Archive for February, 2014


Oscar I hope…………..

this man is long over due for winning the Oscar
I sure hope he does this Sunday night!
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My favorite actor
Leonardo DiCaprio!
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Spring Rush at the Subway

fire at Yosemite National Park (Bitterroot National Park)

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I love different pictures that tell their own stories.

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yes winter can be beautiful

and I might not even mind it much if it weren’t for these freezing and I do mean freezing cold temperatures.

-14 tonight

that is the temperature.

not even including wind chill.

Ugh!

how I hate this crap

and then we are getting more snow

between 1-7 inches by Monday morning.

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winter has become depressing this year………

February 25th 1980

33 years ago tomorrow…………on February 25th 1980 I gave birth to my first son.

He was wrinkly and had a bit of a jitteriness about him and he had long fingernails and was very red.
The doctor said Brian had all of these things because he was three weeks over due.

I loved him at first sight and of all my children, he is the most loving.

he has a very good heart and would do anything in the world for me, if he was able.

Happy 33rd Son!
Love you!
me and Brian

Brian and me in Sarasota Florida

Brian and Tonyia

and here he is with his wife Tonyia

I would like to jump a head a month so it is almost April
I miss the sunshine and green grass and trees
not to mention the flowers blooming

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I would like to be rich so money issues were never a problem

I would like to be able to help those who are suffering

I would like to find a way to make it all work inside my head and heart.

I know I am a blessed woman and I know I have so many wonderful things and people in my life.
however I am probably always going to be my mother’s daughter and want things………….

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things today

good visiting with my sister’s yesterday

it seems like time flies when we get together
I left there at five so I sat there visiting for four hours

just amazing how quickly the time does go.

My one sister Cyndi I hadn’t seen since before Christmas so it was good to catch up with her.

Back to work tomorrow.
not thrilled with that but I need the money so I will go

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Maybe I will hit up a movie here in a bit since I need to go and get groceries

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sure wish this was my sailboat and I was here on the water……….

weekend plans

I had Keira, Kayla and Aaron over last night although Aaron and Keira went over to Aaron’s house when it was time for bed.

Kayla just left and I have a sister’s day today in Kalona which I will leave for here in an hour or so.

After I get home from that I will do laundry and have a bum day tomorrow as I don’t plan on going into Iowa City again.

Wish it was warmer out so I could enjoy being outside but that isn’t likely to happen any time soon

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thinking maybe

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I was originally thinking maybe I wouldn’t go to Florida at the end of April

however the ticket is already bought so maybe I will………..

the only thing is my husband is going to be looking for a job and if he gets one he won’t be going with me.
And while I hate for him to miss out I also would enjoy a week of rest and relaxation all by myself……..

does that make me horrible?

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railroad vacations

there was an ad in the paper this weekend about traveling around the country by railroad.
I got on-line to check it out and while it is expensive it looks like great fun
For instance, I can get on a train in Chicago and it will take me to New York City and Washington DC
both places I want to see but don’t want to go without a guide of some kind just because I want to see it all and will be afraid of missing the highlights if I go alone
Taking this American railroad vacation would be awesome
Another trip is going through Alaska by rail
That of course is more expensive but it sounds wonderful
Another is going to the Grand Canyon and then over to California and up to Yosemite National Park
that too sounds wonderful!
Another is taking a train to California and then taking a cruise to Hawaii and island hopping there.
Another fantastic trip!
The cheapest is about $1800 a person
the most expensive so far is about $5500 a person
but man wouldn’t it be cool to visit places like that?
In a group with a guide and getting to see all the highlights?
Another trip is just seeing the national parks out west.

One day I may have to do it.
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You know I made the move from a brand new school to this very old school
I love this school and I love that I moved

Two things though

My friends at the other school don’t keep in touch with me like I wish they did.
they said they would email and stay in touch, but of course, they don’t.

And I gave up some really good cleaning equipment from the new school that I just now realize I’m going to need at this old one.

Don’t get me wrong, if I had to make the choice again, I would make the same choice.
I love this old school and the principal here is so laid back and easy-going compared to the extra HYPER principal at the new school

all in all I am quite content here.
But come summer time when I’m going to need some things I don’t have here……it will be a bummer.
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