Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Peace be with you

I realized the other day that Priest and Nuns have it made. They decide to devote their entire lives to God (wonderful) AND they get taken care of.

Here are my thoughts on it. They get to do what they want to do every day which is learn, teach and live the lessons of the Lord. Everyday. They are also given a place to live, food, clothing, etc. How sweet is that?! I am not saying there aren't negatives. They may have to move around, they can get called in the middle of the night, often. But on the other hand, they have a really HUGE family. Everyone is happy to see you. "Good morning Father, oh Hello Sister".

The only other job I can think of where you are also taken care of is the military. They house you, give you clothing allowance and make sure you eat. Same in that you may have to move around. Of course, you do have the possibility of getting shot, bombed or just plain blown up.

I thought I would write this because I never really thought about it before, how they are taken care of. They are taken care of so they can take care of us.

Oh, yes and Peace be with you too.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Last night we were watching the movie "You Can't Take it with You". There is a part where all the workers need to talk to the President of the Bank. They pick up the phone and say "Get me Mr. So and So in the conference room".

Siobhan said "That is cool, they can just say who they want to talk to". We cracked up. She didn't get that there was an operator or secretary on the phone who was connected the call.

Ahh, so sweet!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

The benefit of last minute shopping

As long back as I can remember, my Dad always did all of his shopping on Christmas Eve. I always thought he was crazy. Not to mention he would bring back all his gifts and give them to me to wrap. I don't think he ever wrapped his own gifts.

Anyway, this year I did almost all of my shopping on the eve of Christmas. I think I liked it. Here is why. Let's say you start shopping early (like Oct. for my friend Hope). You have your list of people you will buy for and you start looking. You look and look. You think "maybe" but you keep looking. (Kinda like those papers for college, much better to just sit and write the whole thing at once).

If you are shopping last minute, you have little option. Hmm, would Mark like this? Who the hell cares, I have to get it today or he gets nothing. See, then your mind is at ease. Plus you start being creative. I think Krystal might really like these slipper socks. You see where I am going. I did one store, Target, and I got gifts for everyone (except Eric, I got his somewhere else, no choice). Not only that, you know EXACTLY how much money you have spent because you did it all in one swoop. No holding onto receipts from here or there.

I think I will make it my tradition now. Too bad it is too late to do it with my Dad. Instead I will take over. Took me a few years to think of it, but better late than never. Right?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone. I hope your holiday is full of family, love and happiness. May God bless you and your family at this very special time.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Yes Julie 25 posts

Oh but I plan to take the easy way and post some of my favorite Christmas things, oh and you KNOW there will be some A Christmas Story found here! I do NOT watch American Idol. I don't even want to. I heard this song I think last year and was mesmerized by it. I found out it was by Clay Aiken which shocked me. Not enough to check out any of his other stuff or anything, but this song moved me. Amazing lyrics and I think he does it well. I couldn't find an actually video so I borrowed someone else's. What do you think?

Monday, December 01, 2008

My favorite

I am going to TRY and do 25 days of Christmas but who knows. This is the best song. hee hee