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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.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The True Meaning of Christmas

Don't let the true meaning of Christmas get left behind as you prepare for this busy time of the year. Take time to reflect on what God has done for you and your family in the last year. I know for me and my family we have had some difficulties. I can tell you that God is right there with us with His light showing us the way.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Rain or Snow

Today is cold and rainy or snowy here in Michigan. We had a weather man once who called this kind of weather "snain" . I went out this morning to get my hair done but I sure don't feel like going out for any other reason.

I have to get serious about getting some cards done. I have 2 anniv. cards to do for next week and then a few for Dec. Then I go full out to do Christmas cards.

I made a birthday card yesterday for a teen at our church. I love this little set. It is a lot of fun to color. The set is called "Sushi" and it is an exclusive to Ecletic Paperie. The orange on the little fishes smeared a little but other than that it was a success for coloring. The ribbon is a bright orange. That doesn't show up well in the picture.
I suppose I best get busy doing something worthwhile...
Maybe I will take a nap first. My hip is bothering me and if I lay down it might not be as bad for a while. I found out I have bursitis in my hip. I will know better after I get my x-ray results what for sure is going on.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Too busy doing Nothing

I have been spending too much time doing other stuff (like blogging) and am behind on getting cards made. That doesn't happen to me very often. I must have creative block.

IMy daughter and family went up north to get their dog on Saturday. It is a lab-husky mix and huge. He weighs 66 lbs. He has sure adopted their family well. Joy called this morning to tell me how Datsuk (named after a hockey player) jumped out the car window at the bus stop to play with the girls. They will have to watch him closly. With Husky blood in him he will be a runner. At least, our husky shepherd mix used to run and we would always have to be searching for her. They got a chip put in him yesterday so if he runs away they have a pretty good chance of getting him back. When I get a picture of him with the girls I will post it.

I found a fantastic paper place in Ann Arbor. They have over 3000 handmade papers. I got some gorgeous paper for my Christmas cards. Now all I have to do is get the stamp I want to use.

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Very Tired Friday Night

I haven't written for a while. I have managed to stay busy. I wonder sometimes how I had time to work, keep a household running, and take care of my kids. I got the family calendar done for next year. Now that I have that done and the Thanksgiving cards done for Joy I can concentrate on my Christmas cards. I have the things I need ordered. It is suppose to be in on Monday. I sure hope so. I also need to get some b'day cards done too. My dad's birthday is the 13th. He will be 84. My folks 62nd anniversary is on Nov 28. Wow can you imagine. That sounds like forever.

I got a frantic phone call from a friend tonight. She had locked her keys in her car and needed help to get in to the car. It was late she had a hard day at work. She was frustrated as you can imagine. We went to Ann Arbor, found her, called AAA and they got her into her car in less than 5 min. I am glad we were able to help her.

I have a funny story to tell about some election signs. My DH worked for GM for many years. His nickname was Speck. There were a couple of his friends that called him that. A couple of weeks before the election my husband awoke, got ready for work and found this planted in front of the house. It came from Taylor. We think we know who did it. A certain friend that shall remain nameless lives near Taylor. He knew that Dennis was known as "Speck" at work. We thought it was pretty funny. It brought us a few chuckles and of course our friend denied it.

Now an even funnier part. A couple of days later we had some politicians knock on the door. They were asking for our support for Pope for judge. We had the "Speck" for judge sign in the house at that point. The "Pope" for judge was at least in the correct location when they place it in the front yard with our permission. Our son had been out that day and when he came home underneath his arm was the "Pope" sign. He wanted to know if it was a joke again. "Oh no" was our reply go put it back.