1) This past Friday evening, I had an evening out alone -- something I LOVE and CHERISH! I'm the type of person who does like to be alone on a somewhat frequent basis. I think it's because a) I'm fairly independent, b) I lived alone for a number of years before I got married, c) I worked for 10 years at a job where I traveled alone frequently.
But, please don't think I don't LOVE my husband and child and being around them. I do....I just like my occasional alone time.
Anyways, I went to these places for my evening....
Barnes & Noble
DQ (to make a quick visit to my brother and to pick up a Diet Pepsi)
At Barnes & Noble, I discovered a new tea that I am IN LOVE with....Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea. It's from Harney & Sons....Try it sometime. I know you'll love it.
2) Marc and I are really enjoying watching Luke imitate things that we do -- especially things Marc does. It is Luke's usual routine after a nap to have some juice and Cheez-It crackers.
Yesterday, however, Luke did something a bit different.
He insisted on taking off his shirt (not sure where he got that since Marc really doesn't walk around here without a shirt on) and sitting in the recliner covered with a blanket (this could be from Marc or myself) while eating his crackers and drinking his juice.
He didn't want this next photo taken, but I snapped one anyways.
3) Marc and I do NOT watch any reality TV shows, typically. However, we have gotten into one show on the NatGeo channel. That show would be the Alaska State Troopers.
Neither Marc nor I have been to Alaska, but it is on our "goal list of places to go in life." Everybody we know who has been to Alaska says it's amazing.
Alaska State Troopers does show some amazing scenery and wildlife (which is the appeal of Alaska). But, this program does show some sad facts about Alaska -- its high rate of suicide, its high alcoholism rate, its high rates of crime in certain areas.
I think it's so cold and dark through the winter (and so far away from the rest of the country as well as so desolate in areas) that people get depressed and ultimately end up making some poor choices.
Hmmmm.....Sounds like a great place to do some mission work. Sounds like people need a Savior -- just like the rest of us.
Anyways, I'm rambling....Watch the show if you have the channel. It's interesting.
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