Tuesday, February 27, 2007

What a week! And it's only Tuesday! I am soooooo ready for winter to be over and for summer to get here! We had a BIG winter storm hit over the weekend. We got about a foot of snow and as if that wasn't bad enough we had rain, sleet, and strong winds to go along with it. We cancelled church on Sunday, there was no way we were going to get into that parking lot and the visibility and the roads were not good anyway, so we decided just to be safe to call things off. We ended up spending the weekend with friends and having alot of fun just hanging out watching movies, playing out in the snow, and talking.
There was talk about having church at PM and C's for those in town who wanted to come, but that didn't work out either. We went to get chorus books to take to PM in case it did work out and we had a little incident at church.....I went to take my boots off so I didn't track snow all the way upstairs and K came in behind me and shut the door....on my finger. It is now a pretty color purple and pretty sore. I think it is more sore today than it has been the last couple of days. I posted a couple pictures of that finger and of all the snow and ice that we have gotten in my flickr account.
The worst part is that they say we could be in for more yet. I have heard three to five inches all the way up to another foot or two. UGH! No more! I will keep you all posted.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Well, this has been another interesting week. The kids have all been fighting the "lovely" cold that has been going around. Baby C was diagnosed with RSV and they think that one of my older kids may technically have it as well, but they won't do the test for it for her because she is too old. They say that it really boils down to a bad cold and she just needs rest. We deep cleaned all the toys and things the other night and I have been continually wiping things down with the disinfectant wipes to keep it away as much as possible.
I didn't have any kids until 8 this morning so I got to sleep in! And I went to bed early last night...I have started with the same cold so that was nice.
I posted some pictures on my Flickr account of a couple scarves that I finished knitting. I am working on another one, need to take some pictures of it yet, but I am having fun. The first one was blue fun fur and white regular yarn. This one I am knitting now is blue fun fur knit together with white fun fur. I like it. I am going to knit a camoflage scarf for my dad first and then K wants a new one knit. This one will be Iowa Hawkeye colors in a different yarn he picked out. I'll post pictures of that one soon. I also have a few more in the works, red, white, and blue fun fur knit together; black yarn with a yellow/gold fun fur, and a black regular yarn knit together with a pale pink baby fun fur. Plus there is the whole tote of yarn I have upstairs to get through! I have alot of knitting to do! Not to mention that I am now learning to crochet, and of course then there is the quilting and the counted cross stitch. Where am I going to find all the time?????

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Yeah, I've been gone for a while again, but this time it's not my fault! Last Wednesday my computer decided to kick the bucket. We took it to the computer dr in town and he said that it was the motherboard. Now, we replaced the motherboard and power source this time last year so we were not too hepped on having to replace it again. The computer dr said that the brand we had is known for frying motherboards. So he said that he could take my hard drive and put it in another compouter and I could have it back by Monday. Monday came and K went to pick it up, but it was worse than he thought and nothing could be saved. So he promised to fix something else up for us, but it woud be Wednesday before we could pick it up. Gah! I survived, but it was NOT fun I tell you!
In the meantime we got a call telling us that my Dad's Dad had died. We weren't that close, my memories of him from my childhood are of being afraid of him. But we went to the visitation and saw some family that we hadn't seen since before our wedding or at our wedding, and we will be married for 10 years in June! The saddest part for me is that I know where he is. He was not a Christian and wanted nothing to do with church. He was 76.
Just this morning we got a call that another extended family member died last night. She was in her 90s and a very sweet Christian woman. I don't know if she attended another church service after K's Dad left the church to move to Missouri...but the funeral home called PM and he will be doing the funeral on Wednesday. I'm glad it's him doing it. A mutual friend had called to see if K's Dad would be interested in coming up to do the funeral, but we just didn't know if that would be possible either...I'm glad that PM is doing it rather than the other pastor of the church that we used to attend.
Let's see, what else happened....the dead bolt lock on the front door decided to be impossible to turn, K is working on replacing that now....
It sounds like the "fun" is spreading to those around us too. Some friends of ours had car trouble on the way in to church this morning. At lunch we got a call that PM was stuck on the side of the road with a flat in Wisconsin, he was on the way home from visiting his brother. He also told us that his wife, C, was stuck with car trouble too. We are praying that they all make it back safely. K is in line to do the church service tonight in case PM can't make it. I think he's a bit nervous.
I posted some pics on my flickr account of some things that went on while my computer was down, Super Bowl Skating and some pics of the kids, and also some of the Valentine's Banquet that we had last night. It was alot of fun and the food was GREAT! The kids did a great job with the entertainment too!
Hope you are all having a better time than we are, just hoping it all settles here soon!

Your Candy Heart Says "Hug Me"

A total sweetheart, you always have a lot of love to give out.

Your heart is open to where ever love takes you!

Your ideal Valentine's Day date: a surprise romantic evening that you've planned out

Your flirting style: lots of listening and talking

What turns you off: fighting and conflict

Why you're hot: you're fearless about falling in love