Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Blog candy

Through Libby's Little Addictions (see left sidebar), I found this great blog candy. It seems that a student at Mt. Carmel High School in my hometown of Chicago is looking to collect $1500 for St. Baldrick's Foundation "Shaving his way to Conquer Children's Cancer." It seems that this boy has had many family members affected by cancer.

I too have had a few over the years, but luckily the majority of my family dies of old age. If you want to see what Wendy K at Kaput Krafts is offering and more about this family go read Wendy's blog.

I thought this was a pretty neat thing for a teenager to do. Deirdre has donated hair to "Locks of Love" twice and is growing it out yet again. Three of the girls in my troop (including D) have a also donated hair—a worthwhile sacrifice that helps so many children.

Monday, March 2, 2009


"I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack
I have always wondered who sang this song. When a co-worker's daughter died several years ago, Heather Osmond came and sang it acappella at the funeral.

"And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance"

It was so beautiful. The song has always made me cry whenever I hear it.

I am so glad February is over. My mid-terms are over. Hallelujah!

And even better we got our Saturn back. We bit the bullet and decided to spend the money to have a new engine put in. We are hoping for another 100,000 miles. We are having some transmission problems, but I have a call into the mechanic to see what the problem is. More great news—the engine dying wasn't my fault! Instead a leaky radiator hose was the problem. This makes it the mechanic's problem. We have yet to go talk with him about it.

All the drywall is up except for the area around the front door. We still haven't ordered a new front door yet, nor have we made a decision on the flooring. We have decided tile for the front door area and wood for the bedroom and sitting room. Colors and types are still up in the air.

I'll post pics later.