Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I read other blogs and notice that most of them show wonderful photos of, well, anything really, but the photos are usually wonderful. I was thinking that I really should do that, but I never seem to have anything to take a picture of. Well I was taking a break from yard work yesterday and I noticed our apple trees which just happen to be in bloom. Duh! It was like someone smacked me in the head and said…’Janet, hello, apple trees, blossoms, get your camera!’ So that is exactly what I did, only it was this morning. I took a bunch and of course there are only a few I like, but I thought I’d post a few here.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Today is the day I was born, 54 years ago. Wow, that sounds like a long time. It is in a way, but my mother is 89 and my mother-in-law is 94. They are both still going strong, and I hope I am at that age. I hope I GET to that age.

I had a great day. Went to church, we announced that we chose a new minister, talked with a bunch of people about that, got my birthday present at an antique shop in Anoka, did a pile of dishes (washed and dried and put away), cleaned the wood floors, went to eat at Punch Pizza in Nordeast Minneapolis, ended with cake at Mom’s.

Our interim minister made some remarks about how the congregation should make sure the new minister is someone ‘they’ want, not a person that the search committee wants. He said to make sure they don’t listen to any rumors they may hear and to ask a search committee member if they do. He ended up putting doubt into their heads. The seven of us on the search committee are very confident in our choice. We are all unanimous in our choice. We all love our choice. We think (hope) that the congregation will agree with us.

My present from the antique store is a cast iron pedestal. I’m going to mosaic a top for it, to be used outside on the patio by the pond. It will look great next to a couple of Adirondack chairs. I can’t wait, but I must…there are things that NEED to get done first.

Mom, Barb, Karen, Reg, Ethan and I all had pizza at Punch. I warned them all that it wasn’t your ordinary pizza. Mom was a little skeptical at first, but she ended up eating everything but the crusts.  Barb and I each brought home 2 slices of pizza. We had Angel Food cake with chocolate pudding/cool whip frosting. YUM!

Andy got me a bunch of different purple flowers that are sitting on my dining room table, and they look very pretty sitting there.

Whenever my family gets together, someone usually is having a bad day and makes things miserable for all, but not tonight, we got along, talked, told stories and just had a really nice time.

I had a really nice day! :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Finally, I broke down and got an iPod Touch 32g. I cashed out on 120 PTO hours and decided to spend it on moi.

Ahh, that was fun, very difficult, time consuming and mind boggling, but never the less, fun.

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Notice my reflection in the iPod…that is the mirror protective film. It doubles as a mirror in a pinch.

While I’m at it…

Gee, this is fun…and it’s soooo easy.

I collect new tin pictures that look like old ones, and here are some that I found online.


Well, I have to say that Windows Live Writer is pretty darn cool. Very easy, even for an OLD person like me.

Annie Belle

This is my crazy collie Annie Belle.

Random plants and flowers…

I got a new point and shoot camera to take to Chicago. Well, I didn’t buy it ONLY for Chicago, but that’s the first place I’m going.

I thought I’d better practice a bit so I know what I’m doing and don’t have to rely on the little instruction book that came with it.

The ducks are back…



I was walking past the pond today, on my way to my Mom’s for Easter and I looked toward the pond and there they were.

We’re really hoping they stay and have some ducklings. Even though we have Annie, I know she wouldn’t hurt them, but she

does bark a lot.