Sunday, November 25, 2007

Our Wisconsin Vacation

I usually write in a journal that I have altered just for our vacations. I haven't had the time to sit down and write in it the way I'd like so I figured that I would write on my blog what we've been doing while in WI for Thanksgiving.

We left NC bright and early Monday the 19th. And I mean early!! I've written in my journal about what we during the trip up here so I won't write it here. I'll try to write all the stuff I can remember!

We got to John and Gina's house on Tuesday evening. We had a hard time remembering that it gets dark so early in the day. By 5:00 p.m. it is completely dark. We were at J&G's house by dark. We ended up stopping at the Walmart Supercenter to pick up the Thanksgiving dinner and all the trimmings on our way here. We ended up having frozen pizza for supper that night.

It was good that we got here Tuesday because we woke up Wed. morning and it was snowing. We ended up with about 4-5 inches. (Kevin thinks it was less.) We had a blast playing with the dogs out in it. I got a lot of pictures. After putting the dogs in the garage we rode down to the small village of Cornucopia. Gina was at her quilting group. I went to the P.O. and Elher's General store. Nothing had changed since we were here in August except, of course, the snow. LOL!!! We then rode down Meyers Road to the beach area. We took lots more pictures of Lake Superior and each other. It was freezing down on the beach. I still yet to have to go to Corny beach but I will soon. Hopefully tomorrow. ;) After the stop at the beach we went down Happy Hollow Rd. and John and Kevin just had to go down the Berringer Dump Road in search of *Lake in the Clouds* a lake that John had been told about. It was a snowy road and I was white-knuckling it most of the way. Well, we found the lake and I got some more pictures. (I've been taking a lot more pictures this trip than in August. Better ones actually.) We went back to the village and met Gina at the Village Inn for lunch. I got some cool pictures of the old (and some young) men at the bar all wearing orange. It was hunting season this week and all the old (and some young) men were wearing some sort of orange all over town.

Well, that's it for tonight. It's getting late and I'm heading off to bed. I'll write more tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Is it Friday yet?!?!?

I have worked for 2 weeks in a row. Every day. I am only suppose to work 2 days a week. Oh well. I only have one more day and then I'm off until next Tuesday. Or so I hope!! :) I work in the kitchen at a private Christian school. The kids are hillarious. I just love being around them. Today a little kindergartener was running around the tables (our *cafeteria* is in the gym) to go talk to his teacher and another little girl was running the other way. Well they ended up plowing into each other and banged heads. They both ended up on the floor crying. I hated to laugh but it was so funny. The kindergarten teacher sat on the gym floor indian-style and put one on each of her knees and hugged them until they stopped crying. It was very endearing. :)

We're getting ready for our Thanksgiving trip to WI. Well at least somewhat. Hannah and I are doing a craft show with Gina (my SIL) the weekend after Thanksgiving. Hannah's been crocheting what she calls scarflettes. They're scarfs that are just a crochet chain with some fancy yarns. They are really cute. She's planning on asking $5.00 each. I think she should get that. I'm going to....hopefully.....make some cards and finish a felted purse to sell. I'll have to finish the purse here at home because there's not where to felt it up there. Gina has a front-load washer and the laundr-o-mat machines won't felt them. I haven't figured out why, but they don't. :(

It's gotten colder here in the western NC mts. Today it didn't get out of the 40s. I am hibernating tonight. Today Iwent to work, stopped to deposit my $$$, then came home. I've been home ever since. This is hibernating weather as far as I'm concerned!!

Kevin's got a tooth ache and will be going to the oral surgeon on Mon. They'll extract it and after it heals he'll be fitted for partials. Not too much fun if you ask me!!

Hannah's fealing better from the sinus infection she had over the weekend. That's good because she's no fun when she's sick!!! LOL!! :D

I guess that's about it from here. I'll try to post more often.
Thanks for checking this out.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Been almost a year.

I can't believe that it's been almost a year since I last wrote. I was really surprised that I even remembered my password. We will be planning Hannah's birthday soon. It seems that I wrote about that in my last post LAST November!! She'll be 21 this year. Legal as it were. She's planning on going to the city with a close friend to have her first *legal* drink. We've already warned her not to have too much. She said that was fine since she doesn't like to be out of control. Plus she doesn't like to throw up so that is definately a plus!!

I think fall has finally come to the mts. of NC. And I'm glad. I love the cooler temps. Tonight we're in for some frost. I would love to bring my last geranium in but it's in such a big pot that I don't know where I'd put it.

I've been working more the last couple of weeks. The extra money is nice but I don't have as much *me* time. I had been walking with some friends in the morning but can't do that because I go in at 10:00 and to fit walking in, too, is almost impossible. Now that it's cooler in the afternoon I could walk then but I'm so tired by then I just want to collapse.

I'm not sure who will read this since no one knows that I even have a blog. ;) I am!!