Friday, October 26, 2007


I'm beginning to wonder why we ever buy toys for the kids. In our house, the Littlest Pet Shop pets lay in their box, the Little People stay in their house (or castle), and the Strawberry Shortcake dolls never get their hair done at the Strawberry Salon. So what do the kids play with?

Paper, tape, and yarn. Honestly! While the Barbies and Play-Doh come out for an occasional play date, I can't keep enough scotch tape or masking tape in my house for my own needs because my two daughters are forever ripping or cutting paper into various shapes, then taping them together (glue has been temporarily outlawed after an unfortunate incident when I wasn't home and Brendan was taking a shower). I brought out some blue yarn to make necklaces with homemade beads the girls and I made last week, and now I'm continually cutting off pieces of blue yarn to use to play with the cat, to use as crowns or to just wrap around things in our house.

I'm seriously considering asking Santa to bring the girls a big box of paper, tape and multicolored yarn for Christmas this year. I think it will get played with a lot more than the Island Princess Barbie or Little People airplane. And maybe I can stop hiding my scotch tape on top of the refrigerator.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Last of My Coffee

A few years ago for Christmas, Brendan bought me a Senseo coffee maker. I was a one cup a week coffee drinker, and had a slow start with my personal coffee maker. But then as more and more children and more and more school responsibilites came my way, I embraced the caffeine that was provided to me right here at home in less than three minutes. I have become a one cup of coffee a day drinker, and the Senseo has supported my habit well.

As I tried the various roasts and even the flavored pods offered through Senseo, I found I liked the Mild Roast the best. At first I could find the Mild Roast blend anywhere. Then I could only find it at Target and a little grocery store called Montgomery Marketplace. Then, it disappeared off of their shelves and I was forced to turn to the internet for my coffee fix. After searching on eBay with little results, I turned to, an old and trusty friend who came through for me not only on the Senseo mild roast pods, but with free shipping if I ordered enough caffeine, so I threw in a six pack of Stash Double Spice Chai tea (also a difficult to find product on store shelves!) and spent enough to get it sent to me free.

So imagine my dismay when I went to reorder my mild roast pods last week that Amazon no longer carried them. This did not look good. I checked several other online retailers as well as the Senseo site itself and found out it is no longer being produced. AAAAH! I was willing to jump through hoops to get the stuff and they still aren't making it anymore. I have 14 pods left, plus some decaf pods. Not sure what I'm going to do.

Friday, October 19, 2007

My Response To A Blog Posting

These were made tonight in response to this blog post. There was much cheering at my house tonight.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Pick Your Candidate

Here is a nifty little quiz to help you decide on a candidate, if you haven't already. It should come as no surprise that all the democrats were at the bottom of my list. My top four choices, according to this poll:

1. John McCain
2. (All three tied with the same score) Fred Thompson, Duncan Hunter, Sam Brownback

Since I've heard that Sam Brownback is dropping out tomorrow, I guess that leaves me with three choices.

Who is your candidate?

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Planned Parenthood Opening

Planned Parenthood's largest abortion clinic in the United States opened today, practically in my backyard. Despite pro-lifers continued prayerful and peaceful protests, PP opened their doors this morning two weeks after their planned opening on September 18.

This saddens and sickens me in so many ways. This clinic is located in the Oakhurst area of Aurora, right down the street from my church and a large public high school. I attended the August rally in which over 1200 peaceful protesters of every age and race gathered to denounce Planned Parenthood's deception and disgusting practices of offering abortion on demand. And the number of supporters of PP there that day? 12 (and that's being generous.)

I don't understand how anyone can believe that killing an unborn child is okay. How can the same people who think war and animal cruelty is an abomination, but that it is simply fine to murder an innocent child who CAN FEEL PAIN? I don't understand it and I am sorry that I now live in the city that has the horrible distinction of housing the largest abortion clinic in the US.

Aurora used to be a wonderful place to live. While Planned Parenthood and their abortion mill are here, I can no longer say that.