ARCHIVES: October 1-7, 2004
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My sister, Deborah, shared this recipe that
we used at the wedding. It was a great success and so simple to make. She
says it is popular in Atlanta where they call it "Mock Champagne."
My husband is on business in New York and my daughter is
honeymooning in Orlando. Last night both of them called a few minutes
apart. My daughter said that it was hot in Orlando -- 90 degrees, humid and still
in full summer. Then my husband calls and says it is cold -- 32
degrees with states just north of them getting snowfall already.
Here's a cute movie thanks to Jennifer C. for
sharing this link. She
says that it shows what desktop icons do when you are asleep.
"Blogs" was a category on Double Jeopardy recently. From Thousand Robots, here's the list of questions, er, answers. they even have the an mp3 of the vocal part of the show.
My new Gmail features appeared today. One of
them is an offer to download a mail notifier. It will play the default mail
sound and flash a small popup at the bottom right of my screen when new
mail comes in, showing the title and first line of text.
I got the tabbed browser extension update and it solved the Gmail problem, but it still blocks popups for comments here. I installed the "open in IE" extension so I can force the popup that way. (Love those extensions!) Thanks for your comments and e-mail, everyone.
The more I use it, the more I like Gmail.
Every account is gradually getting the
While I am still basking in the glory of marrying off a daughter, I can not do it sitting still yet. Many things have to be returned such as the large candelabra and candles which were rented from the florist (and which barely fit in the car -- we had to put the back seat down), drive a relative off to catch an early plane, return the borrowed silverware, return the cake decorator's borrowed display stuff, get the wedding dress cleaned and preserved, preserve flowers and the bouquet, return the key to the rented church's caretakers (which the bride accidentally carried off with her), cut up and preserve the remaining cake (and there is an art to preserving the cake top to be eaten a year later at the anniversary) and more ... such as thanking all the people who helped me personally, sorting through several wedding items which came to our house, taking care of her little cat who does not want to be here (he is getting used to us, though -- I just hope he gets used to using the litter box).
Everything is working out and I am satisfied even if we are still busy around here. I love Jonathan and his family. I can even manage my new hairstyle -- whew! (Photo taken by my sister, Bonnie. BTW, the veil was from e-Bay. My daughter found a highly-rated lady who makes them by hand. It was the most beautiful veil I had ever seen. The hand-made touch made it more so.)
My sister and I
have been summoned to jury
duty about one week apart. This is her second time. It's the first for me.
I used to joke that all of my younger siblings have served but not me.
I guess it's my turn, now.
What a wonderful, busy day it was! I am deeply appreciative of my husband, brother and sisters and others who helped with this wedding. It went very well -- so much joy around -- so many happy people. I discovered that being the "mother-of-the-bride" was more fun than I ever imagined. It will always be a special day to me. We truly feel like that we have not lost a daughter, but gained a son. Here are photos of the wedding.
I am too exhausted to write more than this right now. I slept in later than I have in a long, long time.
No time to write much since I have a million
errands to run today! Things are getting exciting around here. I have long
hair and I am getting it cut off. I hope I like it, but I am not that
picky about my hair so I think I will (I keep telling myself that).
Is it October, already?!! Whew, time flies. I
put up a few Halloween decorations. One easy thing that I do (that my
parents always did) was buy a cheap, plastic 99-cent jack-o-lantern and
cut it to fit the outdoor light on the front of the house. It looks pretty
good all lit up at night.