Monday, December 31, 2007

Blogs in Plain here

I got this from the teacher in New Zealand. She is a blogging expert and I have learned some cool stuff from her blog:

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Must See TV...I can't wait for next Sunday! (Click here)

JANE EYRE: Sundays, December 30, 2007 and January 6, 2008

"Ruth Wilson is all Jane should be... and Toby Stephens gives us a Rochester to root for..."
- Entertainment Weekly

A governess goes to work for a moody employer, captures his heart, then a dark secret intrudes. Charlotte Brontë's 1847 classic stars newcomer Ruth Wilson as the spirited but plain young woman who escapes a dismal youth to find improbable true love. Toby Stephens is Edward Rochester, the enigmatic master of Thornfield who hires Jane as governess to his young female ward Adele. Or is it his daughter? All that is certain is that he is a man with a passionate past. Directed by Susanna White (Bleak House) and adapted by Sandy Welch (Our Mutual Friend), the cast also includes Francesca Annis, Tara Fitzgerald, Pam Ferris, Christina Cole and Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia) as the young Jane.

I never read this because there were just too many words and would require too much of a commitment on my part, but this program is SOoooo good. We watched the first part tonight. The second part is on next Sunday. Try to catch it if you can!

Friday, December 28, 2007

A Good Cry

For those of you who know me well, you know I don't cry very much. Last night I did...over a BOOK! I have read an estimated 10 textbooks from cover to cover since I started back to school in January, 2006. Aside from Harry Potter this past summer and occasional Bible studies, I have not read anything just for fun in a long time. I borrowed "The Notebook" from Rebekah last night and read then entire thing in about four hours. It was about 2:00 am and I started crying like a baby when I finally finished it. What a sweet story...I imagined Preston and I as the older couple and it made me sad. But it was a good sad....sometimes you just need a good cry.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

I loved the 80's!

This is acutally a picture of me at a recent 80's themed party, but my sweet husband says I look just like I did when he married me 22 years ago (only my hair was kind of a modified mullet back then).

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Another One Bites the Dust!

I have finally completed another class...The History of Education in America. It was a great class and my final paper wasn't too horrendous. My next class, Global Socioeconomic that's a different story. Does anyone know what that means? Do I really want to pay $60 for this book and find out? Notsomuch, but it's required for my degree so here I go........!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

What's in a name?

There is a site where you can find out how many people in the U.S. have your name.
I entered Louise Morgan (Wezie didn't work):
LogoThere are
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

There are 347,451 people in the U.S. with the first name Louise.
Statistically the 168th most popular first name.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Louise are female.
Names similar to Louise:

There are 358,072 people in the U.S. with the last name Morgan.
Statistically the 57th most popular last name.
Famous people with the last name Morgan:
Dan Morgan
Garrett A. Morgan
Harry Morgan
Joe Morgan
Quincy Morgan

(I don't know Dan Morgan or Quincy Morgan - what about J.P. Morgan?)

Monday, December 03, 2007

Thanksgiving Adendum...Public Apology

Ok, my wonderful mom pointed out that the reason I was able to have such a productive and satisfying Thanksgiving break was because she did ALL of the cooking for Thanksgiving. This is true. Sorry, Mom - my badness. I know I should have given credit where credit is due...especially since you have a broken foot and are wearing a big brace. I appreciate all of your hard work and am thankful to have you. I'm such a TURKEY!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Youth Group Retreat...What a Blessing!

I accompanied my daughter on a youth group retreat to Latham Springs this weekend. It was awe inspiring, exhilarating and exhausting! I have watched these kids grow up before my very eyes and am so proud of how they are evolving into spiritual leaders. I was astounded by their maturity and depth. I was never involved in a church or youth group when I was a kid so I am living vicariously through my daughter. Several of the kids performed a really powerful skit. This video shows the skit with other actors...It is called "Everything" by Lifehouse: