Thursday, January 1, 2009

happy new year!!!

So bye-bye to '08...for us not too bad, unlike a lot of people. We didn't lose our jobs, we don't make much so because we live within our means we'll be OK even IF we don't get a raise (mister will though it's in the contact, me not so much) but 3% of his salary is 3X what it is for mine so better him than me anyway. The kids are healthy, not in trouble and seem headed down the straight and narrow...grand sigh of relief.

Resolutions? Nah...only break them anyway...I think I'll just keep on keeping on, try and be kinder, less judgemental, and healthier. Having a bit of surgery this year and hope it helps on the last bit. I will really try and attempt to keep up on this blog more as a journal of my journey into the second half of my life (I think 90 is old enough to go). I have never been good at journaling so this will be more of a challenge than getting healthy so they will go hand in hand. Oh yeah this year I'd really like to finish the sweater I started two or was it three years ago for me this year!

So the journey begins or really continues so as I've said before...


Saturday, December 20, 2008


I've been woefully pitiful at the blog game...and for that I'm sorry, but hey since no one reads it I'm good;)

So word of the day (or month for that matter) is SNOW! Snowed like a banshee Thursday late night into Friday, not enough though for them to call school or close the college. So I drove up to DePere on the highway of death (on a dry day) to work. Twenty-five miles at 35 mph figures into about an hour of HELL! NOTHING was plowed not even the highway, good thing everyone but the semi drivers were following the take it slow rule. I'll try and get some pictures up because it is pretty and I love a white Christmas...oh and yeah more snow today and tomorrow and bitter cold to follow...

Anyway, Claire had a Christmas party to go to and Nick went sledding so it was just me and the mister and a bit of The Bishop's me some Carey Grant!

By the way I LOVE that Nick is driving because I don't have to go out and pick up anybody anymore he can!! Although on Tuesday when it was snowing (I know what a shock!)he did go into the ditch...scary for him but I think he learned that it really can happen just that fast and easy.

Let's see, oh yeah we've lost our minds! We've decided to take in an AFS student from mind you this may blow up in our faces but I hope it won't. On paper she sounds great in fact she sounds like Claire's twin separated at birth. If we pass muster she arrives on the 16th or 17th of I gotta get crackin' on fixing up a spot for her.

Well, must get moving, gotta sweater to finish for Thomas which will NOT make it to them for Christmas:( but maybe the day after:)

Later....(hopefully yet this month)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

i suck!

So I suck so bad at this journaling just can't get to it. Anyway, gotta finish, to be honest start, Claire's second sock, get Thomas' front done on his sweater, blah blah blah...I can't seem to keep my mind on anything. Maybe things will get better in six days or worse then I'm moving to Canada...anyone know of any academic libraries that are hiring in Canada???

So I really think it's the election that has me in a snit...and I vow to come back to this place and get it together on Nov. 5th!! pinky swear....


Saturday, August 9, 2008

better late than never, or not

So here I'll say it Betty er I mean Brett sucks! My god people where in the hell can you quit a job, change your mind they come running back saying okay come back and you say nah I think I want to stay retired you say okay man whatever and four months later you want to come back as if nothing has happened. Like anyone else in the world would have been replaced before the door closed and you're upset that they're moving on??? GIVE ME A BREAK!! Hey NY can have you, see how you like them apples out there, here you were a KING, make one wrong move out there and see what they call you.

There my rant is over, like my "love" for him...whatever...I think that's why I dislike professional sports so loyalty and it's all about the $.

Let's see in other news, oh yeah, John Edwards...what the hell...all I have to say is why can't men keep it in their pants?????Good thing he dropped out when he did (maybe that's why?)and didn't get the nomination, we'd be handing it right to Bush er i mean McCain by now. As it is this is just what the Repubs needed, because they are so free of sin, and can throw all the stones they want.

Wow and all of this before I have finished my first cup of coffee...

Oh today looks to be perfect weather wise:) So I'm taking that and "running" well not exactly running but you know...


Sunday, July 27, 2008

the fat lady sang...

So my only vacation, which was to be honest a staycation, for the summer comes to an end at midnight tonight. Yep, stayed home and was busier than ever, but had fun here's the low down:

July 18th: first day, my sister and her son arrived from NY, they showed up about 8:30pm and
the little tyke was weeds! He's only just cute.
July 19th: had to attend a "family meeting" at 10:30, we were late, only 5 minutes so really only heard the last of it. My dad is fixated on his funeral and we are to only play Elvis music for big surprise there! Afterward, a "family reunion" pitiful turnout, really I think they should look into planning a bit better. But I don't want anything to do with planning the next one so I'm keeping my mouth shut.
July 20th: Oh by far one of the best days! It was Mom/Daughter/Sister Day!!! We had them all except for my niece who decided she would rather sleep than comment...we had a BLAST. First we went to lunch, then to see Mama Mia...we sang, we laughed, we cried...I will see it again and again. Then it was back to my house for chats and drinks and eats. Bruce watched Thomas and was great...all that training when the kids were small really came in handy! Roxane spent the night, Bruce played bartender and in the morning we were not moving very fast~
July 21st: Went to the outlet mall in Oshkosh, Tammy spent a load, I listened to my VOR (voice of reason) and was a good girl...only undies came home with us. We took my niece to lunch and headed home.
July 22nd: Did a little shopping out by the mall and then Tammy and Thomas headed to Green Bay to pick up TJ and his folks from the airport. We didn't see them again until Friday. Had Claire's last soccer game, they tied and came home exhausted. I really forgot how much a toddler can wear you out!
July 23rd: BBB's 68th birthday, really spent the day recovering and cleaning for Friday.
July 24th: More cleaning, and last minute shopping for tomorrow.
July 25th: Big day, Bruce's 50th birthday party (he actually turns 50 tomorrow, long story...), Bruce and I went and picked up the food and liquor for the party. Started the icing process...I got pissed because all week there was low humidity and nice breezes today high humidity abounded...GRR. Anyway all turned out well, fed 48 of our favorite people, got eaten alive by the mosquitoes (which put an early end to the night), and really had a good time. There were people that I really wish I could have talked to more, but it was kind of like your wedding and it just didn't happen:(.
July 26th: Roxane, Claire and I took Mom out to lunch, she shares her birthday with Bruce, then we headed to the antique mall on a button hunt. We scored and I also scored a cool plaid cooler. Will get pics up later. Got home about 1:30, took a nap;)and just picked up after yesterday. Very laid back b-day for my man, but that was what he wanted, he was very pleased with the party though.
July 27th: Back to reality, laundry etc....

All in all not bad.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

holy crap!

WOW time does's been a month since I last'd think nothings been happening but I guess I just didn't feel like writing~

Let's see we had a holiday, we went up to our friends' cottage in Door County, Clark Lake to be exact, had a blast the weather was perfect and it was relaxing and GOOD!

Today is my god-daughter's birthday, she's 23! where did that time go?? She and her mom, my sister are heading to NY to stay with our other sister and to accompany her and baby Thomas (he just turned 2 on the 12th)back home for a bit. They are staying with us for a couple of days and then her hubby and in-laws are coming and they'll stay in a hotel in Green Bay. So it will be a week of family and parties.

Let's see what else is news around here...oh yeah Brett wants to come back or not, I can't figure it out and really don't care...boys! The Packers come to campus soon, we never see them, being in the library and all, just all their expensive vehicles in the parking lot before they head to the stadium.

Work is starting to get busy again, thank god, faculty is coming back and getting ready, I guess there's only six weeks until classes start, should be interesting semester with the new president and all:)

In knitting news: I have been woefully lazy...a pair of socks with the new sock ease (like it), and a wash cloth...I know! So I have to get going on Thomas' sweater, and Angie's socks...I'll cast on for those tonight!

That's it, I'm empty...too hot and humid...I want the nice weather back!


Sunday, June 15, 2008

man oh man

Finally talked to my sister yesterday who lives in Fond du Lac and let me just say "it ain't good!). Their basement window gave in to the rising water and it looks like it is a total loss. My nephew's bedroom was down there and because he is what he is, he is now without a LOT of stuff. Kimm said she was on vaca and was going to go through "that stuff" down there and now she has to. Brand new washer/dryer...gone, furnace...gone, all her pictures, scrap booking stuff, Christmas decor...gone, gone, gone...worst of it is they don't know if their homeowners will cover it. She may be coming up here today to do laundry as there isn't anyplace in town to do it (water ban and long lines!). We were very lucky as we were on the northern edge of the storm high winds LOTS of rain but we are pretty high and although the sump pump never stopped no flooded basement.

Will most likely head out to Winneconne to sup with the inlaws for Father's Day, had lunch with BBB (Big Bad Bob)on Friday, so now it's time for the flip side.

Hope all is well where ever you are!