Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Typical California Jolt!   8 comments


So, I am sitting down in my room reading some blogs before I hit the sack and all of a sudden I feel a jolt and the house shakes.  Oh my word we just had an…


Did I mention that I am in Southern California and you never know when an earthquake will hit!  Just to make sure it was an earthquake and not something seriously wrong with the house’s foundation,  I went to one of my favorite sites to find out about earthquakes which is almost instant in their reporting. I wanted to find out where it was centered and what the magnitude was.  Here is their report…

A minor earthquake occurred at 9:28:49 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, March 26, 2008.
The magnitude 3.1 event occurred 3 km (2 miles) NE of Newport Beach, CA.
The hypocentral depth is 8 km ( 5 miles).

Yeah, that felt like a 3.  I am just really glad it wasn’t a really big one! Boy do they get your heart racing for a second though!  I guess it’s now safe to go to bed!

Posted March 26, 2008 by Lana G! in California, earthquake, Events, News

Harry Potter News!   1 comment


Warner Bros. Plans Two-Part Film Adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to Be Directed by David Yates

The question is, where will they end the first movie? Hmmm?

Posted March 13, 2008 by Lana G! in Harry Potter, Hmmm, Movies, News

The Irvine Fire   13 comments

Southern California is known for Santa Ana winds in the fall. (See my sister Ellen’s blog for further details.) With the weather as dry as it has been and with the winds, brush fires are almost guaranteed.  The brush fire that is closest to me at this time is the Irvine (Santiago Canyon) fire.  Here’s what it looks like from my office in Newport Beach:


Please pray for the fire fighters and the people in the areas who have lost their homes or have the threat looming of losing their homes. They were saying on the news last night that there were at least a dozen wildfires burning throughout Southern California. 

Posted October 22, 2007 by Lana G! in News, Photo, Prayer

Ruth Bell Graham Passed Away Today   1 comment

Ruth Bell Graham passed away today.

Psalm 116:15

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of those faithful to him.

Story Here

Posted June 14, 2007 by Lana G! in Events, Faith, News

What Makes You Eat More Food   4 comments

Food Nutrition Eating Health Diet Dieting

What Makes You Eat More Food

Click HERE to find out the seven ways our bodies tell us we’re hungry–even when we’re not

Posted June 8, 2007 by Lana G! in Blog, Cooking Tips, Eating, Food, News

Veronica Griffin Rocks!   Leave a comment

Michigan Mother Makes Suspended Son Pick Up Roadside Trash

His mother, Veronica Griffin, wouldn’t let him stay home and wanted to teach him a lesson. So she had the 15-year-old wear a sign on his back that read, “I made a bad choice in school now I’m living with it.”

“He has to know when his actions are not appropriate that there could be consequences to those actions and those consequences could be humiliating,” Veronica told WOOD-TV Friday.

Bravo! Veronica Griffin is my hero! 

Walk the talk girl!  No idle threats with that woman!

Posted May 19, 2007 by Lana G! in Encouragement, Family, Humor, Life, News

Please Mr. Postman   4 comments

Please Mr. Postman
by W. Garrett, B. Holland, F. Gorman, G. Dobbins & R. Bateman
The Carpenters’ version:


Please Mister Postman, look and see
If there’s a letter in your bag for me
(Please, Please Mister Postman)
Why’s it takin’ such a long time
For me to hear from that boy of mine

There must be some word today
From my boyfriend so far away
Please Mister Postman, look and see
If there’s a letter, a letter for me

I’ve been standin’ here waitin’ Mister Postman
So patiently
For just a card, or just a letter
Sayin’ he’s returnin’ home to me
Mister Postman, look and see
If there’s a letter in your bag for me
Why’s it takin’ such a long time
For me to hear from that boy of mine

So many days you passed me by
See the tears standin’ in my eyes
You didn’t stop to make me feel better
By leavin’ me a card or a letter

Mister Postman, look and see
If there’s a letter in your bag for me
Why’s it takin’ such a long time

I think I know why…

Time Magazine said in 1974: “On March 2, 1974 the cost of mailing
a first-class letter will go up from 8¢ to a dime.”

And today:

ht: Carpenters

Posted May 13, 2007 by Lana G! in Events, Humor, Life, Lyrics, Music, News, Random