Sunday, December 31, 2006
Saturday, December 30, 2006
If you click on photos, they get larger – you can also right click and save on your hard drive too.
If you click on the little arrows to the left of the dates that show on the left side of your screen (either the year or the month) they’ll open up and let you see the posts for that period of time.
Under every post or article are several items:
If you click on a label like “Neidon” for example, every post with his name on the label will come up. Sort of like a blog search engine just for this site.
If you click on the comments, you can add a comment to the post.
If you click on the small envelope, you can email this post to a friend (or enemy).
And last of all, on this new page format, click the main title “Chautauqua” and it will take you back to the main page. You couldn't do this before.
Friday, December 29, 2006
Cindy and I went downtown with my mom and dad to see Christmas lights on the Riverwalk - beautiful. But everyone from Texas and Iowa colleges were there with their bands and teams and it seemed like all of their folks too.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
EXERCISE FOR REAL LIFE (If you're busy like me)
Beat around the bush.
Jump to conclusions.
Climb the walls.
Wade through paperwork.
Drag my heels.
Push my luck.
Make mountains out of mole hills.
Hit the nail on the head.
Bend over backwards.
Jump on the band wagon.
Balance the books.
Run around in circles.
Toot my own horn.
Climb the ladder of success.
Pull out the stops.
Add fuel to the fire.
Open a can of worms.
Put my foot in my mouth.
Start the ball rolling.
Go over the edge.
Pick up the pieces.
Whew! What a workout!
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
In San Antonio, all of the construction crews are in Mexico, schools are out and life is slower than usual.
Have a wonderful. blessed, relaxing week.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
FROM: BARRISTER Usman Obi (ESQ)
Usman Obi & ASSOCIATES,
# 30 ADISA BASHUA STREET,
I am Barrister Usman Obi ,the Personal Attorney to Mr Larry Kidd,A foreigner who used to work with Mekon Associates company in ,On the 2nd of March 2000, my client, his wife And their three children were involved in a car accident along Port Harcourt Road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives,this has also proved unsuccessful.After these several unsuccessful attempts,I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet,to locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence I contacted you.
I have contacted you to assist me in repartrating the money left behind by my client before they get confisicated or declared unserviceable by the finance house where this huge deposits were lodged.
Particularly, the African Banking Inco-operation(ABI) where the deceased had an account valued at about $10 million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confisicated within the next ten official working days.since I have been unsuccesfull in locating the relatives for over 5years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at $10 million dollars can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money. 55% to me and 40% to you,while 5% should be for expenses or tax as your government may require,I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make.
All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this transaction through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law.Please get in touch with me by my if you are willing to assist.
- usman obi
Okay, here are the submitted answers, you be the judge.
Neidon, can you believe it? One more day until Christmas. I'm so excited!'
Neidon replied, 'can you please move over Kaireia, you're sitting on my __________.
From my mom and dad Adams ...
you're sitting on my ribbon and paper and I need to get Grandpa Adams' gift wrapped!!!!
From Reed ...
you're sitting on my Super niatro electric rayon blaster with 42" casters and a 312 alpha scion booster.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Neidon replied, 'can you please move over Kaireia, you're sitting on my __________.
Okay, I admit, I'm getting bored. Maybe a day of rain and watching '24' fried my brain - send me your answer to the blank and I'll post them later.
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
She's absolutely right. I will be coming into a fortune next year! But I gotta tell you, I realize I already have a fortune. What about you?
I also have this quote on a bookmark, one of my favorites ... "How can we be poor if our Lord is wealthier than all Kings?" - Bernanos
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Actually this picture is from 10/15/03, the day the twins were born. Isn't my little girl cute!
Would you please pray for a safe pregnancy. Thanks!
(Our kids always did fight for attention!)
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Jay Leno: Happy birthday to Senator John Kerry. This is his 63rd birthday. They threw him a surprise party for him. Well, they think he was surprised—with his personality it’s hard to tell. Instead of blowing out the candles he just talked to them until all the life just flickered out. ...
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Neidon says "How in the world do I untangle this string of lights? Who put them away like this last year! This is so frustrating!"
Monday, December 11, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Audrey Ilene Harvey is from Canby, Oregon. Her dad is a preacher there at Canby Christian Church.
We're so excited. What a blessing!
Mark 'May 19th, 2007' on your calendars and join us in Canby, Oregon.
Friday, December 08, 2006
We will be out of town tomorrow for a playground dedication in honor of a good friend's son/grandson who died several months ago in a drowning. (Braden Lackey). The picture posting may be late or not all all. Please pray for the Lackey family as you read this. Thanks!
(Isn't the family shot of the Lackey's above a great one! It was taken in Tokyo at a subway station.)
Neidon ... "Okay, take your hand off my shoulder now."
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
Preferred days to visit (1) Thursday, (2) Saturday and (3) Wednesday - whatever this means??
Preferred time to visit (1) 6 am, tied for (2) 5 am and 7 pm - do you folks have a life?? Come on, 5 am and you're checking out my blog?
Highest day in November with hits - November 23rd with 48 hits. Were you bored or what?
City from which most hits originate (1) Houston- hmmm - who are you?, (2) New Braunfels - the great grandparents, of course, and drum roll please ... (3) Knoxville area - of course, a loving aunt.
I've also had hits from San Antonio; Canby, Oregon (hmm...); Cleveland, OH; San Marcos, TX; Gilbert, AZ; Tyler, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Atascadero (where is this?); Brooklyn; Pompano Beach; Sioux Falls; Mount Laurel (another mystery); and Johannesburg, South Africa - wow!
One more statistic - 50% of you use Firefox as your browser.
Last of all - 708 hits total for November - thanks for watching!
Friday, December 01, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Neidon is old enough to figure out something is going on and he likes it.
Take time to really enjoy this holiday season. It'll be spring before we know it.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Anyway, here's our story. We see a couple of great buys, so we decide to go early and get back home quick as I have a 10 am client meeting. We should have known better!!
We get to the store at 6:45, make our select and are in line by 7 am - hey this is easy! The things we wanted were there, we didn't have to be there at 5 am, what's the big deal!!
We stood in line from 7 to 11 am - 4 hours! I even left for an hour to meet with the client and returned and Cindy was still in line.
Good thing - the couple (Mom and teenage son) in front of us were a real neat family - we're meeting next year - same place, same time for a reunion. Good idea?
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
The world may remember John F. Kennedy, or even Aldous Huxley who both died on this date. I remember C.S. Lewis, who is probably my favorite Christian author, next to the Bible, of course.
I recommend the Chronicles of Narnia, A Space Trilogy, A Grief Observed, Mere Christianity or The Screwtape Letters. Each is a favorite of mine, in its own unique way, of his many writings.
"There will be two kinds of people in the end: Those that will say to God 'Thy will be done' and those to whom God will say 'Thy will be done.'" -- C.S. Lewis