Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Have You Ever?

Have you ever had to remove someone from your email list? Well just recently I have had to do that more then once. Not because of something they have sent me, but because of their reaction to what I have sent them. I don't get it. If I don't like what they send me, I merely delete it and go on with life. But I more then once have gotten railed because of an email I forwarded to them. So rather then me having to carefully go through my contacts and make sure I don't accidentally sending them something that might offend them, I just removed them from my email list. Oh I haven't blocked them. They can send me what they wish. I hope that I am more open minded then that, but I don't want to be at the end of someone giving me heck because I sent them something they don't agree with.... Some people are really intolerable I guess!!! Oh well.. that is life..


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Today with the Motebergs

This is our sweet baby Dewey (Andrew) What a sweetheart he is...

Today Eric and family were here for dinner. They have spend that last few Sundays with us as Eric and Kim are going to be joining our small choir for Easter Sunday. It has been sooo fun. This Sunday I took a family picture of them. It was a beautiful day here

Joey happened to look down and Eric looks like a minor (miner)there. (Definately not a litte kid)

Kim asked Faith and Joe to lie down for a little nap as they had been up quite late last night and they asked if they could outside. She said sure, and beieve it or not, they did fall asleep and slept for about an hour. It was soooooo sweet.

This is how they looked from our patio door.,

Thoughts on Easter

The play we saw last night has been reverberating over and over in my mind. 3 parts in particular. One was Peter's speech. The Bible tells us he was a outgoing and in your face kind of guy. In his dialog last night he talks about how upset he is with Judas for betraying Christ and he is going on and on about it..... and then the rooster crows... and realizes that he too has denied Christ not once but 3 times in one night.

Then there was Mary Magdalene, the prostitute that Christ did not condemn her but forgave her and she stands at the foot of the cross and is crying out to Christ saying she will never take her eyes off him, because in her filth and sin, when the rest of the world would look away from her and sneer at her, Christ accepted her.

Then there was Judas after the crucifixion, trying to justify what he had done.

I saw myself in all 3 of these people.. Always seeing where someone else is doing wrong, and not realizing that I also have sin in my life. And then seeing that Christ didn't look away for me, but redeemed with his love and forgave me. And then I see myself making excuses for why I did wrong.

My soul was so awakened spiritually last night..

Thank you Riverview Baptist Chruch for the play


Saturday, March 27, 2010


Tonight Jim and I along with a couple friends of ours attended a Easter pageant. It was at my son's church. Wow,, it moved me to tears in many parts and it really hit home once again what Christ did for me.

My son played Peter in the pageant. He did such a wonderful job. I am very proud of him. And our little Faith and Josiah sang in the children's choir. They did such a good job too.

On another note aside from Easter, our Women's group had it's kick-off meeting last night. We go to a rather small church, and 26 women showed up. That was a good turnout. We had fun, as well had the pleasure of hearing from our pastor's wife. The pastor we have now is an interim pastor so more then likely wont be with us more then a year or so. But he is a great man and it was good to get to know his wife a bit better. The "mixer" that Val put together at the beginning was a huge success and people got to know other women better. It was a good night.

So tomorrow is Sunday and alot of activity for that day too. But all is good

Friday, March 26, 2010

I Came Across A Book

Yes, folks it was a real book and at my tax preparer's, of all places. Long story there, but this book, "Stick A Geranium In Your Hat And Be Happy" was there and for sale for a quarter. I some times struggle with being a pessimist when I REALLY want to be an optimist. So I thought "why not" for a quarter give it a shot. I haven't gotten very far into the book but already, it is encouraging to me. Here are a couple of quotes from the book

"We cannot let our burdens
paralyze our progress"

and then resolutions for avoiding misery

Choose to love - rather then hate
Choose to smile - rather then frown
Choose to build - rather then destroy
Choose to persevere - rather then quit
Choose to praise - rather then gossip
Choose to heal - rather then wound
Choose to give - rather then grasp
Choose to act - rather then delay
Choose to forgive - rather then curse
Choose to pray - rather then despair

Have a happy day!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The earth is coming to life

Tonight I stopped at the church to drop off some things for the women's meeting tomorrow night. The entrance is on the south side and I noticed many of the perennial plants were well up and so nice and green. I heard on the news that the frost is out of the ground. I guess it is time that we get out there and start raking the leaves off the stella doras. There might be buds under all those leaves. Who knows?? Maybe I can get Mr J to do that tomorrow. His last day of his week + vacation.

He had lunch with his son today. We are having Easter dinner here and invited all the kids. The annual Easter egg hunt is something the kids really look forward too. Anyway, his son asked if he could bring his girlfriend. Jim said yes, and of course that is OK.

Well just blabbing

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Have You Ever Wondered?

If you have ever wondered what side of the fence you are on, this is a wonderful test.

Lots of truth here

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one,
If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants them all outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian he doesn't eat meat
If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone

If a conservative is down and out, he thinks about how to better his situation
A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels
Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced. (Unless it's a foreign religion, of course)

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. a liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I am very sad that our country is taking yet another step towards socialism. This health care bill that was put through, by means of arm twisting, special deals, and pork added to it is a shame. And we know just a few things that are in. Obama promised everything above board, on the table for all Americans to read, before any voting was done. Yet 2000 pages of a bill was passed that I dare say very few of those legislators have read themselves let alone we Americans were given a chance to examine. But who were those people that believed him? Do they still think he is an honest and above board president? All this debt added to our country is imprisonment. This nation was formed to give us FREEDOM. But lately and especially this last year, more and more yokes are being put around our necks. I am really afraid for our freedoms... I am afraid that we are going to be slaves before long. God help us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

When Sleep Is Interrupted By Dreams

I rarely dream, well I suppose I do, but I rarely remember them. But last night I had 2 dreams that I remember. They were about my son. And both times he was having turbulent times. I am eager to talk to him today. At any event, after the 2nd one I was awake, and I was praying for him.

Now I do know that most of the time dreams are an effect of your daily thoughts or interactions in this world. But sometimes, I think dreams can reveal things to us.

At any rate, I hope this time, it was just a mess of thoughts and things I saw on TV that brought these on. Or maybe my son needed a few extra prayers

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Lost Ring Returns

Sometime this winter, I lost a ring. It was my amethyst and diamond ring. I was pretty sad about that and looked everywhere and could not find it. Last night Jim and I were going out to eat and I walked out to the car and there in the grass was the ring. It must have fallen off my hand in the snow and got shoveled off to the side. I was very happy to find it and none the worse for wear. I cleaned it all up and it is good as new. I either have to make it bigger or smaller as it does not fit my ring finger on my right hand. It does on my left, but that finger is already kinda busy.

I have strange fingers. It seems all my fingers on my right hand are bigger. But then my right arm is bigger around then the left. I wonder if I am an anomaly or if this is normal.

That's all I have to say today... oh,, it looks nice out with all the sunshine, but you walk out there and it is cold in that wind. It is a nice looking first day of spring tho.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Nail Polish

I really get upset when when I take the time to polish my nails and then it takes 24 hours for them to dry so anything you do messes up your manicure. Now I know this is a petty thing and I should be ashamed of even complaining about it.. But I am I want to go and do some other stuff and here I sit. Even typing wants to mess up the end of the nail grrr

On a better note. I had a good day at work and doing some shopping!! Traffic to and from work was a breeze and I got a good deal out shopping. Plus Jim took me out to dinner.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wed. St. Patricks Day

Well I am not Irish, but I will say Happy St. Paddy's Day anyway. I am not wearing green, and I plan on having taco's for dinner. Not rebelling.. that's just what the menu brought up. I wish there was a Swedish day that we celebrated. Well there kind of is around Christmas St. Lucia day. Maybe I will make pault that day!! Of course unless Eric or Tonja is at the house, I will be the only one eating it... but I will be LOVIN it.

Today is the 2nd day of wearing the "boot". I took it off last night to shower. The doc told me to wear it all the time, but I don't think he meant in the shower, and well, I didn't want to wear it to bed either. But I got it on and I got it laced up this morning. It feels really tight today. Maybe I tightened it too much, or,, it is just rebelling from being tied up for a second day.

Today was the first day I took the steroid. I am such a wuz when it comes to taking new medications. I should NEVER read the things that CAN happen if you take a drug because for the first 2 hours after I took the pill this morning, I was sure my tongue was swelling and my throat was closing, and I was getting dizzy.... well that didn't last long when I got engaged in doing something that got my mind off it.

This afternoon, it is just Mark and I here. Carol and Ben are on vacation and Sue took the afternoon off to go celebrating. She is part Irish. She said not to expect a perky Sue tomorrow.

It was great sleeping an additional hour. At least for today it made a world of difference in how I felt about coming to work. Thank you Mark!!!

Well that's the update for today...

Just me signing off

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Complaining stuff

Well I did not feel good from Sunday night until this afternoon. I had tummy problems both ways. Feeling nauseated and well you know the other end. The last couple of months I have been having pain in my right foot/ankle. I saw my reg doc on Friday and she referred me to this podiatrist. (A really nice guy). And he has diagnosed it for now as some kind of tendinitis. So I am wearing a lace up boot that has to go in my shoe and that is for 2 weeks until I see him again. Then I need to take some steroids for one week. I have never taken them before. Hope I don't have some weired reaction to them. I have been thinking how I really want to retire. Had Gil been living we would have both been retired now. I talked to my boss about it today and told him I was just tired. Tired of getting up at 5:45 every morning. He asked me why I did that. I told him I felt if I didn't put in my 40 hours a week, I was cheating them. He said that was nice of me but I always get my work done and have time on my hands. He suggested I come in a bit later and see if I feel better about it. So I am going to start coming in an hour later. Maybe that will help me make it through these last 2 years. I hope so. I do have the best job on earth. But when you are tired, you are tired. I wish Jim would quit. But then he has all summer off so that gives him a break, and he seems to like to work. But then he comes home from work and sits down to dinner and he does help with the clean up but then he has no other thoughts for the rest of the night of what needs to be done. Just a man's way.

Well done complaining and updating


Friday, March 12, 2010


Some days you just feel like this!!!!!

To The Doc I Go

I am going to see the doctor about the foot/ankle of mine. It is getting just too painful. Sometimes, I almost fall because it feels like to totally gives out on me. And then it aches all the way up the leg. I was surprised that I got in with my doctor today. Usually I have to wait a week or longer. But today it is and I am happy. I just hope that her answer isn't, well you need to loose 100 lbs and you will be fine as that is much harder to do then to say. Don't you think I would be thin if it was easy to do? All my life I have carried extra weight on this short body. Now that I am old I don't suppose someday I will wake up and say,, ahhhh I think all I will eat today is vegetables and a little bit of fish. That isn't how I was brought up and I am not blaming my upbringing on my weight. I had plenty of "good foods" to eat if I wanted to. But I have always been drawn to the breads and potatoes and sweets which as anyone knows, packs on the pounds. Well I hope she can do something for this pain. It is getting almost unbearable.

Just me

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thundering in early March

Ahhh I do like the sound of thunder when it isn't crashing like some angry bull in a china shop. It would be a great day to be home snuggled up under a blanket and watching a good movie on TV or reading a book. It is one of those gloomy gloomy days here in Minnesota.

I don't read alot of books as most of you know but I do listen to books on CD and since I started my, anywhere from 20 min to 1 hour and 20 minute commute, depending on the weather, I have listened to way over 100 of them. I don't enjoy much drama on TV anymore, I think it is because the drama in the books, are way better then what I see on TV. They just cant put on the screen what I see in my minds eye.

Lately I have been listening to books (mostly fiction) that take place around Minneapolis and St. Paul. They draw me in even faster then the other ones. One of the authors is Monica Ferris. I like her simple little mysteries. But my all time favorite author is David Baldacci. His books have me an the edge of my seat sometimes. Which is strange, as I do NOT enjoy those kinds of movies that are scary and suspenseful. I guess it is because as I said, my minds eye puts it where I can handle it.

I also enjoy books about the early early days in MN and ND. The late 1800's and early 1900's.

Well I was just going to make a short entry about the thunder (and I am sure lightening but cant see that because of the fog) and it went into books.

My daughter posted a little thing on her blog last night about a little conversation with her son and my grandson, my heart is still smiling over that. Gosh grandkids are THE BEST!!!

Well that's it for now..

Back to work I go

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Sometimes You Just Cant Care

Is it possible to care too much? Sometimes I feel like I do. I suppose that is a selfish way to feel, but when you care about someone or something and you have done over and over again or you try your best to achieve, and what returns is blank or no return at all, one begins to wonder, is it worth it?

There is a part of me that says "Well just stop caring". I can do that for a day or 2 but when it is something that you have deep feelings about, it is really hard to just stop. I have tried to fill those empty returns with other things and it works for a while but time and time again, it comes back empty, or worse yet, it comes back giving you the feeling "I don't care about you or big deal what you have done".

Oh well I guess I am just feeling sorry for myself today.


Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Gil, I will never forget you


Monday, March 01, 2010

The Ring

Okay for those of you who wanted to see my ring, here it is I sure do like it!! Lucky me