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  • October B-days

    28 October 2006 ( #Family&038;Friends, #Photos )

    No, our daughters were not supposed to have had birthdays three days apart. We did not plan it that way; but #2 child had other ideas about being a Christmas baby. As a result, I am lucky enough to have my two girls with birthdays near mine. And here...

  • snow showers

    23 October 2006 ( #'Sconsin stuff, #Photos )

    It's kinda fun, having a cameraphone. (Yeah, yeah, I know....but I'm just barely into the 90's here, let alone the twenty-first century. Give me a break for being slow.) I lug the phone around everywhere anyway, trying to decide if I'm ready to completely...

  • blast from the past....

    29 October 2006 ( #photo, #Pics and Babbling )

    Got busy this morning doing some cleaning of the proverbial "Undies Drawer". Amazing the things you find in there.... for example, the "boyshorts" that were all the rage a year or so ago. Women's undies that were supposed to mimic mens' boxers on a smaller...

  • Seger Countdown +1

    15 November 2006 ( #'Sconsin stuff, #Pics and Babbling )

    To heck with grumpy gay musicians who need a nap (yes, I'm talking about you, Elton John!), I have someone even MORE interesting to go hear!! Looking at the setlists from the shows earlier this month....... Oh boy. He's going to open with my ALL TIME...

  • Meet Adrian

    09 December 2006 ( #Family&038;Friends, #Photos )

    My "Grandson", Adrian Abyss. The first boy child in our family. Isn't he just adorable? Such a sweet little guy... hey, I'm allowed to get googly over my grandson, right? He's only here for the weekend, but he is making his presence....umm...known. Yes,...

  • new find

    22 December 2006 ( #Background, #Family&038;Friends )

    Was out to the folks' house a couple of days ago. Dad had some papers to show me, something we have been seeking for a very long time. My great-grandparents on my mother's side emigrated from Germany, arriving in Wisconsin around 1885. I have an oak kitchen...

  • Letter from Baghdad

    24 December 2006 ( #Current Affairs, #Family&038;Friends )

    Kidbrudder forwarded a letter from daughter-in-law Brooke (Hi Brooke and Mark!!); who included a couple of pictures from her recent musical evening with Darryl Worley and Mark Wills (although both of these pics are of Worley, I think--not being a country...

  • Chavez says:

    21 January 2007 ( #Current Affairs, #Pics and Babbling )

    Venezuela's Chavez says "gringos go to hell" - Yahoo! News Chavez, a Cuba ally re-elected by a landslide in December, this month launched a campaign to consolidate power by nationalizing key industries, seeking expanded executive powers and pushing for...

  • Done

    23 January 2007 ( #Pics and Babbling, #School )

    After a semi-panicky installation of a new wireless router-- WHAT do we keep doing to those poor things, anyway? I think that's the third router I've killed in the last year or so!!-- I am officially done with IR1. Exam taken. Examinee collapsed. 8-}...

  • Book Delivery

    29 January 2007 ( #Pics and Babbling, #School )

    The book required for the next class arrived today. (I love you, Amazon! Book=$3 Shipping= $5!!!) There may be a very good reason I'm out of commision on the blog for awhile, lol. Yes, I'll also be reading. Reading the reviews last week, I knew this was...

  • Road Trip!!

    16 February 2007 ( #change, #Pics and Babbling )

    "Hey Laur, we want a couple of you experienced operators to learn about the new process control system going in this spring. We need someone who can teach the other ops how to use it and your name came up in the discussion. How would you like to get a...

  • Another Tradition falls victim to the Politically Correct

    17 February 2007 ( #America, #Pics and Babbling )

    URBANA, Ill. - The University of Illinois will retire its 81-year-old American Indian mascot, Chief Illiniwek, following the last men's home basketball game of the season on Wednesday.The NCAA in 2005 deemed the buckskin-clad Illiniwek an offensive use...

  • Eloquent Solutions to tough problems

    24 February 2007 ( #Pics and Babbling, #School )

    One of my favorite bloggers is The Anchoress. I've loved her take on current affairs since I discovered her blog a couple of years back. The other day, she posted a series of images of math problems and the creative solutions students had come up with....

  • The "office" is lookin' *good*

    04 March 2007 ( #Home Improvement, #Photos )

    ...just in time for class beginning tomorrow morning!! (I'm itching to get back at it.) Listen to me, lol..... "office". 8-| How highfalutin' do I sound? How about "original 1920's parlor formerly used as a heavily curtained bedroom now returned to its...

  • Terracotta and Taupe, my a$$

    15 March 2007 ( #Home Improvement, #Photos )

    More like Blaze Orange and Pinkish-Gray, if you ask me..... I hate 'em BOTH. Back to the paint chips. I wanted deep rust and a tan. Instead I get something that looks like a fake-tan-from-a-bottle and a color that looks like my locker at work. Yuck. This...

  • more paint pics

    16 March 2007 ( #Home Improvement, #Photos )

    Anybody out there think that maybe I'm obsessing about this just a *teensy* bit too much? Ok, left to right: I ragged the dark rust over yesterdays' gawdawful orange. I liked it, but not enough to do the whole wall that way. Next up is the deep rust color,...

  • The agonizing is done

    19 March 2007 ( #Home Improvement, #Pics and Babbling )

    Well, at least it's partly done. I'm sure there is plenty more agonizing in my future. This is after the first coat; it looks to me like it will definitely need a second coat. I love it. There is color in the house!! Yes, to answer your question, that...

  • A Swedish wish

    30 March 2007 ( #Family&038;Friends, #Pics and Babbling )

    #1 child mentioned how she'd like to go on a shopping trip to a large nearby metropolis in search of good cheap furniture. Since I am (sorta) back in the need-some-furniture mode myself, I visited the website she mentioned and ordered a catalog. When...

  • awol

    10 April 2007 ( #Pics and Babbling, #School )

    No, I haven't died. I haven't vanished off the face of the earth. I have been simply buried in a paper on sovereignty (or coming lack thereof) in the European Union and the rationale for both the Czech Republic and Slovakia joining a supranational organization...

  • gifts

    13 May 2007 ( #'Sconsin stuff, #Family&038;Friends )

    Bleary-eyed and shuffling about in my jammies, I opened my 'fridge this morning in a desperate hunt for half 'n half for my coffee, the elixir of life, the bringer of all good things before 8 am. To find my Mothers' Day gift: Oooooh yeah. No, I did not...

  • "Game for Brave People"????

    12 May 2007 ( #photo, #Pics and Babbling )

    I am getting a little lot woozy, just looking at this photo. Just what somebody who's scared of heights needs to keep them awake at night.... Ananova - Worlds highest swing The world's highest swing has been set up on a 1,100ft TV tower in Harbin city,...

  • Amazing the damage a 2 pound pet can do

    22 June 2007 ( #Family&038;Friends, #Photos )

    Rudy was ill over the weekend, sneezing, coughing, sleepy and listless -- not a kitten at all, more like a furry little ball of snot. The sneezing wouldn't have been so bad, except that kittens don't cover their mouths when they sneeze. Yeah, it was like...

  • asking for opinions...

    11 June 2007 ( #Home Improvement, #Pics and Babbling )

    Since none of you are opining on the Flickr pics, I'll ask it here instead. So the furniture-blogging is all YOUR fault. I loooove going furniture shopping. It's right up there with hitting my head against a wall repeatedly until I black out. So. I bought...

  • Chapter Two

    13 June 2007 ( #Home Improvement, #Photos )

    In which our heroine discovers that, although she has always thought being six feet tall was an incredibly lucky wonderful thing and that her view of the world would always be a good one from this altitude, she can no longer get into her bed without a...

  • Back to Work

    07 July 2007 ( #Home Improvement, #Photos )

    Now that the excitement over trying to BURN DOWN MY HOUSE is over.....it's back to this floor. Vacation is running out, and I *really* need to finish this before I start night shift. Not much gets accomplished when I'm working nights and trying to sleep...

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