Windy's Page for Thought

I will ramble here if I can

Tuesday, November 26, 2002

Hi blog fans!
I'm looking forward to a nice weekend! It will start early, on Thurs, with a good family visit. We will all be together for this great holiday meal. How nice it is to visit on line with family, but even nicer to visit in person.

Well, I might blog later if I think of some more stuff to write about!

Sunday, November 24, 2002

Hi All!
The Internet is a wonderful thing! I'm so glad to be able to chat with family and friends when I get on line. It is a great way to keep in touch! If I don't run into someone, I'm usually able to keep informed by reading their blogs or visiting the family web sites. I'm glad we have this great way to communicate!

Dave did do a little hunting this morning. When he got back I put on some orange and joined him for a walk of the property. He showed me where he plans to hunt on Thursday. I like these quiet walks with my husband! He is a good man.

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Before you know it Christmas will be here! I'm not ready for that!

Well, that's it for tonight!

Friday, November 22, 2002

Howdy Blog Readers!
It looks like Dave won't be hunting this weekend. We may go up to deer camp tomorrow afternoon for a visit, but Dave is trying to get a side job finished.

I can't believe the snow we had up here yesterday! It snowed just about all day, and it stuck to the ground. The sun today melted some of it, but we still have snow on the ground here. It is way too early for snow if you ask me, which obviously nobody did! At least I didn't have to shovel. It melted off the pavement almost as fast as it fell! Anyway, that's about it for now!

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Well, it looks like blogger got it ironed out!

I must say, it is very quiet around here during the day. I have the tv on just for background noise! I decided to stop watching "er". It is too depressing! Plus they are into the re-runs of re-runs I already saw. It doesn't take too long to catch all those re-runs when they run 2 shows a day!

Time to chat with Jan!


Monday, November 18, 2002

Hey! I'm not sure what's up with blogger, but I blogged last night, and it didn't post to my blogspot. However, when I'm here, at the "edit your blog" place, it is there! hmmmm.... I don't get it! Well, maybe it will show up later.

Anyway, the weekend was good, and we did pretty well at the bazaar. Dave got a deer on opening day and I got good news from the unemployment office. I'll repost yesterday's blog if it doesn't appear later on.

O&O for now!

Sunday, November 17, 2002

Hi All!
I had a pretty good weekend. Nat and I did pretty good at the bazaar. I spent a nice relaxing evening with Nat just stitchin' and bitchin'! wow! We really weren't bitchin' and I didn't even do that much stitchin', but we had a good visit, and chilled out watching a movie on the sap network! When I got home today there was good news in the mailbox from the Unemployment office. I decided to go up to deer camp and see how Dave did. He got a deer opening day, but still decided to spend some time looking for the 30 point buck! Oh well, we had a relaxing day even though no one at deer camp has seen a 30 point buck yet! wow!

Well, that's my weekend in a nutshell, I'll blog more later in the week!

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

Good Evening!
I'm making stuff for my last bazaar. I hope it is successful. It should be, it is being held on the official "Deer Widow's Weekend!" I think it is a good day for a bazaar! Dave will be leaving for deer camp tomorrow night. It would be nice if he got his deer this weekend, then he can just go up there to chill out! I won't be going up this weekend, and probably only for a day visit next weekend, but Thanksgiving weekend I'll be there Fri-Sun. We'll cook a turkey on Friday.

Oh, before I forget! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! to Earthgoddess!!! She got the music on my site! Now my blog is just as cool as my sisters' and mom's!

I just watched the bio on J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series. She is a very interesting woman. There was mention made of book banning and such. Many so called Christian adults think the books will steer children into witch craft. I remember when this issue was first brought up in the news, and one of my 4th grade students was reading the 1st book in the series. He was very upset by the fact adults were saying children couldn't tell the difference between fact and fiction! He said that maybe the parents were at fault if this were the case. He ended up doing a very excellent book project on the book, and to my knowledge, he still has not converted to witchcraft!

I would agree that there are certain adult books children should not be exposed to. They don't need to know intimate details described in many books, and they also do not need to be exposed to the language in many adult books. But I think that if a children's book is controversial, the parent should read it with the child (if, of course, it is something the child wants to read). Children are much more aware of what is going on in the world than many adults give them credit for. Anyway, it's been my experience with the Harry Potter books that the only thing children have been inspired to do is read! And there is certainly nothing wrong with that!

That's it for now!

Monday, November 11, 2002

Yesterday we took the camper up to deer camp. We left right after Nick came over to say good bye! He is on his way to Arizona.

The deer camp is only about 1/2 hour away from home so we spent the afternoon and early evening there. We had a small fire and just chilled out. The only snacks we had were some Cheeze-its and pop, but it was just nice to get away for a while. We were the only ones up there because all of the rest of the hunters brought their campers up on Saturday. Dave is trying to keep the furnace working so yesterday morning he had to put a new part in. Hopefully it won't give him any trouble when he is up there hunting. He is bringing an electric heater just in case, and one of our friends has a generator so he'll be able to run it if he needs to.

I'm sitting here typing this and as I look out my window I see 3 blue jays playing in the lower branches of the pine tree. Pretty neat to watch. They've been there for a little while.

Well, that's it for now!


Saturday, November 09, 2002

Well! Here I am again, not much to say either!

This weather has been great! I'd like to see it stick around for a couple of weeks, but I'm pretty sure that's not going to happen. Yesterday I did some yard work. It's nice not to have to save all the yard work for the weekend!) It's pretty quiet around here. Dave is doing a side job in Saginaw. He'll be gone all day. He's soooo very tired when he gets home.

That's it for now!

Wednesday, November 06, 2002

Boy, I did a grubby job today. I cleaned my oven! Now that might not seem like a big task to those of you with those fancy dancy self cleaning ovens, but this one isn't, and it was a job I obviously put off too long. And... since I had a clean oven, I had to have a clean kitchen, right? Well, what I hoped would be finished in a couple of hours ended up taking all afternoon. I'm really not a slob, but I decided to do a complete overhaul! Feels good to get something like that accomplished!

I think tomorrow I'm going to set aside some time for cross-stitch. I've read that Nat is doing that in the evenings, and I think that is great. I have a project for granddaughter #2 all picked out, and even started, so I best get working on it.

Well, that's it for today!

Tuesday, November 05, 2002

Today is Election Day! I hope everyone got out and exercised their right to vote! We did, in fact Dave came home mid-afternoon because he had just finished a job in the area. We voted then, and there wasn't much of a line. There was a pretty tall stack of papers, you know the ones you have to put your name on, and they check the book to see if you're registered?

We had snow here today, but nothing really stuck to the ground. I'm glad, it seems too early for snow, but it snowed just about all afternoon, and changed to rain this evening.

Nick stopped by yesterday. I guess the job that his boss had fell through so it looks like he'll be moving later this week or early next. I hope he has a safe trip, that's a long drive to Arizona.

That's it for now!

Monday, November 04, 2002

The other day as I was driving home from Midland I was planning what I was going to say in my blog. Well, I get home, and wouldn't you know it? Nothing comes out on paper the same way it sounds in your head! I wonder how many others have that problem? Oh well, it is another quiet week here at my house.