Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fun Friday

Last night we went to our first basketball game of the season (about time since the season is about over!). Bill picked a good one to go to; we played Mid Prairie and the girls lost by just a couple points. Between games the school honored Ashley Himes with a Wall of Fame, 250 pictures on the hall wall of students from Stanwood, Mechanicsville, Clarence & Lowden schools, Clarence-Lowden School and North Cedar that have attained "celebrity" status, either in sports or the fine arts. They presented Ashley's parents with a plaque and dedicated the wall to her memory. The boys game was very close and NC won by 2 points in an over-time. After the game Bill, Larry & I visited the wall to see Bill's Mom's picture (basketball in 1943 I think), Larry's picture from when he was all-state football, and Caleb's wrestling picture. There are all kinds of pictures and worth the look-see.

I volunteered at school yesterday. Mrs. Pruess was gone on a 6th grade trip so didn't have to tax my mind trying to figure out the math she teaches to 5th & 6th graders. I got to work with 5th graders with spelling and English and put grades in the computer for Mrs. Hoffmeier. Much more my speed.

Thursday night Joy & I went to Maquoketa to see the movie "It's Complicated". Really enjoyed the movie and realize I should go to more movies. They say Blindsided is one to see.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunday play

Yesterday afternoon Bill and I went with Klahns to see a play in Tipton put on by the Cedar County Stop Light Players called Whose Wives Are They Anyway. It was so funny and made better because we knew four of the actors; Bryon Schroeder (Bob & Donna's 3rd boy); Chris Scheer (he was in Sue's class in school); Jenny Schroeder (who was married to Vern & Carol Schroeder's son Craig) and Lena Mears (Rev. Mear's wife). Bryon and Chris were the leads and so funny. If you get a chance to see the play, do so. Even Bill enjoyed it though I had to twist his arm to go.

We were saddened by the news of Darlene James' death. Our sympathies to the whole James family. It will be nice to have Jason & Julie home for a while.

Now that some of the ice is gone, we are having snow to cover it up! Isn't Iowa weather great?

Friday, January 22, 2010


Another day of staying home. The ice covers the east side of the house, so completely that on Wednesday we could not get the front door open to go outside until Bill banged on the door to break the ice seal. All the east windows were completely covered with ice preventing seeing out. I tried using the dryer yesterday and thankfully checked it in a few minutes because it was hot--the dryer vent to the outside was frozen shut. Hopefully it will warm up some today so that we can get the ice off the sidewalks (at least a path to the garage).

Bill has been sick with the stomach flu and hasn't eaten a meal since Tuesday night. He has had toast but sometimes that doesn't stay with him. Doesn't have a fever or anything and is hopefully feeling better today.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

no school again

Don't you love this weather? No volunteering at the library today for me. It hasn't started yet, but the weatherman says soon we shall have ice covered roads.

Got to Cedar Rapids yesterday afternoon to return some things; made the whole circuit; from Marion where I took some items to Goodwill, to Kohls out by Lindale, to Pennys at Westdale and then to Walmart where Bill bought himself some shoes. That was my excitement for the day.

Monday night was Evening Circle; a fun night where we played Bingo and I actually won once. We have a great bunch of ladies and I really enjoy going. Next month we will be making little cherry pies which we will take to elderly and shut-ins as a gift for President's Day. We had a great time with that last year.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Thanks to those who read yesterday's blog. Got an email from sister in CA wondering how she would find the blog. I really don't know; one of you email and tell her! I check Laura, Lynne and Shirlee's blog every day. I really enjoy knowing what is going on with them. Went to church yesterday morning and yesterday afternoon finished reading my book. Maybe more to write about tomorrow. Stay safe in the fog!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

I'm going to try this

Hi everyone, I am going to see if I can do this. Bear with me.

It was a good week. I got to go away for 5 of the 7 days. Yesterday was great. Sherrie, Ashley and I followed Ellen down to Iowa City so she could show us where Caitlin goes to school. Then Sherrie got a hair cut and style and I got a perm. Even though I smell like perm (or as Caitlin said like arm pit) I like my new body and curls and Sherrie's hair looks terrific. We left before Ellen got her hair done so haven't seen how beautiful she is. We ate lunch together at Applebee's and then toured New Pioneer Coop before coming home. Last night we went with Rick and Deb Sawyer to Monticello for supper. Great day.

Let me know if anyone read this!