Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
One of my favorite pictures. Gail and I spent the day camping in the upper peninsula in Michigan.
This week is shaping up to be one that is fairly normal. Gail is working census, she went to women's group this morning, I had men over for meditations at 6 AM, we have a meeting on youth tonight at our house, I will have men's group tomorrow at Ernie's and Jim Cahill will come for the first time, that should be fun. I have a meeting with the Boy scouts Thursday morning and maybe that is it for the week!!! For the second week in a row we will not have grandma/grandpa day on Thursday. We are sad about that but maybe we can start it up again next week. Gail may be finished with work by then.
I think I have finally recovered from 13 hr work days on Fri and Sat and 9 hr on Sunday. Now that we do not need to get up at 3:30 for the paper route I think I have turned into a wimp, one who is lazy and easily tired. Cynthia and Faustina just walked in so I will leave.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Thought you might enjoy seeing my new profession after 38 years in education I have a new challenge. As I fumble and bumble around in the kitchen I actually enjoy myself. We need a new kitchen but it still beats the ones I remember my mother worked in. For much of her life she cooked on a wood burning stove, didn't have a sink but needed to fill the dish pan with hot water to do dishes and then carry it outside when the water got dirty. Now that I am getting somewhat mature I have a greater appreciation for mother then I did way way back.
Gail and I enjoyed a delicious meal with Jerry/Susan Wind and family tonight. We eat together 2 or 3 times a month, it is always one of the highlights of the month. As I sit here blogging Gail is working feverishly on her PDA logging in 163 apt in one building. She took most of the day off her work as she meets every Tuesday with a group of women to talk, share and pray. I also had a great morning as 3 men come over here Tuesdays from 6-7 AM to do meditations. That is always fun and enlightening.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Gail continues to do well. We are hoping that we will not have much to write about as time flies by, wouldn't that be nice. So, if all you see are pictures of little kids and news about family rest assured Gail is fine. The prayer support is unbelievable and we feel it all the time.
The above picture is of our little Leo, he is quite the character.
Carmen is excited as Mike's birthday bash is tonight. He turns 29 Monday!!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Gail and I had a grand time last night as we went out with Cyn,Mike and Faustina to a restaurant that serves all organic, veggie, raw food. The food was very tasty but we did not care for the atmosphere, different from our norm. There was 1 positive, that you do not have to worry about your food getting cold before you eat. They had many healthy-organic-funky things to buy too. I considered getting a tattoo balm that is supposed to preserve tattoos but then I remembered that we would have no use for it!!!!!!
We continue to try to live life in our "normal" way. A couple of things. We had planned to leave Thursday for Madison and then on to Door County for a short time away but that has changed. Gail started her part time census work yesterday and to our surprise they really want and expect them to work through this Friday and then start on Monday again so we will put our trip off for a short time. Gail has been really tired so I had thought about not going but the real reason was she felt that if she did not work those days she would be lost as to what she was doing. We were so excited to see Aaron/Amy and Leo but will save that for a later time. We had a good laugh last night as we were talking about her working part time now(only for 6 weeks). I said that things sure change as we have been married almost 41 years and now for the first time she is the bread winner and I am the stay at home homemaker!!! Which reminds me I need to get those dishes done before she comes home this afternoon. Secondly, Gail felt this morning that her sternum area looked more swollen than in the past. We are hoping that is not true but will watch it and continue to pray against the evils of sickness. That is perhaps a good reason to stay close to home for a while.
We hope the risen Christ is in your home, in your mind and in your heart.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
May all of us reflect on the death of our Lord today and prepare for the glorious Resurrection on Sunday. Have a blessed Easter.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Grandpa can't resist those 2, Faustina on the left and Audrey on the right. I have come to believe they are perfect.
We had a wonderful weekend. Gail, Cynthia and Travis went to a seminar all day Saturday and learned much. Carmen got some work done around home. Sunday many of us gathered at John and Mary's for brunch after church. The food was great and the company was even better.
We had a bit of snow Saturday but all is gone now and they say by Easter Sunday it could be 60!
Gail and Carmen signed up to work at the state fair grounds again. God willing it will be a few weekends this summer and then 13 nights during the fair. It really is fun, that is if you like our kind of fun!!! Gail is also signed up to work a bit for the US census this spring. She has to go to 4 full days of training so I am thinking you have to be really smart to work there.
We are excited to leave next week on Thursday for Aaron/Amy and Leo's and then on to Door County for 3 nights of fun and romance--can't wait.
Gail continues to feel well. We may start to grow wheat grass and drink the juice, have you ever tasted it?!?! The word out is the taste is less then good but the benefits are super. We will see. Have a blessed Holy Week and a great Easter Sunday.
Friday, April 3, 2009
It was a grand day. Henry, Liam and Faustina were here all day with Audrey joining us when the adults came over to celebrate Liam's birthday. We missed Leo but we are planning to have him part of the THURSDAY Grandma/Grandpa day in May. It was one of those days when you would like to be able to bottle it and open it again at a later date. Hard to believe the grandkids are growing so fast. Grandma once again pulled the day off in grand fashion.
We hope everyone has a great weekend.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Gail continues to feel well. At times she wonders if things are not going so well but we put those doubts aside as we have seen no signs of advances with the cancer. We have seen no signs of healing either but we continue to hope and pray with expectant faith. Many people have signed up for the Tu-Wed prayer watch for her and for that we are most thankful. Keep praying and hoping with us is what we ask.