Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sick Children

Being awakened in the middle of the night is never easy.

It's even worse when you are awakened to a sick child.

Rocking the little one till they fall back asleep, tylenol kicking in, foreheads cooling. (hopefully)

There isn't much you can do. Try soothing, love-in-your voice words. Pray.

This morning at 1:04am I got a call from my not-so-young daughter, she was sick.

She was feeling so bad. Poor girl!

I hope my sleep induced words were soothing and said with love-in-my voice.

I prayed.

Get well KC, I love you!

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Change of Plans

Kim, Mom, Dina
November '08

Mom and Kim were planning on coming over here this weekend for a visit. Weather being what it is in February, unpredictable, plans have had to change. With the chance of snow and freezing rain, they decide it would be better to stay home. I don't blame them, you sure don't see me going over there!

So now I'm not sure what I will do this weekend, maybe a little early spring cleaning? I'll let you know...


I just finished a book and at the beginning of each chapter were some fun quotes.
I thought I would share some of the better ones...

* If God is your copilot, trade places.

*Exercise daily - walk with the Lord.

*Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.

*May you live all the days of your life.

*The best vitamin for a Christian is B1.

Friday, February 18, 2011


Here I am sitting in an automotive waiting room. What did I used to do? Watch the sports channel, read car magazines, listen to bored children complain...

I could be doing any of those things right now, but instead I can blog while I wait for an oil change. Technology :-)

Sneak Peek




I finally got the Christmas decorations taken down from outside (well all but the lights on the roof, that is Kevin's job. :-)

We have enjoyed a nice taste of spring this week. Yesterday it got up to 63! The snow has really melted, and it's nice to see bare ground again.

I've got lots to do today, I've got 3 young men coming from Iowa State University for dinner (fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and some veggies). Kris, Travis, Logan and Melinda are all headed to the Chicago Auto Show this weekend. This will be the pickup spot for Melinda, and the dinner stop. :-)

I've got laundry to work on and I've got to go get the oil changed in the car.

Off I go ~ to scurry around the Iowa countryside. :-)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

No Excuse

I have no excuse for not posting in such a long time. I've been lazy, and doing lots of other things. I've been cleaning out files, closets, installing a new printer, laundry, filing fafsas, shoveling, snow blowing, and probably thousands of other things I can't think of right now.

It's been a pretty good week at school. :-) I went on Monday, Tuesday was a snow day because of the impending Blizzard that began at 11:ooam-ish Tuesday, Wednesday no school because of what the Blizzard had done, dumped tons of snow all across the midwest, and now Thursday, a two hour delay because of wind chills 20 to 30 below! Brr.

Here are a few random pictures I have taken as of late...

Kevin's new Backgammon Game.

Allison's Christmas Monster, Walter.

After the blizzard of '11.

Digging out around the house so the snow isn't packed up against the siding for months!

A poor Blue Jay getting his feathers ruffled by the 30+ mph winds.

More Pictures...

Kris's Pinocchio Marionette

Snow Packed Everywhere

Icicle off of garage


Warmer Days...

According to Punxsutawney Phil, we are due for an early spring...

Can't wait!

Spring Blossoms

Fishing :-)