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Thursday, October 31, 2002


Yesterday I spent most of the afternoon bagging up the leaves. The yard looks really nice now, even with the frost on the grass!

On another note, Nick picked up his car this week. He had it painted bright orange! It looks nice, even though it is not the color I'd have picked. He's pretty happy with it though, and that's what counts.

O&O!! for now.

Monday, October 28, 2002

I'm back after a busy weekend. The bazaar was pretty successful! I was also glad to see many of the parents of students I've taught. The party for Nick was also a success. We will not be eating brats for days! Sunday was just a laundry day, and a day to get caught up on a few things around the house. And for those of you wondering, Dave did get the turkeys butchered. They are now resting peacefully in the freezer! WOW!

Today I visited Mom and Dad and worked on my website. I'll post the link on the side tomorrow. I'm happy with the way it is turning out. Thanks, Mom, for all your help! I also had a nice visit with Grandma. She gave me some jars which I'll be needing! So, I feel today was a very successful day!

O&O Blog Buddies!!!

Friday, October 25, 2002

Good evening Blogger Buddies!
Tomorrow will be a busy day. Nat and I have a table at the bazaar at St. John's. We should do well. When I get home company will be here. As some of you may already know, Nick is leaving at the end of this month for Arizona. Dave wanted to have a small get-together to wish him well. He's running it, and even made most of the phone calls, as he knew I had planned to be gone for the day. The only thing I had to do was buy the brats na dogs! He will have them cooking when I get home and hopefully some folks will show up. Most of Dave's brothers and sisters told him they would let him know, and only one has confirmed! All I can say we will have brats galore if people don't come! Dave is also going to butcher the turkeys in the morning so he has a busy day planned also!

I visited mom and dad this morning and mom taught me some interesting and fun tips about making borders and banners. I spent much of this evening collecting some border clip art so I'll have some stuff to play with on my hard-drive. I think Sunday I'll be able to put the lessons to practice.

Well, if you are in the area, and not doing anything, be sure to stop by St. John's tomorrow! In addition to the crafts for sale, they have a great Mexican lucheon. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Hi Blog Buddies!
I don't really have much to talk about today. I went to a baby shower for a friend tonight. I stopped and visited my sis in Saginaw. That is one thing I really miss about SJS closing, because I used to see Nat on a daily basis, but now it is only a couple times a month. Ya don't know whatcha got 'till it ain't there! I was good to see some of my work friends. There is not much going on around here. Dave cleaned out the chimney in the garage tonight. I guess he got pretty dusty, but it is a job that needs to be done yearly and he is very good about that sort of thing.

Well, that is it for now!
O&O good blog buddies!

Sunday, October 20, 2002

Well, we had a great weekend camping, in spite of our rough start. Within minutes of setting up camp and moving the truck, we discovered that we had a flat tire on the truck! To top it off it had started raining almost as soon as we arrived, so Dave changed the tire in the rain. We were lucky to find a place to have it repaired though! The other bad thing we had happen is we were still having problems with our heater! We were going to go home Saturday, but Wally had an electric heater and a generator with him, and he let us use it. I'm glad because we did lots of bike riding yesterday and today. It was a "fitness" weekend! It really did end out being a great time, and we really enjoyed the bike rides, even though my butt got really sore because I hadn't prepared myself ahead of time. The trails are beautiful! We were at Rifle River Recreation Area. We must have logged about 5 hours of riding over the two days, and considering we hadn't done much riding at all over the summer, it was quite an accomplishment!


Wednesday, October 16, 2002

I baked cookies today! Buena Vista is talking about laying off 12 teachers. It looks like I'm not getting a job there! We decided it would be better to not sub and just collect my unemployment for the time being. I was making the same amount of $ subbing as I am not working, and by not working, at least I'm not putting wear and tear on the truck. I called the unemployment office to find out what the ruling would be on that and the woman I talked to said I am no obligated to accept any work that is less than 75% of what I made last year. Well subbing doesn't cut it! I'm sure I'll find work by Jan, Feb at the latest. It might not be teaching, but it will surely be closer to home!

My house is clean today, except for the computer room, and Nick's room. I only wish I was a great organizer! Oh well, I can't be good at everything! WOW!!!

Monday, October 14, 2002

Hi All!
One bazaar done, one more to go! I'm hoping to sell lots of stuff at St. John's! I had a good time at the bazaar last Saturday. Nat did a wonderful job setting up and running the whole thing! WAY TO GO, NATWI!!!!! The only thing missing were the customers. I think the weather was way too nice for people to venture out. With the added threat of really cold weather on Sunday folks just decided to stay home and, no doubt, work in their yards! Anyway, it was a nonstressful day, and I am sure I will sell most of my goodies at St. John's.

Good news for Thanksgiving. Our wittle sis is coming for a short visit. She may even be bringing a friend. It will be a great time at mom and dad's place, too bad Dave is going to be at deer camp! Oh well, maybe he'll get a deer this year! wow!!! I'll be joining the group on Friday. Most of the wives come up then and we cook up a thanksgiving dinner for the "great hunters!"

That's it for today!

Wednesday, October 09, 2002

Hey I just read Nat's blog, and I'd also like to plug the bazaar! You will not only enjoy great food and possibly win wonderful prizes, but you can purchase many items for Christmas! I will be there selling cookies, cappuccino, and soups in a jar. Nat is selling many new items also. Please check us out! I'm sure it will be a great time for all.

A note to Mom: I found out that the 1st grader who threatened a teacher was at Longfellow School. That is in the city, not BV.

O&O Blog Buddies!

Monday, October 07, 2002

Hi All!
I'm on Mom's computer right now. I subbed again in Buena Vista. The kids are pretty good. It is the same class I had last week. Their teacher leaves pretty good lesson plans too. Well, I figured since I was in town I might as well go to women's group tonight, but that still leaves me with a couple hours to kill so here I am! As it turns out, Mom and Dad are leaving at about 6:30 also.

This weather is great! I love the cool temps and the sunshine. The leaves are all turning colors. What a beautiful world we live in.

That's it for now!

Saturday, October 05, 2002

Hi! I blogged last night, but my computer kicked me off line! Oh well, not all of technology is perfect! WOW!!!

Anyway, between yesterday and today I made lots and lots of stuff to sell at the bazaar. I'm doing 2 bazaars with Nat and then Rika has a fund raiser that I'm going to try to sell my stuff at. Hopefully I can sell everything! So far I have 30 small jars of soup mix and 15 large jars, I also have 15 jars of sand art cookies and 15 jars of oatmeal chocolate chip. I still have to make some cappuccino mix and I might try a few new things if I have time.

After reading 3 more days...., and 2 more days... on your blog I figured it out! I hope you liked your card, and I hope you have a great day!

Well, I have quite the mess to clean up in the kitchen, so that's it for now!


Wednesday, October 02, 2002

I love this weather! The past 2 days have been a little warm, but I'm loving the 50-60ish days! Also, I noticed today on my way to Saginaw, the colors of the leaves are changing! It can even make US10 look nice!

I subbed yesterday and today. Both were pretty good days. I got a bunch of jars from one of my "stuffs in a jar" fans, so tomorrow if I don't have to work, I'll be making my stuff for the bazaar on Saturday. I may try something new for you kitty lovers! I'm not sure if I'll have time though. I don't really have much to say tonight, but I wanted to post a quick note.