Monthly Archives: December 2006

Christmas Day Videos: Little Drummer Boy

Bing Crosby and David Bowie: Little Drummer Boy (1977)

For your Christmas entertainment, I bring you something from my childhood era: an aged Bing Crosby and a glam rock David Bowie singing Christmas duets. This video is from a Bing Crosby Christmas special that aired right after Bing had died. Did you know you can order […]

Daily Affirmations with Misty

It’s a rare thing that you get feedback from people about how you affect their lives. I try to let people know what they mean to me, but I don’t often say to someone, “You really matter to me. I’m glad you are in my life. You make a difference for me nearly every day.” […]

Cataloging the Granade Library: Part 4

The subtitle for this post should be: “Books under the bed: Now with more dust!” or maybe, “Books so dusty even Ray Granade won’t touch them!” or maybe, “Why the crap do we have books under the bed!!?!?” or my personal favorite, “We’re saving that, Why?”

Why yes, in case you were wondering, books do get […]

Progress Report #2 on The Fortunate Traveler

I hadn’t posted in a while about working on this cross-stitch piece. I didn’t work much during the time I was sick. I did get some done (mostly the purple dude) over Thanksgiving and I should have snapped a photo then, but I forgot.

Here’s the last time I took a photo.

Here’s this evening after I […]

Geof Snapped this Photo…

Here’s Stephen in his new Veronica Mars t-shirt from Tuesday Night Movie Club.

Argyle helps me solve mysteries.

Cataloging the Granade Library: Part 3

I’m trying to break up the scanning/input of ISBN codes into reasonable parcels, sections that can get done in one sitting/day. This is mostly so I can feel as if I’ve accomplished something at the end of the session and have tidbits to report here. I have the large built-in bookcases in the living room […]

Maybe We Can Teach Him to Eat Them For Real

Every few days, we’ve been letting Eli have a toy from his Christmas stocking. The latest is a basket of plastic vegetables.

Eli isn’t what I’d call a vegetable eater, beyond fries and ketchup and cheese sandwiches, assuming that ketchup is a vegetable. Given that fact, I thought Eli would play with them for a while […]

Cataloging the Granade Library: Part 2

I finished the large bookshelf in the guest room. Go me! Still tons under the bed and in the closet though. I also did all my cookbooks. So the kitchen is done. The office is mostly done. I think I may have some cross stitch books in the closet, but I’ll do those the next […]

Getting Ready for Church

“Look Out! Here comes the green airplane!” Eli zooms into the bathroom with his green foam airplane and lands it on the counter by me.

“Green plane! What kinds of green things are you carrying today?” I ask green plane.

“Fishes!” Eli replies in green plane voice, “Fishes for biblestudy!”

He zooms off with his green plane, presumably […]

Cataloging the Granade Library: Part 1

For Christmas, Amy bought us the Delicious Library software that Stephen talked about here.

So tonight, we (Geof and I, Stephen was doing REAL work) began scanning in books. We completed six shelves for a total of 247 books. I’m not sure why I feel that this project must be completed above all others, especially when […]