Home....Where My Story Begins

Saturday, February 28, 2009

This made me laugh this morning. I wonder if this is the future of Vickie and me?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

\I know the budgets being cut...Just don't know how bad! I've already been told I'm losing The Best Job in the World...Newborn Home Visits! It's been a lot of fun seeing all the new moms and their babies...I'll miss it dearly!

After 17 years of working with the public, I'm at risk of losing my retirement. It's a scary time for all of us. Hopefully, the economy will improve and will be seeing good times again soon!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

How Well I Know Bob!

Here's a chance to see how well you really know your husband. The real challenge is to send it to your husband to see how right you really are.

1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? Sci Fi Channel

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? Ranch, used to be Thousand Island

3. What's one food he doesn't like? Perogies

4. You go out to eat and have a drink. What does he order? Food: Steak medium well, French Fries, Drink: Sweet tea

5. Where did he go to high school? Meadowbrook

6. What size shoe does he wear? 10

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be? Wood working Supplies, Fishing tackle

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? Italian Sub

9. What would this person eat every day if he could? Steak

10. What is his favorite cereal? Maple Life

11. What would he never wear? A turtleneck

12. What is his favorite sports team? Notre Dame, Minn. Vikings,

13. Who did he vote for? Obama

14. Who is his best friend? besides ME, no clue

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do? Spend Money

16. What is his heritage? no clue :/ German, Scot Irish

17. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake? Chocolate cake, chocolate icing.

18. Did he play sports in high school? yes, football, wrestling, track

19. What could he spend hours doing? Fishing

20. What is one unique talent he has? He can figure out how to put anything together. Great at fixing my mess ups on any thing electrical.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine From Bob


I was surprised by this can of nuts and a little note stuck inside from Bob on Valentine's Day!

After 31 years, I'm Nuts About Him Too!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Crafting at Nonnie's

Tuesday, brought me to Nonnie's house, which by the way should be featured in a magazine!

She had the cutest little baskets filled with chocolate candies, of course I shouldn't have ate them but I couldn't resist and ate everyone.

The craft we put together was paintroller snowman... a really quick and cute craft for the next winter season.

A High School Memory:

While attending high school in the 70's, one of my favorite lunches was Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Potatoes. Today, I took a trip back in time and made Sunday Dinner from the Lunch Line Blues!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

It's A Girl

A baby shower was held today for my niece in law, Tori and her soon to be baby girl. Her due date is April 9th, which is a great month to have a baby! Get ready for that birthstone ring in the future. Tori is such a lovely girl and her and my nephew Stephen are going to be great parents. Can't wait to meet their beautiful little girl!
Tori's mom is also a sweetheart! She's such a genuine nice person. She was so excited and tearful about being a grandma. It makes you feel so happy just watching her! (Brings back alot of memories for me, when Tyler was born).
Tyler's out of the hospital...

Tyler came down and spent the weekend with me, after being discharged Friday morning. He has bronchiolitis, poor baby. The medicine they have him on made him gag and he had so much trouble trying to swallow it.

Bad News For The Program I Work For:
Friday, we were told to expect a large budget cut for the Help Me Grow program. I'm an RN for the program and love the Newborn Home Visiting, one of the parts of the program Iwork for. I love visiting the newborn babies and their families. I will dearly miss this program and I'm still feeling a little shocked and in disbelief. I hope to give the remainder couple of months my best and enjoy the memories.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tyler's Sick

My sweet baby grandson Tyler has been admitted to the hospital for bronchiolitis. There's nothing worse then a sick baby.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

There's Still Things I Want To Do

I snagged this from Kat at Just a BeachKat. The things I have done are in red.

Started your own blog
Slept under the stars
Played in a band
Visited Hawaii
Watched a meteor shower
Given more than you can afford to charity
Been to Disneyland/world
Climbed a mountain
Held a praying mantis
Sang a solo
Bungee jumped
Visited Paris
Watched a lightning storm at sea
Taught yourself an art from scratch
Adopted a child
Had food poisoning
Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
Seen the Mona Lisa in France
Slept on an overnight train
Had a pillow fight
Taken a sick day when you’re not ill

Built a snow fort
Held a lamb
Gone skinny dipping
Been to a Broadway show in NY Traveling Broadway Show
Ran a Marathon
Been in three states at once (maybe?)
Ridden in a gondola in Venice
Seen a total eclipse
Watched a sunrise or sunset
Hit a home run
Been on a Cruise
Seen Niagra Falls in Person
Visited the birthplace of your Ancestors
Seen an Amish community
Taught yourself a new language
Had enough money to be truly satisfied
Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
Gone rock climbing
Seen Michelangelo’s David
Sung karaoke
Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
Visited Africa
Walked on a beach by moonlight
Been transported in an ambulance
Had your portrait painted
Gone deep sea fishing
Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud

Been to Grace Kelley’s grave in Monaco
Gone to a drive-in
Been in a movie
Visited the Great Wall of China
Started a business
Taken a martial arts class
Swam in the Mediterranean Sea
Visited Russia
Served at a soup kitchen
Sold Girl Scout cookies
Gone whale watching
Gotten flowers for no reason
Donated blood, platelets or plasma
Gone sky diving
Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
Bounced a check (it wasn't my fault, really)
Saved a favorite childhood toy
Visited the Lincoln Memorial
Eaten Caviar
Pieced a quilt
Stood in Times Square
Toured the Everglades
Been fired from a job
Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
Broken a bone
Been on a speeding motorcycle
Seen the Grand Canyon in person
Published a book
Visited the Vatican
Bought a brand new car
Walked in Jerusalem
Had your picture in the newspaper
Read the entire Bible
Visited the White House
Killed and prepared my own meat
Had chickenpox
Saved someone’s life been part of the team
Sat on a jury
Met someone famous
Joined a book club
Lost a loved one
Had a baby
Seen the Alamo in person
Swam in the Great Salt Lake
Been involved in a law suit
Owned a cell phone
Been stung by a bee

This was fun. If you'd like to play along, let me know so I can read your list.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Snowman Crafts

I started a snowman craft for next year! This is my first attempt at sewing a snowman and I can't believe how easy this is so far! The second picture is after I painted the body. I can't wait to finish it and see how it turns out!

The Super Bowl is over! It was a good game and Congrats to all you Steeler fans.

Did you all watch the Half Time Show? Loved it and thought The Boss and His E Street Band did a Fabulous job!