Monday, January 26, 2009

It's been a tough week!

It's been a long week and weekend. We are sick again! Coughing, fever, chills, etc. etc. I'm hoping we are on the mend. We been eating a lot of this:

The weather people are calling for some bad weather for our area over the next two days. It would be lovely to have a snow day or two.

We had some movies home from Netflex over the weekend.

Don't bother with these two movies:

We still have this one to watch:

I just found out that this mini series from the 70's is finally on DVD:
Captains and the Kings

Did anyone watch this all those years ago? I loved Richard Jordan. I've got it in my Netflex queue. I hope I'm not disappointed. Have you had that happen? You look foward to seeing something you haven't seen in years and then you see it and wonder what was the big deal. That happened with Paul and me and the movie Airplane! I was pregnant with John at the time we first watched it back in 1982 and Paul thought I was going to go into labor because I was laughing so hard. We watched it a few years ago on DVD and I couldn't see what I thought was so funny. I guess we all grow up!

Lovejoy season 4 is finally out on DVD and the first disc is on it's way from Netflex. That will make my week! Well except for watching Lost and CSI!

Paul and I did have fun Friday night at the pep rally for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Check out the Camera Totin Idiot's page for more photos on the rally!

Well I'm off to the kitchen to make a ham and turkey sandwich on 12 grain whole wheat bread. Sounds yummy!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Well it's been two weeks since I last posted and I didn't even realize it! I've been sick with the flu, and I've been helping Lori with her school work. She started her second semester of college on Monday! Jackson has had the flu and he decided to give it to everyone else in the family including me! So I'm just getting over it and feeling much better. I missed a couple days of work and which means I have to catch up with everything that I missed. So I've been tired in the evenings. I've also been watching my two favorite TV shows - Lost & CSI! What fun. While I was sick in bed I watched my favorite TV show - I Love Lucy! I have seasons 4, 5, and 6 on DVD and I love them. The Hollywood episodes are my favorite!

I also watched one of my favorite movies - The Great Race - 1965 - Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, and Jack Lemmon. Here's one of my favorite scenes - The Pie Fight! Funny stuff!!! (Yes Jack Lemmon plays Professor Fate and the Prince)

Tomorrow, the Camera totin Idiot and me are going to Pittsburgh for a Pep Rally at Heinz Field to see the Steelers off to the Superbowl! I'm sure there will be lots of photos to share!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


I was wondering about the net today looking for some new books to read and I found a few things to share.

A book by Pastor Joshua ChoonMin Kang caught my attention. The book is titled Deep Rooted in Christ.

"Deep-Rooted in Christ speaks to the heart. It urges, gently but ever so persistently, that our hearts should always be turning, turning into the light of Christ, turning toward the Lover of our souls, turning into the Way and the Truth and the Life-'til by turning, turning we come round right.' At the same time this book warms the heart, constantly drawing and encouraging, never pushing and condemning." From the foreword by Richard Foster

I'm putting this on my Wish List. I looked up the Pastor's website and found a piece written in his column titled, The Wisdom of Waiting for the Hope Filled New Year. Go here to read the column. This part jumped out at me:

"In order for us to capture the hope God has prepared for the New Year, we must wait temporarily and prepare ourselves."

Are you waiting? Preparing yourself? For what?

Also in my email today I received this from Max Lucado:

Laws of the Lighthouse:

- Love God more than you fear hell.
– Once a week, let a child take you on a walk.
– Make major decisions in a cemetery.
– When no one is watching, live as if someone is.
– Succeed at home first.
– Don’t spend tomorrow’s money today.
– Pray twice as much as you fret.
– Listen twice as much as you speak.
– Only harbor a grudge when God does.
– Never outgrow your love of sunsets.
– Treat people like angels; you will meet some and help make some.
– ‘Tis wiser to err on the side of generosity than on the side of scrutiny.
– God has forgiven you; you’d be wise to do the same.
– When you can’t trace God’s hand, trust his heart.
– Toot your own horn and the notes will be flat.
– Don’t feel guilty for God’s goodness.
– The book of life is lived in chapters, so know your page number.
– Never let the important be the victim of the trivial.
– Live your liturgy.

To sum it all up:
Approach life like a voyage on a schooner. Enjoy the view. Explore the vessel. Make friends with the captain. Fish a little. And then get off when you get home.

From The Eye of the Storm by Max Lucado

This devotional is worth a look too. It is by Joni Tada Erickson and is titled - Pearls of Great Price. I think I'll be purchasing this soon.

And for some fictional reading I found this book - THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Looks like an interesting book. This one may be purchased soon too!

What I'm reading now is - The Little Book by Selden Edwards. Interesting, confusing, and strange. I'll read to the end but not sure if I like it.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!

We celebrated the New Year downtown on our Cumberland Mall. It's always a fun event!

We had an exciting 2008. Our youngest, Lori, graduated from high school and started her first year at our local community college and got her driver's permit! Our first grandchild, Jackson, was born on June 28, 2008. They are the highlights of 2008 for us. Not sure what 2009 has in store for our family. Our prayers are for good health for relatives and our children and each other! We pray for our jobs to be safe in an unsure economy. That's a BIG prayer! We will celebrate our 30th anniversary in March of 2009 and also our 50th birthdays in November and December! Oh dear. Where did the time go? Oh well! Those are post for another day!

Happy New Year to everyone! How are you spending your day? We are watching Jackson for a little while. I'm cooking a ham for dinner. Lori and I will play some Racko or Rummy. Paul will watch football. I might even catch a nap! A nice relaxing day! Hope you have the same. It's back to work for us on Monday the 5th.