Windy's Page for Thought

I will ramble here if I can

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

As you may have already read in Nat's blog, there is hope for our school! Please continue to say your prayers! The finance committee sounded like they really wanted to close the school down, but there were many members of the parish who are really fighting for us. If the appropriate changes are made, and the school runs for another year, I will stay. I will not work for Johnna. I am sure that if she is not let go the school will not open anyway. I spoke out at this meeting, and I threw caution to the wind where Johnna was concerned. Three of the teachers on our staff thanked me for speaking what was also on their minds. Many parents, past and present, came up to me after the meeting to talk to me. I am convinced the people of the community now see me as a respected teacher of the school.

On another note: I finished the sampler for JacLynn. The good news is, Melissa is pregnant again. She said this would be her last child. She is not going to find out before the birth the gender of the child. That is fine with me, as I know someone who was misinformed! It was actually pretty funny! Anyway, we are very happy for Melissa and Jeremy. Nick has been spending weekends here working on his car. He must like to do body work, because the is the 2nd car he is fixing up! Well, it keeps him out of trouble, and he is being very respectful to me.

Over and Out!

Saturday, July 27, 2002


We are not walking in the road race tomorrow. That's ok, because I am still trying to do some activity each day. Sometimes I ride my bike, sometimes I walk, and sometimes I do an excercise video. I try to do between 40 mins and an hour each day.

Maggie and Brian came over for dinner tonight. For those of you who don't know, Maggie is the person who let me borrow her car when the Lincoln broke down. We were going to take them out, but Maggie said she was really looking forward to a delicious chicken dinner. We had chicken, baked potato, salad, and ice cream with fresh blueberries and raspberries. Quite a yummy dinner! After dinner we play horse-shoes and then when the rain started we play a new card game called hand & foot. It was a good time. Nick is over again working on his car. He bought an Eclipse and is putting a body kit on it. When he is finished with the body work he plans to paint it a bright orange. It should be interesting! We think he likes coming over to work, because he gets free dinners! HAHAHA! I did not think he would have so much work because the parts he is putting on the car are new, but he has been here 3 weekends already, and he thinks he needs 1 or 2 more. It's ok though. He has matured, and is quite friendly.

Tomorrow will be a good laundry day! I should finish with my sampler for JacLynn soon also. I'm almost done with the backstitching.

Over and Out!

Wednesday, July 24, 2002

We might not walk in the road race on the weekend, which I believe is Sun, not Sat, as I posted yesterday. We will continue to walk in the evenings though.

Today we received some sad news about our school. We may have to close our doors. That is really too bad. St. Josaphat's has been a part of the Carrollton community for almost 90 years! We are having a last ditch effort meeting on Monday. I plan to be there. Please say a prayer for "The Little School With the Big Heart!"

Well, change is good, and maybe it is time to move on. We will survive.

That's it for now!

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

What a perfect day! I just love it when we can open the windows and turn the noisy AC off!

Dave and I are going to walk in the Carrollton Charity Road Race on Saturday. We are just doing the 5K, which comes out to be about 3 miles. We are in training this week, so we are very happy that the weather is nice. We are not planning to set any records, but it is an event sponsored by the Lions Club, so we decided to support it. I'm glad to be walking evenings with my hubby!

Nothing real exciting is going on here, but I just want to keep my blog fresh!

See U soon!

Monday, July 22, 2002

Hi All!
We are back from our canoe trip! What a great weekend. The weather was perfect for floating down the river. It only took us 10 hours to make the 4 hour float! HAHAHAHA!! And that's a true story! We make many stops for socializing and swimming. We camped up there for the entire weekend. Saturday night was a little warm for sleeping, but it worked out ok, because we got up early on Sunday. We did get some rain Sun. morning.

Well, today I went to Midland to get some much needed glasses. I crossed the line to bi-focals! That is going to take some getting used to, I'll tell you that! They work pretty well for reading, I just have to adjust to working around the house without tripping over my feet! I also got a pair of prescription sunglasses. The photo-grays do not work very well for driving, and since the store was selling buy one, get one free, I got free sunglasses. They had to order the lenses, so I won't be able to get those until later in the week.

That's it for today!

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Hey Blog Readers!
We're going on a short vacation tomorrow morning. A rustic camping trip which will include a canoe trip down the Manistee River. It promises to be good weather and a good time. We go with about 10-15 other couples. Great fun!

Just got back from the dentist and now I have to pack the camper. Here's hoping everyone has a great weekend.
Windy's Page for Thought

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Greetings to all!
Nat, I just read your blog. I was wondering the same thing, (about how the featured blogs are picked.) I also noticed that the latest updated blogs never include mine, or anyone I know. I even check right after I blog. Has anybody ever read one of the featured blogs? Some are pretty weird, some interesting, and some are just plain boring! Well, that's my opinion anyway.

I finished the curtains for the camper. Actually I finished the curtains a while ago, but I had to make the valances. I almost forgot that I wanted to have them done by this weekend. Now they're done, and they look quite nice. We are going on another canoe trip this weekend. The weather should prove to be better than the last trip we had! Not much rain in the forcast. We could use the rain, I know, and I hope we get some, really! Just not over the weekend!

Have a good day!

Monday, July 15, 2002

I'm still working out the details, but the link for the clock is in the blue section of this web page. It didn't post as a link so you will have to copy and paste the addy into your address bar.

Hi! Another glorious weekend has passed! Yesterday I found this cool clock on the Internet. I emailed the addy to most friends and family, but in case you missed it here's the link: I'm not sure if the link will work or not, but you can always copy and paste the addy into your address bar.

Well, that's it for now! Catch ya all later!

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Saturday, July 13, 2002

HI! Well, it's Saturday again! Dave was up early to finish off the rest of the chickens. He has them all plucked, but he is now gutting them. As you can see, I'm not out there! Nick is over to work on his car so he helped his dad pluck. Dave should be finished about 10:00.

I'm just about finished with the sampler I'm making for JacLynn. I just have to do the backstitching. That always goes pretty fast for me, so I should finish the whole thing by the end of the week. It's cute.

Thursday, July 11, 2002

What a wonderful day! The sun is shining and the humidity is low. Perfect conditions!

I found a recipe for rhubarb bread. It is delicious! I am making that this year instead of the zucchini bread I've made in the past. Since we don't have a garden, but we do have plenty of rhubarb it works out great. I made some over the weekend, but I've since modified the recipe to be low fat. I'll post the original recipe and my modifications on Nowak Notables for any of you who are interested it. I'll also post it on our families public site. I believe it is Barton's Place.

I forgot to mention what has been going on across the road from us. They are clearing out the woods. I think it might not be a good thing. They are really taking the logs out, and we're not sure if a house is going up or what. Oh well, the way we hear it is the owner is selling the timber for quite a profit. They've been working there since school has been out.

That's it for today!

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Well here it is Wednesday already! Of course I'm still up from Tuesday! That's unusual for me. Dave and I went to the Lion's meeting tonight. Everyone there agreed that the Relay for Life would be better attempted next year.

Dave and Matt did not butcher all the chickens on Sunday, only 20 of them. He will butcher the rest on Saturday. We bagged and vacuum sealed them yesterday. They are big! Not like the scrawny things we had last year. Anyway, they will be delicious. Mom, if you play your cards right, (And you always do!) You'll have a chicken in your freezer soon. Dad doesn't know what he's missing!

Well, I don't have much else to say, so see ya!

Sunday, July 07, 2002

Hi All!
Dave got up early today to butcher chickens! By early I mean we set the alarm for 5:00! I helped him get his water and a coffee and I went back to bed. His buddy Matt came over to help and that was good because they finished at about 10:00. Matt's kid also came. I'm glad because as all of you know, I DON'T DO GUTS! I did fix breakfast for all though. Just takin' it easy for the reas of the day.

Saturday, July 06, 2002

Another great day! We did go to the fireworks on the 4th. We went up to Beaverton at about 9:30. We had no problem finding a parking spot and we just walked to the park. We ended up right across the spot where the fire works were being shot off. Quite a nice show, but a little short. We ran into Nick while we were waiting for the traffic to clear, so we passed the time quite pleasantly. We only had to wait about 20 mins before we were on our way back home. Friday Dave finished his brake job. I'm glad he got it done, because he said he's had a few scary stops in the past week or so. He also fixed the 4-wheel drive on his truck. That hasn't worked right since November. That's mainly what took so long to do the job, because he could have gotten it finished in a day if that didn't need to be repaired.

I did get a chance to do some stitching on Thursday and Friday. I find it most relaxing, and I'll probably do some more tonight. I'd really like to finish that sampler. Today we had a party to go to. It was an anniversary party for some friends. We had a nice time, but it was in Reese, so it was a bit of a drive. We are just chilling out tonight! I like it when I don't have to cook dinner!

Talk later!

Thursday, July 04, 2002

Windy's Page for Thought

I hope everyone has a great day. As for us Nowak's, we are hanging around the house doing what we want or need to do. Dave has been planning on doing a complete overhaul on the brakes on the Ford truck. He figured since it is a 4 day weekend this would be a good time to do it. He has been out in the garage since 7:00 am! He did have a short bread for breakfast around 10:00. I defrosted one of our outdoor freezers, cooked and cleaned up breakfast, and finally found some time to go on line. I'm also helping Dave when he needs it. It seems to be going pretty well for him, I'm glad of that!

Yesterday I spent about 3 hours on line collecting clip art, uploading pics and updating one of my web sites. I was going to blog, but just rand out of time. Oh well, it was a good day, and I'm glad to have my page updated. Next week I'm going to work on my school site. It will have a complete overhaul as I will no longer be in charge of the 4th grade. I also got my hair cut and permed yesterday. It looks pretty good if I do say so myself! That was a 3 hour stint in the beauty salon. Now I remember why I don't do this as often as they recommend.

I think I will spend a large portion of this day sitting in air conditioned comfort and cross stitching. That is something I have not done in a long time, and I'd really like to finish my sampler for JacLynn.

Update on the Lion's board meeting. I went to the board meeting Tuesday night. There were only 4 other people there, including Dave. I discussed the issues of the Relay for Life, and the members that were there agreed that it was too short notice to get things ready. Also, Natalie and I did not really realize what we were getting ourselves into when we decided to be in charge of the Relay for Life. We are not going to participate this year, but will start fund raising and organizing next year in January. I will actually bring it up at the November meeting so we will be well prepared.

Well, I hope everyone has a great 4th! I know I will. We may go see fireworks tonight at Beaverton.

Tuesday, July 02, 2002

My Lycos
I'm trying this through the "BLOGGER POST" Not sure if it will work or if I'm typing in the right spot.

Well, I finished mowing the lawn today. It was a hot one, that's for sure! I didn't bag it, so it went pretty quickly.

Nat and I joined the Carrollton Lions Club in March. We are trying to be active members and participate in the activities sponsored by the club. In June one of the members invited a speaker from the American Cancer Society Relay For Life to speak. No one seemed to want to take control of the activity, so Nat and I did. We sent out letters to all the members, but we are not getting any response. I am hoping it is because it is such short notice. I'm going to the board meeting tonight and if there is not enough support we are pulling from the relay. We need to send names of team members out to the Cancer Society by Friday and so far no one has responded. I told Nat that if there is no support we will pull from the relay, but try again next year. Hopefully if we start fund raising in January we will be successful. Well, wish us luck!