Windy's Page for Thought

I will ramble here if I can

Monday, September 30, 2002

Well! I had a very productive day! I got the grass cut and the pine needles (pine straw for Jancie!) in the back yard raked up! Not only that, but I took my walk! It was good!

Hey! Check out the bazaar at St. Simon and Jude on Saturday, October 12th! You will be able to really get a jump on your Christmas shopping! I hope to see lots of people there!

That's all for tonight!

Sunday, September 29, 2002

We had a great weekend. Dave and his brother Wally tried some fishing. Dave caught a small mouth bass, but it was a half inch too short! I was on the boat when he caught it and we had our moment of excitement. He caught some other fish that were also too small to keep. It's ok, he had a good time trying. He always says, "A bad day fishing is better than a good day at work!" We had a campfire going all weekend and did our cooking over the fire. That cuts down on dishes! And speaking of dishes, our niece, Rachel, helped me do mine! What a treat! Dave and I also got in a good long walk. It felt good! Our goal is to walk 4 times a week, and we only got in 3 days this week. We are determined to do it this week though!

I just wanted to let my blog fans know that I am working on the music situation on my page. I feel I made some progress today because when I was at Fortune City trying to load a web-gem I was told there was an error of some sort. I will have to speak to my blog goddess to find out if we can work out this situation. I also found a midi file of the song "Windy" That is the tune I'm working on getting here! Anyway, I'm hoping to have the problem resolved by the end of the week!

O&O Blog Buddies!

Friday, September 27, 2002


I just wanted to post a quick message. We will be camping this weekend. Should be nice. I don't think it is going to rain. Well, I have to finish getting the camper ready and get a shower! See you all next week!


Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Well, I'm getting some organizational things accomplished in the house. This is a good thing. I'm currently working in the computer room. My goal is to have it somewhat organized by the end of next week. I believe this a doable goal. Is doable a word? It sounds right, but just doesn't look right in print. Maybe one of my faithful readers will comment on this for me! Anyway, it's too bad the house gets messy just being a house!

On another note, Dave and I started walking nightly. We missed tonight because some people stopped by, and it was too late to go after they left, but we are trying to do this at least 4 times a week. We already went on Monday and Tuesday, so I'm sure we will be successful this week! Dave wants to get in shape for the hunting season, and I, well, I just want to get in shape! As Martha Stuart would say, "It's a good thing!"

O&O good blog buddies!

Sunday, September 22, 2002

We're back from a great weekend. It was good to get away. We went out on the boat yesterday am, Dave to fish, and me to just enjoy the ride. I always have a good book in hand too! Later in the afternoon we went out again. When Dave finished fishing he gave me a lesson on driving the boat. It isn't too bad, but I have to get used to where to position the motor when we are going at different speeds. Today, even though it was raining, was very relaxing. Yesterday and today we went on several walks. All in all, it was a great weekend.


Thursday, September 19, 2002

I canned 19 jars of stewed tomatoes yesterday. That was just about an all day job! After blanching, peeling, and chopping all the tomatoes, you have to do the onions and peppers! I left the garlic out because I was tired to chopping! I'll add garlic to my cooking. Then I read the ball book on canning tomatoes only to find out you have to water bath them for 40 minutes. Doing 6 quarts at a time, this took up most of the afternoon. I was almost finished when one of my jars had a blow out in the canning kettle. As a result, I have 2 jars I didn't boil. They are in the fridge and will be used in a recipe soon! Anyway, I feel this was quite an accomplishment. For all the tomatoes I chopped I thought I would have gotten more jars, but it all boiled down to 19 quarts, well 20 if you count the one that blew up!

Today I baked a half a turkey. This was dinner tonight and will be our meals over the weekend. The only cooking will be done over the campfire in the form of Turkey Pot Hobo Pies. Easy and delicious! Of course I'll most likely cook breakfast on Saturday am. There's something about a turkey cooking in the oven. I LOVE the smell! I think it brings back happy memories of holidays past when mom was up early to get the turkey in the oven for a 3:00 dinner. Anyway, the house still smells great! It was a bit hot today to be running the oven, but in the end, it was worth it.

That's all for now. I'm not sure if I'll have time to blog tomorrow, so here's hoping everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Good evening blog buddies!

This past weekend was pretty uneventful. Laundry, general straightening of the house, and cooking. Dave and I did happen to discuss the possibility of buying some tomatoes at the farmer's market, and low and behold, we were offered all the tomatoes we wanted to pick! I went today and picked. I froze a bunch, but ran out of freezer space! Tomorrow I'll can a bunch of stewed tomatoes. I will say this, if I were working I wouldn't have time to do this! Anyway, that's about all that's new around here.

We have a nice quiet camping trip planned for this weekend. We are going to Mitchell St. Park. It will just be the 2 of us, our camper and our boat! We should have a good time! Dave might take off at noon so we won't have to set up camp in the dark! Anyway it should be fun!


Friday, September 13, 2002

For a Friday the 13th, the day has not been bad! I made a bunch of zuchinni bread and the house is still clean from Tuesday. I will admit, it took me 2 days to clean when Nat and I can finish in about 4 hours together! I tried to defrag my computer this morning, but I got a message saying I need to run a scandisc first. That took almost all day to do, and I had all the extra programs turned off. I'll probably defrag later this weekend.

Yesterday six of us from SJS went to see a lawyer about the way SJS handled the closing of the school. He seems pretty sure that we have a good case. Not only did most of us have signed contracts, but we all were working under verbal agreements. I'll keep you posted on how that goes.


Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Ok, so I didn't get the 4th grade job at BV. I'm hoping I still have a chance to get the 3rd grade job. I am going up to the ISD in Harrison tomorrow to sign up for subbing in the Gladwin/Beaverton area. I also told the Saginaw ISD that I'd be available to sub in Freeland or Carrollton. I'm just hoping I get a job soon.


Thursday, September 05, 2002

Wow! I can't believe it is already Thursday! The week really flies when it starts on a Tuesday! WOW!!!

Nat and I went to the school today. (sjs) I think I got almost all of my stuff now. I just have to get my stereo. I don't think anybody will steal it because it is soooo old it still has an 8 track player! I will pick it up though because it has sentimental value to me. I'm hoping I get the job an BV because then I will have a place to store it! Well that's not the only reason I'm hoping for the job. We sure could use the $! Also, I'll be able to relax a bit after I know that the job is mine.

That's all for now!

Monday, September 02, 2002

We are back from a great weekend at the folks! We had a nice time visiting with Mom, Dad, and Sharlene and her crew. We enjoyed some boat rides on Hackert Lake and also the Pontoon ride with Shar, Kev, and Lisa on Hamlin Lake. It was a good trip, but the ride home could have been less stressful. Hopefully we'll find a better way back from the West side of the state.