We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Happy New Year!

Taking a cue from Mrs. E over at Easy Street....... I have some New Year Randomness.....

*Coach and I spent New Year's Eve home alone.  Our first since 1989.  We read our books, had a little dinner fixed by Coach and watched some really bad TV.  Oh and in bed by 11:30.

*Our microwave shot craps the week of Thanksgiving and I haven't replaced it.  I think we miss it, but can't be sure.  I also refuse to pay $75 or more for a new one.  I want one for $30.

*We (really it was me) cancelled our Monday thru Friday paper delivery.  We moved into town in 1997 and have taken that paper every day since then.  The paper wasn't getting to our home in time for us to read it before we left each day--not because of our delivery person--she rocks--but because the paper itself wasn't getting to CC due to issues at the paper.  We were going days without reading it.  Therefore, we decided to try Saturday-Sunday delivery only.  It also saves $10 a month only getting the paper on the weekends.  We'll see.

*I didn't renew any of our magazines for 2014.  When no one from our high school tried to sell me magazines, I took that as a sign that I didn't actually need to renew my subscriptions.  My mom is extremely generous and pays for me to get several magazines as part of my Christmas gift.  Those will be the only magazines we will continue to get each month in the mail. We'll see.

*My affair with Netflix is becoming well-known.  A friend of mine called to tell me that she had begun watching Hart of Dixie and she thought I might like the PBS produced Call the Midwife.  I had social-media-ed (not even a word, yet) about how I was watching Hart of Dixie in an effort to task avoid. Like I watched 8 episodes before I could drag myself off the sofa...just sayin'.  Other than sports on TV, we don't watch much regular TV.  We wish we could just subscribe (and pay for) to sports channels.  This year when the sports desert hits we plan to take our cable down to basic basic cable.  Why pay for something we don't use?

*I think I am seeing a 2014 theme here.....money.

Just sayin'.


Mrs. E said...

Great minds! We are looking at dropping the home phone, weekend paper, and basic tv package. Sometimes you scare me! :) Happy New Year!

Kim said...

Happy New Year! I wonder if I know your friend who recommended Hart of Dixie. :-)

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17