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Ypsilanti, MI, United States
I have been happily married for 40 years. My husband retired from GM after working there for 36 years. He is now working part-time at a local GM dealership as a shuttle driver. It is the perfect job for him. He doesn't mind driving and for sure he doesn't mind talking. I have enjoyed rubber stamping for about 10 years. I can tell you that I do not do scrapbooking just cardmaking. I love it. I retired from the University of Michigan in 1997 after working there for 30 years. Most of the time I worked in the Mathematics Dept. At this point, you can say I wonder how she liked it. My mom told me if I couldn't say something nice to someone don't say anything at all. I will comply and not go into a huge dissertation about how awful my bosses were during that period. I did like my office mate, Dee Hudock. We worked very well together. I can also say for the most part I liked the professors. I have two grown children and 3 grandchildren. I am totally addicted to FB and all the games I play there.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Boy have I been negligent

It has been so long since I have been on here that I don't even remember how to post pictures. I guess I will have to relearn that. I do have a few new ones. Not too many. I must confess that I get wrapped up playing games on Facebook. They are so addicting.

I think I got it. I must be better about new posts. Dennis has been writing his memoirs. I wish we had a laptop because he takes a really long time to type. Oh well, maybe someday.

He had a laptop that our daughter gave him but something happened to it and it won't load now. I don't know if it can be salvaged or not.

Time to go get some cards done.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Oh boy

I cannot believe I have not written or posted anything new to this since October! Shame on me. I do have some new cards to post as well. I hope to do that soon. I am so into farming on FB that I have let other things I enjoy doing by the way side. Today I am working on getting my missions stuff organized for church. I also need to make a sympathy card for my sister-in-law. She lost her mom this week.

For the most part we had good holidays. Joy and family spent a lot of time with us when they were off school and work. The girls spent the night with us and that is fun. I love that I am able to have them close enough to be able to do that. We are so blessed now that they live here instead of IL. I would miss them terribly if they moved back. Both Jeff and Joy help us out so much.

I am not going to say anything about our son and family. It is very hard to be so separated from them and it breaks my heart. This is an important prayer point.

I hope to be back soon to post some pictures.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Very Chilly Week

It is really chilly here. It has been cold and rainy for the better part of a week. It is almost 11 AM and it is only 39 right now.

I have been very busy farming on FB. I also have fish tanks and a cafe. It is all a lot of fun for me. I worked 42 years so that when I retired I could do what I wanted. I have arrived! :) I also have made some cards. You can see them here. I have lost 11 pounds since May. It is not much but it is all I did so far. I have sort of slipped up the last couple of weeks and I have to get back to watching closer what I am eating.

Here are the cards I made in September. They are not all I made because I made several of the anniversary card with different colors. Right now I am working on Thanksgiving cards. I have card club on Saturday when we swap. I am looking forward to it. We don't all go to the same church any more so I don't see my friends as often. Our numbers have dwindled since I first started. At one point, we had 10 people and sometimes more attending. Now we are down to 3 or 4. I wish there were more and I wish some of the LW ladies would be interested in card making. It can be a real ministry.

Off to get some more cards done. Have a great day.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Ant and the Grasshopper

This one is a little different...
Two Different Versions! .................
Two Different Morals!

OLD VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself!


The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a
video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing,
'It's Not Easy Being Green.'

Acorn stages a demonstration in front of the ant's house
where the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.'
Rev. Jeremiah Wright then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper's sake.

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back
of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ants food while the government house
he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident
and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders
who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

Thursday, September 10, 2009