Saturday, January 20, 2007

Emergency post for Cube!




They have been found! Quick grab them Cube !

The 53rd Celebration

Thank you all for wishing my Hubby a Happy Birthday!
With Thursday Thirteen and Friday Feast this is the first opportunity I have to share with you how wonderful Wednesday was.

I had one set of plans in my head because Joe has his piano lessons on Wednesday evenings. Wednesday is also the ONLY day that Joe does not have school related after school obligations. The piano teacher called and cancelled the lesson because her water pipes were all frozen. I felt really bad that her pipes froze. With piano cancelled we were able to take Dada out to eat for his birthday. We went to a really nice Steak House and Larry ordered a great big porterhouse steak. Joe had shrimp scampi, Jaycee had a “hangabur” her word for hamburger, and I had the rib eye. It was really yummy and we had a wonderful time.


There is nothing in the world like a kiss from your little girl!



This is a picture of our Waiter. Hubby asked him how he felt about having his picture on the internet and he quickly replied I'm already on it. Look at that smile.



After dinner we came home to have cake. After we sang the Happy Birthday song Jaycee yelled with excitement “Take a Wish!” You can tell Jaycee wanted to blow out the candles too. She also helped open all the presents.





It is hard to catch a picture of Joe smiling. He has to be so cool in all the pictures but I got one.



Friday, January 19, 2007

Friday's Feast #127

Appetizer
Which television shows do you just refuse to miss?
I have not watched a tele in years. Even when I was watching I don't think there was ever a show I refused to miss.

Soup
Who did you last speak to on the telephone?
My hubby.

Salad
How many pillows do you keep on your bed?
That would be two.

Main Course
Name one addition to your computer (software, hardware, etc.) that you'd love to have.
Whatever they make that could speed up our internet when it is slow.

Dessert
What is your favorite foreign food?
Truffles! Chocolate Truffles! Thanks to Jamie Dawn!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (14th)


Technology for Country Folk

#1 LOG ON: Making a wood stove hotter.


#2 LOG OFF: Don't add no more wood.


#3 MONITOR: Keeping an eye on the wood stove.


#4 DOWNLOAD: Gettin' the farwood off the truk.


#5 HARD DRIVE: Gettin' home in the winter time.


#6 PROMPT: Whut the mail ain't in the winter time.


#7 WINDOWS: Whut to shut when it's cold outside.


#8 SCREEN: Whut to shut when it's blak fly season.


#9 BYTE: Whut dem dang flys do.


#10 MODEM: Whacha did to the hay fields.


#11 LAP TOP: Whar the kitty sleeps.


#12 PORT: Fancy Flatlander wine.


#13 ENTER: Northerner talk fer "C'mon in y'all".



Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged!



Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Happy 53rd Birthday Dear Husband!



"Happy Birthday" means much more
Than have a happy day.

Within these words lie lots of things
I never get to say.

It means I love you first of all,
then thanks for all you do.

It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I'm proud of you.

But most of all, I guess it means
that I am thinking of you
on this very special day,





Jaycee picked this picture to post.
They like to watch Pingu together.




We are making the trek to town so that we can begin the celebrations when Larry gets home form work.




Monday, January 15, 2007

Martin Luther King, Jr.



Martin Luther King, Jr.
From Wikipedia

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929April 4, 1968) was a famous leader of the American civil rights movement, a political activist, and a Baptist minister. In 1964, King became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (for his work as a peacemaker, promoting nonviolence and equal treatment for different races). On April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1977, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter. In 1986, Martin Luther King Day was established as a United States holiday. In 2004, King was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. He was known as a great public speaker. King's most influential and well-known public address is the "I Have A Dream" speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.


Immediately after the March, the Negro leaders met with Kennedy to discuss the bill, and their future. When they first met, the president smiled and said, "I have a dream."

The entire “I have a dream” speech from The March on Washington on August 28, 1963 can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbUtL_0vAJk

"I think there is a need for a leader... similar to a Martin Luther. But I don't think that we can expect in our lifetime another Martin Luther King. Martin Luther King was a rare breed. They just don't come around that often." -John Lewis- (Ten Years after the March)

This is a must watch! (This is really worth the three minutes it takes to watch!)


April 24, 1971, over 500,000 demonstrators arrived in Washington. My mother and I boarded a bus full of demonstrators and headed for Washington. My memory of that day was bolstered by the information I found on the internet. We sang almost the whole way there. Everyone on the bus was singing. I remember John Denver singing and I found a wonderful video from the day we were there.
Peace and Love were very important concepts in the world at the time.


Dionne Warwick sings one of Martin Luther King’s favorite songs as a tribute.



I will close with these words:

I know that love is ultimately the only answer to mankind's problems. And I'm going to talk about it everywhere I go. I know it isn't popular to talk about it in some circles today. I'm not talking about emotional bosh when I talk about love, I'm talking about a strong, demanding love. And I have seen too much hate. I've seen too much hate on the faces of sheriffs in the South. I've seen hate on the faces of too many Klansmen and too many White Citizens Councilors in the South to want to hate myself, because every time I see it, I know that it does something to their faces and their personalities and I say to myself that hate is too great a burden to bear. I have decided to love. If you are seeking the highest good, I think you can find it through love. And the beautiful thing is that we are moving against wrong when we do it, because John was right, God is love. He who hates does not know God, but he who has love has the key that unlocks the door to the meaning of ultimate reality. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.~Martin Luther King, Jr.


Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sunday January 14, 2007

“Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again.” ~ Alex Tan

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