A few things:
* Most importantly: an update on Oma. She is at home, and while she did have a few minor complications during the blood transfusion, she was not admitted to the hospital. It is clear that there are some imminent health issues that need to be dealt with, but I am thankful that she is now stabilized as much as possible, preparing her for what is to come. I thank you for all your prayers and loving concern.
* I posted those bread recipes and a crockpot recipe for Split Pea Soup, bringing my virtual kitchen out of hibernation and back into the land of the living. Go ahead and head on over to Kitchen Riches, if you have a hunkering for bread. Or peas. ;-)
* I received in the mail the other day four coupons to give to anyone who might be interested in trying out Netflix, good for one free month. Matt and I have a TV which we can watch if we want to see snow for hours at a time. We do not get any channels (not even the news) but still enjoy us some movies. I opted for Netflix for these reasons:
~ it has a huge database with any and every movie imaginable. I have YET to discover a movie I am not able to get- both oldies and brand new releases.
~it saves us mondo money versus going to rental stores. In our old home, the video store had $.99 cent rentals, and for new released $1.99. Now that is a bargain for a movie rental. I was appauled when I headed to a local movie store when we first moved here-because it cost $5.99 to rent a SINGLE movie! I nearly swallowed my tongue!
Finally, and most importantly: I got sick of going INTO movie stores. Why? It is a pain to haul the kids in and out of the car to search for movie, true, but that is not the primary reason I despise movie stores so much. Long time ago- I went in to the local video store and was searching the sci-fi for some movie Matt had requested. Thankfully, it happened that the children were not with me at the time. I went over and saw a boy about 8 yrs old. crouched down looking at a video in the sci-fi section. When I went over and started scouring the titles he looked at me sheepishly and high-tailed it out of there. I thought "uh oh-wonder what's got him so up in arms." So-I looked. WHY did I look?!?! What posessed me to be so nosy?!? What I saw was a video cover that had two naked women very nearly doing something that no two women should ever do- totally clothingless. It was porn, plain and simple and it was in plain sight-at good eye levels for children. How is that RIGHT? I asked myself. It was then that I realized not only did I want my children to be exposed to that, but I didn't want to be exposed to that. Hence~ Netflix.
It is a wonderful thing, let me tell you! After that long schpeal: If anyone is interested in getting the coupon code for a free month, just leave me a comment with your email address. I'll email the first four people interested.
There. That's done! ;-)