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Daily Archives: 9 August 2008

In the News

This has been a pretty newsworty week.  We’ve had such a wide range of stories.   Some good….some not so good….and some just horrible.  In no particular order, we had:

John Edwards admitting that 2 years ago he had an affair.  Like that was a shock!!  Come on, he’s a lawyer, so he’s paid to lie.  Second, he’s a politician.  Is there any worse combination for a person??  However, his wife has decided to stand by him.  She says that being diagnosed with cancer again has made that decision somewhat easier.  I’m sure many would disagree with her choice.  I wouldn’t even begin to judge the situation.  Only the 2 of them….and the 3rd party in this case, really know the whole story and what happened.  Doesn’t look good for him getting the VP slot for the Democrats though.

Bernie Mac died from complication due to pneumonia.  This sure was a shock.  I’d read that he was in the hospital, but never imagined that it was this serious.  He was a bit crude, but he was funny.  There’s no doubt about that.  R.I.P. Bernie!!

Russian warplanes bombed Georgia.  They do this on the week that worldwide goodwill is supposed to be in full force.  Yeah, so much for peace!!  Yet another world crisis that will have to be watched closely.

Tropical storm Edouard hit the Texas coast.  It was nearly as bad as it could have been.  Yet many think this is just a warning for what is yet to come.  This is already the 5th named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. 

Oil prices are down!!  Oil prices have hit a low for the first time in months.  The prices are very slowing reflecting these lower prices at the pump.  Most are still play $4.00 for diesel across the country.  Here, we’ve finally gotten down to $3.49 for unleaded.  It’s sad when we have to be happy about that!!  I wonder when someone is going to do something about this.  Whether any of us like it, winter and cold weather is around the corner.  I’m already planning on keeping the thermostat down and wearing more sweaters.  Not much worries me, but our winter gas for heating sure does!!

The XXIX Olympiad has started in Beijing, China with a bang!!  China put on such a show that many are already wondering what 2012 will have in store to outdo this years opening ceremony.  That’s not the competition that I’m interested in though.  I love the games!!  The U.S. took gold, silver and bronze in women’s fencing.  What a feat!!  We got gold and bronze in swimming and Phelps is just getting started!!  In case you’re keeping track, the current medal count is:

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States 2 2 4 8
China 2 1 0 3
South Korea 2 1 0 3
Australia 1 0 1 2
Netherlands 1 0 1 2
Czech Republic 1 0 0 1
Romania 1 0 0 1
Spain 1 0 0 1
Austria 0 1 0 1
Cuba 0 1 0 1
Hungary 0 1 0 1
Italy 0 1 0 1
Russia 0 1 0 1
Turkey 0 1 0 1
Zimbabwe 0 1 0 1
Argentina 0 0 1 1
Croatia 0 0 1 1
Japan 0 0 1 1
North Korea 0 0 1 1
Switzerland 0 0 1 1
Taiwan 0 0 1 1
Uzbekistan 0 0 1 1

The games are off to a good start!!  It’s been exciting, fun and educational.  We’re about half done with our lapbookon the Olympics.  Tomorrow is a day of rest and Miss K is altar server.  Hubby will sleep a good portion of the day after church.  He’ll be up for a good 36 hours or more by the time he’s done with duty and then we go to church.

My calendar is filling up.  Religious education is starting soon, so lots to do with that.  The Schoolhouse will be starting soon too.  Much sooner than religious education, actually.  Plus, school starts here this week, so every afternoon, I’ll have to go get Ed from school.  K and I have appointments just about every day this week.  ARG!!  😐 

Alright all, I’m out….peace….

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Gag me with a Spoon!!

Here it is, the *new* Brett Favre jersey.


Can I just say it just turns my stomach!!  I don’t know if I’ll ever get over this or forgive him.  Oh I know, many of you think “what’s she got to forgive him for?”.  Well, as I explained, I’m a loyal Green Bay Packer fan.  A fan that feels like one of our greatest QB’s turned his back on us.  I don’t wish any ill upon him, but I can’t say that I won’t laugh when life away from the Packers isn’t all he wanted it to be.  Especially since this is completely on his shoulders.

Here’s a storyI found interesting.  Oh, and if you decide to read it, you’ll see him proudly displaying his *new* jersey.  And I promise to TRY not to waste any more time on this subject!!  HAHA

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