Saturday, December 26, 2009

Harder to lose?

Critter blogging

Little One was in the narrow space between PuddyTat and Dude when I left for church on Christmas Eve.

World's cutest grandnephew and grandniece

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas shuffle

1. The Coventry Carol - Taverner Consort
2. The Runaway Christmas Tree - Christine Lavin
3. Silent Night - Wynonna
4. While Shepherds Watched Their flocks by Night - Taverner Consort
5. We Three Kings - Toby Keith
6. Riu, Riu Chiu - Taverner Consort
7. Poulenc: O Magnum Mysterium - Westminster Choir
8. The All Purpose Carol - Christine Lavin
9. Noel Ayisyen - Concordia Choir
10. A Christmas Carol - Tom Lehrer
Bonus: Walton: What Cheer? - Trinity Choir

Before and during

This was the scene when I arrived at 12:30 am.
This was 9 hours later.
Merry Christmas to all!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ready and waiting

The flowers are in place. The choir is rehearsed. All is ready and waiting. Tonight hope enters the world once again. Tonight unconditional love comes as a newborn child. For some, worship will present memories both happy and hurtful. May the love of Jesus fill the voids left by those who have departed our world this year. Hugs and blessings to all!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Insurance insanity

From a Friend:
One small example of why we need Health Care Reform -- just got the cardiac surgeon's bills from the hospital where Jim died -- insurance company denied all payments because there was no fracking referral from his primary care physician. They tell me I can get one backdated but why in the hell should I deal with the primary physician's office -- this the guy who hung up the phone on me when I was tyring to get information from him about my husband's blood presssure medications. How and why does one need a referral through the HMO when one is in the process of dying? Grrrrr...............

Creative Canada

If You Build It, THEY Will Come...

This is the actual turn-off From Banff, Alberta, Canada to the #1 highway to Calgary .

Great picture isn't it? They had to build the animals their own crossing (especially the elk) because that was where the natural crossing was and after the highway was built there were far too many accidents.

It didn't take the animals long to learn that this was their very own bridge!
And then you have some people saying 'Animals are stupid.'


HT to Bill T

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Friday cat blogging on Sunday

Guess who almost never ascends to the cathouse roof but now seems to have taken over Little One's box which is cozier and heated. Both Dude and PuddyTat know to close the eyes when the camera is around. Yes, that is a little plate of chicken in front of Dudie. PT wasn't hungry so I took hers away.

The world's cutest grandnephew

Magic pjs help the kid fly...

Winter berries

For most of the year, I dislike this hedge intensely. Its thorns are nasty. It has spread like wildfire all over the property thanks to the birds who eat these berries in winter. On grey days like today, however, I appreciate the bit of color.

Christ Church children sing and play violins

Click on the photo of the church at the top of the right column to go to the church's website then scroll down to see a short movie.