this beforehand with the staff at Galo's, the Italian restaurant we went to. He went to a lot of trouble to make it a special evening, bless his heart. What a great anniversary!

***Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age. ~Carrie Latet

***Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I'm Baaaack!

***What a great trip! We had a wonderful time in South Carolina. I hated to leave them, but it's good to be home. I certainly have plenty to keep me busy for a while!

***Gonna go back to the gym this morning and work out. I walked a lot over the weekend, but I want to get going again on my weight work. Then it'll be back at the computer for the rest of the day catching up.

***Joe Liebeman isn't being "principled." The bill is bad with or without the public option, and the Democrats will sneak it in there somehow anyway. He seems to love the limelight as much as McCain does. I lost all respect for Lieberman when he was all gung-ho about our efforts in Iraq, but continued to caucus with the Democrats who were doing everything they could to ensure America's defeat, when Bush was in office. Different story now. Bunch of hypocrites. And he's right at the top of the dung heap.

***Culture of corruption. Story after story.

***I got quite a bit of Christmas shopping done in Charleston. They have the neatest open air market where hundreds of booths are set up selling hand-crafted items, and there are lots of other shops right there by it. We will definitely have to go back there the next time we visit them, it would take a week to see them all.

***It's only a scandal if a business does it. Governnment bonuses? No problem.

***Here's where some of the "stimulus" money went.

***Heartwarming story.

***Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

***Have a great day!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Heading Home

***Well, it's 3:50 a.m. and I'm waiting for the guys to get ready to head home. We said our goodbyes to Emily & Peter last night so we wouldn't have to wake them up in the middle of the night. We have had such a wonderful (but way too short) weekend with them! We probably walked five miles yesterday. They have this great "open air market" here in Charleston with tons and tons of booths and shops, it was heaven! We walked around by the Battery and the beautiful homes, then we ate at Sticky Fingers barbecue. Man, that was good! Then we drove to Folly Beach and walked on the beach and the pier, and watched the surfers. It was really foggy, would have made a great set for a Stephen King movie. Last night we sat around, ate Snickerdoodles, and watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey. I'm already looking forward to coming back next summer!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Howdy All!

***We had an absolutely grand time yesterday! Walked and walked and shopped and shopped! It doesn't get any better than that. What a beautiful city. We had dinner at the Charleston Grill last night, wow! What an elegant place! Very expensive, but quite an experience. Today we're going to do some more shopping and sightseeing, of course. Mark loves the historic district, and those homes are so beautiful! We drove through it yesterday, but will probably walk through it today to get a better look. I'm getting some great pictures! We opened presents last night with Emily & Peter, and then watched "The Santa Clause" with Tim Allen. I love that movie! It's gonna be so hard to leave them tomorrow.

***Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

South Carolina, Baby!

***We're here! Got here last night about 7:00. Man, that's a long drive! Took us about 13 1/2 hours with stops. Beautiful drive, though! Today we're going downtown to shop, look at the beautiful homes, go to the Battery, etc. etc. etc., then tonight we're going to the Charleston Grill for dinner. It is SO wonderful to see Emily & Peter! We get to help them decorate their tree this evening after dinner, then we'll have Christmas with them. It's gonna be REAL hard to leave on Monday! I promise I will learn how to put pictures up here and get that done so I can share them with you! Another update tomorrow morning!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Countdown

***Crunch time! I have to work this morning, then the rest of the day will be spent making sure my work is done, wrapping presents, packing, and getting ready to hit the road to South Carolina in the morning. What a whirlwind! Fun, though.

***Just another scam from this administration. This is becoming a daily thing.

***This is interesting. Who'da thunk it a year ago?

***I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens

***Gotta get busy...have a great day!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Busy Day

***Up early to work before I have to head to the Post Office for the day. Then half day tomorrow...then off to South Carolina Friday! I would have loved to have had the whole day tomorrow to get ready, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

***No more Kodak moments for me.

***If you've never heard Straight No Chaser, check them out! They are an awesome a capella group.

***Barack Obama's ignorance of how the economy works is scary. You do not "pay for" tax cuts. Tax cuts simply allow those who actually earn the money to keep it. Typical liberal speak. Unfortunately, many people who are equally ignorant of how the economy works believe it.

***Another example of liberal tolerance.

***Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! ~Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers, 1836

***Looking for a way to help others this Christmas? Here's the Salvation Army's web site. Lots of suggestions here!

***Better get busy...have a great day!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Three Days and Counting!

***Not that I'm looking forward to seeing my daughter and her husband or anything...

***Did a little Christmas shopping last night, and we're going to do a little more tonight. We want to take at least some of their gifts to South Carolina with us for them to put under their tree. We'll mail the rest. It's gonna be awful not to have her here, but at least we get to spend some pre-Christmas time with them, so I'm thankful for that.

***This guy is an awesome writer. He's Jay Nordlinger over at National Review Online. His columns are my favorites, along with Victor Davis Hanson's.

***What a buffoon.

***This is so cool! Apparently vinyl records are making a comeback in the music industry. Those of us old enough to remember those can take a trip down memory lane. What's next? Eight track tapes?

***Oh my gosh...this is awesome!!!

***Wow, this wasn't supposed to happen, was it?

***He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree. ~Roy L. Smith

***Have a great day!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Here We Go Again!

***Another week! Man, Christmas is creepin' up on us, ain't it? I love this time of year, but it sure whizzes by fast. Wish we would get some snow here in Indiana, I'm ready! People around here always look ready to smack me when I say that...

***Found a new conservative blog this morning, TheConservatives.com. It's a roundup of top stories from different conservative blogs, looks pretty interesting.

***Nobody brings out liberal hate like Sarah Palin!

***Just makes you shake your head in disbelief, doesn't it? Disbelief that anyone takes these clowns seriously, I mean.

***Okay, on to more fun stuff. Got your Christmas cards out yet? I don't...time to get busy!

***Good ideas for home-based working moms and dealing with the holidays. In years past I have been way too busy to really enjoy Christmas like I should. This year, though it's stressful to have a little less business, I have had a little more "Christmas" time. One of those "mixed blessings" you've heard about!

***The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis

***Ideas for teaching children the Reason for the Season.

***Have a great day!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hey Y'all!

***Good Sunday morning! I've finally defrosted after caroling last night at the park in 24 degree weather...whew! It was fun, though.

***I need to get busy working but the motivation just ain't there this morning! Doesn't matter, though, gotta do it anyway! Funny how the doctors never say, "Oh, you weren't motivated? Oh, well, it's okay that you didn't get my work done, then..."

***Global warming? Yeah, right.

***Click here for the best blog on the internet.

***Family time today! We're going to have dinner with Mark's side of the family today to celebrate three birthdays. We always have such a great time when we get together, I'm really looking forward to it! We found some great gifts for them, too. I don't know if you have an Avon lady, but they really do have some lovely gifts in their books, and I absolutely love their jewelry!

***Here's a chart of who voted and how on the health care bill in the Senate. This is what you get when you elect Democrats. Never forget that.

***Well, better get at it. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

***The decorations around our town seem prettier than usual. A lot of people are decorating their homes, I love to just drive around and look at them. I'm hoping to finish up my Christmas shopping while we're in South Carolina next weekend.

***This will turn your stomach, I promise. These are the types of people who are leading our country...straight to hell in a handbasket.

***A hoax from the start.

***Here's a neat place to find unusual gifts!

***Some of my favorite Christmas music is by Mannheim Steamroller. Check them out!

***BUT, this is my all-time favorite Christmas CD. "The Season of Love" by 4HIM.

***Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale

***Have a terrific day!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Frrrridayyy!!

***Howdy all. I'm getting ready to head to the gym to make my muscles ache, then I'll be back here working for most of the day. It's gonna be a busy weekend with Christmas stuff and family birthday stuff and just stuff in general. Lookin' forward to it!

***This is nothing less than larceny by the government. There is absolutely no excuse for the government stealing 45% of anyone's inheritance, I don't care how big it is.

***My daughter really likes Tangerine Dream. It is a very - unusual - musical group. Listen to some of their samples, it's different from anything you've ever heard.

***This sounds interesting. It's a DVD entitled "Does God Exist?" meant to help when speaking to "intellectuals" regarding God, creation, etc. I think I'll check this out.

***So, how's your Christmas shopping coming? I'm actually doing pretty well, I'd say I'm 75% done. We're trying to get most of Emily & Peter's done before we go to SC in a week. They need a washer & dryer and the family is going together to get them a gift card to Best Buy, but of course we want them to have a few things to open on Christmas morning. Man, it's gonna be tough this year here at home without her!

***My son is learning to juggle! It is so much fun to watch him. That gives us some Christmas ideas, thank goodness, because he's getting harder and harder to buy for!

***
Christmas Chill
by

Paul Curtis


Enjoy your Christmas day in peace
Avoid any kind of quarrel or wrangle
Chill out, relax and enjoy the day
And don’t get your tinsel in a tangle

***Off to the Wellness Center with me...have a great day!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thursday Update

***Here I am again, at my trusty computer. I'll be spending a good part of my morning here, then this afternoon I have to work at the Post Office. It's okay, though, I'm actually pretty well caught up with my work because it is always a little down this time of year. Bad time for that, but it always happens.

***Serves him, and CNN, right.

***"Imagine if our enemy goes on TV and says, 'Okay, we're quitting in 18 months.' What would our reaction be?" ~~Rush Limbaugh

***Top 10 reasons to drop 10 (lbs.).

***I'm still in the mood for more Christmas decorations! I always love Christmas, but this year is just nuts for me as far as wanting to really get into it. Maybe I'm compensating for the fact that Emily's not here to share it with us, who knows? I'm thinking about putting up more lights outside, getting more "stuff" for the inside, you name it! Too bad I'm not made of money.

***Netbooks are just the neatest things. I have a laptop that works fine so I can't really justify buying one, but I'd love to have one just the same!

***This is what I'd like to get my husband for Christmas, a GPS system. There are so many to choose from and I don't know the first thing about them. Guess I better ask someone who does.

***Well, I'm going to Tim Hortons for a cafe mocha, then I'm gonna get busy. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Work, Work, Work...

***I'm up early, as usual, to get a jump on my work before I go work out at the Wellness Center. I'm really enjoying that and looking forward to seeing results!

***Underwhelming.

***Just in time. 25 toys under $25.00.

***Jerk.

***Geez. I wouldn't walk across the street to meet Al Gore for free.

***This is interesting to me, as the transcriptionists who work for me are independent contractors. If you have your own business and issue 1099s, check this out to make sure you're not opening yourself up to trouble! Fortunately, I'm okay.

***Christmas Poem by Joseph P. Martino Copyright© 2003

Two thousand years ago the King of Kings was born.
'The Lamb of God' later made to feel the thorn,
If his words are accepted and not scorned,
They will make us all reborn.

Though God's grace, Joseph and Mary presented
A gift to the world that day, which we can all repay,
by living the ten commandments each and every day.

Try to remember and keep in your heart and mind
Jesus's gospel while here on Earth,
Redemption not a life lived in constant mirth.
Peace on Earth, good will toward man
Everyone should try it, whenever they can.

The Lord gave us the option and choice of 'free will,'
Now it's up to us to fit the bill.

So when you’re Christmas shopping for family and friends,
and money is tight at both ends,
Remember that the greatest gift of all,
Is your love of Jesus in the manger stall.

***Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cruisin' Along...

***Howdy! My body is feeling those extra weights I put on the machines at my workout yesterday, sheesh! Guess that's a good thing.

***Miserable failure.

***Here's another great way to support the troops!

***Check it out! Lloyd Marcus doing "2010."

***Fitness is good for business?

***The Depot District in Richmond is the neatest place! At this time of year they decorate the whole area and have a Christmas festival every Tuesday...carriage rides, a train display, carolers, lots of neat stuff! This used to be a really depressed, junky area and they have made it great!

***Better get busy, have a great day!