Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Christmas Message...

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was
pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was
found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband
was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he
had in mind to divorce her quietly.

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a
dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home
as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She
will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he
will save his people from their sins."

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
"The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call
him Immanuel"—which means, "God with us."

When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded
him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she
gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

- Matthew 1:18-25

Please press link below. It is my favorite Christmas song sung by my
favorite artist, Josh Groban. May it touch you on this blessed day.

O Holy Night

From my home to yours, wishing you the
warmest and most wonderful Christmas.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

What's up with me, Sentence Game, fun typing test...

I have decided to put the Weekly Sentence on hold until after Christmas. People seem to be busy for the holidays and less are playing, so I think this is a good idea. I am busier, as well. I am hoping to mail Christmas cards out this year. I haven't in a few years. I also want to make some gifts, as my funds are low, and I want to do some holiday visiting. I will pick up the game in the beginning of the new year.

I have an MRI scheduled on the 17th for my cervical spine and an appointment scheduled with my new neurosurgeon on the 22nd. I am glad I got squeezed in before Christmas. That is what is new with me. How is everyone else doing?

I found this fun speed-typing test over at Sara's. Want to give it a try? Click on the graphic and give it a go. Let me know how you did!

93 words
Typing Test

I will check in again soon. Take good care, Val =)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Weekly Sentence #37 Winner, etc...

Happy Sunday to all of my pals out there! Sorry I am not posting a lot lately. I have had a couple of health problems that are slowing me down. I am hoping that in the new year my posting consistency will be much better. I know it will! In fact, I will make it a New Year's resolution! Right now, there is so much going on. I did get an appointment to see my neurosurgeon on December 22. I was having breathing problems unless I was wearing my cervical collar. I was wondering if this had to do with my Chiari. I can't imagine anything else, but I'm not a doctor. I'll let you all know what happens. I know I should be putting these updates in separate posts instead of in my Weekly Sentence postings. Like I said, in the new year, I vow to be better. Now on to the Weekly Sentence winner!...

This week's letters are MLNBPA. The judges and I would like to CONGRATULATE:

Donna Jo of A Reader:

Miss Loveless needs boys' positive affection.

Donna Jo is a new player! She also has a very new blog, so let's stop by
and say hi and congratulate her! CONGRATS again, Donna Jo!

Donna Jo, your award for your sidebar is below. Right click on your award
and make sure you save as .jpg.

I would also like to thank all who submitted this week!!
Submissions are below:

May love not by pass anyone. (Linda)
My little notes become prayers always! (Rose)
Men love no bra posted areas. (Linda)
Michigan leads nations behind parting autos. (Alaina)
My little niece brought papa apples. (Betty)
Many lives need better people around. (Lisa)
Mandy loves nothing but picture albums. (Mandy)

We have lost a lot of players since the migration. If you know anyone
who used to play, or who may like word games, let them know
where this game is located. Thanks!

I will be back later today or tomorrow morning with six new letters!
Take care and be good to one another! Hugs, Val =)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sentence Game #37, etc...

Good morning, good morning! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving! I didn't post the Sentence Game last week because it was a holiday week and I was always having a health problem. Thank you for understanding =). I am doing a little better, but have to figure out what is going on with me. It is a neck problem. I'm wearing a cervical collar. I'm getting an MRI done, probably this week, and then I am hoping I can take this collar off. Enough about me. On with the Sentence Game!

Before I give you the six letters, I would like to once more congratulate Dannelle of Odes to the Odd pt. deux. Congrats again, Dannelle!

This week's letters will follow the rules below. If you have never read the rules, or haven't in a long time, please do! You may submit your sentence in the comments section or email to In your email, please include your name or nickname and your blog address if you have one.

Please remember that the new submission day is Friday (same time - 4PM EDT). It has been permanently change to this day. Thanks for stopping by and have fun with the letters!

Each Sunday I post a set of six letters. A sentence
must be made from these letters. The letters today
are: MLNBPA . An example of a sentence could be -
Man lives not by pizza alone.
These letters MAY NOT be re-arranged.
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There is a three - five persons judge panel (of fellow
bloggers) that chooses the best sentence (or two)
submitted each week. How do they choose winning
sentence(s)? The sentences that receive the strongest
reactions - Did it make them laugh, sad, ponder, etc.?
Was it creative? Witty? These are winning submissions.
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The winner(s) receive(s) a logo for his/her blog
sidebar with his/her name on it.
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Place submissions in comments section with your
name or nickname and blog URL or email to If you play this game in your blog,
please come back and leave your ENTIRE entry URL
so your entry can be judged. Submissions are due
by Friday, 4PM EDT.
The winner is announced
Saturday morning or early afternoon.
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A new set of letters is placed in my journal, There is
a Season, every Sunday morning or early afternoon.
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If you submit more than one sentence,
only your first sentence will be judged.
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This Week's Letters:


Have a good rest of the day and take care! Val =)