Well, we have just a snippet of time left before CJ and Tony's big day. I was startled to see her Facebook status today saying that she's getting married NEXT WEEK. Okay, still 13 days, but it is technically next week. So we have essentially one week for everything major and then the crazy wedding week begins :-)
thought we'd triple the amount of coffee we drink in this house with the arrival of the Keurig
? Making coffee is so much fun that even Tim has decided to join in. And don't even get me started on the hot chocolate!
Dave and Kristen have signed a rental agreement on a house in Fort Worth, so they'll be moving shortly after the wedding. I'm actually glad about the timing...I wanted them here during all the activity and not just popping into town the day before the wedding. But I'm glad they have a new home secured and can start the next stage of their lives without being too far away from us. (For those of you who aren't familiar with the relative distances up and down I-35 in Texas, it's about 275 miles, or 4.5 hours by car.)
A real serendipity
is that the house where the Slaughters will be moving is two doors down from one of my brothers and right across the street from another brother and his young family. They'll also be within five minutes of lots of other extended family, including The Papa's parents. So settling in should be easier than in a neighborhood of strangers, and it should make for some fun family dinner nights!
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Forgot how much I love REAL ranch dressing. Well, you know, the kind you make from the packets. I can actually eat it without salad, though I'm not sure I should. Can we just call it cold soup?
Food for thought
as we wend our way through the maze of important decisions on how much public spending there will be on health care: How much is a life worth?
This article discusses a new drug for end-stage prostate cancer that costs $93,000 for roughly four months of extended life expectancy. That's $775 dollars a day. Would you pay for it? Would you insist that your insurance company pay for it? Would you expect the government to pay for it? Just asking.
I'm not too happy with the new WYSIWYG editor in Blogger. Lots of bugs, and some of the changes don't make any sense to me...they make things more and not less complicated and intuitive. But then, how many people are still blogging? Maybe they just don't care.
And how about Eddie Long
? I'm sure he's just misunderstood.
language rant, since I can't hold some of this in: Folks, you're not bias
about something...you're BIASED
. (Unless you hail from a town with under 300 people, and then you're hereby excused and you can be bias about anything you want.) You don't get orientated
, you get ORIENTED. There is no such word as irregardless
, no matter how many dictionaries have caved. DON'T.DO.IT. And vaccinations are part of PREVENTIVE health care, not preventative
. ALL RIGHT is TWO WORDS, as is A LOT. Whew....all right, that's relieved enough pressure that I can last another week.
This week I gave Tim, 13, a writing assignment. I told him that it had to be at least 300 words and that it could go up to 750. He asked for some leeway and it ended up being around 850. Then he asked if he could do another one along the same lines and if I'd allow him time in the school week to write it. "Sure," I said, nonchalantly as I could manage. So without waiting for the new school week he started in on it, and as of this writing it's 5,547 words. We'll be contacting a publisher ;-) (And yes, this is some success and enthusiasm I chalk up to our new writing program!)
This week will see the turn to October and we'll be headed for the holidays. If that comes with cooler weather, great. If not, I'll have a really hard time getting into things. I'll be cranking up the air conditioner and driving everyone in Granny's House into hoodies.
The Snippets will see you next month :-)
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