Thursday, February 12, 2009

13 Thursday Hindrances to a Life of Perfection

1. My sin nature
2. Food
3. I talk too much
4. Lack of motivation
5. Other imperfect people
6. Other people who think they are perfect
7. Television
8. Me
9. My dog
10. Me
11. Me
12. My location (not Heaven)
13. Valentine's candy

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Random Thoughts

The weather has been pretty good lately. It has had a slight drop in the temperature. Yay!

My husband has had the flu since Thursday. He was feeling better this morning but still not up to par, whatever that is. He did go to work today.

Last night I had my first ground chicken hamburger. It was really good. I flavored it with garlic, pepper and basil.

Speaking of food, it's on my mind quite a lot. Way too much. I wish I was one of those people who only think of food when they are hungry. But alas, food and I are best friends. Sometimes it thinks it's in charge of me. Bad friend!

I am getting information to write a paper about the Larimer County Sheriff "For Significant Contributions in Improving the Quality of Justice in Larimer County." I am nominating him for the Conrad Ball Award. The paper can only be two pages long, but before I started researching, I didn't know many details. Now I could write a five- or ten-page paper. It may be difficult holding it to two pages. You may ask, Queen, why is it that out of all of the personnel at the Sheriff's Office, you are the one to write the paper. It is because I think the Sheriff deserves to be nominated and no one else has volunteered to do it.

Daughter had a World's Fair with one of her school classes. I thought it sounded like a fun idea. Behind every fun idea, there is a group of parents and teachers who are working hard to help the students do what needs to be done.

At church on Saturday evening, February 14, Gary and I will be going to a Valentine's Banquet. We are having lasagna and garlic bread. I'm helping prepare some of the garlic bread. That whole meal may put me under the weather. Oh well, into every life some rain must fall.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Michael Jordan

We have Michael Jordan's distant cousin living at our house. It's our dog.

When Gary is sitting in his computer chair and Riley wants to get on his lap, he does a vertical jump that looks like he is doing a quick floating upwards with no effort. I think he really is an athlete.

Of course when he sits on the back of the couch and I'm sitting on the couch, when he jumps down on my leg, he feels like he's 50 pounds. He's really only about 13 pounds.

When he gets up on Gary's lap, he often tries to get on his chest. Gary holds him there and then he stretches out with his paws and kind of pets Gary and licks his ear. Riley is very affectionate and a little bit demanding. Good times!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Things that start with the letter "A" that I like

My cuz Kay assigned the letter "A" to me on her blog. So now I am writing.

Arabia - Gary's brother Rick used to live in Saudi Arabia. He worked in/with/near oil.

Aaron - He is my oldest child, and I like him quite a bit.

Avocados - I love them plain with a little salt or in a guacamole.

Andes Mints - I hardly ever have them, but I like 'em a lot.

Appaloosa Horses: I love the look of horses, especially of appaloosas with their wonderful spots.

Ark by Noah.

Animal as in my cute little Riley dog.

Artichoke hearts.

Additional information from almost anyone at any time.

Ample space to exist in.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

First Aid

On Thursday night I was downstairs at church waiting for my turn to do the music and teach the Bible story at Master Club. One of the other teachers was talking about first aid and what you should do when a person isn't breathing. One of the little boys, probably about 5th grade, said it was "mouth-to-mouth participation." He said it several times and the teacher could not think of the right word. So while I was being very amused, I told her the word "resuscitation." Now my word was correct, but it wasn't nearly as interesting a term as the little boy's was. "Mouth-to-mouth participation" is probably not done during first aid, but it may be done at other times.