Thursday, December 31, 2009
Plus no big celebration here- I doubt if I'll even be awake at midnight. :)
Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Then I made cute "Happy Birthday" cards and a small picture for each child to color. I put those in a plastic bag with a candy cane and a holiday bookmark, with each child's picture on it. (The bookmark was more of a gift for "mom" than for the 3-year-old.)
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I love the "long trunk" trees...
and black bears (on a bandana tree skirt).
One of the things I decided not to put up is the big tree. I'll try to take a few more pictures, now that we have some lights up. Even just having a few lights makes all the difference.(Like Annie's boys looking at their tree)
Sunday, December 13, 2009
NOT the river behind our property.
This is the river behind our property.
It has been too rainy for them to be able to clear our lot. The first river picture is what the river looks like just downstream from us- so there is still hope that the river will come back. At least there was some water now, rather than none. (Just up stream from us, the water goes underground, so with the drought and the water level so low- no water above ground. Then just downstream from us it comes back up again.) So, should we pray for rain for the river, or pray for a dry spell, so they can clear out the cedar? :) We are going to back about the 1st of January to look at things again. We drove back home on Saturday afternoon.
I did get home in time to make cookies for Sunday.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Mom and I were both at work at The Silver Hanger on Friday. It was a pretty slow day there, other than the fact that there is always work to be done. And I did have one bride come from Georgetown to try on her wedding dress, even though the streets were snowy. At one point, mid day, I was thinking that if the snow continued and the streets were bad, mom and I would just go home in her car and I would drive. But by late afternoon, the snow had stopped and the streets were clear. Mom and I were closing up the store at 5:00. As she and I were both doing the tasks of turning off lights, locking doors, turning off computers etc. - the phone rang (probably about 5:10) Mom answered it and it was a call for me. While I was talking on the phone, mom decided to go ahead and leave to go home. (Not an unusual thing- we don't very often actually leave at the same time) It was probably about 5:30- 5:40 when I left the store. Which put me at the intersection of Franz road and highway 99 at the precise moment that another car decided to turn right in front of me.(Normally I would go home on I10. When I left the store I had decided to go home across Franz road rather than on I10 because all afternoon I10 had delays because of the weather and even though the roads were clear I10 was still backed up) I was driving east on Franz road, I had a green light and the other driver had a green light , but the other driver did not have a protected green arrow for turning left. (He was driving west bound on Franz and turning left to southbound 99) When I realized that he was turning in front of me- I hit the brakes and steered to the right, but I knew that I could not avoid a collision. After impact I ended up going over a cement curb and coming to a stop on grass. His car spun back around and came to a stop in the center of Franz, facing east. One possibility is that the first impact hit on my drivers side front corner and then the second impact was on my drivers side rear door. (that is an explanation as to why the front of the burb was all torn up and the rear door on the drivers side smashed in). Although I never really looked at the damage to his car or spoke to the other driver. I did see him get out of his car and he was limping around, but he did not leave in the ambulance- so I assume he was okay. I was busy with the three angels surrounding me. One was a lady that was in a car following me. She watched the entire accident from behind me. She saw my brake lights come on and she was the first person there to help me. Even though the burb stopped after I hit the cement curb, the engine was still running. Her first words were "turn it off". Then she helped me get the driver door open- it was jammed and hard to open. The two other people were in a car that was behind the other driver. So they witnessed the accident from behind him. They were also waiting to turn left onto south bound 99. They had no explanation as to why the driver decided to turn when he did. In fact they were completely surprised and could see that the only outcome was "bam". Those three people stayed by me on the side of the road and told the police man what they saw. I have some bumps and bruises and sore spots, but I was wearing my seat belt and did not hit the steering wheel or the wind shield. (no air bag in a 94 suburban:) I had to call Ron and ask him to come and pick me up. He had been sick all week and was at home taking a nap (because of the snow, he came home early from work) What a call to get when you are sleeping, "come and pick me up, I think the burb is totalled". So the burb is gone, but I am so grateful that I'm not gone :) While I am telling this with my funny sense of humor, I am serious about my gratitude. We take so many things for granted- one of which is how quickly something unusual can happen. We get so busy with the challenges of life, that we rarely ever think, "that in just a quick moment things can change forever". I am so grateful for those three strangers that were there as witnesses and for my aid. They each had other places to be, but choose to stay there with me. In a quick moment, their lives were affected also. So...sorry Karen... but the burb is gone. But it gave a good fight, even refusing to die until I turned it off :) And there really are angels among us- both the ones that are seen and the ones that are unseen.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Our family Thanksgiving together was perfect! (except we missed Mike and Carrie) :(
But it sure was nice to get home last night. Our only casualty of the trip was Ron came home sick. So he is home in bed and I'm at work. I have tons of work to do this week. Lets see how much I can get done before I get sick!!! I'll try to catch up on my gratitude posts and our family Thanksgiving later.
I go away for just a few days and now I have this huge list of blogs to look at! hehe
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
one morning this week Ron was saying the prayer and asked for our home to be peaceful. I had to keep myself from laughing out loud- if things got any more peaceful around here, we would be dead :) Oh, sorry I got sidetracked- I'm grateful for Sundays and my opportunity to go to church, to be taught and to be of service to others. (All of that and being able to have a nice breakfast with Ron :)
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
So after trying to tackle all of the things that didn't get done on Wednesday, on Thursday, I was too tired to post last night. I decided to "sleep" on things. I knew that everything on my mind would not go away during the night, but I was hoping that I could view things with a new perspective when not so tired. My store is at a "crossroad"- which way to go? (It's too early to even give any good guesses at this point.) Let's just say a "miracle" would be good :) Remember, I believe in those.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
And I'll start thinking about the next few days and our trip next week. One day at a time :)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
But see you at Thanksgiving- can't wait :)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Now I'm going to go home and clean my house- which is what my original plan for today was :)
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Even when I have to work late. (I'm still at the store) Even when I told the lady that wanted a David's Bridal color, to go buy the David's Bridal dress and I would make it modest for her. Even when the lady who wanted a denim wedding dress would have to settle for a satin dress with a denim sash. (I'll have to make the sash) Even when I told the lady that came in with a Vogue pattern that I would make the dress for her. Some how this store full of dresses did not work out very well today :) :) Oh well...we will see what tomorrow brings.
Monday, November 2, 2009
I often go to one of our family blogs and then go through their links to look at other blogs. I have decided I ought to just add some more links to my own. So if I add your blog to my list and you don't want it there- just send me a comment. As I mentioned in my 1st "I am thankful for", I love seeing your posts and pictures- what amazing technology this is.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I still need it for important stuff! :)
Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Here is my "picture" idea. Of course I had to try it out on Ron. I am planning to take pictures with my camera and then give them to the kids.
It is geared toward the little kids- remember I am a nursery teacher :)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
One Halloween tradition, that is popular in our church is called "Trunk Or Treat". We line our cars up around the church parking lot- with the trunk (or back of the car) toward the center of the lot. We decorate the trunk and/or the outside of the car, then the children walk from trunk to trunk and collect candy. It turns out to be a good alternative to walking from house to house collect candy. Since I have a big black, scary looking suburban, it works well for such things. This year I bought a new witch to use in decorating my burb. I'll take more pictures later, so you can see how it turns out.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
I find myself needing my daily fix- sometimes even several times a day. I just can't break myself from the habit of logging in. It has become my life line to other people's business, every day gossip, even pictures, and videos. I usually end up with a grin on my face and a feeling of happiness. (Kind of a "rocky mountain high" only I 'm not in the mountains any more)
While most people celebrate anniversaries of addiction recovery- I'll celebrate anniversaries of addiction (with no chance of recovery).
Happy 1 year to "debnronILYLT" blogging. This was all Annie's fault :) Just keep those stories, pictures, and videos coming- I'm hooked!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Did you ever take on a project? One that was a bit outside of your knowledge and comfort zone. One that you got started on okay, but then things just weren't working out quite right. So you put it aside and thought, I'll work on that later. Then when you got back to it, the problems were still there, making you frustrated. So you put it aside again, thinking tomorrow will be better. A few days later, and getting much closer to the deadline- let's tackle this thing again. Still can't quite figure out a solution. Okay, a few hours before the deadline- I've got to get this done. Help. Got some advice, then just go for it- time is a wasting.
Finally, it's finished. It's good. Whew.
That's where I was yesterday trying to get a jacket made and a dress hemmed. I know you are thinking, surely it wasn't that difficult. The jacket needed particular fitting issues fixed and the hem was a bubble- short in the front and tapering longer in the back. I know, some of you have no idea what I'm talking about :)
Anyway... it was done on time, it fit well, and it's gone! Today was the calm after the storm.
Usually when I get to this point, it's time to move on and get to the next item on the "to do list", but instead I find myself sitting :) Tomorrow, I'll get to the next thing.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Our Monday night activity was to drive 20 miles out in the country and let the opossum go. So now there is an opossum wandering around in a strange field, who can tell his friends he spent all day in a cage and then went for a ride in a car. :)
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Here are a couple of cute pictures. They don't really go with this post--
just cute pictures :)
Papa and Owen