Tuesday, 23 December 2008
I'm going on holidays over this Christmas break and won't be blogging for a while. But I'll be back next year and will be sure to have some interesting moments and thoughts to blog about.
So to all of you, Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.
Monday, 22 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
A prisoner in jail received a letter from his wife: "I have
decided to plant some vegetables in the back garden. When is
the best time to plant them?"
The prisoner, knowing that the prison guards read all mail,
replied in a letter: "Dear wife, whatever you do, do not
touch the back garden. That is where I hid all the money."
A week or so later, he received another letter from his
wife: "You won't believe what happened. Some men came with
shovels to the house and dug up all the back garden."
The prisoner wrote another letter: "Dear wife, now is the
best time to plant the vegetables."
Received from Thomas Ellsworth.
Friday, 12 December 2008
So, my plea to you (and myself) for this Christmas is to think about the things you can give, rather the things you may get.
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
I have to say that I'm struggling a bit to get into the Christmas Spirit.
Things a wrapping up for the year, and that means I'm very tired, so maybe that's part of my problem.
We don't actually have our tree up yet, although it has now been brought in to the house from the shed (we have an artificail tree). Of course one of the issues there is what our cat will do once it is up. Like the kitty above, Rosie likes to get the tree ornaments, and there are some that she likes more than others.
I also need to get organised and do the Christmas cards, mostly for people at work (I received one today).
It was different when we were kids. There was that extra anticipation. What is it when we get older?
Are we disillusioned by the commercialism? Or have we just lost that joy of childhood?
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
So, without further ado, on with the next part of the list:
18. Hair clips - some cute little ones that I wore with a costume one time and will never wear again.
19. An exfoliating glove - came free with some shower gel
20. 70cm decorated Christmas tree - I bought it for my one and only Christmas alone (so far), but looking at it now it's rather boring, and taking up valuable storage space under my bed.
21. An unsused will kit
22. A wad of old payslips - I know longer work for that company and all my tax returns are up to date.
23. Multiple copies of old references - I've still kept the originals though.
24. Several old calendars - extra ones that I didn't even use the year they were for, but they had been sent to me free.
25. A book "Miracles of Life" - shock!!! I've got rid of a book. It was sent to me free, and I've never been interested in it, plus it's taking up space on my bookshelf.
I may have a couple of other books to get rid of soon, so keep checking because I'm thinking about offering them here - FREE to a good home (or if my church library would get started I may donate them there).
Thursday, 4 December 2008
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Wednesday, 3 December 2008
I've really been working on this over the past few days. Last night as I waited for the kitchen bench to be unoccupied so that I could bake some tiny gingerbread men (116 at final count), I went through some things at my desk and resulted in the following items either going in the rubbish bin or the donation bag.
13. A bag of cameral film canisters - I'd been saving them for craft, but they are black plastic and I prefer to see what's in my containers
14. A pencil sharpener - every time I used it it took a big chunk of the penicil wood with it
15. Some rusty safety pins and paperclips
16. Pens - 10 or so plus a couple of pencils
17. A soft toy white rabbit - it has a pull cord at the back which makes it vibrate
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Yes, I am still completing this challenge. And today I have some more items to add to the list.
7. A pair of shoes - still good
8. A DVD - I've never liked
9. A top - I wore to work last summer, but I've decided I don't really like it.
10. A santa hat & beard - it came in a mixed package of things I bought at Spotlight last year
11. Some personal care products - I'll never use them again
12. A container - I'd been saving it for another use, but it's time to let it go.
Monday, 1 December 2008
Claudaniel Fabien, 30, and Melody LaLuz, 28, tied the knot in Chicago at the weekend after being together since 2006.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported the couple pledged to abstain from sex before marriage but went one step further and agreed not to kiss each other on the lips.
Both abstinence educators, the couple met on a mission trip in Uganda.
They both waited with anticipation as the minister said: "now you may kiss the bride."
"It feels like such a gift," Melody said.
"When you value a kiss, it becomes something of worth."
The couple will honeymoon in the Bahamas.
This makes me think of one of Robin Jones Gunn's books, 'With This Ring' (in the Sierra Jensen series). Two of the characters, Doug & Tracy, are getting married and they have saved their first kiss for the wedding day!