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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Wow - a year has already passed since I was here

A good friend of mine mentioned that she was going to start a blog.  Bang!  And I remember that I once had one... and lo, and behold - it is still here!  And the sadly ironic thing, is I was going to post about the Nebraska Cornhusker Spring Football game...but I see that would be somewhat repetitious.

Who know - maybe I'll be inspired by spring and flowers and my backyard again...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A break from Football Lent....

The Big Ten Network will stream Nebraska’s spring football game LIVE at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 14 on  BTN2Go.

I can tell that I will have this dialed in the DVR the minute I get home today!  woohoo - something Husker-ish to look forward to.  As my husband would say, this is a guaranteed WIN for Nebraska - LOL

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I'm back!!

Wow - after a short break of only 3 1/2 years, I decided to take up with the blogosphere again. Since the last post, we have adopted a new "baby" Yorkshire terrier, Lacie. She is already 2 1/2 years old; runs the roost, has her Dad wrapped around her paw, wears bows in her "hair" every single day and is a darling. Not that I'm partial or anything...
The photo is of Lacie at around 4 months old... I'll post more recent pictures of she and her 3 brothers in subsequent reports.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

some humor!

Wow - didn't take long and someone sent me something funny! I hope you laugh, too.

It's a gloomy day...

Main Entry:

Inflected Form(s):
gloom·i·er; gloom·i·est
1 a: partially or totally dark ; especially : dismally and depressingly dark b: having a frowning or scowling appearance :
forbidding c: low in spirits : melancholy2 a: causing gloom : depressing b: lacking in promise or hopefulness : pessimistic
synonyms see dismal, sullen

Well - that pretty much says it all for me today and for lately... Dismal, gloomy and feeling low. I think my moods are directly affected by the weather - so I'm hoping for a sunny day to pop in soon.

“Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.” --Og Mandino

The best cure for me when I get to feeling this way is humor and laughing. So, I'm looking for "the funny" today - any ideas where there might be some?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Peril the First - Book 3

Book three for me is "The Bone Key" by Sarah Monette. This was a fun book - a collection of ten stories about creepy things that occur around or to Kyle Murchison Booth. The writing is kind of old-fashioned and British, and fits well with the setting. Kyle is a museum archivist, has prematurely white hair, is very shy and introverted and seems to always be involved in necromantic adventures. He brings the dead wife of a colleague back to life, finds a skeleton buried in the walls of the museum basement, and other strange adventures. It was a perfect book for Perilous Reading!! I recommend it to everyone who is participating in the R.I.P. Challenge!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

coming to you from ARIZONA!

Hi! We are here in sunny, warm Mesa Arizona visiting my parents for a few days. It was 101 degrees yesterday and expected to be the same today - wow. Back home in Boise, it was 42 degrees when we went to the airport yesterday... my poor old body doesn't know what to think so it has decided to sneeze a lot! - LOL
We are belatedly celebrating my Dad's 72nd birthday, going shopping, eating a lot and planning a quick visit to Ak-Chin's Casino! My mom has every day planned out and even printed up an agenda for my husband so he would know what to expect - LOL
It has been so long since I have visited my folks and it is truly wonderful just being able to spend time together. So - with that in mind, it will be another few days before you hear from me again...
Happy Fall to all!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Working & busy...

Hi everyone! Just a quick post to let you know I'm still kickin' - just been busy doing unexciting things that really aren't blogworthy... LOL

No one wants to hear about yard work, housework, cubicle work, blah blah blah blah... right?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I'm back!! and R.I.P. Peril - Book two

Book Two in the Peril-The First in the R.I.P. Challenge!! I chose "The Becoming" by Jeanne C. Stein because it is about vampires, one of my favorite creepy subjects. The main character in this book is Anna Strong, and she is very similar to Laurel K. Hamilton's Anita Blake in that she is a tough, scrappy woman doing a job most would think was a men-only thing. Anna is a bounty hunter and is "turned" by a rogue vampire during a capture that went very wrong. The world Anna lives in is like ours in that everyone believes that vampires are not real, so it takes some adventures and more mishaps to convince her of her new nature.

All said, I enjoyed this book - very fun to read and I am sure there are more to come with Anna Strong as the protagonist. I recommend it for pre-Halloween-get-ready-for-vampires-and-things-that-go-bump-in-the-night reading! On to book three.....

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Yes - I have a horrible cold. I am on cold-flu medicine - therefore any creativity, personality, humor, wise cracks, clever ideas are completely missing from my head. There is only room in there for snot!~~~

I know I'll survive.... be back later.