Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Daffodil Days

Don't forget to order your daffodils to support the American Cancer Society!

To place an order, please visit my page.  Not in Central Indiana?  You can still give a Gift of Hope that will benefit ACS and provide daffodils to local cancer patients.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

No thanks for your "support"

Police fund telemarketer man calls.

Dude: "(blah, blah, blah) We're the police fund that doesn't use telephone telemarketers"

Me: (to myself) didn't you call me?

Me: I can't give anything this year because all of our charitable donations for the year have already been allocated and we don't have any to spare.

Dude: (disbelieving) In February?

Me: Trust me, we are dedicating a significant amount this year and it is all allocated. You are going to say, "you can't even give $10?" and I'm going to say "no, I can't even give $10".

Dude: grumble, grumble "have a good year" (um, you could tell this is really not what he wanted to say)

Is that bad? Should I have broken down for him the $10,000 for mission trips we are taking (prayerfully not all of this will come out of our pockets, but a really big chunk will), plus our church giving, plus the Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, Taylor University, our sponsor child in Haiti, the missionaries in Central Asia we help support, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera? 
I just don't think I should have to justify to some dude how I choose to do my giving, but I also don't like somebody judging me and thinking I am a horrible person because I won't give $10.  Grrrrrr.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

We're not alone....

Lest we forget that the rest of the world has to deal with extreme weather too, I present this photo taken via satellite over Queensland, where they are feeling the wrath of Tropical Cyclone Yasi. 

(Click the link below to access this and additional photos attributed to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center - there are several really intriguing photos!)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


It's a snow day, so the girls and I are at home today.  Had a late breakfast of coffeecake, so I told the girls we'd have a snack later in lieu of lunch. 

H:  I know what I'm gonna have.  Nacho cheese and chips!
K: You eat that alot.  Why do you always eat that?
H:  Because I like it.
K: Well at least your not a nacho-terian
Me: (snorting the coffee I just drank)
H:  What on earth is that?!?
K:  Someone who says they are a vegetarian so that they can eat nacho chips and cheese all the time.

So next time someone tells you they are "vegetarian", maybe you should keep an eye on what they actually eat.  :)