Saturday, October 29, 2005

Entertaining Reading

Life is serious enough at times. There are days when I need to relax and have an entertaining read. I've found an author who fits the bill perfectly. Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie Plum novels. "What's so entertaining about them?" you ask. Stephanie Plum is a sort of bumbling bounty hunter. Evanovich injects so much humor and life into the stories. Her characters are so uncoventional and hilarious that you find yourself laughing out loud while you read. So, if you want a very entertaining read that doesn't wear your brain out, try Evanovich and the Stephanie Plum novels. The first one in the series is titled, "One For the Money" and introduces you to Stephanie and her friends. There are at least 11 novels in the series (there may be more) and they get funnier as you go along. So, if you need something to take the edge off of life a bit, give Evanovich a read.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Cooking and Mandolines

I just got a mandoline. For those of you who don't know what a mandoline is, it's a french slicer. It's supposed to be the greatest thing for cooking since apple pie. ;o) I've been wanting one for a very long time and Williams Sonoma just put a very nice stainless steel one on sale, so I got one at the Mall tonight. Now I just need some stuff to slice and dice. *vbg*

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Remembering Dauna

A very dear friend of mine died three years ago yesterday. She was only 39 years old. She had Type 1 diabetes, but no serious complications. She had a difficult time controlling her bgs, however, even with the help of an insulin pump. She went to bed Friday evening and was gone when her husband woke up Saturday morning. We never did get any real confirmation from her autopsy as to why she died.

I loved her like a sister. I miss her terribly. I know many other friends do as well. Dauna, where ever you are.... I love you and miss you.

It's almost Friday!

I need a break. Work has gotten pretty stressful lately. A nice long vacation in a warm sunny place would be real cool right now.

Manda and I did our JDRF Walk on September 24th. Donations were down, but thanks to everyone who showed their support and generosity to us by making a donation. The weather started out a bit iffy, but the sun eventually poked through the clouds and we had a very nice walk along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. There was a fairly large turnout of walkers there too. All in all, it was a very nice day.

My A+ Certification class is coming along nicely. I'm learning a lot of technical stuff I didn't really know before, probably some stuff that you don't really need to know to mess with a computer, but the specifics on how it really works are pretty neat. You'd be amazed at what's inside that box on or next to your desk. I'm amazed at the people who dreamed all this up and got it all to work.

One more day and then a break. Manda said she might come home for a day or so this weekend. I hope she does. It will be nice to see her.