Thursday, October 15, 2009

Taking a small break


This is my last day on the internet until we get there and buy a laptop or use an internet cafe.......
The movers are coming in the morning so I gotta get this computer packed!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Columbus Day


Happy Columbus Day to all. This is our last American holiday. I was reading some interesting things on the internet about this day.
Some states do not honor this holiday because Columbus took people back to Spain as slaves. A lot of parades have been cancelled or haven't been held in many years.
What do you think about this?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Moving Sale Yesterday

Yesterday we had a moving sale. We did pretty well, got rid of some stuff. My mom had an auction at her place. I din't get to go because I was minding my sale. She did pretty well and most of her house is cleaned out! Our house is pretty empty...another couple of boxes to pack up. The movers are coming on Friday.
Litle P is off from school on Monday and Tuesday. Then she will do lessons on Wednesday and Thursday and she will be done until the end of the month when we enroll her in the new school.
Thursday will probably be my last post for a few weeks until we get settled or I get to use a computer!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore


I finally finished this last night. I haven't had much time to read. I really enjoyed this book. I probably could have read it in a day. It's not a thick book. If I was staying here I would be reading more by this author.
Here's a great review!

Another thing done...


We paid off the truck yesterday. Now I hope and pray that
1. we can get the title before we leave on the 20th and
2. we can find a buyer. We had a couple of calls about it but the people never showed up to look at it.
We closed out the business. So it's officially done!
BTW we sold the laptop.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Moving along..

I thought that we were going to get Litle P's bed sold yesterday but the people never came. Oh well.
Did some more packing. I have some of our stuff in plastic tubs to be shipped and I got into some of them yesterday and took some stuff out and moved some around and added some of the things that I need to pack!
Litle P and I packed one suitcase with her clothing in it! The one carryon is just about ready to go. I have to finish my suitcase. Progressing nicely on that front!
Gotta start getting ready for the moving sale on Saturday. My mom is also having a sale with the Longeneckers on Saturday too. I hope she sells a lot of her stuff!
My sister is coming on Friday night! I had a dream last night that she and her kids showed up at my house in the middle of the night and wanted to go out! Weird! Then I woke up with a hot flash!!! At least it was a better dream than buying lunchmeat at the deli counter in Sicily!
We are selling a Dell laptop for $100 if anyone close is interested. We decided not to bring it along.
I better get breakfast cleaned up and get showered!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Defiance


I got this movie from the library. I wasn't sure if I would like it because I don't ususally like WWII movies. They are too depressing. But I like this one. Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell are Jewish brothers who live in Belarus at the begining of WWII. Their parents get murdered by the local police who are collaborating with the Nazis. Craig is already living in the forest. Schreiber, Bell and their younger brother find him. Soon they attract a large group of Jewish refugees. They must protect and feed these people. Soon the Nazis find them.
That's all I am going to tell you!! See the movie.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

New Stove


The new stove is in! Boy, did it ever give The King and Mike trouble! The store where we bought it neglected to give them a little bag full of parts that they needed to install it!
Tomorrow I will be trying out the oven!! It matches the new dishwasher we bought in December.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wolverine


We got the tv and the dvd player hooked up correctly!
So we finally got to see this movie. It was pretty good.
But I want to know who were the rest of the kids rescued by Charles Xavier at the end of the movie. We know Scott later played by James Marsden.
I thought Logan's girlfriend, Kayla, looked familiar. She was played by Lynn Collins. Don't know that name but I looked her up on IMDB. She played Dawn on True Blood.

Books




I just finished this book. I liked it. I don't think it was the best book I ever read like some of the reviewers.
I think this quote is what I believe too: "In this beautifully written novel, David Wroblewski creates a remarkable hero who lives in a world populated as much by dogs as by humans, governed as much by the past as by the present. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a passionate, absorbing, and deeply surprising debut."
— Margot Livesey, author of The House on Fortune Street

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Veteran's Memorial Cross Covered from View by Court Order

Did you hear about this story?
What is wrong with some people!
From faith-freedom.com:

The Mojave Desert Cross, which stands 75 feet tall and memorializes soldiers who fought for the United States at great sacrifice, has been covered by court order. A federal judge ordered the Cross covered with a plywood box after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claimed the display of a cross as a veterans’ memorial violates the so-called “separation of church and state” and is unconstitutional. Advocates for Faith and Freedom filed a "friend of the court" brief with the United States Supreme Court supporting both the Cross and the sacrifice it represents.
The Mojave Desert Cross was erected in 1934 on property that was then owned by a private organization known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The property was later deeded to the National Park Service. In 2001, the ACLU sued the National Park Service arguing the Cross was unconstitutional because it sat on federal land and other permanent religious memorials had not been placed on the property. The ACLU argued the federal government was showing favoritism to the Christian symbol.
In 2004, the government transferred the one acre of land the Cross stood on back to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in exchange for five acres of land elsewhere in the Mojave Desert. Nevertheless, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the lower court’s ruling, and the Cross remains covered by a plywood box. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the case.
“Every man and woman who fought our nation’s wars and died in service is remembered in local, state and national war memorials,” the brief reads. “It is disheartening to think that these memorials may be gutted because there are those who ignore the unique way the cross has universally honored the choice our soldiers made to lay down their lives for the good of the rest of us.”
Advocates for Faith and Freedom recognizes the importance of upholding the memory and sacrifice of the veterans which the memorial embodies. Countless other veterans’ memorials across the country will be endangered if the ACLU succeeds in dismantling the Mojave Desert Cross. In a similar battle spanning 18 years, Advocates has filed multiple briefs in support of San Diego’s Mount Soledad Cross. The ACLU appealed that case to the Ninth Circuit after a San Diego, California, federal judge threw out the ACLU’s case.
The U.S. Supreme Court overturns rulings from the Ninth Circuit more often than any other Circuit in the country. We have hope that the Supreme Court will recognize the error in the lower courts’ rulings and preserve our religious heritage by recognizing the Mojave Desert Cross as a proper memorial for our fallen soldiers. Until then, the Cross will remain covered by a plywood box.
This information is provided by Advocates for Faith and Freedom, a non-profit religious law firm dedicated to protecting religious liberty in the courts! To help us in our ongoing battle for religious freedom, click here to donate to Advocates.