Saturday, June 14, 2014


Where I work we have an aviary with some pretty special birds. I am the caretaker of them and I enjoy it so much. We recently got a yellow canary and it sings so beautifully everyday. We had a contest on naming it and her name is now Melody. Then the other day I was walking by and I spotted this couple on the swing together. It was so adorable I couldn't resist taking a picture. They were taking a nap and enjoying each other.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Weekend!

I look forward to Memorial weekend because with the extra day off my husband and I can catch up on some outdoor chores. We no longer have an above ground pool in our backyard so we are trying to fill the area with some rock and we would like to put a fire pit there and get some comfortable chairs to sit around it and enjoy on a cooler night. That is our plan for this day. Monday will be another story. My husband has been putting up ship lap in our garage and it is looking so nice. I believe that is his project for Monday. I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Last Friday we returned from our vacation to Florida. Twice a year we take a trip there and try to be gone for 2 weeks. Our sons flew down there and spent one of the weeks with us this time. We had such a great time! We went to Kennedy Space Center, went to Downtown Disney and Universal Walkway. We had some time on the beach and went to a very large Flea Market. It was awesome! My favorite part was the beach time. It's so lovely there and towards the end of our vacation the weather was getting warmer and more sunny. It was fantastic!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Andy Stanley

Your Move with Andy Stanley is one of our favorite preachers on television. When we haven't been able to make it to church on Sunday because of weather or illness we will watch his program. He's comical and speaks to us on a level that helps us with everyday living. He uses scripture to back up what he says. He's awesome and loves the Lord!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Winter Jam

Tomorrow night I am heading to Des Moines to go to Winter Jam!! My youngest son is going with me. We are going to have a great time! There are going to be so many great Christian artists there. I am so excited. They are going to rock the house and Jesse and I will be shaking our booties. ;)

Saturday, March 15, 2014


When it's spring in Iowa one of the first things everyone looks for are the robins. I had been hearing that there were robins around but I never saw any. My husband said when I was gone for the weekend last week that our back yard was full of them. I was disappointed to miss that. But then at work the other day one of my coworkers saw one in the courtyard and do you think I could see it? Finally she pointed him out and I saw my first robin. I was pretty excited. What a great sign of spring. We are all so tired of winter here. It has been so bitterly cold this year. That is not normal. Spring is definitly showing signs. We are so happy for that.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Strat Pickups

I am not a musically inclined person. Don't get me wrong, I love music and enjoy listening to it often but I do not play an instrument of any sort. When I hear of different music parts that I have never heard of I find it interesting to see what these things do. For example strat pickups, these items can be installed on Strat-style guitar and they help create authentic tones while lowering the noise content. That's interesting to me because I don't know much about this stuff and anything to do with guitars are pretty cool.


In my job I do a lot of walking some days. When I first started in this position I would try and walk very quickly and it helped me to drop some pounds that I was having a hard time getting rid of. Well this winter I have put on about 3 pounds and I thought I should start picking up my speed when I am walking around the halls at work. Hoping that if I do this day after day that I can drop those 3 pounds. So I got off to a good start today. It felt good to walk fast until this afternoon I suddenly felt pain in my left thigh area. I thought to myself, "Oh you got to be kidding me!" So tonight I am sitting here with a heating pad trying to calm the pain down. I suppose I will have to gradually get back into walking fast. It's a bummer that I hurt myself so easily.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Reviews for Hunting Cameras

A former coworker of mine loves to hunt. He will sit for hours up in his tree stand waiting for that perfect buck to cross his path so he can take it down. One day he came to work and was showing us his hunting camera. It was so cool to see all the pictures he had captured of the deer and other wild life in the area he had it located. It was a really nice camera and I'm sure he took the time to read reviews for hunting cameras. There are so many of them and if a person is going to invest in something like that it's wise to know what your are planning to purchase before hand.

Tax Time

I hate tax time. I get nervous doing them and this year I had 4 to do. This past weekend I was busy getting them done and today I filed the last one. What a relief! Luckily none of them were too hard to do. Now we can sit back and enjoy the rest of the year and look forward to some refunds. It's nice to see my boys receive a refund. They can sure use the extra money. Before we know it I will be sitting down filing again. It just seems to go that fast.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Music Lessons in Sarasota at Guitar Center

When my boys were younger and at home they desired to learn how to play a guitar. Well, we live in a pretty small town and people who teach how to play a guitar are not readily available so they never learned. But now with everything you can find on the internet a person can find experts who can teach anyone how to play. I love this! How great for anyone desiring to play the guitar. The place to look for this is in music lessons in Sarasota at guitar center.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


It has not been a very good month for me at work. There has been more then enough drama involving staff and residents that live at my work place. The odd thing is is that I think I am a pretty easy person to be around and in 2 situations I was blamed for things I had nothing to do with. There was a lot of accusations, anger and things said that shouldn't have been said. I am going to be very happy when January is over and I am hoping the rest of this fine year will be dramaless.

Suspended Cymbal Stand at Guitar Center

There are many bargains you can find online and this time of year it seems there are sales on a variety of items. If you are like me you look for bargains anytime you shop. For anyone who is looking for a suspended cymbal stand at guitar center, I know you can find one online at a great price. Why not save money and in the process get what you want and need. I love sales!


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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Great Nephews

This past spring and summer we were blessed to have attended two of our great nephew's weddings. They are brothers and got married about 5 weeks apart. Now the third brother is getting married next weekend. I can't imagine having 3 weddings in a years time. I am sure the parents of these young men will breathe a sigh of relief after this one is done. Then it will be several years before there young daughters walk down the isle. We are looking forward to going to the wedding. It should be a great time!