Oh happy day! We are back to 'Baby Cable'. Twenty-two stations is more than enough for me (Tom might answer differently), especially since we also have the Internet and Netflix and dvd's galore around the house.
More. Than. Enough.
Did you know that Pauley Perrette, "Abby" on NCIS is 42-years-old? Eegads! I thought more like 30. NCIS is my current favorite show, the only one I knew I'd miss from Regular Peoples' Cable (USA plays it a lot), so with my amazon.com gift card I bought a season for NCIS fixes when I need them.
Forgot to tell you Tom bought me a nifty crock pot for Christmas to replace the yard sale one which broke. Is this cool-looking, or what?:
Ack, it's a dark photo, but trust me, it looks perfect in our kitchen.
Oh wow, did you read Susan Branch's latest Willard? Her beliefs about Valentine's Day mirror mine exactly! (Felt kinda eerie, actually.) I was so blessed and inspired, I can't even tell you. You can read her letter here.
Oh, and at Dollar Tree yesterday I found a third book of essays! It's called Dirt Is Good For You, from the editors of babble.com. and is stuffed with essays recalling the joys and trials and lessons learned when raising children. Pure delight.
I adore essays. Yet back around 15 years ago I remember moaning to God that almost never could I find books of morally decent essays at the library or anyplace else. But since then, He's helped me find some delightful, thought-provoking, morally decent collections and though I've mentioned these to you in past posts, here are my favorites listed in one place:
Thoughts of Home edited by Elaine Greene
If These Walls Could Talk edited by Elaine Greene
Mama Makes Up Her Mind by Bailey White
Sleeping At The Starlite Motel by Bailey White
A Matter of Choice edited by Joan Chatfield-Taylor
It's Bright in my Valley by Philip Jerome Cleveland
Domestic Affairs by Joyce Maynard
How To Fit a Car Seat on a Camel edited by Sarah Franklin
Dirt Is Good For You from the editors of babble.com
Oh, and the Front Porch Tales books by Phillip Gulley
I'd love to make those all links for you, but today is special, in that, we're having our friends, John and Donna, over to lunch. So now I must dash and clean and straighten and cook and prepare for a lovely time.
May your day be lovely, too.
Oh! One more thing. If you have a Facebook account, hurry over to the Green Mountain Coffee site for a free box of 12 hot chocolate K-cups. Found this through one of my daily free things email--one of the best offers, ever! (When you arrive it says 'enter to win', but after you fill-in the form, it says it's on it's way to you.)