Thursday, December 31, 2009


Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


There is no greater confirmation of the trustworthiness of God than when we trust Him
 even in the face of the unexpected insecurities and uncertainties of life.
And who knows what He has in store through you
 in terms of impact in future generations when He rearranges your life?

Joe Stowell
Strength for the Journey
December 22, 2009

“But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.’ ” Luke 1:30-31

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


LG's catching on. At dinner last night she informed her family that we'd better be good or we won't get any presents. Santa Claus knows when we've been bad, so we'd better be good.

Not sure how this effectively mediates her behavior because she wasn't in the least cooperative when it came time to leave the house this morning. She's a very focused t.v. viewer and mornings are all about PBS Sprout.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


He saw each note as it fell from his clarinet. Smooth, stretched, with a smokey luster that made him think of black pearls against a woman's translucent white skin. "If I Had You," it was called, an old tune with a slow, sweet melodic line. Had he ever played this one for her?
Deborah Crombie
Kissed A Sad Goodbye

I've always loved the Chicago Tribune's small book's column featuring favorite opening paragraphs. More often than I expect I am taken with an author's hook...

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Courageous risks are life giving, they help you grow, make you brave and better than you think you are.
Joan L. Curcio
ME calendar quote

Monday, December 14, 2009


LG and I did some late-in-the-day shopping yesterday. LE needs a brown long-sleeved onesie and tights or leggings to match, and a little research on the Internet indicated Gymboree was the place to go.

Friday, December 11, 2009


I admit to being a bit of a celebrity news junkie... But, enough is enough. I am SICK and TIRED of Tiger Woods and Jon Gosselin. They aren't interesting. Their actions are not only ego-manical, but devastating to their familes. Doesn't ANYONE realize that their children will grow up and they will Google, and they will be plagued by the lies, exaggerations, and notoriety of the bad behavior these so-called men have exhibited.

Vultures all of them. E! Access Hollywood, People, US... And, the experts that give conjecture, opinions, and the oh-so-disappointed head shakes. Enough! I refuse to read, watch, or think about either one of these despicable people.