Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Wrap (Up)

Joanne got the song lyric, it was Paul McCartney and Wings "Wonderful Christmastime." Which happens to be one of my favorite modern Christmas songs.

So I survived Christmas for another year. We even got the tree up and decorated this year. I really enjoyed the day this year. We slept in and got up when we were all ready and opened presents. My favorite part was watching Shasta open the KitchenAid mixer I got her and watching mom open the books and other things we got her. I got a the coffeemaker I wanted. The Hamilton Beach Brewstation Plus and I LOVE IT, do y'all hear me??? I am a coffee snob and this is the perfect coffee maker for me. It doesn't have a coffee pot. It brews the coffee and keeps it warm in the top part of the maker and when you want a cup you just push your cup against the button and it fills it up! She also got me a really awesome coffee grinder that kicks major tail. Both of these were perfect presents for me and will get much use. The really nice thing was just spending time at home. We never left the house, which is very unusual for us. We stayed home, napped, played on the computer, XBox, ate, read and just enjoyed family time, which was the best present I think any of us got.

Had a really good class with my youth tonight. I had a bad headache and was pretty cranky in the hours leading up to leaving but once I got there I had a peace and the lesson (which in all honestly I threw together at pretty much the last minute) went surprisingly well.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Song Lyric Sunday

Ok, the Movie Line Monday didn't generate much of a response. But the movie I picked was not exactly one that a lot of you would know. The quote is from La Vita รจ bella (Life Is Beautiful) and was said by the character Eliseo. If you haven't seen this movie, you really need to. It was originally released in Italian with subtitles and I highly recommend watching it that way. If not you can get the DVD with English dubbed in, but it's just not the same.

I can actually say that we are ready for Christmas, and I'm looking forward to it. We got out for a bit today, exchanged some presents with a few friends and family and it started me realizing what an awesome time of year this is and in the mindset to try and enjoy it. Shasta and I made some goodie packs for a lot of folks that consisted of our favorite snacks. We did haystacks, cashew brittle, peppermint bark and banana bread. Haystacks are one of my all time favorites, especially the butterscotch ones. So do you have a fave candy, snack or food for Christmas? If so what is it?

Here's the lyric for this week:

The party's on
The spirits up
We're here tonight
And that's enough

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


So I'm sitting here in my office and mom is watching some Christmas from Ford's Theater special out in our living room. Which was all well and good up to the point where they introduced Olivia Newton-John and she comes and sings (drum roll, palpable suspense here) White Christmas, no, (tension builds) Jingle Bells, uh uh, (can you freakin stand it??) Grandma Got Run Over..., nope! She's singing Xanadu!!!! Why in the world would you sing that song on a Christmas special??? Why would you sing it at all, it's a mediocre song from a lousy movie.

Speaking of mom, it's great that she's able to sit and watch anything tonight. She took a fall last night and dislocated her shoulder. From about 6:45 to 10:30 she was in excruciating pain, and the process at the emergency room just really seemed to drag. They finally sedated her, popped it back in and she has been much better ever since. Muffin has a more detailed posting on her blog. I for one am extremely thankful that it was something that was easily fixed and that nothing was broken or torn. It is extremely difficult to watch her go through something like that and not be able to ease any of her pain. I'm thankful that last night, Muffin and the Sunday Obsession entourage were all there and that gave mom comfort and me the peace of mind so I didn't feel like I had to do it all on my own. Thank you all for helping. To Mark for rubbing her back, to Faithy for the song, Tina, Tina and Denise for the blanket, Richie and Homer for just talking and sitting with her while we waited on the ambulance. Justin for moving my car and meeting the ambulance at the entrance to the development. And to everyone else for praying and helping out. If I missed something specific you did, charge it to my head and not my heart cause everything was very much appreciated and am extremely grateful to you all.

I snapped this picture as they were loading her into the ambulance. I wonder if this counts as a "Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes?"

Monday, December 17, 2007

Movie Quote Monday

First of all Congrats to Kathie for getting the song lyric last week (with a little help from that ringer JC.) She has apparently also inherited the rights to his prize. So she can head on over to and pick any 6.99 CD or and pick any 5.50 1/2 lb bag of coffee.

Since I missed Song Lyric Sunday, I'm gonna switch up and do Movie Quote Monday this week. Same principle as Song Lyric Sunday, just name the movie and actor(s)/character(s) that are quoted and you win. Here goes.

Serving is a supreme art.
God is the first servant.
God serves men, but he's not a servant to men.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

'Tis the season

Oh Sweet, Marshmallowey Goodness!!!

They're not just for Easter anymore!!!

Well it's getting close to Christmas and I tend to turn into a Scrooge at Christmas. It just seems that it's so easy to get caught up and disheartened by the need to buy presents, decorate, etc. that I sometimes let myself completely miss out what the reason for the whole deal. I was with my youth group the other night and a question was asked about adoption and what the bible says about it. The bible is full of stories of adoption, from Moses being adopted by Pharaoh's daughter to Jesus being adopted by Joseph to God adopting us into his family. I realized that night, that for all the reasons I don't like Christmas, the reason I REALLY like Christmas is because God chose to adopt me and Christmas was the first part of that process. My friends are going through the process of adopting from overseas right now and I've watched as they've had up, downs, delays, etc with getting the process completed. But everyday they are 24 hours closer to bringing Eli home. And with all the hubbub, etc that Christmas brings, the hope that Christmas brings is that for the believer, each Christmas we are 1 year closer to God bringing us home and that will be better than any decoration, present, dinner, etc. Even better than PEEPS!!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Song Lyric Sunday

I get home 7:30 the house is dirty, but it can wait
Yeah, 'cause right now I need some downtime
To drink some red wine and celebrate
Armageddon could be knocking at my door
But I ain't gonna answer that's for sure.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Winner Is....

Congrats to JC for winning the Song Lyric Sunday Contest, and no he isn't a ringer. JC email me and let me know which prize you want and I'll get it to you.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Song Lyric Sunday - Final Week

Ok, so the standings are as follows:

JC - 2
Kathie - 1
Kate - 1
In spite of my attempts to avoid a tie, it's possible for Kathie or Kate to get this and force some type of playoff. Here's this weeks lyric:

You're a three decker saurkraut and toadstool
With arsenic sauce.