As you can see below, I got my dining room table and chairs put together. I watched this week's episode of Law & Order: SVU and took breaks while it buffered to work on the chairs. (Very good episode by the way; Olivia is framed for murder and the entire episode it seems impossible she could have done it but all the evidence points to her.) I got too sleepy to catch The Office (it was online by 9 p.m.) but I watched it this morning as I got ready for work.
In the news, Oprah announced she'll be ending her show in 2011. The reader comments on CNN were hilarious! Lots of people "praising baby Jesus" and making jokes about the ending of Mayan calendar in 2012.
While we're on the topic of not being a fan of people in the spotlight, this guy I follow on Twitter (@erikraymond, aka The Irish Calvinist) wrote a straightforward review about one of Joel Osteen's books. Obviously I've never read the book, but I think the review is just a good reminder that following Christ isn't about being your own savior and making yourself a good person. (It drives me crazy to hear "Why do bad things happen to good people?" sermons. We ARE NOT good people! We should be asking: Why are MORE bad things NOT happening?!) Anyway, I know not everyone dislikes Joel Osteen, but I'm not a fan. I prefer straightfoward gospel from guys like Piper and Driscoll.
Fat Butt Disease. When I was an intern, Andrea introduced me to walking the stairs. Walking down stairs is bad on your knees, so we rode the elevator down to the bottom and walked back up. Since starting full time, I've been making it a habit to break every day and walk the stairs.
Also, I'm starting to help with a big project that will wrap up in June. The good thing is I'll have a lot of time to work on it over Christmas break since everyone else in the office is taking vacation. Anyway, I taped my assignments up around my room. Every highlighted activity will be pulled from archived CDs. I should take a picture of the archive room because finding CDs is definitely a difficult task!
Trimmed the yard tonight. I finally tightened the bolts on my reel mower. One bolt was missing already; need to pick one up sometime. I'm starting a list of things I want to get done around here in the next 6 months, 12 months, 2 years, etc. Pretty sure I'll eventually be using Round Up on the yard and starting over. There's no grass, just weeds. I think spring is holding some big projects for me, including a garden and a kitten. I'll also be looking into getting an outlet or two on the outside of my house in case I ever want to have Christmas lights or turn the fluorescents on in my chicken coop.
My sister is flying in tomorrow. And a week from today, I'll be driving down to Biloxi! Exciiited!