Wednesday, November 28, 2007


I am now connected to the net at home. Had to take time to meet with cableone this morning for the connections. It was supposed to take about an hour. I was gone for 2 1/2 hrs. Will still be able to pick up email from the same address.
Now to get Jerry's business bookswork figured out.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


I am entering the 21st century. A baby step was taken when I got a cell phone. Now the big step, a computer. Abby went with me last Saturday to help with the language translation. Her input was very helpful. A computer leads to more purchases. A desk to put it on. A printer/scanner. A surge protector. Proper connecting cords and of course a visit to the cable company for the internet. The computer is supposed to be here tomorrow, but the internet connection won't be done until next week. Making a package deal with phone, tv and internet seemed like the most economical way to go. Was hoping to get it all hooked up tomorrow so the more computer savvy could help this old dog learn some of the ins and outs. Will be able to keep better track of where Jerry is in his business by doing his books on "Quicken". Wish me luck.

Thankful for

1. Cindy, George, Jaydee, Kendra, Tammie, Randy, Joe, Angie, Abby Jacob & Jerry.

2. My syblings and their families.

3. My friends

4. My freedom to go to any church I want without fear.

5. Doctors and medications. Without them Jerry would not be here today.

There are so many things to be thankful for this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Today my "baby" is 35 years old. Do those of you that have adult children still think of them as teenagers? The day he was to be born came after a storm that left the roads icy. Even though the Oakland hospital was right across the street from us, we were to go to Fremont for this event. I was scheduled to have my tubes tied after the birth. At that time studs were permitted in tires and since Jerry is a professional driver, we had no problem getting to Fremont. He was born around 11:30. The delivery room was sooooo cold, around 53 degrees and all I had on was a sheet. Every thing went well, but I just couldn't get warmed up. He was born on Sunday and I had to stay in the hospital for 5 days. Today they probably would have sent me home the next day. There were 14 babies in the hospital that day. Must have been a moon change or maybe the storm. Everyone who visited the nursery said Joe was the prettiest. I had to agree. I didn't have too many visitors because the weather continued to be kind of drizzly so I was really ready to go home. The "Big Sisters", age 5 & 6 were really excited to meet their new brother. Although later he just became a pest.
Today that "baby" has 2 of his own one 14 and one will be 9 in December. A few years ago after driving for a big company, he took a chance an bought his own truck.
Later he talked his dad into joining him and Jerry bought a truck and leased to Joe.
Joe now has 3 other trucks and drivers besides his and Jerry's. He is building a new house for his family. He loves all things out doors and takes pride in the accomplishments of his kids.
Happy Birthday, Joe, We are proud of you.
Love Mom

Monday, November 12, 2007


God Bless our Veterans and those still fighting to keep us safe.

I put my flag out yesterday, but didn't see too many out. I guess because of the holiday being on Sunday, we fly the flag on Monday. I put it out again this morning.

Deer season opened Saturday. The permits this year allow the hunters to take 2 deer if they so desire. Jerry and his crew didn't have any luck this weekend. Deer don't like to come out when it is windy and it was really windy Saturday. He went down to sit with Abby for awhile before he left yesterday. They did not see any deer. The deer are getting really smart. After sitting for a couple of hours Saturday afternoon, Jerry & Abby decided to call it quits. After unloading their guns and starting back to the house, 3 doe and a buck decided to come out of the woods. On Sunday morning after sitting with Abby for awhile, he left with the truck.
He saw three deer right after leaving Pilger. I think the deer must have some birds somewhere watching the hunters and giving the "All Clear" when it is safe. Better luck next week.

Saturday the state hi school VB finals were televised. Volleyball is one of my favorite sports to watch. Bancroft-Rosalie defeated Hunphry St Francis. This is the first time B/R has ever made it to the tournament. It is nice to see someone new win. I watched a couple of other games including Pious X to see how good John Cook's daughter is. There was a nice article in the Omaha paper about her on Saturday. Nebraska defeated Iowa State in VB yesterday. I have to stay up past my bed time to get the results when the games are not televised.

Did manage to sneak out and play a little golf both Saturday & Sunday. Only nine holes each day. It was nice enough Sunday to hang sheets outside. One of my favorite scents is sheets right off the clothes line.

Weekends are too short.

Thursday, November 8, 2007


This is a “must see” for every mom. "The Mom" song, sung to the William Tell Overture, by Anita Renfroe.
What a mom says in 24 hours, condensed into 2 minutes and 55 seconds! Hilarious and talented!

Click on the link below.

This is roflol. Also is an experiment to see if I can transfer from my email to my blog.
Speaking of laughter. We have a friend, Bones, who can tell a joke better than any comic I have ever seen. He has a couple of stories that no one else can tell. Not matter how many times I have heard these stories, I laugh until I cry. Some jokes are not as funny when printed as when someone does the routine and this guy can really make everyone laugh.
When we were playing golf in Wayne, we had a group of people that met every Saturday to play. We tossed balls in the air to see who would be playing with whom. (Is that correct grammar?) After we were finished golf and settled our debts we would all "socialize". Of course joke telling was part of the fun. After so many years of doing this we decided that we had all probably heard every joke everyone else knew so we would just say the punch line and everyone would laugh.
Sometimes when we are with some of our friends, we get to laughing like teenage girls at a slumber party. Yes, it does feel good to laugh.
Smile it makes people wonder what you are up to.


Since we have been talking about laughter this week, I thought I would pass this along.

A burglar broke into a house one night. He shined his flashlight around,

looking for valuables. He picked up a CD player to place in his sack, when a

strange, disembodied voice echoed from the dark saying, "Jesus is watching


He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight off, and froze.

When he heard nothing more after a bit, he shook his head and continued.

Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as

a bell he heard, "Jesus is watching you."

Freaked out, he shined his light around frantically, looking for the source

of the voice. Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came

to rest on a parrot. "Did you say that?" he hissed at the parrot.

"Yep," the parrot confessed, then squawked, "I'm just trying to warn you

that he's watching you"

The burglar relaxed. "Warn me, huh? Who in the world are you?"

"Moses," replied the bird.

"Moses?" the burglar laughed. "What kind of people would name a bird Moses?"

"The kind of people that would name a Rottweiler Jesus."

Tee Hee, not really a roflol

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Yesterday was a day for medical necessities. Since I was scheduled to have my stitches removed at 2:30, I made appointments for my annual tortures. (mammogram, PAP, blood tests etc. 11:30, 1:30 and 2:30. This is easier as I can use 1/2 day sick time and not have to worry about making up time if the doctors are running behind (when aren't they). The Mammo was first and they were giving away some stuff for October Breast Cancer Awareness. There was a pretty pink rose, some recipes, a pocket calender and other odds & ends. I had lunch with a friend who works in the Medicare office and then thought I better run home and put the rose in water. While I was at home, I clipped a few of the surviving roses by the house. I can now say I have had roses in my house in November.

The Husker girls gave me a Halloween scare last night by going 5 sets against Missouri. Really was nerve racking after the disappointing performance in Austin last week. It is a good thing I didn't have to have my blood pressure checked after that game.

Volleyball has been my entertainment this fall. Abby plays with W-P freshmen and has had a real good season. Last week Utechts & I went to Battle Creek to watch some conference games. Monday night I went to Wayne to watch sub-districts. Wayne beat Madison, West Point-Beemer beat Wisner-Pilger and Norfolk Catholic beat Wayne. The finals were Tuesday night, but I didn't drive to Wayne for that. Norfolk Catholic beat West Point-Beemer. Norfolk Catholic played for a trip to State last night, but I haven't heard any results. If they won, the have an undefeated season.

Jerry got his first deer of the season. Seems like he gets one with his truck every year just before deer season opens. This can be a lot costlier than the one he may shoot. With all the elk in the freezer, he really doesn't care if he gets one hunting this year. He does have a permit and will go sit with Abby so she can get one. If Joe or Abby wants to get a second one, they can tag it with Jerry's permit. The more they shoot the fewer there are to hit on the highway.