Because I'm always on the prowl for new artists (well new to me) and new songs (same here) so I can share my finds with you, my fine bloggy friends- I present the David Crowder Band, with their song- "SMS-(Shine)."
The video is super cool (especially for any of us kids of the 70's and are familiar with the Light Bright toy-
Enjoy, it's a pretty, little song that will creep into your head and heart.
This is a shot of the College Green at Ohio University. This is the view I had from my sorority house for 3 years while attending OU. This past weekend was Homecoming- and I missed it. I've been living vicariously through friends on Face book. It looks like everyone had a fantastic time. OU was always it's most beautiful in the fall. I thought I'd include this photo since the most noted thing folks were digging from the contest was the fall foliage.
And now for the winner:
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I got a little fancy this time- and used the Random Generator to choose a winner. Former Hottest Housewife- you win. Please email the best way to send you stuff via the United States Postal Service- and I will send you my Random Gift Pack filled with Random/probably re-gifted stuff...(just kidding on the re-gifting....maybe...)
That being said- enjoy what's left of Autumn, once those leaves start falling, Winter's not far behind.
This past week has been absolutely gorgeous. Bright, sunny days with a bit of crispness in the air. Cool evenings, perfect for sweaters and hot cups of something to snuggle down with.
2. Friday Night Football Games
This goes hand in hand with the fall weather. There is something about sitting in a stadium when the weather is perfect and cheering for your favorite team. Catching up with friends before and then after the game as you go to your favorite pizza joint and celebrate the evening's events.
3. Volleyball and Cheerleading Season
As much as I enjoy Friday nights, there are always a few volleyball matches to take in on Saturday and a football game to cheer for the younger guys on Sunday. It's a busy time for sure, but very fun to watch. I'm continually impressed by the effort and teamwork these teams put forth. Both seasons are wrapping up. Regular season play for volleyball ended this weekend and the tournament begins next. Our football team is currently undefeated and looks to be going to a championship game. The cheerleaders recently performed at an all school pep rally and did an outstanding job.
4. Planning Thanksgiving
This year my parents are coming for Thanksgiving instead of Christmas. So this holiday gets to be a 2 for 1 celebration. We will have our traditional Thanksgiving dinner and then we will celebrate Christmas before dessert. My sister and her family will be joining us, making for a enjoyable family time.
One week later, we will celebrate Christmas with Beloved's side of the family. This makes for an early holiday season and a quiet Christmas with just our immediate family. Sounds pretty nice.
5. Prayer Group
Recently I began attending a newly formed Prayer group at church. This prayer group is introducing a workshop called "A Way to God" by Anthony deMello. Anthony deMello was a a Jesuit priest and psychotherapist who became widely known for his books on spirituality. I'm only about half way through the series but I am enjoying the program immensely. It's giving me a new found awareness regarding my prayer life as well as internal peace and for that I am gratified.
6. New Fall TV Season
On a completely different note, I'm totally digging my old favorites in their new season. Love, love, love still- Cougar Town, Modern Family and The Middle. Loving the Real Housewives - regardless of the city and the follow up show, "Watch What Happens Live" with Andy Cohen. Enjoying the new season of "The Office" and can't believe that Michael will be leaving at the end of this season. Can't imagine the show without him.
7. Pumpkin Food
Yum- pumpkin ice cream is back at Handel's (my favorite ice cream store and all the grocery store brands have their version on the shelves too.) Plus all my favorite recipe haunts are chock full of pumpkin recipes I'm jonesing to try- like how does this sound? Pumpkin Bars with Caramel frosting and Bacon... come on- you know you'd love to try that. Everything's better with bacon.
8. Bathroom Cleaning
After 21 years of marriage, Beloved has started cleaning the bathroom. (Moment of silence everyone...because really, there are no words for this deed.) What's even more awesome, he can't believe the amount of urine that can accumulate on the toilet basin or on the floor with just two males using that toilet. This is making him appreciate the past 21 years of clean toilets so much more.
The best part, I didn't even nag or ask him to pick up this chore-HE JUST STARTED DOING IT. (Again, a moment of silence....) This is double dig worthy.
9. Shoe Changing Season and Sweater Weather
Although, I'm never happy to have to start wearing socks, hosiery, knee highs, tights, etc...I am happy that I can pull out my favorite Dansko clogs. I'm pretty jazzed about being able to pull out the sweaters and scarves again, too.
10. Book Lists
Go on over HERE to check out Undercover with Deb and Beth's version of Top 10 Favorite Books. You can also go directly to iTunes, key word Deb & Beth to download this podcast for later listening. Drop us a line and let us know some of your favorites.
Leave me a comment here and tell me what you've been digging.....and I'll dig up some random fun items as a prize pack. Contest ends Wednesday, October 20 at midnight.
Yeah, yeah, I know I've been a little lame here this week-stuff going on...not anything major, but just lots of little stuff that actually adds up to being major-because I feel like a Mexican Jumping Bean going from this to that to what the heck to you've got to be kidding me...
So- DEEP Breaths everyone. Let's get centered and get back to business. Here's some food for thought. I give absolute and total credit to my Pastor for this particular share-
In this week's church bulletin he shares the story of Danish Philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard. It's the story of a duck who while in flight discovers chickens eating on the ground. The duck joins the chickens and enjoys the meal so much, he decides to stay with the chickens through the winter. Come Spring, he sees his fellow ducks flying overhead and longs to join them. Alas, due to his gluttonous behavior over the winter, he's unable to take flight.
The moral of the story- Be careful and pay attention to how you fill yourself.
My pastor then posed the question- What prevents you from soaring? Is something filling you up so much- that it actually is weighing you down? What has you grounded?
(image courtesy of treehugger.com)
Well folks, that was some powerful stuff for me to think about and "digest." As I've said before, Fall is the perfect time for renewal and resolutions and this my friends is the kick in the butt I needed to put my words into action.
What's weighing you down? Feel free to rant right here or just let me know if you too feel the weight and are ready to take action.
It's a dreary, rainy, cold Saturday here in the Midwest. What would be better than some snappy music to lift your spirits? This is one for your iPods, people. Next time you've got a job to do and you need some inspirational music to get you moving or maybe you need something new for your workout soundtrack....this will get you motivated!
It's also dedicated to my little cheerleaders, who will be performing at a Cheer Showcase this evening. Portions of this compilation are from their half-time dance routine.
See if you can figure out all of the artists and their songs that make this up.