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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, August 28, 2008


Oh my the week has slipped by too fast. I have been busy doing nothing. I am watching the girls today. Joy needs to get in to work. She has not gone much this week. She has been sick like the girls. I remember as a kid both her and Mark would get sick every year in Aug and Sept. Mark still is sick too but he did go to work yesterday.

I have been thinking about Tyler a lot the last couple of days. It seems like a really long time since we saw him. Here is a picture of him. I took this the last time he visited us. I wish I had my camera so I could take pictures of the girls today. Our daughter in law has the camera and I am not sure when she will return it. Maybe if she stops by I can get a new picture of our little boy. She has not been feeling well either. I hope Tyler doeson't get sick.
Our dear friend, Mike B, came by early this morning and fixed our shower. It has been a really long time since it worked right. It required a trip to the hardware store but almost every time you do a project it requires a trip somewhere to get what you need.
I need to get back to my stamp indexing project. I wish I were done and then I could have more fun playing!
I heard from an old friend yesterday. The gal I worked with for almost 30 years at the U. She is still there and working thru the end of the year. We had such great times together for a lot of years. I am glad I left when I did because my bosses were so awful but I do miss her.

Monday, August 25, 2008


We once again had to hurry thru our McDonald's breakfast to get to church on time. We simply have not got the timing down to drive to church farther than we used to drive. We actually are driving farther now than when we went to church in Belleville 35 years ago. That is one of the drawbacks to going to LW. Pastor Clark had a good message today from Mark 8.

I still have to put some things away for the stamp convention. Then I really must get busy on my "indexing" project again. I don't think I have many cards to make for September so I should be able to get more of that done. Off to get some done.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sad and good all in the same day

Our poor little Lilli has a double ear infection. She was up in the night last night. She just wanted her mommy. She felt terribly warm to me and she said her ear hurt. She laid with us for a little while and said she could go back to bed. I got up at 7 and she was laying in grampy's chair. She was crying again. I felt so bad for her. There was really nothing much I could do for her. I called Joy (who is also sick) and Jeff came and got the girls. We were going to take them home because we were going north later in the day. She got home and fell asleep. She had a temp of 102.6 which is pretty high. They let her sleep and took her to see the dr. later in the day. She has a double ear infection. I don't know if Hannah took a nap but she didn't feel well either. She was trying to sleep when Lilli was crying. I hate it when the kids are sick. I hated it when my kids were sick. It is part of growing up I guess but I just get frustrated because I can't help.

The other news is our friend Landy Bobo had to have surgery yesterday. His pacemaker was not working and has not worked since June. He has congestive heart failure. We were so relieved to hear he was doing ok. We ran in and saw them at Tim Horton's for a little bit. I wish it could have been longer but we didn't want to be late for the next item on our agenda.

Now on to better news. Once again we were able to spend time with some dear friends today some who we haven't seen in a while. Our friends, Ron and Gail, had a celebration of their 40th anniversary. We had a lovely lunch at Fleming's in Birmingham. Their son, Andrew, is the chef/partner there. It was very good. The steak was fantastic. From what I could observe and what I have been told, it is expensive to eat there. We had a good time and heard some stories about the Craig's and how they met and their "honeymoon". They have a new grandson who was born last Monday morning. He is a beautiful baby.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Here is a picture of my grandgirls, my daughter Joy and her husband Jeff.

A busy Friday

I was able to get my table cleaned up a bit today. I finished my August cards Yahoo!! My grandgirls are spending the night tonight and they are still not asleep!! It is going on 10 and grammy is getting tired. I forgot one of my favorite shows was on tonight and I missed it. Oh well, there is always reruns.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Great Time

Oh what a great time we had tonight. We got together with some old friends. It had been a very long time since we sat with them. We met for dinner and stayed at Olive Garden for 3 hours! We are going to try to get together again the first part of October. We spent a lot of time with them when we were going together and after we were first married. Such wonderful memories. One more card to make and I will have my August cards finished. It is a good thing since the month is almost over.

I have been thinking about what I am going to do for Christmas cards. I haven't come up with anything for sure yet.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Time Well Spent

Here I sit. I need a break from my stamping so I thought I would add a small item to my blog. I have to tell you that I spend a lot of time "researching" my hobby. My favorite site is http://www.splitcoaststampers.com . There are so many things on there you could spend all day looking at it. There incredible blogs to look at, wonderful card gallerys and member companies to spend money.

My favorite companies for stamps are: Stampin Up, The Angel Company, Stamps by Judith, Hero Arts. I am sure there are others. Maybe next time I will think of them.

My new favorite coloring technique is with Prisma pencils and OMS for blending.

Off to play.

Very first

I have taken the jump I was finally convinced this is something I can do. Thanks to my son and his blog here.

This is a picture of me that was taken in my messy room where creativity takes place (I hope).