Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sunday Stealing 2 days late

1. Do you like blue cheese salad dressing? I'm from Buffalo, of course!
2. Favorite late night snack? something salty then something chocolatey
3. Do you own a gun? No
4. What’s your favorite drink at Starbucks or other specialty coffee shop? ET Mocha from Taste in East Aurora Ny - or Hot Chocolate at home spiked with vanilla vodka
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? not really
6. What do you think of hot dogs? In February they remind me of summer! Heavy mustard, relish and onions with the roll toasted please!
7. Favorite Christmas song? Eartha Kitt's "Santa Baby"
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea from Harney & Sons
9. Can you do push-ups? Yes, but why would I?
10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? My mother's ring.
11. Favorite hobby? Reading, watching movies.
12. Do you have A.D.D.? Occasionally
13. What’s one trait that you hate about yourself? I'm not a very good listener.
14. The last disease you contracted? Kidney stones.
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment. Can kidney stones be contracted? Why am I taking the time to do this? Do I have to finish my oatmeal?
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Water, water and tea.
17. Current worry right now? my marriage
18. Current hate right now? liars
19. Favorite place to be? curled up on the couch with 2 boys, a dog,and my favorite blanket
20. How did you ring in the New Year?usually in bed half asleep
21. Like to travel? absolutely!
22. Name three people who will complete Sunday Stealing this week: can't think of one
23. Do you own slippers? several pairs
24. What color shirt are you wearing? blah pink
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? wouldn't know, never have.
26. Can you whistle? yes, but not well
27. Favorite singer/band? Michael Buble, Peggy Lee
28. Could you ever make it 39 days on the show Survivor? why would I want to?
29. What songs do you sing in the shower? "Losing My Religion"
30. Favorite girl’s names? Natalie,Sophia,
31. Favorite boy’s name? Andrew, Lucas
32. What’s in your pocket right now? fuzz
33. Last thing that made you laugh? "Big Bang Theory" last night
34. Like your job? Which one? Yes to all 3.
36. Do you love where you live? Pretty much. Could do without the 6 months of snow.
37. How many TVs do you have in your house? one
38. Who is your loudest friend? Teri Widley - but she would say I'm louder and she'd be right.
39. Do you drive the speed limit or speed? both, but more often speed.
40. Does someone have a crush on you? that would be the day!
41. What is your favorite book? Pride and Prejudice
42. What is your favorite candy? Sponge candy
43. Favorite Sports Team? don't honestly have one, but Go Sabres!
44. What were you doing 12 AM last night? sleeping
45. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up today?Yeah! It's only 5:15am, I don't have to get up yet!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


My buddy gingersnapspice posts on Sunday a week's worth of reasons to be grateful. This has been a very difficult week for me and I feel the need to copy her fine example.
1. Having friends I can call at all hours of the day and ask, "Am I stupid?" and have them reply without hesitation, "No!".
2. Having family who supports me during trouble without really knowing what the trouble is.
3. The unconditional love of my dog. (This may seem strange, but being welcomed home with a smile, even though I've just walked across the street to the mailbox, really brightens the day.)
4. That my children are healthy and happy, doing well in school and seem well on their way to being really great people in their own right.
5. Having movies and books to escape in.
6. Hope.
7. Forgiveness.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Secret Encourager

Our new pastor is so fantastic, I am almost beyond words to describe how wonderful she is! We have a large confirmation class for our little church this year, 9 kids! Pastor Alice borrowed an idea from her dad (also a pastor) to support the confirmands journey. It's called "Secret Encouragers". Each kid has an adult - they are not told who - who will pray for them, as well as leave them notes of encouragement in their special mailboxes. I signed up to be one of the adults, and have purchased a few cards to get started. What I am looking for is some ideas. Maybe a book or movie - oooh "Facing the Giants" is a good one! - to leave in her mailbox, that might be fun and supportive. She's a seventh grader, so things have to be cool, ya know. Anyone got a thought?

Saturday, November 01, 2008


Happy Halloween!

Andrew came in 2nd place for "Most Creative Costume"!

We had a large group of neighbors 25 kids plus parents come for dinner then trick or treating! Loads of fun! Can't wait to do it again next year!