Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Random Bits of Life

Well, I have no deep thoughts today, just a collection of things that are going on in my mind. Hope you don't mind peeking in there with me!
  • Today my 3 1/2 month old niece, Anna Beth, goes in for a biopsy. A previous biopsy revealed "atypical" cells in a mole she has. They will be doing a more comprehensive biopsy. If you wouldn't mind, please pray for her health and for her parent's peace of mind. I'll let you know when we know the results.
  • I learned today that our local Christian radio station is going off the air after 37 years. It was sold to a group who is going to convert it to a classical music station. While I'm happy that Miami will once again have a classical station, we have come to depend on that station so much and I'm deeply, deeply sad to see them go. Besides enjoying the wonderful music, we so enjoy other programs they offer - I especially love Focus on the Family as well as Family Life Today. My son is heartbroken that he won't be able to listen to Adventures in Odyssey every night anymore. This is a huge loss to the Christian community here in South Florida.
  • Financially, things have been pretty tight around here. I'm finally breaking down and resorting to returning to eBay. I used to sell a lot of curriculum there - things that we were done with or that we just didn't "click" with, but I haven't done it in ages since it's quite a hassle to deal with all the shipping and everything. So I'll be busy doing that in the next couple of weeks. And, hey, if you are looking for anything check out my listings. My eBay user name is AprilFamily - so far I've only posted Sonlight's Core 3, but I'll also be posting Core 4, maybe Core 5 and lots of other random homeschool materials.


ValleyGirl said...

Sounds like you're in need of a pick-me-up! I wish I could do something tangible for you, but I will definitely pray.

Melissa said...

Lori, I know this may not work because it's another expense, but you may want to check out satellite radio. I have XM and there are at least 3 Christian stations. You can check it out at

Lori - The Simple Life at Home said...

Thanks for the tip, Melissa. Actually, we get XM stations through Directv, so I have access to those stations already although I hadn't thought about that. But I guess it's not the music I'm sad to be losing - I mean, I can always put on a cd or something, in addition to the XM stations. I think what I'm sadder about is all the good teaching it offered, plus the Odyssey show for Daniel.

But I will definately keep that in mind for at home. Thanks!

Amy said...

Just an idea - you could always download iTunes and then subscribe to the podcasts for Focus on the Family and Adventures in Odyssey. (free) You could purchase an ipod or burn the episodes to discs for when you are away from your home.

Kathy Hills said...

My children listen to Adventures in Odyssey at this website:
You can listen to it there the same day that it airs on the radio.


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