• Advent,  Christmas,  Five for Friday,  kids,  Twitter

    Five for Friday: Advent, Twitter, Xmas, Elves, & the biggest Christmas parade in Mississippi

    1. If you’re looking for some daily Advent reading, I’ve got just the thing for you. Kirsten Oliphant has gathered a whole bunch of us bloggers and given each of us a day to write whatever we want about Advent.  You can find links to each day’s post here. (Psst…tomorrow is my day.)  2. Speaking of that, sometimes the funniest things happen on Twitter. Yesterday at lunchtime, I took a moment to share yesterday’s post by Sarah (@GirlGrowsUp).   Then this happened:  Two of my most oft tweeted-about subjects are Jesus and football. Sometimes things get crossed up. I assume this State fan meant to land this photo of Chris…

  • Auburn,  books,  Christmas,  Five for Friday,  Ole Miss

    Five for Friday: It’s been kinda quiet on the blog this week, I know…

    1. You may have noticed it’s been a quiet week on the blog this week. Sorry about that, I’ve been a little under the weather, but nothing that’s going to keep me down for long. I have had an opportunity to get a more up close and personal look at healthcare this week. Maybe I’ll blog about it one of these days. Bottom line: any day it takes three nurses five tries to start your IV, it’s not a good day, obviously. 2. In case you missed Monday’s post about Christmas shopping ideas, make sure you check it out. I got a lot of great feedback about it. Lots of…

  • busy,  Five for Friday,  the Fair

    Five for Friday

    1. I got a couple of days off this week. Which I promptly filled with a gazillion things. That I would have had to get done anyway. But I still didn’t go to bed until midnight. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? (Other than the sentence fragments.)  2. Sometimes things just come together. And sometimes, despite our best efforts, they just don’t. Gonna call that providence and go on.  3. The fair.  4. The fair.  5. The food. At the fair.  Most of which I can’t eat, of course, what with all the gluten. (If someone can come up with a gluten-free funnel cake, I will forever be in your…

  • busy,  Five for Friday,  kids,  Mission360,  Ole Miss

    Five for Friday

    1. I got quite a shock today about 1:30. My next door neighbor sent me a text to tell me that an elderly neighbor died today. We were not aware he was sick, having seen him outside his house on Saturday and at church on Sunday. Turns out, he had actually only been having problems for a few days. I was also shocked to learn that he was 92. He didn’t look near that old. I would have guessed at least ten years less. He lost his wife last year. A loss is always sad, but he was a good man, and his was a life well-lived, and he is…