But who knows, maybe that is presidentially acceptable now? Maybe George W. is a porn addict. It's a free country and whatnot.
Moving on to more exciting things, Dan was visiting www.weather.com one day. One of the sidebar links offered a free screensaver. Dan clicked on it.
It was a download from a winery (Redwood Creek: click on The Fireside, Click on Open, and then Fireplace Screensaver). It has a fireplace on it, and it's really quite pleasant.
All last week, we decided we wanted to sit by the fire and drink. So we'd turn off the lights, set up his laptop, and sit by the fire. Lame, yes. Creative, I think so. It was cute. It's the only fireplace we have available to us.
Today I spent my entire day baking cookies. Peanut butter, Sugar, Chocolate chip, chocolate chip with walnuts, Shakespeare's Oatmeal Raisin, Snickerdoodle, and the peanut butter things with Hershey Kisses inside of them. Whoever guesses how many cookies I made, wins a prize. (They are pictured above)
Nate had to draw a cartoon in his Sunday School class, displaying his own version of Jesus' birth. I tried to scan it, but our scanner doesn't really work. This thing is hilarious.
Scene 1 & 2 is an angel flying.
Scene 3: Angel: Don't be afraid!
Scene 4: Mary: This can't be! I'm a virgin!
Scene 5: (Mary and Joseph?) Following a map
Scene 6: Mary & Joseph: A baby! Woohoo!
And that's how it went. I thought it was funny.
It's finally feeling like Christmas, now that I'm home. And I'm so very lucky to have everything that I do and to have the family that I have. We've got a lot to be thankful for, and a lot of reasons to remember that we are really very blessed.
For a lot of my friends and for a lot of others, this will be a difficult week. Be strong, have faith, and keep up your spirit. Persevere, laugh, and keep on the best you can. As stated by Marian Wright Edelman, "You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day." And if you need anything, anything, don't hesitate to get ahold of me at any time.
Marian Wright Edelman is the founder/president of the Children's Defense Fund.
Enjoy being home everyone!