Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Our Trip To Wisconsin

Here are some pictures I took while we were in WI. The story of the weekend is after them.
Abbe & Luke on the deck in the snow
And again, just cuz they are so cute
Tonja, Will and family outsde the Cracker Barrel
Grandpa J and I with the grandkids in the same spot
Twinsy, this one is just for you,,, kinda dark so I look better. HEHEHEHE

Last Friday (the 25th) Jim and I went to Tonja's to celebrate her birthday and to see Missy in her show choir. We had a beautiful trip down there. Had a few flakes of snow but nothing to even slow down traffic. However when we got to Tonja's it did start to snow a little. I had it in my mind to make pault for Tonja's birthday on Friday night. So I got that going. I must have been coo-coo. I made so many paults I think 26 of them. I forgot that Eric and Gil were not there. So there were alot of paults left over, as Jim, Will and the 2 little ones wont eat them. They just dont know what they are missing!!!! Anyway after dinner, Missy said she had nothing to wear the next day as she was hostess for one of the choirs that was coming to the school for the competition. I told her I would take her out and buy her something. Little did I know that it had started to REALLY snow out as it had gotten dark by this time. But away we went in Jim's car. Tonja, Missy, Will and I. I drove for a while and finally I told Tonja, I think we need to go back home. She said she would drive, and I said,, Oh,, OK. So we went on to Baraboo and we got Missy an outfit and headed home. Now you have to know that Tonja lives near the WI Dells and there are bluffs and hills all over on those narrow but paved roads. Well we got to this one hill and the car refused to go up it. So MIssy, Will and I got out and we pushed. She got going and as were running in the snow up hill to catch her. Well let me tell you this chubby old lady was about to have a heart attack and I was yelling for her to stop, but she kept on going. So Missy (bless her heart) ran up to her and told her I needed to get in the car. So I did and then Will and Missy pushed and got us going. I told her not to stop until she got to the top of the hill. Will and Missy gave us a little heck about that. But I didnt want to have to push again. So I told her that she had to not drive like a little old lady but when those long hills were coming up she had to have a little bit of speed to make it up them. We only had I think it was 2 after that and we made it. But I can tell you I was very happy to be back at her house that night with Jim's car in one piece and no dents!!

The next day was warm and by noon the roads were all clear of the snow. We took in the choir competition on Sat night (Missy was awesome!!) the whole choir was actually. We got home about 10:30 and we talked until about midnight. Sunday we got up and went to church and then went to the Dells and had lunch at the Cracker Barrel before we headed home. The weather was gorgeous all the way home, and I slept for about 1 1/2 hours. It was a good weekend, all in all.

Thanks for visitsing. Blessing to all who visit.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My Heart Is So Full

I just took a few minutes to look at the pictures I had posted on this blog. It filled my heart with so much love. What a blessed woman I am to have them as my kids and grandkids. Thank you God.

I am excited as we are planning on going to WI this weekend to celebrate Tonja's "ahem" birthday. No she cant be that old. I didn't have her when I was 10!!!!!

But we are also going to be able to take in Missy's show choir competition. I am excited about that too. It is always a fun time. They do such good work.

Well I don't have much else to say,,, just wanted to share that I feel like a very blessed woman when I look at those pictures.



I'm drinking from my saucer, cause my cup has overflowed. Have a blessed day !!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

COLD - But "Over The River And Through The Woods"

Jim and I just got home from seeing a play at the small community theater here in Anoka. We saw "Over The River And Through The Woods". It is soooooo cold here. -9F right now, and I had contemplated not going even though we had tickets, but we went and I am so glad we did. It was probably the best play I have seen there, and we have gone to quite a few there. If you ever get a chance to see it somewhere, this gal HIGHLY recommends it.

Life has been going OK for us. Today it was quiet at work, and I got through filing all the year end payroll reports and getting the W-2's done and filed. Feels good. I do have a stack of filing on my desk to do and I really REALLY do not like to file. It is a small part of my job, but I don't like it . I think it may have come from the very first job I had out of high school. It was working for a credit bureau doing ONLY filing, and it was like a prison. You could not talk on the job. Only on your breaks. I was at that job only 3 or 4 months, but to this day I really detest filing!! YET,,, I do like order in my life. I can still see the face of that old lady who looked like a witch that was our supervisor. UGH!!!!

Well that's all for tonight. It is getting late, and it is cold and I am ready to climb into bed and pull the covers up to my eyeballs.

Blessings to all of you who enter and read and double blessings to those who let me know they were here. (^_^)


Friday, January 11, 2008

Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow

I am so happy to write this post!!!! My sister Phyllis went for a body scan on Tuesday. She had been feeling very low/sick and felt 2 more lumps on her neck. It was either that morning or the morning after that she told Judy that she felt good and the lumps were gone. Well when she went to the doctor yesterday for the results they told her that the only cancer they found in her whole body was one small spot in the neck area. They are going to treat that with iodine injections and she will not need chemo or radiation. YES FOLKS.... I believe that God still does heal people.

Imagine being told that she would need a trach and a feeding tube and all to finding no signs of cancer in her body but at the original spot. To me it is a pure and simple answer to prayer, and I am giving thanks to God for this miracle. Please thank God with me.

Blessings to all


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Taking A Mental Health Break

WOW.... This being an accountant at year end is a bit overwhelming. BUT,,, not like it was working for the public accountant firm. That was pure nuts. But my desk is just never empty of work these days. Before I get one project done one or 2 more are put on my desk and so it piles up. But I know that one of these days I will be back to wondering what I am going to do all day. One thing about being extremely busy, the days fly by.

We are suppose to be getting snow today but its just overcast and nothing falling from the sky, yet. The weather people, I am totally convinced, are incapable of predicting the weather. They should call themselves weather reporters, and not forecasters. I dare bet 75% of the time they are wrong. I wonder if 75% of my work was incorrect if I would keep my job long, yet alone pull in a huge salary?????

Know what I hate? I REALLY hate having to plan and prepare meals EVERY night after work. I told Jim when we got married that I hated it and expected him to do his share, yet it doesn't happen. I guess I need to just say, well if you don't fix it tonight, then we are on our own. I would be OK with that, but then nights when I was to cook, then I should have the same rights.. Don't you think???

I told Jim he had to cook tonight or take me out. With out missing a beat he said "Where do you want to eat?" Well if that is what he wants to do I am fine with that too!!!

Well I guess I better get back to this pile on my desk.

Blessings to all who read and Double blessings to those that let me know they have been here!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A few more and I promise I will quit

Joe having fun in the snow
Luke in the infamous apple tree (it's dying and the grandkids dont want us to get rid of it!!)
Abbe playing in the snow
Faith peaking out under her warm cap, digging tunnels in the snow

And my Beautiful Teenage Grandgirls
Emma and Issa

Some more pictures from Christmas

Kim, Me, Tonja
The Most Beautiful Grandchildren!!!!
The Grandboys with matching jammies
Here I am with my wonderful sister Judy
I am so blessed to have her as my sister

OK Some Pictures from Christmas

Tonja and her children
Missy in back, Emma beside her, Luke and Abbe in front

Eric and his family

Kim, Eric, Faith and Josiah

Jim and I with my grandkids

Jim, Me, Tonja, Kim and Eric

The first day of 2008

I hope that all who read this post will have a Happy 2008. I don't know why but I have such dark feelings about 2008. Part of it is that my sister Phyllis' prognosis is not good. Unless God touches her body and heals her, I don't think we will have her with us at the end of this year. She has been diagnosed with anteplastic thyroid cancer. It is the deadliest of all cancers.

With the elections and the mud slinging that we are sure to hear more of then we want that is another dark thing for our country. With terrorism and threats of it and the economy seemingly hanging by a shoe string, there isn't a whole lot to be optimistic about. But I am thankful that I have faith in God and know that He will see me through whatever it is that comes.

Later today, I promise to post some pictures from Christmas with my kids. I didn't get many pictures of the Pruses, so I wont be posting from that. Maybe another time.

Blessings to all