Friday, December 26, 2008

Gas for Cheap

Did I mention that I got gas today for $1.03/gallon? That included a $.40/gallon discount at my local Tom Thumb because I bought so many groceries. That may sound good, but I also bought a measly 5 lbs of potatoes today for $3.59. That seemed overpriced.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Some of my readers, all two of you, may not know that I've had to move my family blog from Blogger to Wordpress. This was necessary in order to outsmart certain governments in the world who have banned Blogger and have thereby hindered my communication with a certain segment of my family--the ones with the world's cutest grandbaby of mine!

So, if you are interested in my other blog, still named Linda's Family News, you can link here.

I may or may not end up moving this blog too, but I'm too tired to think about that right now. In fact, I'm a little sick, so I should just go to bed. I found myself coming home from the Christmas Eve service with a little fever. Gary's not doing so well either--he pulled a muscle in his back when we moved Rachel's Christmas present up the stairs to her second floor apartment--a new love seat.

Anyway, I posted photos of our unusual Christmas dinner over there, so go have a look if you want. And let me also wish you a Merry Christmas and Christ's peace for the coming new year.

Monday, December 22, 2008

I Should Never Have Doubted Her, Part II

Rachel got word this morning that she passed the 4-8 Texas Teacher certification test that she took last Wednesday.

What a relief for her, since passing was an important step in keeping her job. Gary's algebra tutoring must have helped!

We are very proud of her. Thank the Lord with us.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I've Been Busy Birding

I spent a lot of today birding. Well, I"m just an amateur, so it was just bird-watching out the back door. But I did pull the vertical blinds shut to make a viewing blind. I was doing this for the Birdstack Birds of Solstice project. I only saw 11 different birds, all but one on my bird feeder.

I also just made an online photo album for my bird photos. The photos themselves are not that great, but you get the idea. I guess you need one of those fancy cameras to make good photos. Click here to see my bird photos.