Monday, November 29, 2010

Lazy Days

Today started out pretty intensely. We got up at 6:15 so that we could be ready by 7:15 when Bryan was getting here. By the time he got here, we had all cleaned up and were ready to go. We took two cars and took Maury and Roberta out to I-75 and then we came back to the airport to take Bryan to his terminal. I595 was pretty much at a standstill when we were going out to 75, but by the time we came back, we only hit one snag where we waited for a couple of minutes before moving again. The traffic here is ridiculous!!

Dave and I both came back to the condo and read for a while, then took naps. We even went out to the pool for a while this afternoon, just to get some sun and read. Tonight, we cooked pot roast and had Sudi & Howard over for dinner and cards. Maybe some day they'll let me win!! We played with Maury & Roberta for the last 2 nights they were here and Maury won both of those nights. Maybe I need to take up another game.

Yesterday we went to church at Coral Ridge. Dr. Sam Lamerson delivered the sermon. I really like him! The church service was pretty much contemporary...the choir wasn't in robes, there was a guitar, drums and praise music...but the church was pretty well full with mostly younger families. Interesting - Dr. Sam talked about the passage in Luke that describes the 10 lepers healed by Jesus and the only one who was thankful was a Samaritan. Since he's an instructor and expert on the New Testament, it's always good to hear his viewpoint.

Tomorrow we're picking up the kids early and fixing supper at Jami's. More later...

Friday, November 26, 2010

Live from S Florida

I writing from beautiful Fort Lauderdale. We've been here for 3 full days. Two children have been sick - one threw up. Kelly had strep throat so she's on antibiotics. Danny threw up because he was so hungry, and Megan is bouncing around like a little Mexican jumping bean. Right now we're in their house - 3 kids, 9 adults, 1 bull terrier (large) and one little chihuahua mix dog (small). The noise level is high as is the energy. Tom was outside putting up lights on the palms, but blew a fuse in the first set of lights...therefore no lights at all. So now Dave and Bryan are outside trying to fix the problem and prevent it from happening again.

We're really had a lot of fun having Bryan and Jami together. They giggle a lot. More later...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

This will be short!

I just wanted everyone to know that I had a blast in Ames! So many guys and so much fun!!! I was able to get all my pictures up on Facebook, but just don't have time or energy to do any more tonight. I'm exhausted. Last night was the first of the reunions and it cost us $40 to get into it - ugh! Dave says he got his $$ worth - he drank lots of beer and ate lots of food!!! I, however, didn't have time for any food and I drank about 1/3 of a bottle of water - I was too busy hugging and getting hugged! Today we shopped - got lots of Christmas shopping done! Then we went to Hickory Park for BBQ with Kyle and his girlfriend, Cassie. After that we just drove around Ames, looking at all the new housing developments! Ames just continues to grow! We went to the stadium around 2:00 and sat in the car just watching people until 3:00 when we took off walking to the new indoor facility, where the second reunion was being held. Again we had to pay $40 and Dave wasn't allowed to drink that much again, but he did eat a bunch and have a couple of beers. I also ate today and got to see even more of my guys. I got my $$ worth, just seeing them! They even gave me one of the reunion shirts!!

Tomorrow morning we're taking off early for points south. Hopefully we won't be as cold tomorrow night! You won't hear from me for a day or so! More later...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

One more day!!!

Tomorrow I go to Ames to see some of my old guys! I can hardly wait. I sure hope I can sleep tonight!! When I get excited about something like this, I sometimes have a really hard time sleeping. I talked to Randy Richards today - can't wait to see him. He is my all-time favorite of my old guys. He probably wouldn't like being called old - he's 46. Dave and I will go to the reception tomorrow night and then to the tailgating party on Saturday. We don't get to stay for the game since the game doesn't start until 6:00 - bummer! But, on the bright side, it's supposed to be in the mid-30's at game time!! At least we'll be warm and we can listen to the game on the way home. I've told Dave that he has to take lots of pictures for me.

Speaking of pictures, tonight I had my photography class. A lady was there who had gone scuba diving and learned how to take pictures under water. She had some wonderful pictures, but to hear her describe how tricky it is to take pictures 25-45 feet down almost made me motion sick! I could actually feel the ocean moving while she was talking.

I think I've got most everything ready to leave for Florida too. We've got tomorrow morning to do the majority of our packing...we won't leave for Ames until about 3:00. Dave has made his "list" of things to pack...I'll just pack without a list! I still have to get my Christmas card labels printed and get my card elements put together so we can do cards while we're down there. It's pretty fun working on Christmas cards in 80 degree weather!

My brother called me today to tell me that Terry Carroll had a heart attack and had two stents put in. I guess Terry is getting along well, which is wonderful news. Bev S also got good news on her son's tumor and Amanda's mom had 1/3 of her lung removed (lung cancer) today. More prayers are needed! Thanks!! More later...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another Productive Day

I got lots done again today! We're now in the final mode for preparations to go South! Dave finished at work today and came home and announced that HE was in Florida mode NOW!! I made cookies both yesterday and today - about 12 the freezer is stocked and we'll even have some to take with us in the car. I made a few more cards today too, plus I got the oil changed and the tires rotated!! I also stopped the mail and the newspaper! Tomorrow I'll be making labels for our Christmas cards and writing our Christmas letter so that when we get to Ft Lauderdale Dave can help me finish up the cards and get them in the mail.

Here are a couple more cards I made. This first one is just using different papers with a Dasher stamp featured in the raised panel in the middle. Both the sentiment and Dasher are from SU, as are all the papers. I like this one, but not as well as some of the others.
This particular card, I LOVE!! The wreath is made with a snowflake stamp!! There's just something about it that I think is great! I could never imagine using a snowflake to make a wreath. I wonder what else you can use a snowflake stamp for. Again the stamps, the paper, and the ribbon are all from SU. I went to choir practice tonight, just so I could get a start on some of the Christmas Eve music that we'll be singing. Plus, I wanted to sing "Blessed Assurance" one more time! This choir can really sing that song!! It will be beautiful! At choir practice, we found out that an old friend who had been a member of our church several years ago and now lives in Colorado, was just diagnosed with a brain tumor. He has just recently gone thru having a hole in his heart repaired. Please keep Terry in your prayers. He has gone through a whole bunch this past year and continues to need our prayers. Thank you!

I'd better quit for tonight. I hear Dave stirring from sleeping in his chair, so I'll be off to bed shortly. More later...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I can't believe it!

I just can't believe it - Bristol is going to the finals on Dancing with the Stars. These people who keep voting her in don't have any idea what they're doing to us loyal fans of the show. We like to see good dancers, not people who keep missing their steps week after week. Now, last night she did remarkably well. However, she didn't do well enough to be in the finals. I'm afraid this will really hurt the show's ratings because lots of us are pretty upset about the voting. Wetpaint has a DWTS facebook page and they talk about Operation Bristol, where Palin supporters can vote for Bristol without even watching the show. OK - enough, Peg. Stop obsessing!!

I had a great morning. I actually found my diamond necklace this morning. It was in the deep recesses of my little suitcase. I've looked in it multiple times and not found it, but today it was there.

Here are a couple more cards that I made this week. This first one is really pretty in real life. It's just a plain white card with an ornament punched out of it. Where the punched out part is, I put in a piece of Christmas fabric and a cotton ball to push it out a little. The card stock and the sentiment stamp are from SU, as is the punch. The fabric is from my stash!! I just drew the "string" on with a silver Sharpie. This card is the opposite. I punched out a stamped ornament and adhered it to the we've got a positive and a negative image in these two cards. Again the ornament stamp is from SU and is done in Melon Mambo. The string is just some Christmas cord I had lying around. I embossed the white card stock with a Cuttlebug folder. Today was Allison's birthday. I called her. She is such a delight to talk to!! I asked her if she got my card. She told me she hadn't checked the mail, so she carried the phone to the mailbox..."Nope, no card from you, Aunt Peg." She's just the coolest kid!! Speaking of cool kids, I tried to call Danny tonight, but no one answered. He's to little to be out on a school night!!

Dave just got home and is going to bed, so I guess I'll go with him. More later...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Another Monday in O-town

Today was another beautiful day. I didn't have to wear a coat, so as far as I'm concerned it was beautiful! I was the demonstrator today at PMS stamp club. These are the two cards I demo'd. This first one is just a piece of white SU card stock, scored randomly. I then applied ink directly from the ink pad (Going Gray) to the paper, which made it look like a barn board door. I then attached a wreath and bow (made from a Cuttlebug die and embossing folder) along with a circle of gold for the door handle. All papers are from Stampin' Up. I also used Stickles to add the berries to the wreath. My second card is another door, only this time the door has raised panels. Again all the paper is from SU except the wreath is made from self-adhesive DWAV paper. The wreath was punched from a Martha Stewart punch and the ribbon is just some I had lying around. I thought these were cute cards that could be used for other occasions - welcoming home a new baby, Valentine's Day, etc. Inside each card I stamped "Welcome Christmas into your heart" from SU. I thought it was truly an appropriate sentiment.Today was Danny's 3rd birthday. I got absorbed in Dancing with the Stars and forgot to call him. I guess we'll get to see him in about a week and at 3 he probably doesn't care that we didn't call. Since tomorrow is Allison's birthday and she'll be 9, I mustn't forget to call her!

I'm so glad that Sudi & Howard made it safely to Florida. I'll be glad to join them! Dave is still working and it's 9:15. He probably won't be home until around 10:30 or so. I think he left here at 6:00 this morning, so he's had a really long day!

Speaking of Dancing with the Stars, I forgot to say that I thought Bristol really danced well tonight. I still think she's the weakest of the 4 dancers remaining, but she did a great job tonight.

That's all for tonight. I'm going to go read. More later...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday, Sunday

This was another beautiful day. It was a little chilly, but then I guess that's to be expected the middle of November! We sang a song at church today that none of us in the choir liked - "Stranger, Share My Fire"...but it turned out to be beautiful! It was perfect with the sermon today which was all about caring for others - feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, giving something to drink to the thirsty, from Matthew 25. Once we read the scripture, the choir all understood. Pastor David called his sermon, The Final Exam...and it has nothing to do with reading the Bible, praying, going to church, etc. It was very thought-provoking and challenging.

Tonight Jami called. She told us, among other things, that Megan lost a tooth and that Kelly scored the winning score in soccer. She had Kelly get on the phone and tell me about it. She said she really likes soccer. I'm so glad to hear that, because Jami was very athletic and I was hoping Kelly would be too. Tomorrow is Danny's 3rd birthday and Tuesday is Allison's 9th birthday. November is a busy birthday month for our family...Jami, Kelly, Ann, Danny, Allison, and Kyle! I guess I've got another card to make - Kyle's birthday is the 24th...he'll be 23!! Oh my, where did the time go??

More later...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sad Saturday!

I was so excited for the football game today. I just knew that ISU could beat Colorado...but then there's that Colorado curse...the rarified air. I have always said that our teams go out there and just look at the scenery - for some reason we play awful in Boulder! Colorado hadn't had a conference win all year...and now they have one. That means we have to play lights out Saturday against Missouri in order to be bowl eligible. That one-point loss to Nebraska looms ever larger! The Hawks got beat by Northwestern too. That's one they should have won also. I guess neither team wanted it bad enough to win. We also may have lost our starting QB...he went down with a knee injury late in the game. I hope it's nothing too serious!

I went to Cantril today to get some tender white Troyer's popcorn for our trip south. It is so's the little white hull-less popcorn that I like so well. The Dutchman's Store was packed today. It was even hard to get up and down the aisles. I ended up leaving my cart in one spot and going down each aisle shopping. On the way home I saw about 12 turkeys in one field and about 5 miles on up the road, I saw a group of probably 30 turkeys!! It was such a miserable day weatherwise that it was fun to see wildlife.

I got all my cards uploaded to my Facebook page today. I hope you'll go on and enjoy them. I'm particularly proud of several of them. Tomorrow is church, Sunday School, the race, a Vintage Cruisers club meeting, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters!! Plus I've got to pack everything for Monday morning's PMS card club. Whew!! No nap tomorrow!! More later...

PS - I forgot to tell you what we had for dinner tonight! My friend Amanda has some wonderful ideas on her blog. One of the things Amanda says is just throw things together and try it. So tonight Dave wanted chicken and rice. I took some frozen chicken breasts and baked them for about 40 minutes. Then I took them out, threw away the fat, put some water and diced tomatoes w/chilis and some rice in the dish. Then I stuck the chicken breasts back on top of the rice mixture and baked it some more. It was really good! Thanks for inspiring me, Amanda!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Busy Friday!

I don't know if I told you about these two little guys or not...and right now, I'm too lazy to go back and look. I want you to meet Gabriel and Dickens (L-R). Aren't they ;just darling? These are our pastor's two puppies. When I went over to meet them, Gabriel sat on my lap and fell asleep, whereas Dickens was ornerier than the Dickens!! I think they match their names pretty well. However, Pastor David and Liz both say that Gabriel is ornery too. I think they're just darling.
This is what I finally ended up doing with Spiderman. I don't know if you can see them or not, but there are webs scored into the front of the card...and I didn't like the "for you" stamp, so I covered it up with a dialog box with just Danny's name. Sue tells me that Spidey doesn't talk, but this one does!!

I didn't get any more cards uploaded to the computer today. I had a full day. I went to Fairfield for lunch with some of my classmates. Sudi & Howard are taking off in the morning for points south, so this was just a little get together to say goodbye for the winter. They aren't leaving any too soon, because they're now saying that parts of Iowa could get between 6-10 inches of snow tonight and this weekend. I hope it stays up north!! I like snow, but I'm not ready to see any of it yet!!

I also had a couple of errands to run in Fairfield and I went to see my Auntie Mae today. That's always a challenge. When I stopped at the bank in Libertyville, they told me that she might not know me. So I called her before I knocked on her door. She knew me - no problem. After all, I am her namesake! We had a nice little chat, with her fretting over my being out in the rain all by myself. She was also worried about the fact that she talks to herself just to make sure she doesn't lose her voice. The whole time we talked, which was about an hour, she twirled a chunk of her hair around and around her finger. I worry about her. She also doesn't get around quite as well anymore. Her legs are pretty bowed and she's not very steady on her feet...but she told me as I was leaving that we'd have to do this again sometime soon!!

A visit with Mae always wears me out, so I came home and took a nap. Dave got home about the same time I did and he also took a nap. Now he's asleep in his recliner. Bless his heart. He's so tired...90 hour work weeks do that to you! The rain is going to keep him from working tomorrow, and when I asked if he was working Habitat tomorrow he said maybe for a short while. He's going to take it easy this weekend and rest up for our trip in a week!! More later...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day 2010

Today we should all take time to remember the veterans of our country. The service men and women who have fought for our freedoms should be thanked every day of their lives instead of just this one day. Many times they leave their families and friends to go to some God-forsaken country and fight for our right to be free. God bless them all!

I got up this morning and promptly put out the mail, forgetting that it was a holiday. I had a dental appointment scheduled for 11:00, but they called me and could get me in early, so I went. When I got home, I noticed the mail hadn't gone yet and thought that Rick was running late today. About noon I realized that there wouldn't be any mail because this is Veterans Day! Sometimes I'm a little slow!

Sudi and I went to the Club today for lunch. I hope she liked it. Mine was sure good. She brought me over a bag of dog food to take to Florida. Their car is much fuller than ours because they go for the whole winter, whereas we only go for a month at a time. So, we take a bag of food down for Missy!! No wonder she likes her Aunt Peg! Tonight I went to a stamping class where we made 10 Christmas cards. I'm too tired tonight to scan any of them, so that'll have to wait for another day. Some of them were really cool!

Well, Dave's asleep in his chair and I'm tired, so I think I'll wake him up so we can go to bed. More later...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another Beautiful Day in Iowa!

Today is November 10th and it was 72 degrees in Ottumwa today! It actually may have been higher but that's as high as I saw. It was just gorgeous! I wish this weather would stay around, but tomorrow is supposed to be icky...a high about 61 and rain and wind. So, today was shorts weather and tomorrow we'll have to wear jeans and a sweatshirt!

I get my new bridge tomorrow. I hope I don't have to have Novocaine, but I probably will. Sudi and Howard are coming over around lunch, so I'm hoping I can eat with them. If not, I'll just go along and drool while they eat!!

Choir practice went really well tonight...we got to ditch one song, so we only practiced 5 different songs I think. I sure wish I was going to be here for our version of "Blessed Assurance". It's going to be really cool!

Dave just got home, so I'm going to get off of here and talk to him. More later...

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I can't believe it!!

I can't believe that Bristol Palin is still on Dancing with the Stars! She has absolutely no rhythm!! Kurt Warner went home tonight and he can dance circles around her! At this rate, she'll probably win the whole thing. Come on, people, wake up...this is a dancing show, not a political show! Ok, I feel better now!!

Wasn't today a gorgeous day? It was over 70 here today. When I went out to Walmart this morning, my car said it was 70 then. This afternoon, I went outside and sat on the steps to read the paper. It was so nice, the lady across the street had her 2 year old boy outside, so I went over to talk to them. He was playing in the dirt with his little backhoe, so he kept giving me a scoop of dirt and I had to put it in the dump truck for him! He's so funny!!

I had a list of things I needed to get accomplished today and I am very happy to say that I got most of them done! I'm still working on paying the bills and reconciling our accounts. Dave got home about 8:30 and went to his chair. He's getting exhausted. These 14-15 hour days are finally getting to him. I think he'll be glad for a rainy day!

More later...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Another Gorgeous Day!

It's really hard to believe that it's November 8th. We had a beautiful day here...shorts weather again!! At 5:00 it was still 65!!

As promised, I've attached a couple of pictures of the cards I've been making. This first one is one of the Christmas cards using Dasher, a stamp from Stampin' Up. In fact, everything on this card, except for the ribbon is from SU. I used gold embossing powder to do Dasher and the sentiment and the background is the snowflake folder from Cuttlebug. This picture doesn't really do this card's much prettier in real life!
Here is the Spiderman card I made from my grandson. I think I'll cover up the "for you" and put a dialog balloon with Danny's name in it instead. This paper is just scraps I had lying around. I used Stampin' Up punches and CASE'd a card I saw on SplitcoastStampers! Hope he likes it.

I haven't felt very well this afternoon...must have been something I ate. I hope I feel better tomorrow. I watched Dancing With The Stars tonight. It was very interesting. I loved the concept of the dancers not getting the music for their second dance until after they performed their first dance...I think it really evened the playing field. Again, I thought that Bristol's marks were too high. She got a 7 and 2 8's. Kurt Warner got 3 8's and he did much better than she did. I went to the ABC website and voted. I hope she goes home before Kurt does. More later...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What a Wonderful Day!

Today was an absolutely beautiful fall day! I even put my shorts back on today!! Dave worked though, so it wasn't quite perfect - although he did get home about 5:30, which was a bonus!! Church this morning was great. Pastor David illustrated Jesus' gathering of disciples. Mary Demorest read the scripture, and Pastor David had "planted" disciples in the congregation. As Mary read each name, the disciple stood up and said "Here I am, Lord," or something similar and Pastor David went to pick him up. When the second one was selected, both went to pick him up, etc., until they got to Judas. Since Judas betrayed Him, Jesus then selected another disciple and again David and the other 11 went to pick him up. It was very dramatic. After church, David started a class which is going to explain some of the special things about the Presbyterian religion. I went - I think it'll be really interesting. Unfortunately I'll only get to attend two classes - this week and next.

I made several Christmas cards today. Dave's sleeping right now, or I would scan them into the computer and share them with you. Maybe I'll get them done tomorrow. I was upstairs finishing up a card when Dave came home. He came up to say hi and my Ott light flickered off. That was strange, but I just assumed that the bulbs burned out. Dave went outside to mow the leaves (in the dark). Within minutes after he went outside, he called me to tell me that there was going to be an ambulance pulling up outside...a motorcycle had wrecked in our yard!! He evidently came around the corner too fast or hit some loose gravel or something - anyway he hit the curb and then the electrical pole (that's why my Ott light went out!) He was lying on the ground with a broken arm. So, the ambulance came, along with three police cars and the first responders. All of this drew a crowd, obviously! The motorcyclist turned out to be someone we knew, so he had Dave call his wife. By the time she arrived, there were lots of emergency vehicles, including Alliant Energy! She followed him to the hospital and was going to call his office manager so she could cancel his appointments for tomorrow. He's an eye doctor here in town, so she knew he wouldn't be seeing patients tomorrow. Once the ambulance took him to the hospital and the police all left, Alliant moved in and shut down ALL of our electricity (about half of the house was out) and fixed the lines. They got us going about 45 minutes later. Our house is really dark when there's no electricity in the house!!

Since the electricity was off, I didn't get to see the end of the race today. I had to look up the results online once the electricity came back on. It was sure an interesting race! Jeff Burton wrecked Jeff Gordon. Jeff Gordon took a swing at Jeff Burton and had to be restrained by two NASCAR officials!! Kyle Busch flipped someone off and had to sit in the pits for two laps!! Good race! Lots of fun!!

Oh, I also learned how to tie a beautiful bow for my cards!! Not a bad day! More later...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I'm Sick!

I got physically ill after the Iowa State-Nebraska game. We came back from a 2 touchdown deficit to tie the score and go into overtime. The kids played their hearts out!! In OT Nebraska scored a TD, so we had to to remain in the game...we did!! Then, Coach made a gutsy call - we went for 2 and the play was there, the pass just wasn't a very good one and it got picked off by Nebraska. Too bad - I thought ISU deserved to win the game (of course, I'm a bit prejudiced!!) I feel really bad for the kids. Coach Rhoads said he has no problem with grown men crying and there were several grown men in the dressing room crying. I guess we'd better beat Colorado next week in the rarified air!!!

I went to Chris' folks' auction today. When I walked into the auction house and saw all the hayracks filled with "stuff", I knew without a shadow of a doubt that the auction house had combined a couple of auctions with theirs...WRONG!! All of that was the Evans!! Oh my gosh, it was a huge auction!! I'm sure Chris is relieved tonight that it is over. Hopefully she is happy with the results. Some things were bringing good prices, while others weren't. You just never know at auctions.

Tonight I went to the choir party at Becky's house. Dave wasn't home yet, so I went alone. It was fun - lots of us made it!! Before we go to bed tonight, we have to remember to turn our clocks back, so we'll get a little extra sleep tonight - yay!!! More later...

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday Highlights

I had a very busy day today! My day started out at a PEO meeting. We had 26 members and one guest today. Good meeting!! Our program today was called "Off the Wall" - we shared something from off our walls at home. Not everyone brought something, but those who did had great stories about their item. After PEO seven of us went to the Club for a post-initiation lunch with our four newest members. They asked lots of questions and it was a good time for us to get to know them better too! I didn't get home from that until 1:00 and we started at 11:00!!

When I got home, the cleaning lady was here. I had a really bad headache, so I went into the spare bedroom and took a short nap. I got up just as she was leaving, but that worked out really well. Tonight, I went over to Juliene's where we made some Christmas cards and such! When I got home, Dave was here and he "yelled" at me for not doing his laundry and for not getting the groceries...he didn't really yell, but it's my story!! Tomorrow I'm going to go to Mt Pleasant to Chris' sale for a while, then I'll come home and make something for tomorrow evening's choir party. I'll be glad to go to Florida just to slow down! More later...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday Again

Time sure flies when you're having fun!! I had a massage today so as far as I'm concerned, I had a great day. I really needed the massage. I've been having back spasms today. I think it's from sitting all day at the polls. When I'm at home, I'm constantly getting up from my desk and moving around, going upstairs, etc. While I was an election official, I didn't get to move much - we had a constant flow of people all day. I think that did it!

Today I made a couple of Christmas cards, using my Dasher stamp. I'll show them to you when I get them scanned into the computer. I've also got to show you Spiderman, but I'm trying to figure out what Spiderman says. Do you know? Does he say, "Pow" or "Bam" or anything like that? I wanted to put something other than Happy Birthday on the front of the card along with Spidey, but I don't know what to put on there. This card is for Danny and speaking of Danny, I got to talk to him tonight! I called to wish both Jami and Kelly a happy birthday. I got to talk to Kelly first and then Jami, but Danny took the phone away from her to talk to me too. That was fun!! Can't wait to see them!! Won't be long now.

My brother called today to tell me that there was a place for sale in his park...$6,500 completely furnished. I'd hate to say yes without having seen the place, so I'll call him tomorrow and explain that we want to come down and rent a place there to see if we'd like living in the Clearwater area before we buy there. He said the price was really good since you couldn't furnish a place for much less than that. It's a 2-bedroom, 1.5 bath, living room, dining nook, kitchen with natural gas, which is unusual in their park. Wish we were headed down there now!

Tomorrow is PEO and a PEO post-initiation luncheon. Then tomorrow evening, I'm stamping at Juliene's! More later...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm So Tired!

I am so tired!! It's 8:00 and I'm thinking about going to bed! Today was such a beautiful day, but I just haven't recovered yet from yesterday, I guess. I had to run some errands today and I've been doing laundry. I also attended a meeting at Indian Hills and made a Spiderman to put on Danny's birthday card. Other than that I haven't done much. Dave went to work very early this morning and doesn't plan to be home until after 9:00 tonight, so I may as well crash. Sorry - perhaps tomorrow I'll be creative or something!! More later...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Long Day Today

Today was a really long day! I worked as an election official today. I had to be there at 6:00 and didn't get home until about 10:00 tonight! Sixteen hours - wow! I'm really tired, but it was a lot of fun. I really enjoy my part of the process. I pretty much greet everyone who comes to vote. I get their names and then direct them on where to go next. I work at a very small voting site...Dahlonega Township. However, we had 169 voters today and we were only figuring we'd get about 100. We were busy all day. Had several times when people had to wait because all of the booths were full! Then when everything was done tonight, we were the first precinct to report in!!! I think we're finally getting the hang of it!

More later...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Another Beautiful Day!

I sure do like these beautiful fall days. The sun is bright and it's warm enough that you don't have to wear a coat! Tomorrow, however, I won't even see any of the daylight - except from inside the lobby of the Video Conferencing Center at IHCC. I'm an election official and I have to be at work at 6:00 AM! I probably won't get home until about 10:00 PM...but I'm doing my civic duty. I really do enjoy it. I get to see some people that I don't see except when they come to vote. I do, however, wish that I could be at a busier precinct. We probably won't have 100 voters at our poll tomorrow and that makes for a long day! Since Dave is hauling anhydrous and is gone from about 6:00 to 9:00, I guess it won't matter if I'm home or not! I've got some magazines to go through and I'll take some coloring supplies again. When you're in one spot for 16 hours, you may as well have things to do!! All I'll have to do in the morning is make my lunch and get some water to take with me.

I worked in my craft studio today - I figured out the card I am going to demo for PMS card club on the 15th. It's a Christmas card and I think I'll be making it en masse for my Christmas cards this year. I'm not going to post it because then Juliene wouldn't be surprised on the 15th! More later...