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Location: Belle Fourche, South Dakota, United States

I am a widow, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, great aunt, and mischief maker. I enjoy life and my family and friends.

Monday, July 29, 2013

It has been quite awhile since I wrote any thing on this page.  So this morning I will just write some things that have been happening.  My great grandchild Olive, is growing so fast. She is trying to skip the crawling process and tries so hard to stand up so she can walk.  Silly girl.  She likes to ham it up for the other shoppers when running errands with Mom.  

Summer school went well this year, I only had to kick out one child.  That was after he kicked, hit, and bit one of my teachers.   His mom wasn't too concerned.  From what I hear, he does this to her all the time.  Seems to be no discipline from Mom.  I could get on my soapbox now, but won't.  

Thursday, October 28, 2010

update on house

Sis bought four red dining room chairs. I love them. They are so comfortable. To carry the red into the living room, I bought the quilt on the couch and we added the flowers and vase that I had stored. Sis also bought two red cushions for wicker chairs.

Things have been hectic the past few months. I had to complete two reports for the state, for the after school/summer school program that I am in charge of. I also finished two small papers for a college class and now need to work on papers for another college class. It is time to renew my administrative certificate. I am also trying to write a book.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas 09

I sewed about 20 aprons for Christmas presents. My family doesn't read my blog so am safe to put a picture here. [At least my sons don't, Mary's kids might] These four go to Jay and his family. I also made the required springerli and Swedish sunflower seed cookies.

I am flying to California to be with sis and her family. [see link to Prairie Home] I am looking forward to spending time with them. ... and to being warm!

It has been an interesting year. Sis and I spent 2 weeks across the pond. Everyone in England was so nice. The countryside was beautiful! Gorse was in bloom all over. We traveled from place to place by train. We did take the 'red bus tour' in Paris and in London, but jumped off to see the sites on our own. We spent two and a half days in Port Isaac. We chose to go there because we watch Doc Martin. They were filming while we were there so got to see some of the cast... and I got three autographs. Very nice people.

The top picture is Brewed Awakenings. Robin took over the coffee shop and it is doing well. Very cosy place with great food and coffee.

Happy holidays to all and may God bless you during 2010!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Just a couple of pictures from our trip. We had so much fun. Mary planned the trip and I reserved our night spots. Did pretty good. A couple were not so good. We spent a couple of days in Port Isaac and stayed at the Orion with Jill McDonald. Nice place and nice hostess. They were filming Doc Martin while we were there. I got his autograph as well as two other cast members. Everyone in England was so nice. .. and helpful. The country is beautiful. Cornwall was especially beautiful! I am so happy that we took this trip. Now I just have to finish paying the bills. Ouch! Left a couple of blouses and a pair of pjs in circular files as well as a sweater in the Gare du Nord station to make room in the suitcase for gifts. Even had to buy a bigger purse to make room for gifts.
Sis is leaving for California at the end of the month. She is going to stay with her daughter, who is expecting in September. I will miss her, both at home and at the after school/summer school program. She is a good teacher. I hope I can find someone half as dependable and proficient as she is to fill her position.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter weather

The morning started out with a good downpour. After Easter dinner, we drove around a little and took a couple of pictures. In some spots, the 'riverwalk' is more of a river than a walk. At least the ditch the developer dug behind our house is keeping the melt off from flooding our yard and basement. Thank God!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Finally, a tie.

I finally tied with Sis! It took me three minutes to her 5 minutes. Amazing. I won't say how long it took me to catch up.

We finally got the snow from the driveway, twice. It is supposed to storm again this weekend. As it is, we have to walk down to feed and water the chickens. The water gets real heavy to carry! Can't wait for the snow to melt and the mud to dry up.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

March Blizzard

It has been snowing for two days and one night. The whole area is shut down. No travel advisory. As you can see from the photos, the neighborhood is drifted in. Only vehicle on the roads.. snowmobiles. Luckily, our vehicles are in the garage, but can't go anywhere due to huge drifts in driveway and street. You can see the cars are drifted in. Power blinked a few times, but we are okay. Sun is now trying to shine, so may venture forth to shovel back deck. Can you believe that is was 80 on Saturday?