30 August 2005

Prayers go out to those who've suffered and lost in Hurricane Katrina and in the recent tornados accross Great Britain.

Prayer for Shelter Against the Storm

God of heaven and earth, God who carries our lives and the lives of our whole community in your hands, be with us in the peril of this day/night. Help us to release our anxieties and fears into those same caring hands, knowing in faith that your will for us is life and everlasting good. Send your holy angels to watch over us and guard us. May they spread their holy wings to give us shelter against the storm. For you alone, O God, are all good, all life, all love, and that love is for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

- Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel

24 August 2005

Me at St. Teresa in Bodega CA where I got married on 11 December 2004.
Today Lew is going in for his MRI. Lew is my husband and best friend. We learned of his need for an MRI over a month ago when he went to Kaiser to discuss what he thought was going to be options for hearing aids but instead was told that he may have a tumor growing in his inner ear. Needless to say, we have been quite anxious ever since and have had to push to get the MRI scheduled. After several eMails and phone calls we got the word this morning that he is scheduled for 5:00 this afternoon. The doctor kept trying to reassure us that it is only precautionary, that he could not bump other scheduled MRIs in favour of Lew’s because it was only a precaution. But when you’re told that you may have a tumor growing in your head it’s hard to think of anything else. And so I am trying to keep a positive outlook. I told work I was leaving early to be with him. I eMailed my extended family and asked for their prayers. And now I’m just trying not to be a total scatterbrain at work while watching the clock, tick-tock away.

18 August 2005

Succes is so sweet!

< BIG SMILE > with A LOT of trial and error I did it. HTML not so hard after all. < Pats self on back >

17 August 2005

I read an article today. The headline that grabbed me was Book World Laments Lack of Great Fiction
Hell yeah, I says to myself. In the article I read about the breakthrough for bloggers with Julia Powell's Julie & Julia and Stephanie Klein's blog Greek Tragedy. So I check out the aforementioned blogs and sure'nuff they're pretty entertaining, well-written. The epiphany though came from Stephanie's "Bloggers I Know". I click on the first one that catches my interest Seven Squared. Seven Sqared links to "Blogs to Read" and there I spy it for the first time...Blah Blah Blog. WTF!, indeedy. That's what I called my blog! So then I am inclined to Google Blah Blah Blog and they're all over the place.






So I'm not original maybe, but I'm not a rip-off either. Purely accidental. What do they call that kind of group-think? Oh well, seems I'm in good company.

Next I'm going to figure out this hyper-linking thingy.

11 August 2005

OK, I'm trying to figure out this blog thingy. What is it? Can I do it? Do I want to do it? I think I'm learning. Probably. Maybe. I just found a cool button called "Next Blog" that allows me to surf into random blogs already created by others. So I'm getting the idea of what it is, what appeals to me and what doesn't. I've bookmarked some for return visits. Maybe some day I'll even be brave enough to post my blogs publicly too. Oh well, who cares?