"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
~Isaiah 6:8 NIV
"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
~Micah 6:8 NASB

Friday, August 22, 2008

Confessions of a News Junkie

I love to watch the news. The news is on almost the whole day when I'm at work. I'm not biased either. I watch MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News, and Fox Business (Dave Ramsey Show!) and of course I read the South Bend Tribune online.
It's sometimes fun to see the obvious biases of the news channels. MSNBC is clearly Democratic and has wanted Obama to win since the beginning of the Primaries. CNN is Republican and a big fan of McCain. Fox seems to be the most unbiased, most of the time, even though they do tend to favor McCain over Obama.

Here are a few news stories that I found today: I report, You decide. :0)

Wis. Couple Wins Lottery Four Times, Claims Formula

Woman Arrested For Failing To Return Library Books

12-year-old suspended for hair

Mom's birthday robbery

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

New Washing Machine

We picked up our new washing maching last week. I love it. After we put it together Steve wanted to do some laundry to test all the settings. It was not a cheap washing machine, but we did get a pretty good deal on it with the Friends and Family Night discount this weekend and our associate discount.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

When it Rains it Pours

Last night was a new experience for me. I was sitting on the couch getting ready to take a nap and watch some mindless TV. Steve had just left to help a friend/Sears Co-Worker fix his washing machine, when all of a sudden I heard what sounded like a shower coming from our laundry room. I first thought maybe Beth was in the shower and the shower was leaking through the floor. Nope that wasn't it.
Our waterheater had sprung leak and was spraying water all over the place. Luckilly, the waterheater is behind a small door, so most of the water was contained inside the room. The door has slits in it though, so the water was coming through the slits and under the door. Beth came down stairs because she wondered what was going on and we started putting towels on the floor so we could keep the water from spreading all over the apartment. I called Southmore After-Hours Service and they said they would send someone over. Then I called Steve and he came home quickly to help me figure out how to turn off the waterheater. Apparently the nipple on the waterheater had broke, so Southmore fixed it when they finally got there. Southmore brought a ShopVac with them and vacuumed up most of the water.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Semi Carrying Bananas Collides With Buffalo

This is one of my favorite songs when i was younger. It's a great song. It's a bit long but so worth it. Steve told me about this story and I immediately thought about this song. Watch the video then read the news story.

Semi Carrying Bananas Collides With Buffalo
Iowa Troopers Investigate Crash
POSTED: 1:49 pm MST August 7, 2008
UPDATED: 2:38 pm MST August 7, 2008

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Authorities said they're buffaloed by the crash of a banana truck in eastern Iowa. The semitrailer loaded with bananas hit a buffalo on Interstate 380 near Brandon about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Crates of bananas ended up on the road. The shipment of bananas was traveling from from Mississippi to Fargo, N.D.

Benton County Sheriff Randy Forsyth said there were two buffaloes on the road. He said one was sideswiped by a car while the other was hit by the tractor-trailer.
The accidents happened at about the same time.

Forsyth said the buffalo hit by the car apparently survived and ran off. The one hit by the truck was killed. No people were injured.

Forsyth said officials don't know where the buffaloes came from, or what happened to the one that took off.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Week 4 Recipes: Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad

Prep Time:25 min
Total Time:25 min
Makes:6 servings

1-3/4 cups each
2 pkg. (6 oz. each) OSCAR MAYER Grilled Chicken Breast Strips
1/2 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
1 pkg. (10 oz.) mixed salad greens
1 large tomato, cut into wedges
1/2 cup sliced red onions
1/2 cup KRAFT Ranch Dressing
1/2 cup KRAFT Natural Sharp Cheddar Cheese Crumbles
COOK chicken and barbecue sauce in large skillet on medium-high heat until heated through, stirring occasionally.
TOSS greens with chicken, tomatoes and onions in large bowl.
TOP with dressing and cheese.

Kitchen Tips

Healthy Living
Trim 40 calories and 6 grams of fat per serving by preparing with KRAFT Light Ranch Reduced Fat Dressing and KRAFT Natural 2% Milk Reduced Fat Colby & Monterey Jack Crumbles.

Use Your Grill
Substitute 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts for the OSCAR MAYER Grilled Chicken Breast Strips. Heat greased grill on high heat. Grill chicken until cooked through (165ºF), turning and brushing frequently with barbecue sauce for the last few minutes. Cut chicken into strips, then use as directed.

Substitute 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips, for the OSCAR MAYER Grilled Chicken Breast Strips. Cook chicken in barbecue sauce in large skillet on medium-high heat until chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Continue as directed.

Calories 230
Total fat 13 g
Saturated fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Sodium 920 mg
Carbohydrate 13 g
Dietary fiber 2 g
Sugars 9 g
Protein 16 g
Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 10%
Iron 8 %
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