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Christmas Shopping Time

Friday, November 28, 2014

Well, I didn't actually go out shopping, but I got our daughter's Christmas list and at least have a chance to search to see where I can get it cheapest. It's too cold to go outside, ok, not as bad as yesterday, but still cold.

My Husband dropped me off at the cemetery so I could "visit" my Dad. I sang Happy Birthday to him, because it would have been his 86th Birthday yesterday on Thanksgiving. I then read from his book to him, and nearly froze, but I'd do this for my Dad and more. I promised him I'd finish reading Lonesome Dove (his favorite book which he had started reading and I was reading to him before he passed. I promised him I'd finish reading it to him, and that's what I do when I get the chance).

To me, it doesn't matter who comes into the cemetery to visit others, I still read out loud to him. For me, this is something I promised and I will do for him. I had a lot of tears unshed yesterday, but mainly when I was beside myself. I did cry a little at the cemetery, but other places, nope.

I took a kind of cool picture that I still have no idea what's in it, but when I took the photo, there was nothing beside me, nor my brother. The window was behind him, but it was nearly dark, and there were no light sources near him or me. So I have no clue what it is, but I like to think it was my Dad letting us know he's still with us....especially on his birthday. :)

These pictures were taken, pretty much, one after the other, but for the last one when I moved to the other side of the table and took a pic. You can see how dark it was outside.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and stayed safe. Never lose those smiles and share them. Have a delightful weekend.

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COMPCHIC52 11/28/2014 10:55PM

    we were with some family once of my hubbys. We were talking to his cuz about her mom and took a pic of her like 3 and there was this cloud of like a haze all around her. when we took a pic earlier in the day no haze just when she talked about her mom all from same angles weird freaked us out.
Very sweet about your daddy. I miss mine so much too.
I am not ready for Christmas no money so us and the kids decided we will only spend family day together. It will be the best Christmas. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/28/2014 6:01PM

    Awww! That is just the sweetest thing reading to your Dad and singing Happy Birthday. I went thru some Kleenex reading that!

The pictures . . . Hmmmm . . . can't imagine!

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PJMX18 11/28/2014 5:35PM

    I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving as well.

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Holiday planning

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Been so busy again, is that unusual..nope.

Our daughter got a new car, her very first NEW one (2014 Cruze) which she's named "Blues Cruze", so funny. I'm so happy for her/them, I hope she's able to keep this one as long as she had the Cavalier (11 years).

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, not sure I'll make it back on tomorrow and Saturday we're going to my Mom's to make lefse for Christmas supper. A "tradition" started last year, because our daughter and I know my Dad would love seeing it. He was full blooded Norwegian and anything with his heritage made him so proud. I miss that.

Anyway, been working more on the centerpieces, I did one with the table number and the picture of our daughter at age 1; I just don't have the sparkly fabric around the bottom, nor the mirror, and the light inside doesn't show up in full light, so I didn't use it.

This shows the one side of the centerpiece that'll go on each table, with different numbers, her fiance's picture at age 1 will be on the other side, and down the line with a photo of each of them at that age (the # of the table):

This is the other side of the centerpieces:

And this is the fabric we'll be using around each centerpiece:


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ERIN_POSCH 11/27/2014 9:18AM

    Awesome as always.!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/26/2014 8:28PM

    Ali, you are a creative genius! Those are beautiful!

Have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving.

Like the name of your DD's car ... Blue's Cruze! Awesome

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City Council Meeting

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The meeting went GREAT, of course I was stuttering around a little, but once I got into the groove, it was wonderful.

My Mom watched it on tv and said I did a good job, I was so happy!! I'd never done a powerpoint program before, so I was more nervous about all that.

Driving in was icy, and saw one car in the ditch (too far that I couldn't have done anything had I been able to stop. Besides, they were across from a farm and the owner had just pulled in the driveway and was heading to the barn for a tractor).

The City Council only asked one question which was easy for me to answer: what are you doing to raise the funds? I told him and boy did they understand that we're just not sitting by doing nothing. I was so glad that was the question asked!!

I hope you all have a wonderful day, we're heading out to get the groceries later. Be safe! emoticon emoticon

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MELYROD18 11/25/2014 8:16PM

    I'm glad it went well. I know that if those people needed your help, and there was no one to help them and you could... you would've. You are just that kind of person. I'm very happy for you and proud. I hope things continue to go well for you.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/25/2014 4:10PM


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ERIN_POSCH 11/25/2014 2:45PM

    WooHoo.... both happy for you and proud of you... congrats on your successes!
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Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow.

Monday, November 24, 2014

It's another cool day in WI with snow expected (already had ice this morning); and windy. But I am in the state where this happens, and I wouldn't change a thing.

I love the 4 seasons, every bit of them, the beauty in each is incredible and I think God every day for what he's allowed us...Snow, rain, sunshine, hail, it doesn't matter, each has a beauty of it's own, even tornadoes and such. I'm blessed to be allowed to witness all of it.

Have a wonderful day, everyone, and enjoy the weather, no matter what it is..but drive carefully if you have snow &/or ice.

Took a couple pictures from a half hour ago, this is one of them and what it looks like so far. In the far back you can't see what's beyond the woods, that's how much it's snowing. For some reason it didn't show up in the foreground, though it was coming down in sheets (like rain, only it's snow).

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MELYROD18 11/25/2014 8:19PM

    emoticon emoticon I love the snow!

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ERIN_POSCH 11/25/2014 10:24AM

    do you ever make SNOW ice cream? I remember doing that as a child and have shred the tradition with my children and my grandchildren. In urban areas it's a must to remind folks to look for white snow, not the colored stuff. Contrary to what my children thought color does not add flavor to the snow =}

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1CRAZYDOG 11/24/2014 2:35PM

    Snowing here too. Not too bad right now, though.

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Lots done.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Let's see, I worked on more poles today, and made the second flower ball, so those are done.

Working on making plans for a few little fishing boats; something easy, nothing hard; and quick. That way I'll just put the poles in the boat (4 of them in each boat) to set at each table.

I'm having so much fun, can you tell? *L*

My Grandpuppy didn't even wake up until my alarm went off this morning, was so nice to sleep til 8:30. He's been so good. It's cute, he's got a small plastic bin filled with his toys, and when he comes over, he pushes the lid off and digs inside for the toys he wants. I love it.

Anyway, was icy this morning, but turned into a beautiful day (but for the little bit of rain). Glad I picked up a rain poncho for cheap.

Our daughter's fiance shot a doe, otherwise no one up there got anything. In the area where they hunt, bear and now a wild cat of some wort was seen up there..glad they have guns. *L*

Oh, we made $88 at the wrap-Up, which was great! Had such a great time. After I went and saw Saint Vincent; which was really good, I was surprised, If you get the chance, go see it, it's worth it.

Anyway, I'm tired for some reason, so may head to bed. Have a beautiful tomorrow, share those smiles, and try to find the good in everyone..even when its' the hardest to do!

This is my Grandpuppy; Rennugade aka Gator (The unique spelling of his name is because our daughter wanted him to have his Daddy's name (his dad died of cancer at 4 years old); so she wrote Gunner backwards, and then added "ade" at the end. I suggested calling him Gator (instead of Gader) and it stuck. It's funny, years later Gator learned to "snap" his teeth shut, like an alligator, but not to hurt anyone. Sooo cute!

And these are photos from the Kutter Harley Davidson "Ladies Weekend" fundraiser that we did the "Wrap-up" for.

Some of our board members:

And the people who were there:

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MELYROD18 11/25/2014 8:12PM

    emoticon AS usual my friend you are, emoticon. emoticon on the $88. I just love what you said, "try to find the good in everyone..even when its' the hardest to do!"
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ERIN_POSCH 11/23/2014 1:04PM

    i was whooped after reading it.... i can only imagine how tired you were doing it =)

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COMPCHIC52 11/23/2014 9:33AM

    emoticon emoticon blog

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1CRAZYDOG 11/23/2014 8:59AM

    Awesome. Love the story behind Rennugade's name. Sweet. And looks like a well-attended fundraiser.

HUGS, blessings.

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ZRIE014 11/23/2014 12:48AM

  like your pictures. i love you picture of golden. looks like mine.

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