Saturday, March 21, 2015

Spring!

***Well, it's officially spring. Doesn't that sound good? Sure, we'll still have some cool days and probably another frost or two, but we're just about out of the woods for a few months. I'm going to get my bike out of storage, pump up the tires, and ride or walk at least 4 days per week. I sit way, way too much. I do have some weights here in the office and get up and do some lifts during the day - not enough, but better than nothing. I feel so much better when I'm exercising regularly. I'll never be a gym rat or obsessive - I'm happy if I get 20 minutes in. :-)

***Going to breakfast at Cracker Barrel and then to the Amish store with some special ladies in my life today - my mom, sister, and hopefully two of my aunts. I always look forward to Saturdays. Sure, I have to do some work, but I also always take some time away from my computer. I noticed a yard sale in yesterday's paper. People will probably be all over that like a swarm of ants. Mom & I are so ready to start yard saling again!

***Benghazi panel demands Hillary Clinton's email server. If she had nothing to hide, she would have already turned it over. We all know she has something to hide though, don't we?

The chairman of the congressional committee probing the Benghazi terror attacks has formally asked that Hillary Clinton turn over her personal server -- warning that the House could take steps to pressure her if she refuses.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., sent a letter, released Friday, to Clinton's attorney requesting that the former secretary of state "relinquish" the server to a "neutral, detached and independent third-party" for review.
The server has become a point of controversy after she admitted to exclusively using a private email account and a personal server while secretary -- yet insisted her server would remain private, though some lawmakers want access to it to ensure she's turned over all official emails during her tenure.

Perfectly legitimate request, and again, she would have already turned it over if there were nothing incriminating on it. She probably has people diligently scrubbing it right now.

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***Your mom must be so proud....

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***Hope they don't put this in the kids section. That could scar a kid for life!
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***From Founding Fathers blog:

I recently came across a copy of a newspaper called “Globe Leader,” dated January 13, 2013.  It’s a newspaper from New Wilmington, PA. In it there is an article about a Christ Church in Alexandria, VA, where George Washington had a family pew. It’s still there, and it’s the only pew left with a swinging door and a little metal plate with the name “George Washington family.”  Visitors are welcome to sit in it.  There is a list of George’s honorary pall bearers for his funeral, which must have been at this church.
The Church is still an active church, which had a full crowd for its services on Christmas Eve. The author of this article said it was a very nice service. It was an hour and a half long, conducted by a woman, and included communion.
The brochure about this church said it was also attended by Robert E. Lee (who also has a marked pew, but no swinging gate), who, of course, used to live where Arlington National Cemetery is now. During the Civil War, many of the local churches were taken over and turn into hospitals. However, the reputation of Christ Church as George Washington’s place of worship preserved it as a church. It’s reputed to be the oldest church in one of the original 13 colonies.
And the brochure said that it is a tradition for the sitting U.S. President to attend at least one service at Christ Church during their administration, often on a Sunday near Washington’s birthday celebration. No mention of whether or not our current President has attended, or intends to visit. But Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill sat together there on Sunday, January 1, 1942, to observe the World Day of Prayer for Peace.
The construction of this church began in 1767 and was completed in 1773. It still has a vibrant congregation. It can hold up to 550 people, including those who may be seated on the balcony.
There’s a beautiful color picture of the church building on the front page of this newspaper. Might be nice to visit sometime.



***Lilacs -  my favorite flower! One of the best things about spring. :-)



***Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. ~W. Earl Hall

***Have a great day!
 

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