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Saturday, March 1, 2008

An Award and the Page 123 Meme

BumbleVee has honored me with the "You Make My Day Award." Thank you! It's lovely to know that I made your day, Vee.

Often I wonder about these awards. I love to receive them and find it challenging to give them. Does that reflect a selfish spirit? Yes, it must. (Perhaps that's why I like the movie Lost April so well because its theme is selfishness versus generosity.) Anyway, I am certain that all those who received Oscars last Sunday evening did not stand at the podium wondering to whom they could pass it along. ;> So this one will rest here for a bit while I ponder where it should go. As always, it could go to every blogger on my list since you all make my day.

A Woman Who Is challenged me to the Page 123 Meme. It looks like fun!


1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. No cheating!
2. Find page 123.
3. Find the first 5 sentences.
4. Post the next 3 sentences.
5. Tag 5 people. (Or, as I am going to do, multiply by eight and add two, which means that anyone on my blogroll who would like to do this one day can consider herself officially challenged.)

The book is Classic Christianity by Bob George:

The subject is law and grace. I have found that very few Christians are familiar with this topic. Those that have heard of law and grace tend to put it into the category of a stale theological subject.

Now that's pretty dry stuff for a book that I will finish today and start reading over again tomorrow. And when I finish it the next time, I will pick it up again and do the same thing. This book is incredible! The subtitle is "Life's Too Short to Miss the Real Thing." I have been in extreme danger of missing the real thing for way too long. Look for the March quote of the month from this book that will be/is a lot more interesting.

Confectioner's sugar snow falling today...I heard the sleet pinging off the windows last night so I am glad that it has switched to this. Gosh, when did my blog become a weather report?!

This is the snow mountain at the end of my driveway. Maybe I should document the melting progress of same...check in next Saturday for another riveting photo of it.

A relaxing Saturday to one and all!


  1. enjoy the snow...run out and jump in it...make a snow angel and take a picture..better get someone to take a pic of you doing it! Admire the ChristmAs Cactus..lucky you with it blooming.... don't miss the "real thing" ...

    I am off to the Home and Garden show today..definitely indoors!! hahahhaha they are having a PaverPol demo....a must see for doll makers. I might have to try that next..... I

    It is peppering my windows right now too...seems to be snow pellets.... the wind is quite blustery... there you hve your weather report from southern Canada....

  2. Love the snow mountain in your picture!
    We are currently visiting our son in New York, but mostly we live in Morocco which is hot, hot, hot, so we are loving the cold and the snow for now.

  3. I love this meme and always participate in comments as it is so easy.

    A book that was right here on the desk:
    The Pulpwood Queens' Tiara- Wearing, Book-sharing Guide to Life by Kathy L. Patrick.

    Page 123...6th sentence and following three...

    Did I say there were no rules? Rules are to be broken, for sure, but one must stay in place. You must wear the tiara and you must read the book of the month.

    I can't help it...this is the next sentence...

    Our sole mission is to promote literacy and "get America reading"!

    We have sushine and much melting today and tomorrow is supposed to reach
    50º YIPEE!!!

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Oh, I must do this! Books are my love!

    The snow looks glorious. Oregon is sunny today. Strange!

  5. Hi Vee,
    The snow picture looks beautiful, but I bet right about now you are tired of seeing snow....Spring is coming! Really!!

  6. I feel very nearly guilty about our weather today after seeing your photo! Might I report that is it sunny and warm enough for the moment that I opened my windows to air out the house. Birds are chirping and a brisk breeze is blowing. I feel Spring in the air. My next post will be just for you! I'll get around to posting this evening or tomorrow sometime.

    I got in a little Hannah time this morning as gorgeous grandson came very early to play until lunch and nap time. His other grandparents are coming to see him this afternoon so I had to relinquish him to his parents so he will be well rested and not cranky.

    To answer your question, no I don't have a lovely cactus like you have I am not so good at growing things.

    Have a lovely Saturday!

  7. Vee, you sound as tired of snow as I am! I like the term "confectioner's sugar" ... it's very poetic. Congratulations on your award!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    ~ hugs, Lynda xo

  8. I can't believe you got even more snow!!!
    Congratulations on your award. :-)

  9. Vee, I remember (long, long ago) when I had my first "real" job there was a woman in our office who was "the weather lady". I have turned into her. I want to stop...
    Come visit the garden at PlumWater Cottage for a brief respite.

  10. I love the snow mountain. It is so pretty...Mary

  11. Vee...I opened a book to page 123 and decided not to write what I found there (it was all about snow!).

    I changed my blog look from winter to spring today! Anything to help the season along.

  12. I still cannot get over the amount of snow you have gotten,.,,I think I need to come there for a winter vacation!


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