>> Friday, October 3, 2008
Traveled to South Dakota last Wednesday. It was so great. I got to see almost everyone that I wanted to. My mom, Mark and Nancy, Abby, Logan and Jaden, Chris and Krit and Jared and Laurie and Chellie and Gramma Oni. Also saw Matt, Lisa and kids, watched Mahyle play volleyball.
Spent some time painting Jared and Laurie's basement, playing with the grandchildren (fun, fun, fun), decorating for Halloween and visiting.
Played a little basketball with Jaden. I thought I'd go easy on him, but when he beat me at horse three times in a row, (after the first time I really was trying) I started to wish I had my daughters' skills. Anyway he finally said "how bout if we just play pig", we did and he beat me at that too. Then he suggested "how about "it", maybe you can beat me then", I think I did win that one. He's a pretty good player and seems excited about playing.
Logan is in Pre-kindergarten and preschool and his teachers are Mrs. Hausman and June. He says Mrs. Hausman is his favorite. Of course having your great aunt for your pre-K teacher has to be kind of special, right Lisa??? He wrote his name for me and was very excited to draw circles, rectangles, squares and rectangles for grandma.
Then there is Abby. What a character. She will be 3 on Christmas day and talks non stop at times. Jared told me that they are trying to get her to stay in her room all night. Said it's going pretty well. One night after they were all in bed she was putting them to the test. "Dad can you year me?" No answer, "can you hear me mom?" still no answer. "There's a monster in my closet, did you hear that?" I can only imagine how hard it was to stifle the giggles after that one. She has the curliest blond hair and the biggest blue eyes that just melt dad's heart.
I also got to talk to Mike's Nancy, it was her birthday, Happy Birthday Nancy, Thanks for the pictures.
My friend Chelli came out to the house to see me and brought me a delicious scone also, it was just a great time. We seem to be able to just take up where we left off, I'm so glad to have her as a friend. It was so nice to see you Chelli and thanks for the scone.
On my way back home I had a job interview in the cities so got to see Heather, Steve, Tatym and Autymn also. Both girls seem to be enjoying school. Pretty scary web on the front of their house, must have been an enormous spider that spun that one. I just figured out that if you click on the pictures on my blog, they open up larger and you can see them better if you choose, then just back arrow and the blog is back, pretty cool. If you do that with this one you can see the web on the house.
The job is exactly what I 'm looking for so say a prayer if you will that it turns out positive.
Then I got back to work and was told I was suspended. Nice!!! Someone was supposed to tell me that I had to be fingerprinted again, but no one did. Anyway it wasn't a big deal, just had to go get them done again (although not sure why because the guy that did them said the machine wasn't working so I'd probably have to have it done again), have to carry a paper around with me that says I am legal to work so they don't kick me out. Everyone please say a prayer that I get a different job soon, please.
The leaves have really changed since I left last week. I spent 3 hours yesterday on my way home from Ruttgers taking pictures. The scenery around the lakes is breathtaking. Makes the drive very enjoyable. This picture was taken by one of the many lakes in Minnesota. If you know of anyone looking for a nature photographer, let me know because I think many of my photos are pretty good. Think I got the eye for a good photo from dad. Thanks dad, mom called earlier and said she would tell you hi. Sure hope they get better service in Estelline soon so she doesn't have to sit in the cemetery to call us. Said she called all her kids and 3 didn't answer. Shame on you Pam, Mike and Pat, better call her back. (ha, ha) It's a little chilly in the morning, was 41 here yesterday morning. Got up to about 65, much the same today.
Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall weather.
More to come later ........
Have a great week!!! Don't forget to stop for a moment each day and just do nothing. It is so good for the soul. Don't think about anything, don't worry about anything, don't stress, just breathe. Find a place in nature that provides calmness to your being and breathe, breathe, breathe. It makes your day so much better.