Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I voted last night and slipped my absentee ballot into the mail this morning. It made me feel good to get it done. This election has seemed a little wilder than most - but then sometimes I think we have selective memory about these things. It will be interesting to see the outcome next week.
I first voted in a Presidential Election when I was away at college. That's a lot of elections ago. We live in a great country. Be involved in the process!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Then, on Saturday, my actual birthday (the 18th) I got a phone call from my niece, Linnea. That was so thoughtful of her. It was great hearing her voice. I also got to talk to Merlene. I then had a real treat when Vicki, Jana and her husband Randi came to pick me up for lunch at
Soon, there was a knock at the door, and a delivery guy delivered pizza from Papa Johns!
So, we had a great time eating pizza - and I even got real fancy candles on my birthday cake! Then Peggy very kindly hooked up my new DVD player for me. (My old one just died and I had just purchased a replacement). It's so hard for me to do because you have to get down on your hands and knees to get at all the plugs. Peggy did a great job and it was up and running in no time! So, of course, we had to play a movie - just to make sure it worked. I chose to see "P.S., I Love You", which I really enjoy. No doubt because it has Gerard Butler in it!
What a nice birthday weekend. It almost made up for being older than dirt this year. Still, I figure anyone who has so many sweet friends - people willing to buy you lunch to celebrate with you on your birthday - is very blessed and rich indeed. How lucky I am!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
In every condition, in sickness, in health;
Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed,
When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie,
Even down to old age all
The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
Monday, October 6, 2008
Steve, Scott and Robin at the hotel in Buena Park, California