Thursday, November 25, 2004
What I am thankful for

1. My Savior, Jesus Christ
2. My sweet, smart, loving husband
3. My caring, guiding, loving parents
4. My family
5. My President and his family
6. My country and my freedoms
7. The troops who make #6 possible
8. My job and my co-workers
9. Food, glorious food
10. The Internet
11. My talents and smarts, such as they are
12. My home
13. Books
14. My bed
15. My naturally wavy hair

That's all I can think of for now. There are at least 100 more.

posted by Susan
at about 10:17 PM

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello everyone! I am back. I just have not been feeling very bloggy lately. I will do better!

I had a very busy three days at work before today's break. However, I have some very good news - I got a bonus! I was extremely surprised; mostly because bonuses are very rare where I work, and I had never received one before. It wasn't a huge amount or anything, but it is definitely appreciated nevertheless. I got all teary-eyed and so did my manager. She said that I deserve it (and more) because of the hard work I did in 2004 and the projects that I will be taking on in 2005.

Today we had Thanksgiving lunch/dinner at The Cohutta Lodge. We had to wait for 2 hours to eat. That was slightly irritating to say the least. They weren't very organized. But when we did finally get to sit down, the food was good and we had a fine time. It was nice to see everyone on Mom's side of the family. They are all very special to me. I am already looking forward to seeing them at Christmastime.

Well, I have to go think of some questions for Friday's Feast. I will write more later (but not 5 days from now - much sooner!).

posted by Susan
at about 7:21 PM

Sunday, November 21, 2004
One big long Sunday post

#1 - I am already sick and tired of hearing about that stupid basketball brawl that happened last Friday night. Talk about a slow news weekend. I think they should all be thrown in jail for about 20 years. Why would anyone who makes millions of $ a year be mad enough to punch people and throw stuff? I've seen 3 year-olds play better than that. Grow up, boys.

#2 - I've started playing around with Where's George again. I got really into this last February, but it just got boring after a while. I'm sure I'll get bored with it again soon, but for now, it's fun. It is neat to see where your $ ends up and how long it takes it to get there.

#3 - Go here: American Soldier. Watch it and remember them when you give thanks this coming Thursday. They are a big reason why we can live the way we do.

#4 - I'm looking forward to a short week next week. It's going to be a busy one, though, but that's okay.

#5 - Unconscious Mutterings
Reconnect: intimate
Gearshift: car
Mania: craziness
Manhattan: New York
First date: Jimmy Cribb (*cringe*)
District: city
Yearbook: high school
Breakup: junior high
Episode: sitcom
Costume: Halloween

posted by Susan
at about 6:26 PM

Saturday, November 20, 2004
Movie Review: National Treasure

National Treasure

My hubby and I saw this movie this afternoon, and it was really great. I have always been a sucker for any movie related to American history, and this one delivers! Nicholas Cage is a fabulous actor, and he was perfectly cast for the role of Benjamin Franklin Gates, who is a man of several generations who have been looking for a treasure that the Founding Fathers had hidden from the British during the American Revolution. There are many clues that have to be figured out and followed (usually to find yet another clue) in order to find the treasure. And of course there are another group of not-so-nice people trying just as hard to find the same treasure. I won't tell you what the treasure is, but they do find it, and it is awesome! Go see it for yourself. I give this movie 4 stars.

posted by Susan
at about 7:28 PM

Friday, November 19, 2004
Friday's Feast

What do you think is the perfect age to get married? To have a first child? To retire?
My answers here are definitely idealized, generalized and based on my own experience. Everyone is different. To get married: mid-20's. To have a first child: late 20s-early 30s. To retire: 55-60.

If you could change occupations tomorrow, what would you want to do for a living?
I would want to be a meteorologist or one of those lucky people who get to work in test kitchens for Betty Crocker, Macaroni Grill, or Mayfield Ice Cream.

What does the color green make you think of?

Main Course
What is something that has happened to you over the last year that you didn't expect?
My Daddy's stroke. :( But he's getting better. :)

How old were you when you had your first kiss?
12 with James at the Christmas dance. I hope that boy has learned how to kiss better than that by now, or he is probably very lonely!

posted by Susan
at about 1:51 PM

In my previous life

posted by Susan
at about 1:45 PM

Thursday, November 18, 2004
I'm in the mood... do something. But I'm just not sure what. I want to create something, or learn something, or just do something differently.

Any suggestions?

posted by Susan
at about 4:25 PM

Thursday Threesome

Onesome: No talk to? Nah, who is it you look forward to seeing at one of the holidays just to be able to sit around and chat with? Sure, even someone you see during the rest of the year!
I look forward to seeing everyone in my family, I love them all. Mostly, though, I love talking with my two cousins, Alison and Holly. They are like the sisters I never had.

Twosome: diets- Have you ever tried one of the "fad" diets out there? Yes, I include Atkins in this category! How did it work for you? Would you do it again or try another one?
As someone who has fought a lifelong never-ending battle with their weight, of course I have tried fad diets. Including Atkins. Atkins works pretty good for me, but it is impossible to stick to. After Thanksgiving, I am planning on eating foods with a low glycemic index # (similar to Atkins, except you can have wheat bread and some fruits).

Threesome: on Thanksgiving- What's your favorite dish? Would you be happy just pigging out on turkey, or do you need all the fixings? Does the pumpkin pie make the meal or do you prefer Mom's green bean casserole?
To me, there is nothing better than a bite of dressing with a bite of whole cranberry sauce. Yum, yum!

posted by Susan
at about 8:57 AM

Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Happy Birthday, Mommers

Today is my mother's 57th birthday. She and I share a very special (and precious and rare) bond for which I am so deeply thankful. Not only are we mother and daughter, we are also best friends. I even call her "Mommers" or "Mommyfriend" sometimes.

She has sacrificed a lot for me during her lifetime, and I hope she knows that I'm forever grateful for everything she has ever done. She raised me to know the difference between right and wrong. She instilled in me a good work ethic. She took care of me when I was sick (and still does, now that I think about it). She punished me when I needed it, and continues to gently correct me when I am wrong (but we all know that isn't very often, right?). She has loved me unconditionally for almost 27 years now.

Any thing that is good about me came first from God, but was nurtured by my good and loving parents, and I adore them both so very much. Thank You, Lord, for my mother and father, and for all of life's beautiful blessings that You have so graciously bestowed upon us.

posted by Susan
at about 8:44 PM

Monday, November 15, 2004
The Good and Bad of BlogExplosion

I have enjoyed the traffic I've received since joining BlogExplosion. And I've definitely enjoyed surfing other's blogs, and many of them are now regular reads for me.

But naturally, being the pessimist that I am, I have to point out the bad parts of BlogExplosion. Such as the low votes that I've received simply because of what I believe. And, while surfing, I have seen several blogs that might as well say "Hi, I'm stupid, and this is my stupid blog where I have stupid graphics and write stupid thoughts." Nevertheless, despite the numerous stupid blogs, it is addictive. I can't quit surfing. And, I got pretty ticked off when I submitted my banner and they wouldn't accept it because it has a pop-up ad, which is not my fault, but Blogger's.

So I think I'm going to put BlogExplosion on the back burner for a little while and concentrate more on other things. I'm getting geared up to read one book per week in 2005, and I'm pretty excited about it. I'm not giving up on my blog or anything - I enjoy it too much. It's simply time for me to "Just Say No" to BlogExplosion. At least for a while.

posted by Susan
at about 9:42 PM

Do I smell Amsterdam?

I found this awesome site today: Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab... and I purchased 2 bottles of their special perfume.

If you are a woman (or love one and want to buy her something neat) I would suggest taking a look at their fragrances. They are divided into categories such as Wanderlust (named after places of the world), Illyria (named after Shakesperean characters), and Love Potions. I ordered their Siren and Rome perfumes. I can't wait until they arrive. I love stuff like this.

Oh, and they're affordable, too! $12.50 for 5ml, $19.50 for 10ml.

posted by Susan
at about 6:21 PM

Monday Madness

(I marked the ones in bold that I chose.)

1. bar soap or shower gel
2. cd's or cassettes
3. television movies or documentaries
4. wall calendar or desk calendar
5. dsl, cable, or dial-up
6. summer or winter
7. city or country
8. camping or stay in a hotel
9. gold or silver
10. fiction or non-fiction books
11. mashed potatoes or baked potatoes
12. ranch, italian, or catalina dressing
13. solid or spray deodorant

posted by Susan
at about 8:49 AM

I'm a very happily married Georgia girl who loves Jesus, puppies, Dubya, and learning new things. I'm 26 years old, and my birthday is March 16th. If you want to know more about me, browse this blog, read my 100 Things, or email me. I'm always up for making new friends.

Feeling: The current mood of georgiagirl at
Praying for: a safe & happy holiday season
Listening to: Bill O'Reilly
Wanting: people to be smarter
Loving: books
Smelling: turkey

While you may beg to differ, the main purpose of my blog is not to bore you to tears. My goal is to bring you interesting tidbits of information found on and off the web, interspersed with the semi-remarkable events that occur in my personal life.

November 2 - Election Day
November 4 - Laura Bush's Birthday
November 7 - Billy Graham's Birthday
November 17 - Mom's Birthday
November 18 - Our Wedding Anniversary
November 18 - Stacey's Baby Shower
November 19 - Work Thanksgiving Lunch
November 22 - Check-up Appointment
November 25 - Holly's 24th Birthday
November 25 - Thanksgiving Day
November 26-28 - Jeff in Columbus
November 29 - Gyno...ugh!

East of Eden
by John Steinbeck

Color: Red
Food: anything Japanese or cheese fries
Movie: The Patriot
Season: Autumn
Bible Verse: Psalm 139:13
Day: Friday
Month: March

Neutrogena Facial Peel

November 2004

Barnes & Noble
Calendar Zone
Daily Biorhythm
Earth & Sky
The Impulsive Buy
Monday Madness
Sunday Brunch
Unconscious Mutterings
USA Love It or Leave It
A Walk Through Time
The Weather Channel
We're Not Sorry

© georgia girl 2004