Friday, December 14, 2007

It is More Blessed to Give Than to Receive

Especially when the thing you give is this festive duo, a ceramic Santa cookie jar and tea pot with gold embellishements. These gems were procured at a very exclusive boutique in south Dallas that specializes in white elephant gifts for the discerning missionary.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas Cleaning

My coworker was not at the office today, so while the cat is away, the mouse will clean. I spent 3 hours cleaning the office, sorting supplies, and putting up a few Christmas decorations. I brought home two large bags of stuff for recycling which (I hope) she will never miss.

Sometimes I find cleaning to be therapeutic. Which isn't to say I really like to do it, but it does give one a good feeling when it is finished.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Another Photo for Laura

Lord willing, a year from now, Andrew and Laura will have a child just about the age of Andrew in this photo from 1979.

I have now completed scanning one entire box of slides. Here is what I have learned so far:

  • many these photos are not worth keeping
  • most of the slides are speckled with dust or fungus
  • I'm so glad we don't dress like the 80s anymore
  • I had really cute kids back then!