It was bound to happen. I was just sort of playing the odds, and I finally lost. Spam has found me, and today, even spam from Asia. So as much as I hate word verification, I'm instituting it as of today, so that if you leave me a comment you'll have to type in the random gobbledy-gook that Blogger concocts. Sorry...but last week, one spammer hit me 30 times in two hours. Interestingly, every post that has received spam is one that mentioned "Obama". Hmmm....the spammers are trolling for political topics I guess.
The Papa is very, very sick with the flu. He's so sick and out of it that he doesn't even remember that last night he told me to go ahead and buy a Suburban. I'm signing the papers this afternoon...sure hope he was serious!
Now that I'm past the scare with my heart, my leg surgery is set for Wednesday of next week. I've just finished putting three weeks worth of lesson plans together so that the kids can keep going as if I were here. We've already had our spring break, remember?
Have I told you how much I love my church family? The (mostly young) families that make up our church are just the best ever. They bless my life every day, both individually and as a body. I am more thankful than I can even express. During these weeks when for a couple of reasons I've been unable to worship with them, I miss them so much!
So this is the week that the Democratic race might be over. The anticipation has me salivating, and it's sure given me something to occupy my mind during these days of sitting still. I'm wondering how we "did" campaign season back before cable TV and the Internet...there was a day, for those of you who don't remember, that all the news we got was packed into a half hour at dinnertime each evening and in the unwieldy, ink-smeared thing they called a "news paper". Really, honest, that's what we got. A few of you will remember when there was less than that, and during my early years in Europe, we huddled around a radio for what little we could get. Yes, now we're news-overloaded, but I'd much prefer it this way, especially in election season!
Is there currently a funnier commercial than this? Every time it's on I have to stop what I'm doing:
I sure hope that we as women aren't this dumb, but I fear we are. You may take exception to some of Charlotte Allen's slams...after all we've all got our "pets" and I think she's being unfair to Celine Dion and you may think she's crazy for picking on Oprah or Elizabeth Gilbert or botox (you know who you are). But the shrieking and swooning over
Have you seen any of the new show, "Moment of Truth"? Will people do anything, even ruin their marriages, for money? Oh.My.Goodness.
During these days when I can't stand and cook, I've indulged my love of the kitchen by reorganizing my recipe collection, finding new recipes, and making plans for some more bulk cooking days. I wish I could manage to do a couple before surgery, but standing on this broken leg is neither comfortable nor smart. So I will continue my cyber-cooking and dream...
Off to start the new week...enjoy your Sunday!