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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.

Friday, June 26, 2009

I actually left the house this morning

I was craving a donut or bagel so bad this morning. I went ahead and got dressed and went out. Dennis and I needed to go get a few things at Kroger and I told him if he would take me to Horton's I would go with him to the store. That worked! Before we left I called my friend, Nancy. I am so glad I called. They had a fire in their family room this morning. The room has windows blown out and every thing covered with smoke and water. Landy got it out before the fire dept. got there thank goodness they weren't seriously hurt. They both inhaled enough smoke that they we were having a difficult time breathing. Nancy's eyes were red. I told them they should get out of there and breathe some clean AC air so they met us at Horton's for a little while. Since I believe in guardian angels and God's care I am so thankful they are ok. The insurance company can take care of the damage.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The most wonderful surprise

We got a call on Monday night from a dear family friend. They wanted to come by. It was 8:30 and that was no problem. We told them to come on over we weren't really doing anything. Nancy was carrying a Red Wing bag. I thought that was neat. Then she gave me a card. It was a gorgeous anniversary card. She gave me the bag. Inside was a quilt she had made. It is gorgeous. I absolutely love it. I told Dennis we need to find some way to get the bedroom painted so it would really look nice. Words will not be able to express our thanks to them.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday June 21 Dad's Day

Today is the first Dad's Day without my dad.

I have had several blows to my mental well being this week. It has been so bad I haven't even felt like making cards. Hard to believe but it is true. I haven't slept well this week. I know that I fret about things that I cannot do anything about. Why? I wish I knew. We have some financial things going on. We had some expenses that we should have planned for better but what is done is done. We had some car repairs that cost more than we thought they would. Our debt program doesn't end until August 2011! It sounds impossible. I sure hope we can make the car last that long.

Mark had a temporary custody hearing this week but the judge has forced them into mediation. This is going to cost extra money for Mark. I don't think it will do any good either. The sooner this is over the better as far as I am concerned. For Mark to get on with his life it needs to be over. Today is for dad's and he probably won't even be able to see his son. Yes, I am angry.

I did have a good week with my Mom here. I was glad she came. I hope we can talk her into coming again. I think if we didn't have our cats she would come more often. We got a chance to visit with some family, old friends and even went to a patriotic concert.

We are going to visit a different church this morning. I am happy where we are but Dennis isn't. I told him I would go try it this morning. Why is it so hard to find a church? I told him we could go to my church in the morning and where he would like at night. Not a very practical idea I am afraid.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chilly Tuesday

I have not written in a while. I have not much felt like it. I attended my 3rd funeral in 4 weeks. It is all so sad. Since I lost my dad, I have a hard time going to funerals and the funeral home.

On a better note, I was able to attend an open house for Jesse Pipe and Christopher Taylor. I had these kids when they were in my AWANA Sparks. I am really feeling old. The young men have grown to be fine Christian men.

I have made a few cards recently but I did not take pictures. I need to remember to take pictures better.

We did have a great family reunion on Memorial Day weekend. When I get some pictures from my sister-in-law I will post some here.

I need to go catch up on some letter writing (email of course)!