Wednesday, October 15, 2008

McCain's Insurance Plan

I have been extremely confused about the talks about the two candidates' proposed health care plans lately. Scott found this article and I think it lays it out pretty well. I hope you will read it. Let me know what you think.

Friday, October 10, 2008


This will be a random, quick post. I am babysitting the printer while our church financials print and poor Scott is in the kitchen doing the dishes. :0( It has been an ordeal to print these things. First, I thought we weren't going to have enough paper and that Scott was going to need to go out tomorrow to get some. Then, I realized I can print them front and back, so I think I'll be okay. (I have not actually counted the sheets). Then, our ink cartridge ran out of ink, so luckily we were stocked up on ink cartridges, but I still had to find them and change it. But, the good thing was that I found one kind of pushed to the back that I don't think we realized we had. So yay!

We had a lot of rain this week. It rained all day on Wed. and a good bit on Thursday. Scott checked our rain gauge last night and said that we had gotten 3.5 inches this week! Wow! I was afraid that the mums in my front garden weren't blooming because I was overwatering or they didn't like getting morning dew on them or something; but apparently they were thirsty because now they have started blooming. Yay!

I have a house plant called a Croton that I bought to sit in our cut-through window between the kitchen and the living room. I am apparently overwatering it or something. Does anyone know anything about these plants? I put rocks in the bottom of the pot, I think, before I put it in there.

We have carved out the second week of Nov. for a vacation. We are pretty sure we are going to go to Disney World. I have never been and Scott has been, but he doesn't really remember it. Scott has been talking to a guy at work that goes every year getting all the good deals and calling his travel agent. She gets really good deals. He also ordered us an informational DVD off of the Disney website and it came today in the mail with our name printed on the little "CD protector" thing it came in. Impressive.

Anywho, I guess that's about all. I just have a few more to print and I'll be done. Woohoo!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

One Word Answers

My friend Erin tagged me in this one-word only meme - I have to answer each question with only one word. Then I pass it along to others to do the same. Here it goes! (Please realize that this is very difficult for me!)

1. Where is your cell phone?

2. Where is your significant other?

3. Your hair color?

4. Your mother?

5. Your father?

6. Your favorite thing?

7. Your dream last night?

8. Your dream/goal?

9. The room you're in?

10. Your hobby?

11. Your fear?

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?

13. Where were you last night?

14. What you're not?

15. One of your wish-list items?

16. Where you grew up?

17. The last thing you did?

18. What are you wearing?

19. Your TV?

20. Your pet?

21. Your computer?

22. Your mood?

23. Missing someone?

24. Your car?

25. Something you're not wearing?

26. Favorite store?

27. Your summer?

28. Love someone?

29. Your favorite color?

30. When is the last time you laughed?

31. Last time you cried?

I'll tag 5 people to continue the game!


Friday, October 3, 2008

Pigskin Pickem

Speaking of polls...

Our friends Josh and Shana have organized a league of Pigskin Pickem through ESPN for us and a bunch of our friends. It is one of those where you just pick who is going to win each NFL game each week. The first week, Scott went through and called out the games and I just randomly picked the winners...based on if I knew anything about the team, which team colors I liked best, or which mascot I like better, get the picture. Well, I have been 1st, 2nd, or tied for 1st for all 4 weeks so far! Scott is dead last. Actually, overall, the girls in the league are doing better than the guys. I find it quite funny as none of us really knows or cares that much about football. It is even funnier that I probably spend the least amount of time making my picks. All I can say is that there must have been a lot of upsets because Scott knows a LOT about football. He knows a lot about all sports, but especially football.

Did you know that in college he was an intramural flag football official? And, after college, for about 3 years, he was a high school football official.

What's my team name? It started out being "Marcy's Picks". What is it now? "Lady Luck." That's all there is to it!

I figure I should post this now while I am still ahead. Chris predicts that all the girls' luck will turn. He might be right. Andy said that they roped us in by purposefully doing bad the first few weeks so we get into it, then they're going to pound us. Whatever. :o)

Anyway, I love it irony of the whole thing!

I am sure that many of you are asking yourselves: "I wonder if she is actually watching these games to see who the winner is?"

My answer to you: "No!" I mean, it isn't worth all that! They will win or lose whether I watch it or not! And, Scott will inform me anyway.

Please realize that all of the above are merely statements. I am not "bragging" because I have used no skill in reaching the success I have, so I can't really take credit for it. My boss told me that there's a girl at work that won the basketball bracket thingy at work 2 out of three years and that last year, after she won, she said "We were talking about baseball for that thing, right?" Why do I find this so funny? I don't know! But, it does make me laugh every time I think about it...

Follow Up On Poll

I thought it was fun to have that poll over to the right. It looks like 23% of people (at least people who read my blog) clean out their fridge when they go to the store or when they need more room (which for some people can be one and the same) and 17% of people clean it out once a week, when something smells, or once a month.

Thanks to everyone who voted!

My answer was...when we need room! We are terrible about doing it. The worst part is that when we do clean it out, sometimes we stop once we have made enough room!