Saturday, June 27, 2009

We will always remember Michael

As the news of Michael Jackson's death is still a shock, we will always remember him. He was close to my age so we went through the same era's together. When I was in high school the Jackson 5 were it! I can remember slow dancing at high school dances to "I'll be there." I know he got kind of eccentric through the years but you cannot deny he was an awesome performer. His dance moves were superb, like no other. As we will here more and more about Jackson's death in the days to follow and many tributes to him it is sad this talent is now gone. Rest in peace Michael, as God has decided you work on earth is done.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My other job

I don't think I have ever really mentioned my other job as a legal secretary. So here it is. Here is the front door.
This is my sort of messy desk. It doesn't look too bad at the moment. Yes, it has looked a lot worse at time.

This is our library that I just cleaned and organized. Doesn't it look nice? I wish I would have a before picture of it. I can't believe how nice it looks now compared to what it was.

These are some of my photos in the hall near my desk. I change them once a year. I guess you can't see them real good. Sorry!

If you ever need to find me this is right next to our building. I hope you never need our services. That's all for today!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Jesse is 21!

Jesse is finally legal! I don't know if that's good or bad. Where has the time gone? 21 years ago today was Father's Day. When I went to bed the night before I had a lower backache and felt a few small labor pains. When I woke up I felt a few more. Jerry went to the barn but I didn't say anything yet. We had planned to go to breakfast on the farm in Oconto County. It was in Cream City that year which is about 25 miles from our place. So when he got home I told I don't know if we should go but he wanted to go so we did. I had a pain here and there, nothing major. Stood in line to get food. As soon as I sat down to eat I knew this was for real. I said we better go. Jerry said, well I have to eat! I took a few bites and said we better go. I said I'm going to the car. So Jerry finished my plate too and ran through the barn and machinery and we left. I remember it was really warm and windy that day. So we laid around at home for awhile until the pains were 5 minutes apart. When Jerry called the doctor he told her it was soooo windy here the apple fell of the tree. So got to the hospital just before 3 p.m. I remember I had one nurse for about 5 minutes and then there was a shift change. Things were going fine. There were 2 other women having babies that day too but of course they got done way before me. About 8:30 p.m. I had stopped dilating for an hour. So the next thing I know I'm having a C-section! Surprise! I remember them calling in the anesthesiologist and he came in just dirty, he must have been working in his garden or something. Even the nurses said, "How come you came in so dirty?" He said, "they told me to come right away!" I was put out by 9:30 p.m. That was the longest hour of my life. Labor every minute laying flat on your back somewhat strapped down! He was born at 9:40 p.m. He was sunny-side up and cord wrapped around his neck twice. No wonder he wouldn't come out. I never saw Jesse until the next morning, I was too out of it. Anyway, 21 years later, here we are. Happy 21st birthday Jesse!

This morning Jerry and I wondered if that farm that had the breakfast was still operational. Neither one of us thought we could find it anymore. We were there a rather short time.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Today's my birthday!

Probably won't be doing anything special. We are still making hay!!! Maybe I can sneak away for a little while. Have to see how the day goes. Tomorrow night we are going out for wings with John and Mary and Steve and Rogene so I guess I will celebrate then. Hope it doesn't rain we want to take the Harley.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Not hey you, it's hay for the cattle. Yep, that's what we've been doing this past week. Chopping hay and putting it in the silo. I have been cutting hay. I needed a little refresher course the first day and I'm on my way. I still don't go as fast as the rest but I'm getting it done. So nothing else knew here. We will be doing this for another week possibly. Let's hope it doesn't rain. You know the old saying "Make hay while the sun shines."

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I'm back!

Boy those 3 days went fast. Left Thursday just before 4 p.m. and got to Dubuque, Iowa a little after 9 p.m. Then on Friday off to Dyersville to the toy show. Jerry added a few new pieces to his toy collection that is on display at the National Farm Toy Museum in Dyersville.

See those 4 cases with all the toys plus the one Jerry is standing in front of are all his toys in the museum. He collects Tru-Scale toys. The ones he played with when he was a kid. There are about 110 toys in the museum.

Anyway it was 80 degrees in Dyersville that day and we had a good time. Except the city wide rummage sales were a dud. There biggest day is Thursday and I didn't get started until Friday at 11 a.m. After hitting 12 sales and I didn't buy one thing I quite. All baby stuff and old home interiors stuff. Everyone woman in that town must have had or went to a home interiors party. Gas was only $2.55 a gallon!

Then Saturday on to Illinois. First to Sycamore to see Griffin (Jerry's cousin) and Sarah's home they recently bought. Sorry no pics of that. Then to Carpentersville to the grad party. Becky-Class of 2009

Jerry and Becky

Came home Sunday afternoon. What a whirlwind trip!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June is birthday month!

It's my birthday and Jesse's birthday this month, so let's start celebrating! Don't think I will have time to post until after we get back next Monday as we will be gone from Thursday afternoon until Sunday night. Yea! Hope to have pics for you then.