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One Thousand Gifts-28

Captain’s Log, Stardate 12.15.2006

I’m participating in the “One Thousand Gifts” list from Christian Women Online. Click on the picture to find out more about it.

701. I finished the rough draft of my manuscript yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now for revisions so I can get it to my critique partners.
702. I’m glad I got two bunches of celery at the grocery store because I went through the first bunch pretty fast this week.
703. I love eating celery—the crispy crunchy texture, the water exploding in my mouth when I bite into it.
704. I like oatmeal, too—the nutty flavor, the combination of soft and whole grain textures.
705. Made a dinner date with us, my parents, and my in-laws for the 23rd. I’m looking forward to good Mexican food!
706. I exercised yesterday!
707. I’m in day 29 of my Bible in 90 Days. I just started Ezra. It’s very inspiring how the people first rebuilt the altar to the Lord to restart the daily sacrifices even before Jerusalem had a wall, or they had laid the temple’s foundations. They were afraid of the local residents, but they were determined to be obedient to God. Their courage is inspiring to me to be strong when I’m afraid, too.
708. I ordered three CDs I’ve been wanting but hadn’t gotten (well, legally anyway)— Les Miserables the complete symphonic recording--I had a copy of this on cassette tape and I love it. Now I got the CDs and I’ll load it into my iPod.
709. Miss Saigon London cast--love this musical. Lea Salonga rocks.
710. The Scarlet Pimpernel concept album--I had this a long time ago and now I don’t know where mine is. I’m probably going to find this CD after I receive the replacement. I like the songs a lot. I’m thinking of getting The Scarlet Pimpernel Broadway cast but have to wait to see if I have enough money. It’s mostly the same songs and the ones that are different don’t sound that special when I listen to the clips on iTunes.
711. The next Broadway CD I’m getting is The Light in the Piazza.
712. After I finish my revisions, I’m going to start on Christmas cards to send our “family” photos to our relatives. If I had a scanner, I’d scan it in. It’s pretty cute. Snickers looks better than me or Captain Caffeine.
713. Captain Caffeine went to use the restroom in TGI Fridays and so he bought something out of guilt—garlic parmesan fries! Yum! They gave a LOT. We heated it up in the toaster oven and it tasted wonderful.
714. I’m SO GLAD I only ate a very small lunch today (more like a snack) because I got to eat fries for dinner!
715. I got to watch more CSI Miami tonight.
716. I downloaded Yahoo Messenger on my new laptop.
717. I remembered (finally) to write a condolence card to a friend of mine in Hawaii
718. Captain Caffeine and I had a laugh today when we were watching ESPN Sports Center and they showed a clip from a women’s college volleyball game, and at first we saw this one man who looked a lot like my dad, although the picture was fuzzy. But it was in Nebraska so we knew it couldn’t be him, but it did make us rewind the TiVo to take a second look.
719. My husband got me a canister of compressed air so I can clean my Alphasmart and my computer keyboard.
720. I got some great free Christmas songs from! And not just redone usual Christmas songs, but new songs.
721. We got a dogsitter for Christmas vacation!
722. I lost a whole bunch of retained water because I’m 4 pounds lighter than I was yesterday.
723. Yesterday, my husband remembered to buy ingredients for the appetizer we’re bringing to his coworker’s party tonight.
724. My dog is so cute when she sidles up to one of us, hoping to be petted.
725. I’ll go to the post office today and get some mailing out of the way.


  1. LOVE The Light in the Piazza. I really want to see the show live (I watched the Lincoln Center broadcast on PBS).
    I just have to say that in my opinion their is a pretty big difference in the Broadway and concept Scarlet Pimpernel recordings. The orchestrations for one...much more "cohesive" because it sounds like a show (don't know if that makes sense) and, well, Terrance Mann is on the Broadway CD is Chauvelin and he's FABULOUS. *g*


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