Sunday, December 31, 2006

Now The Year Is Over

2006 is about to end..hard to believe that another year has passed.  My resolutions for the coming year:

1.   Need to get back on track with my faith.  I've been out of whack in that area for 2 years now.  My resolution is a Bible reading daily (Upper Room, Daily Bread or something of the type); Church at least twice a month; and I'm going to finish the book "The Power of a Praying Wife".

2.   My weight.  I need to get to Curves 3 days a week.  I need to watch what I'm eating.  And more than anything - I'm going to be 20 lbs. lighter by June.

3.   Saving money.  Just keep pictures of NYC and Kevin Spacey in front of me....I should be good for saving money.

Happy New Year!!!

Monday, December 25, 2006

And Now The Holiday Comes To A Close

Hard to believe that Christmas is now over.  It's seems like you spend forever getting ready and in a split second - it's done! 

I actually did well this Christmas, hubby bought me a new digital camera - an Olympus Stylus 710.  It has 7.1 megapixels and is about the size of my palm.  I'll admit, I had hinted quite a bit over the past month.  The one he bought was my top choice but I had picked out cheaper ones I'd of been satisfied with - God love him, he bought the one I really wanted.

  Step kids got me a photo album/journal gift set with colored pens and a whole pack of different colored Sharpie markers.  I actually found this a creative gift - I'll use it all and it beats the normal scented body lotions/sprays/bath washes and/or scented candles that is the norm.  Not that I want to sound ungrateful, but the truth is I have dozens of scented candles and though I do use the scented bath washes...the lotions and sprays irritate my skin terribly for some reason.  It's just nice to get something I really can use.  I got gift certificates from my family, the third season of Smallville from my one neice, money from my parents and little odds and ends.  My husband's family chose to do a "thieves" gift exchange.  It's where everyone brings a gift and you draw names and choose from the pile - the hitch is, that when your name is called you may take from the pile or "steal" a gift from someone that has already chosen.  I stole mine from my stepson, and came home with a Brita Water Filtration Pitcher and photo coasters.  That may seem odd to you, but I really wanted that pitcher.  I drink lots of water.  My step daughter ended up with the gift I had brought - a portable dvd player.

Actually a thieves gift exchange can be very hard.  I had to come up with a gift that was appropriate for both male and female and for ages 14 thru 80.   It wasn't an easy choice.  At some point, I just had to find something and the dvd player fit the bill.  Actually a gift card was my first choice, but then I thought - that's so obvious and what if everyone does that?  Then we'd just be exchanging one card for another - what fun is that?  As it turns out, only 3 gift cards existed in the pile - good ones....but it was nice that some good gifts were thought of too - like my water pitcher!!!!  Course the cards were nice ones - they were Visa gift cards, so you can use them for whatever and where ever you want - hubby got one of them.

Now to get through New Years.


    • Tuesday, December 26. 2006 Kim wrote:
      Glad to hear that Christmas went well! I managed to refrain from egging anyone's car (which is more than I can say about what I did in high school to PM's car!). Still angry though.
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    Sunday, December 24, 2006

    Happy Holidays To All

    Hope Everyone's Holidays are Happy and Safe!!!!

    Friday, December 15, 2006

    A Message To Think About

    I came across this interesting little snippet today. It's a great message to people who don't understand why God allows others to suffer:

    “On the street I saw a small girl
    cold and shivering in a thin dress,
    with little hope of a decent meal.
    I became angry and said to God:
    ‘Why did you permit this?
    Why don’t you do something
    about it?’

    For a while God said nothing.
    That night he replied, quite suddenly:
    ‘I certainly did something about it.
    I made you.’”

    Author Unknown

    Sunday, December 3, 2006

    New York City Here I Come

    So I'm patiently awaiting confirmation for a room at the Radio City Apartments ( in NYC for May 9-14th. There website says it's available but the email confirmation was a "pre-registration" and we'll know for sure within 72 hours.

    This was our first choice place. Mind you, it's not a fancy place; but all I really need is a clean room and shower, I don't need all the "extras". It's in a central location and the reviews at are very good. And the price is right - $155.00 a night for a 2 double bed room. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    Then it's just the wait for tickets for the show to go on sale. And then it's trying to get tickets to fall within that time period. Once I have a hotel booked and a ticket in hand to see that gorgeous man...I'll be alot more pleasant to be around - lol!!!!

    Wish me luck!!!