Saturday, January 2, 2010

Holidays are over--New Year has begun

Christmas was fantastic--14+ inches of snow and all. We went to KC early to miss the storm, but came home a little too early. We drove into a snow drift about 1/2 mile from home and had to walk the rest of the way. But, a very kind neighbor pulled us out later and all was well. This is a picture of Jessie after she shoveled a one-lane path down our sidewalk.

Now we are beginning 2010, and, interestingly enough, today's date is a palindrome--the same frontwards and backwards. See--01-02-2010! I love little bits of trivia like that.

And, I love the new beginnings of the New Year. I am usually in the midst of reading through the Bible chronologically, but it typically takes me longer than a year. But, it happens that I'm starting over just as the new year is starting. If you want to follow my pace, check it out on my Twitter account--margarettraudt. Sometimes I post a verse from Psalms instead of my chronological reading, but it's all good.

And, this Monday I'm starting a once/week online editing course with Christian PEN. It will be fun to be a real student for a while. I'm anxious to see all the things I thought I knew but really didn't.

John and I went to see Invictus today. It's a great movie--very inspiring! Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon were both excellent in their roles. I'm hoping to read the book--Playing the Enemy.

In a day or two I'll post a review of Newt Gingrich's book Rediscovering God in America. So, check back.

Hope you've enjoyed this potpourri of trivia. Have a great day!


Susan said...

What wonderful snow photos you have posted. And I love the one of you and Jessie.

Margaret said...

Thanks, Sue. Our snow keeps coming and coming, but like Jessie says, "How many snow pictures can a person look at?"

Stephanie Brandt said...

Good picture and news, mom! It sounds like the snow just won't end. Well, at least you don't have kids in school anymore to worry about running out of snow days!

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