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Day 191 - A New Week
Monday, June 08, 2015      12 comments

Another Monday, another start to the week.... I have been working really hard at being happy about Mondays, when there's a part of me that still feels like staying in bed, pulling the covers up over my head, and hitting the snooze button. N... Read more
Day 190 - Early Summer Gratitude
Sunday, June 07, 2015      11 comments

I haven't posted a gratitude blog entry in a while, so this is long overdue. Here are the things I'm grateful for this week. As a reminder, I don't express gratitude for "the basics" - like food, family, shelter, etc. Those are easy. I try to th... Read more
Day 189 - Life on the Lake
Saturday, June 06, 2015      9 comments

We met with our contractor Gary this morning to talk about our remodel. It had been over a month since our last meeting, and basically, nothing had happened since then. We had to remind him to touch base with the engineer and draftsman to finali... Read more
Day 188 - New Boat
Saturday, June 06, 2015      11 comments

Steve was able to drive down to Sacramento and get the title to the boat, run over to the DMV to get the title transferred into our name, then hook up the boat trailer to the truck for the drive home, and be back home just a little after 1pm tod... Read more
Day 187 - Preparations for the Big Arrival
Thursday, June 04, 2015      11 comments

Tomorrow Steve is headed down to Sacramento to pick up our new boat. It's an exciting time - we haven't had a boat for years, and it just doesn't make sense to live on a lake and not have a boat, especially when we have such a great boat lift! ... Read more
Day 186 - Anniversary Celebrations
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      9 comments

Steve and I had our commitment ceremony on June 3, 2000, just 15 years ago today in San Francisco. It was a wonderful day, celebrating our relationship with many friends and family. Steve's brother Jim, sister-in-law Kate, along with Jamie and S... Read more
Day 185 - Tuesday Triumphs
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      9 comments

We are finding new ways to help people at Habitat for Humanity Lake County! An elderly veteran who rents his house is getting a wheelchair ramp, and we have found some funds to help a retired schoolteacher whose roof is about to collapse because... Read more
Day 184 - Back to the Routine
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      8 comments

We are back in the groove, so to speak, and it's nice to have some semblance of normal again. Still no time to write a good blog post about the week that passed, although the memories are still vivid. Today was about restoring order, grocery sho... Read more
Day 183 - Home Again
Monday, June 01, 2015      13 comments

A very quick post, because it's bedtime and I need to get a good night's sleep to be ready to go back to work tomorrow. I've missed you all so much! I'm ready to get back into full Spark mode, and interacting with you is such an important p... Read more
Day 182 - The Journey Home
Saturday, May 30, 2015      9 comments

I started a post and when I tried to add a photo, the app on my phone crashed. I posted the photo separately on my SparkPage, so you can see it there. The wedding and reception were great. My solo went well, but we forgot to record it. Maybe w... Read more
Day 181 - Wedding Bells
Friday, May 29, 2015      13 comments

The wedding is this afternoon. We have a family photo session at 2pm, so we will be in our tuxedos for most of the afternoon and evening. I'm glad it's not going to be too hot today, but it will still be warm! Jamie is so excited about the big d... Read more
Day 180 - Mama Lois
Thursday, May 28, 2015      7 comments

Today would have been my mother-in-law Lois Gibson's 97th birthday. She was Mama Lois to nearly everyone who knew her, and that's what Jim's girls Jamie and Stephanie called her. Jamie's middle name is Lois in her honor, and she takes after Mama... Read more
Day 179 - Kentucky Part II
Wednesday, May 27, 2015      8 comments

Steve's oldest brother Rod came over today with his girlfriend Brenda (can you still say girlfriend when both the man and woman are in their 70s?) and we all went out to lunch together at the Chinese buffet. I was pretty good (took mostly vegeta... Read more
Day 178 - Kentucky!
Tuesday, May 26, 2015      11 comments

We arrived at Steve's brother Jim's house in Henderson, Kentucky, just a little after 8pm local time. We had little trouble on the trip, with the majority of the road construction delays in Nebraska, and even they weren't too bad. Driving a hard... Read more
Day 177 - Remembering
Monday, May 25, 2015      11 comments

When I was much younger, we would visit my grand aunt and uncle in Shelby, Michigan. She would take us to the cemetery where all the family was buried. She would tell stories of my great grandfather Orrin Wylie and his sister Florence. He owned ... Read more

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