Saturday, July 29, 2006

Tax-Free Weekend....

For those of you/us in SC, NC, GA, and TN.... It's almost time to go shopping!! Thanks to Fieroshus for the heads up... August 4-6th are tax free for all 4 states, for anything that smacks of being school related. I suspect specific items vary from state to state, so you might want to check local info.

Oh, and how cool is this?? SC is having a second tax-free bash... for CHRISTMAS!!

While the August tax-free shopping weekend is limited to specific items, this year South Carolina legislators are giving shoppers an additional one-time, two-day sales tax break that will include ALL purchases. South Carolina will hold a second tax-suspension on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25, the weekend after Thanksgiving. Per the SC DOR, more info will be out later on that... but hey.... pretty cool, IF you want to join the Black Friday madness.

Sunday, July 23, 2006


Hubby's over the food poisoning (yep, I tried to kill him last week).

Baby Dragon #2 is kicking her way around inside.... but thus far seems determined to stay the course for the acceptable 40-some odd weeks--yeah for that!!

Samsbane (aka BD#1) is walking & babbling as though he has somewhere to be & something worth saying... although I'll be darned if I can make any sense of any of it! He too has recovered nicely from whatever was bugging his stomach last week (and the car-seat cover is freshly washed, if any one cares!)

Writing of funky smells in vehicles, the 'leaking very old trash bag' smell has finally dissipated from the Explorer--glad that's over with! (And yes, I miss the Ranger--at least if something leaked on the way to the dump you were still in an enclosed cab, as opposed to trapped with it in the Explorer.... in July....) *blech!*

Samsbane's FGM (fairy godmother) was here last weekend--just in time for her godson's GI distress. THAT was nice of him, eh?! She brought down a couple cool tee-shirts from the New England Aquarium (penguin themed of course), and a couple pink Phillies onesies for the new kid. Pink seems to be a good color for the Phillies these days, although I heard they managed to beat the Braves recently!!!!

I'm "enjoying serving" as head of the baby nursery at church. Had someone ask to drop out of the rotation today, citing involvement with toddler nursery during every am service. Apparently she doesn't want to miss all the AM services as well as one in somewhere between 4-8 evening services. Can't particularly say that I blame her, but if everybody that does "other stuff" on a regular basis does that, I'll wind up with like 4 people in rotation... and trust me, THAT won't go over well. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Maybe I'll institute the draft. Heh heh heh heh....

Made Italian hoagies yesterday. They were good. I was so fixated on how good they'd taste that I forgot to buy the diapers that I'd gone there to get. Like specifically... went to Publix because diapers were on sale, but figured I'd get sub stuff while I was there. Got there & was so excited about having subs again that I forgot the dang diapers. Of well!! (Yes, we still have enough on hand to last a couple more weeks... it's just the principle of forgetting the one thing I was going for.) Oh well.... at least the hoagies were good. If you forget how good they can be, read this..... it's my hoagie recipe!!

Enough randomness... time to go fix supper................

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Well now.... :-D

This should raise some eye-brows.

What's Your Theological Worldview?

You scored as Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan. You are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition. You believe that God's grace enables you to choose to believe in him, even though you yourself are totally depraved. The gift of the Holy Spirit gives you assurance of your salvation, and he also enables you to live the life of obedience to which God has called us. You are influenced heavily by John Wesley and the Methodists.

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 96%
Reformed Evangelical 71%
Fundamentalist 71%
Neo orthodox 64%
Emergent/Postmodern 50%
Roman Catholic 36%
Classical Liberal 36%
Modern Liberal 29%
Charismatic/Pentecostal 29%

What's your theological worldview? created with

Sunday, July 9, 2006

Here she is...........

and a profile of her face....

...notice the open mouth... yakking already, just like her mamma!!!

If you wanted "proof of gender identity"...

This would all be more obvious if I could let you compare to Baby Dragon #1's ultrasound photo shoot.... but I can't so you'll have to take the tech's word for it.