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Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter

Just dropping in to wish you all a very blessed and happy Easter.
 Hopefully you can spent it with family.
 Remember the reason for this holiday and what it means for us.

"He is Risen!"
"Christ is risen indeed!"


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Aaaahhhh. . . . .

My type of day
Do nothing
At least that  is the way I have been feeling this week. I don't know if it is because I was so busy last week and got worn out, or what? Spring fever? Cabin fever? All I know is that I don't feel like doing anything that takes energy. Not sick either except for feeling tired. . . . blah. . . . blech.
I do have low thyroid and take meds for that, so when I feel this way I often wonder if the generic Synthroid is not giving me a consistent dose every day. Or it could be that I am not eating the right food (which I am not), or drinking enough water (am not), or a whole lot of other things. All I know is that I am tired, the brain is tired, and I don't feel like talking or doing the things that I should. Therefore I have been a bit quiet here and in my groups lately. But I will be back! Just give me a little time to regroup. See you later!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Boing, boing, boing. Spring?

It feels like spring here today for the first time. There is barely a trace of snow left, although 15 miles southeast they still have quite a bit of snow. Today it warmed up to 54 degrees, a rare day without wind, and full sunshine to help warm things up. It felt so nice to be in the sun. I opened a couple of windows this afternoon and still have one open about an inch. Love the fresh air! Felix is loving it too, as he sits in the window and smell if another animal gets near. He goes from window to window. I even heard a lot of birds singing while sitting at the computer this afternoon. The first time this year! What a wonderful sound. I also heard the rata-tat of a woodpecker nearby. The world is awakening from the sleep of winter. Yawn and stretch! Tomorrow is supposed to be even nicer than today unless they changed the forecast on me. But, being a transition period, there is some colder temperatures coming back in a few days, along with the possibility of snow flurries. They won't last long.

Monday, March 4, 2013


Overhead-view of a basketball net, girl's team scoring a lay-up

I have been busy listening to girls' basketball games at the State tournament, and watching the championship games on TV. Two of our area teams are state champs, one is from the Christian school in my town, and the other is from the first town north of us, which is in our public school conference. Hooray for northwest Iowa!
Basketball player jumping above opponents to shoot a lay-up
This afternoon I listened to our boys from public school play their first game at State. It was a really close game and our team was behind for awhile. But they have always been known for being a 4th quarter team, and they showed it again today . . . . and they WON! They were champs last year so hope to do it again this year. The announcer said they have been to State 5 out of the last 7 years (if I remembered that right), and were there many times before that.
After I married Les, 23 years ago, we started going to the local games. We went to almost all home games as well as most of the away games over the years. If the team went to State we went to the games, which are held in Des Moines, about a 4 to 5 hour drive, depending on how often we stopped along the way. If they won their first game they were guaranteed to play two more games, semi-final on Thursdays, and either championship game or consolation game on Fridays. Sometimes we stayed there the whole week if they won on Monday, and watched the other teams from our area play their games as well. Good memories of good times. I wish I could be there again this year.