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Nice Neighbor

Happy Memorial Day!

Just wanted to say that before getting to the purpose of this posting.  Since it is Memorial Day, I didn’t have to work and was able to spend the whole day indoors.  I know that I should have probably been out enjoying the beautiful weather (slightly diminished by the smoke drifting down […]

Inspiration Strikes

I woke up this morning thinking about the power points for church.  Specifically, how I could make them more interesting.  I’ve been doing the power points at church for over two years; at first one power point for the Saturday service, then we added the first service on Sunday and then we decided to put […]

Root Canal

Yup…had a root canal.

The dentist, aka Torture Guy,  said he could either remove the tooth or do a root canal.  Then he said that he wouldn’t let me have the tooth pulled so it had to be the root canal.  Then why give me the option???  Not that I wanted the tooth pulled but […]

Achy Tooth

Groan…heavy sigh…. grumble, grumble, grumble….

That is me.  I have a toothache.  It has been bothering me for a while now.  When I would eat something really cold, it would ache for a while afterwards.  But then the pain would go away and I would forget about it.  Then it started bothering me when I […]

Cats & Ice Cubes

It is going to be really hot today.  It was hot and humid yesterday and, when I arrived home from work, I noticed that my cats were lying on the floor in the kitchen.  Normally they sit on the table looking out the window or lie on the couch but on really hot days, they […]


When did TV get to be the center of our lives?  Back before there was television, how were our living rooms arranged?  Probably the way my childhood living room was arranged.  Two love seats facing each other with a couple of other chairs near them all centered around a coffee table.  Where was the TV?  […]


Today is Pentecost. For those who don’t go to church or who attend a non-denominational church, Pentecost is the celebration of the Holy Spirit descending on the disciples some time after Christ’s ascension into heaven. The story is described in the Bible in the book of Acts, chapter 2 starting at the […]

Dad’s Birthday

Today would have been my dad’s 84th birthday!!  I e-mailed my brothers and sister and we were speculating what he would look like now. When he died at the age of 77, his hair was still mostly black although his beard and mustache were mostly gray.  The consensus was that Dad’s hair […]


I was going to entitle this Mama Turkey but I couldn’t resist using this word.  Anthropomorphism.  It means to give human attributes to non-human things like animals, objects or abstract concepts.  I was telling my brother, Ted, about Tom Turkey the other night and he said giving human characteristics to animals is anthropomorphism.  As if […]

Today’s Thoughts (5/18/10)

It has been one month since I did a Today’s Thoughts posting so it is way over due:

–        I hear that the couple that crashed the last state dinner at the White House wants an apology from the White House.  HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA, (deep breath), HA, HA, HA, […]