Saturday, November 29, 2008

Did you serve nearly 1,800 Thanksgiving guests?

Elgin, Nebraska's, St. Boniface Catholic Church has mastered the art of Thanksgiving dinner. The church served nearly 1,800 Thanksgiving meals a year ago. And if Thursday's crowd was any indication, this year's group of attendees probably neared that mark. Read about the 84-year-old tradition at the Norfolk Daily News.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Holiday Pie

Surveys show the top 5 holiday pies (in order of preference):
  1. pumpkin
  2. apple
  3. cherry
  4. lemon meringue
  5. pecan

How come my favorite - #5 - isn't ranked higher?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Need to clear your mind and your to-do list?

If you have a lot on your plate and need to free your mind, as well as your to-do list, read my latest post at The Muffin, the daily blog for WOW! Women on Writing.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Volleyball Conundrum

So, in what should be (and probably is) the Nebraska Class D-2 State Volleyball final game, Clay Center would meet Ewing in a thriller.

But, since CC and Ewing are both in the top bracket, they will have to settle to play in the semi-final match at 9:30 tomorrow morning.

Clay Center is my hometown. They have an excellent volleyball coach and even though I don't imagine I know many of the girls, it is great to see the old home team make it to state. When I was in junior high and high school, we almost made it to state once. And then the season ended and that was it. No summer league. No true weightlifting program. Done. Finito.

Now, I live in Ewing and married a native Ewing. I sub there about once a week. They are good kids, great athletes, and a pleasure to know and work with. They have been in the final game the past two years and have just come up short both times. Will this year be the year they really do it?

It should be a great match tomorrow morning. And although it will be tough to decide who should win, I will definitely be cheering for both. And it doesn't matter if I wear orange or black since both times share that commonality. It's the Wildcats vs. the Tigers. Both schools are winners!

A Little Humor from Larry the Cable Guy

My aunt sent me some "wise words" from Nebraska native Larry the Cable Guy. They always make me laugh!

A day without sunshine is like night.

On the other hand, you have different fingers.

42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.

99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

Remember, half the people you know are below average.

He who laughs last, thinks slowest.

Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets thecheese in the trap

Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.

How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand.

OK, so what's the speed of dark?

When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.

How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

What happens if you get scared half to death, twice?

Why do psychics have to ask you your name?

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering, 'What the hell happened?'

Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

History Lesson for Girls

Check out my latest book review about Aurelie Sheehan's novel History Lesson for Girls. It's posted at Curled Up With a Good Book. I highly recommend this one!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Is Dancing With the Stars a cursed show?

Fun, interesting, and kind of scary slide show on MSN today about Dancing with the Stars. Is the show cursed?

Here Comes the Sun

Wow! Walked to the mailbox (which was a pain in my ankle - and another story in itself) and caught a glimpse of the sun peaking out. It would be great if it would come out for awhile today, although it might be a bit of the calm before the storm.

Right now, it is 30 degrees and mostly cloudy, and later tonight, we are supposed to get snow and sleet. I am not looking forward to the nasty weather.

We are still combining corn. Maybe we can finish today. Picked enough yesterday to fill three grain carts and then had to wait for the truck to come this morning.

There will still be plenty of work to do once we finish harvesting. Have to work cattle, fix some mechanical problems on the tractors and combines, do some work on the free stall. I think the list never quits. He keeps telling me what needs to get done and I keep telling him what my laundry list of writing projects looks like and it seems like we see each other for about an hour a day before we're both too tired to stay awake any longer.