Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Poem

It's hard to believe this is already my fifth annual Thanksgiving poem!


The markets may be in serious trouble,
the economy may be bursting like a bubble.
But the real things of value cannot be inflated,
the worth of true treasure cannot be downgraded.

Your portfolio might be depressing,
and the news may keep you stressing.
But if this poem finds you even mostly healthy,
then indeed you are among the truly wealthy.

Your dollars may be shrinking,
and your home value may be sinking,
but free still are hugs, air and laughter
with no commission to pay after.

Today, just rest, relax and eat
forget the crisis on Wall Street.
Today, count your blessings that cannot rust,
or be lost when a company goes bust.

Faith, Love and Joy are the greatest assets one can own,
anyone can have them, no need to apply for a loan.
So in these three you should invest,
and in the end you will be blest.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Twilight Recap.

Like I previously mentioned, last night two of my friends and I went to Olive Garden and then to see Twilight. It was such a fun evening. It is so rare for us to get together without any of the 14 children we have between us. So, even if it had been a complete dud of a movie, it would of been a great night.

The funniest thing was the mixture of teen girls and older women there to watch. Whenever there was a good part half the theater was squealing and giggling and the other half was "shhhh"ing.

I also thought it was pretty cool that there are some books that got these teens to read! I cannot recall any books that were popular like that when I was in school.

I can't say the movie was great, but it definitely was not a dud. It's almost impossible to fit a 600 page book in a two hour movie. All great books should be given the miniseries treatment like A&E's Pride and Prejudice or the CBC's Anne of Green Gables.

Monday, November 17, 2008


We were at a dinner party over the weekend and the consensus was that Sadie looks like Boo from Monsters Inc.



Saturday, November 15, 2008

Less Than a Week!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was supposed to open this month, but they decided to hold off on that until next summer. I was not happy to hear that, but the good news was that the opening of Twilight moved up a few weeks to fill in the gap.

Today, I read that many theaters are already sold out of opening night tickets to Twilight. I should be upset about that, however, my own ticket purchase confirmation is safely tacked to the fridge. And I know my two best friends have theirs too.

I can't wait!

Monday, November 10, 2008


I haven't posted pictures in awhile so lets see what's in the camera...

The boys in the monster leaf pile they raked themselves.

Isaac using the white board to do a math problem. This is one way I can multitask. I can run on my treadmill and help him with math at the same time.

Sam Sam the puzzle man. He has been on a puzzle kick lately. He kept doing the same ones over and over. We finally picked up a few more puzzles at Goodwill for him to do.

A little close up of Sadie (not very many to choose from of her). Sorry about the little booger included.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Post Election

Honestly, I am astounded at what people expect/want/feel entitled to from our government. The more we depend on our government, the more power it has.

I came across this quote at Consent of the Governed:

"We can't expect the American people to jump from capitalism to Communism but we can assist their leaders by giving them small amounts of Socialism until they awaken one day to find out they have Communism." - Nikita Krushchev
And finally, a little warning we should all remember :

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away. ~Barry Goldwater

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Election day is here. It's time to go vote. I have zero excitement this time. I was excited to vote in the primary because I got to vote for somebody I truly stood behind. Believe it or not, I am still undecided. Not between the major parties, but do I vote McCain or do I choose a smaller party (Libertarian or U.S Taxpayer) that represents what I truly believe.

As Jeremiah once said, this election will decide if we are on the fast track to statism, or the slow (er) track.

I want off the track!

By the way, I did vote for McCain. even though Jeremiah tried to bribe me not to with Wendy's fries.