The Great Black Friday Sacrifice

Well, I knew it was coming, but how does one prepare for a pre-dawn shopping excursion?  Michelle had made up her mind that she loves doing the-day-after-Thanksgiving-thing and there was no stopping this determined young woman! I was awakened shortly after 2:30 am to the smell of Cotton Candy Cologne tickling my nose and the [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all of my US friends and readers, Happy Thanksgiving! Our family is celebrating in rather low-key fashion.  Since we had our festive Thanksgiving celebration with lots of food on Monday, today will be a much simpler meal, although we will still have turkey and some traditional fare! The kids got up this morning and [...]

Wintry Morning and Missing “Home”

Yesterday,  Bill in Scotland featured the Dead Sea, where he recently visited.  I was impressed by one photo which contained a small statue-like “rock” which was identified as Lot’s wife, turned into a pillar of salt.  Well, I certainly don’t want to look back instead of ahead, causing God to punish me, (I would probably be [...]

My New Pet

I’m not certain where, exactly, my little pet Ladybug lives, but the little darling surfaces from time to time! This morning, when I opened my eyes to look at the time on the clock radio, the bug was walking on the device!  A little later, I found my spotted friend perched on the cap of [...]

Fun in the Snow!

Ben and Michelle invited their friends over today, hoping to do some sledding.  The snow we have gotten lately has really compressed to almost nothing, but we figured the situation might be a little better over at the park, as it is located at a much higher altitude. We drove over to the park and [...]