A Day in the Life

Some days my life consists of eat, sleep, work. Other days, I have a bit more fun. This day was one of those fun days. It started at church in the morning for our annual worship celebration. The service consisted of music, dance, flags and banners. My daughter is one of the dancers.

After church, I went to my first tractor pull. One of our friends from church was pulling in it. I can’t say I was totally entertained by the activity, but it was fun to visit with friends while watching.

After the tractor pull, it was time to take Nala for a walk. We chose a new trail, one with a tunnel. We didn’t walk as far as normal because the mosquitoes were so bad. Afterward, we stopped at A&W for ice cream.

The day ended with watching the Packers play the Bears in the season opener.

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Project 365, Days 281-290

Day 281:  Please, mom? May have a bite of your food? I’m really hungry. It’s been at least 15 minutes since I ate

Day 282: It’s a dark, dreary, rainy Sunday

Day 283: The rain yesterday revealed a leak around our kitchen window. It caused a bubble in our paint and did some damage to the drywall under it. Time for some repairs

Day 284: Time for some new nails. I love these cat’s eye nails

Day 285: Sunset at work

Day 286: She does this when she sees her reflection in the window. She’ll sit like this for a long time, trying to figure out who the other dog is

Day 287: Attacking the killer cow slipper. It’s one of her favorite toys

Day 288: My mother-in-law had a small party for her 90th birthday. I made this cake for the occasion. I think it turned out very nice

Day 289: The immediate family at the birthday party

Day 290: The whole group that got together for the 90th birthday party

Project 365, Days 271-280

Day 271: After work, we went to hear the Kids From Wisconsin concert in the park. The theme this year was Broadway musicals. It was so much fun.

Day 272: Somebody goofed. Green Bay Raiders? I think not

Day 273: Another evening spent doing someone else’s job–pushing carts again

Day 274: Summer is over for Greg. He’s loading up his car and heading back to Chicago for another semester at Moody Bible Institute.

Day 275: This weekend we went to a water ski show in Beaver Dam, We’ve thought about going in the past, but this was the first time we actually  went.

Day 276: It’s tomato season

Day 277: All the tomatoes were turned into sauce today. It smells so good in the house right now

Day 278: She loves having this window open so she can bark at all the squirrels running through our backyard.

Day 279: The carts are supposed to be in nice, neat rows. Evidently, somebody didn’t get that message. This is how they looked when I got to work today.

Day 280: Please, may I have some of your food?

Project 365, Days 261-270

Day 261: Sunset over the lake

Day 262: We spent the day at the State Fair. We saw the sights and saw Matthew West and Casting Crowns in concert. This Ferris Wheel dominated the view as we were leaving after the concert

Day 263: Was told by a manager tonight that the parking lot was a mess and that I needed to get cashiers outside immediately to get all the carts in. This is what the lot looked like. Where’s the mess?

Day 264: It is going to be a long shift. A little caffeine never hurts, does it?

Day 265: I came home from work tonight, only a couple of short days before a party is happening here, to see this. The toilet is in the middle of the bathroom. Not exactly what I wanted to see. But, I’m told it’s an easy fix and will be fully operational tomorrow.

Day 266: I felt the need to get my nails looking good before the party.

Day 267: These two girls spent the day at the house getting everything ready for their graduation party tomorrow. It’s going to be a fun day

Day 268: Two Beautiful graduates. All grown up and ready to take on the world.

Day 269: As I was putting all the party supplies away, I stubbed my toe. I think it might be broken.

Day 270: It’s confirmed. Broken toe. I am now the proud wearer of this stylish boot.

Graduation 2018

Our youngest child graduated this spring. We had her graduation party last month and I am finally getting around to posting about it. Maybe the delay is part denial on my part. How could my baby be an adult?

She had her party with her good friend, so I had 2 girls to help me plan. We had the party at our house, outside. Thankfully, the weather cooperated and it was perfect weather.

The girls wanted a rustic-type theme for the party, so I found these pallets for the photo boards. They were so easy to put together. All it took was some twine, itty-bitty clothespins, and photos to hang. We also added their names on pre-cut banners. The two pallets didn’t provide enough room for all their photos, so they each added a couple of poster board photo boards, as well.

Setting up outside was relatively simple. We set up 2 10×20 canopies and put tables under them. The centerpieces were sunflowers with photos of the girls. We strung twinkle lights in the canopies that looked great once it got dark.

We also set up a screen tent for the cakes and beverages. Yes, we had 2 cakes. They were identical except for the names, one for each girl.

For entertainment, other than sitting around visiting, we rented a “picnic pack” from our local rec department. It consisted of various outdoor games–volleyball, corn hole, ladder golf, frisbee, tug-of-war and more. There was also lots of socializing. Since we live right on a lake, a few of the guests got a little wet.

The evening ended with a bonfire and s’mores

The two graduates: Janelle and Jessica

 

 

 

Project 365, Days 251-260

Day 251: Time again for some new nails

Day 252: It’s this guy’s 22 birthday. He’s home for the summer but soon will be heading back to Chicago for another year of school.

Day 253: Rest and relaxation time for Nala

Day 254: This little girl is getting so much better at walking on a leash. She love walk time

Day 255: After a walk, what’s better than a nap? She’s great at sleeping in strange positions

Day 256: A customer came in tonight upset about all the big spiders outside the store. This is one of the three I could find. It’s only about a 1/4 inch, so I don’t know if these are the ones the customer meant. I hope there’s nothing bigger out there. I hate spiders.

Day 257: I’m not sure what I came in contact with, but I have this rash in several places. It itches a lot.

Day 258: When I wake up from a nap on the couch and Nala also decided to nap, this is the view I get.

Day 259: I’m not the only one who like to take a nap on the couch.

Day 260: At work, we sometimes have our “ducks in a row”

Project 365, Days 241-250

Day 241: All tired out (finally) after playing hard

Day 242: A dark, dreary, stormy type of day on the lake

Day 243: I managed to tire her out again. That’s not easy to do. Nala is a very active puppy

Day 244: Work tonight meant pushing carts because we were understaffed again.

Day 245: Lunch date today. Greg picked me up for lunch while I was working. We went to Panda Express.

Day 246: And, again, pushing carts.

Day 247: A lazy Sunday and we ended up at Vines and Rushes Winery in Ripon for a little wine tasting.

Day 248: Monday is softball night. We usually go to watch our church softball teams play.

Day 249: I actually ate healthy at work today. It’s so easy to just grab something at the deli that is fried or fatty.

Day 250: I took the day off of work to go to the night air show at EAA Airventure. We saw one plane and then it started raining and storming. The show was cancelled.