Monday, December 17, 2007

It is better to give than receive

i love that statement. it was a premise i was raised under and it is one that my daughter is very familiar with. It brings a different feeling at christmas time.

I alooted to some feelings i have about Christmas time. I hate the material aspect. It is like the advertising media goes crazy this time of the year. Even financial analysists base how well the economy is doing by how much comsumers spend.
it drives me crazy.

A few years ago, a good friend of mine was talking about the buy nothing for Christmas. i am not so sure that line of thought is not spot on. It does not mean give nothing christmas and give from the heart.

That is my rant for now.
buy nothing for Christmas

Monday, December 10, 2007

pics from this morning

here is what i woke up to. these are pics of where i live.

extreme weather?


right before i took the job at Spectrum, one of my future co-workers said that the weather in Oklahoma City is extreme. i am finding that out. late last week it was in the 40's here. for the last three days, it has been raining and freezing. we have ice and lots of it. many places out of power including some of my friends and co-workers. hopefully, that will correct itself soon.

anyway, we had our company christmas party friday night. good time was had by all.

in other new, i had an eye doctor exam on from friday and picked up contacts. i was having problems with my glasses seeing up close. so, the eye doc suggested having two different prescriptions in each eye to compensate. i understand this is a common practice. so i am trying it. i am having alittle tought time but it going well.

Getting ready to head to west michigan. can't wait to see my daughter.

Well, that is all for now.


Monday, December 03, 2007

Getting ready for the Christmas holiday

Why is it that this holiday is so expensive?

I was conversing with my younger brother about this. We both struggle with the emphasis that is placed on the material side of Christmas.

I don't know. I think we miss the point.

More as i formula what the heck i am trying to say later