Thursday, April 30, 2009
Mary came home late last night very very tired. She said the opera was nice. I cam home from Kids choir at 7:30 pm and Matt was asleep on the couch and slept the rest of the night. I watched some TV, then chatted with Sarah for a few minutes and went to bed myself.
I have several errands to run this morning then we go pack up Sarah and bring here home from college for the summer. Sarah is bittersweet about this college year ending. SHe plans to get a summer job and save for a car and hopefully help with some college expenses.
No school for Mary and Matthew, but Mary does have to be at school today for play practice. Guess she has to be there earlier to cue the show with Mr Chapman the boss of the auditorium and really of the crew itself.
That is all for now! I am sure there will be more later.
(I like exclamation points)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Mary got her award and it was followed by an unusual movie. I kind of wish I would have excused myself to go watch the rest of Matt's second game. Hind sight is always 20/20. Mary will be going to the Opera tomorrow with the HS Orchestra.
Plans for Thursday have changed. Mary has play practice on Thursday and cannot attend visit day. As Asst Stage Manager, she cannot miss practice as the play is just 2 weeks away. So I will go with Jeff to pack up Sarah and bring her home. Matt said he won't be offended if we miss that game.
Well, that is all. Better get some rest, as I start work tomorrow at 0730.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Better get going!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Church went really well. The orchestra did a great job and we had really good sunday school attendance. I had a volunteer to take over as superintendent next year and some new ideas for teachers. The softball team is shaping up really nice too. I still would like to have more girls on the team. Right now we have 4, but one is having surgery this summer so she can't play after June. We need at least 3 girls (or young boys age 13) to play without forfeit.
We had lunch at one of our favorite places, The Halfway Restaurant. I like to eat their breakfast, stack of pancakes and crispy bacon. Mmmmmm. The lunch food is good too. We used the gift card we got at the auction last Friday.
Sarah comes home on Thursday! Please pray for her as she has finals monday through wednesday. Mary and I will visit Central Michigan. That is the last visit until the summer when we will drive to see University of Oklahoma. Go Sooners! I work 2 days this week. My little client is getting better! Thank you Lord!
I can smell the pizza cooking, so I had better get this posted.
Grace (with a smile on her face)
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday I worked nine hours. My little patient was pretty sick and I was busy keeping fevers down and her trach clear of secretions. She is doing a little better today. Once work was over, the day took on a new feeling. One of will I get everything done that I need to?? Shopping at wal-mart for NEEDED items, stop at the dress shop, prepare appetizer for the preschool auction at church, pick up Matthew from school and then attend the auction. As I was busily falling behind, Mary called and needed me to go open her locker and bring her stuff, esp her prom ticket, home. She was at a funeral. So, I drove over there, found her locker then spent 10 minutes trying to unlock it. Turns out I was at the wrong locker, hers was the next one over. Got back home and had Jeff take the appetizer to church while I showered and then he came back an took me over too. We ended up with some nice things; Gift certificates for our favorite restaurants, "free" haircut and style at my salon, a clock, camping at camp concordia, a piano music box, rollerskating, a handmade crocheted blanket and my personal favorite a MSU bsaketball signed by Tom Izzo and the other coaches! We all came home and tried to watch a movie, but most fell asleep. I saw the ending, but missed parts of the middle.
Tomorrow afternoon is our first church softball practice. Yay! Hope the weather will cooperate! I am excited about this season...
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Mary got her dress today. It looks very nice. She is happy with it and looks forward to the prom. Brandon's grandma died today, so Mary is spending some time with him this evening.
I just got word that I was rejected again at the children's hospital. This is so frustrating! Jeff thinks maybe most of these jobs are hired from within. That could be true. Still I think I would like to talk to someone to see if there is any chance of getting hired with Spectrum.
That is the update...I am a little on the muscle now, so thought if I wrote it out it might make me feel better. Didn't work too well. :(
Until the next news hits~
Essay Contest: We received word today that Mary will receive a small monetary gift for her entry to the Right to Life essay contest. She wrote about abortion. It was very good and moving. Maybe I can get a link for it our post in the near future.
Mary has one more college visit scheduled. We will visit Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant. Many future teachers attend there and the town is pretty nice. With Mary's gift in writing, she could receive some good scholarships. As of this writing, University of Michigan and Wisconsin Lutheran top her list of higher education.
Mary and Matthew have begun the fun of choosing next years classes. Mary has 5 of 7 picked. Matthew has his all figured out. I guess they are going to a 7 class day if possible. Not sure of Mary's choices other than Village Green, Orchestra, Pre Calculus and Government. She has also Dual Enrolled to take Spanish at the local community college in the evening. Matthew choices are Honors English, Honors Biology, Marching Band (wants to march with the sax), Geometry and History. He will be auditioning for Village Green later this week! Matthew will also take his PE requirements. Possible alternate classes are woodworking and keyboarding. We plan to have Matthew in Driver's Ed this summer. Mary will have to complete her second session as well. All of my kids driving? What the heck? That is pretty scary. I guess they have to grow up!
Better get some rest, I work tomorrow.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Off to Never Never Land!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday we visited Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown WI. I have never been there, so it was nice to see the place I have always heard about and recently our sunday school sent money to them as a mission gift. Mary will be spending a week there for summer camp. I wanted to chaperone, but they didn't need me. I think it will be a great experience. I also met a man who had my Aunt Gert for a Sunday School teacher years ago. We had a nice lunch with Bobbie, Bill and little Elsi. She is adorable. Her brothers are very polite and easy to get along with. It is so hard to believe how fast everyone grows up!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Today I am going to get some laundry started, groceries bought and plan for our little trip. We are going to visit Concordia Chicago and now Wisconsin Lutheran College instead of Lawrence. It will be lots of fun to see Aunt Bobbie, Uncle Bill and our cousins.
Thursday I have a doctor's appointment in Grand Rapids then head to Holland to pick up Sarah for the weekend. I think we will color eggs on Saturday afternoon. Still haven't decided on Easter dinner.
Sarah has her schedule for the fall: Spanish 2: M W R F 930-1020; Intro to Nutrition: M W F 11-1150; Human Physiology: M W F 12-1250; Human Phys Lab: T 3-550; Injury Prevention and Care: T R 12-1250. She will also get credit for Spanish 1 since she is in Spanish 2! YAY!
As for the rest of the weekend, I need to type up some bulletin annoucements for Easter, practice the piano as the orchestra is playing tomorrow, make some posters for church and pack for the trip, apply for a job and let's not forget bowling! It is position night! We are bowling a nice team.
Matthew is thinking of changing instruments for the band next year, Drums or Sax. I guess we shall see. He might be playing his trumpet for church on Easter! That would be great!
Better go. I am going to make a nice lunch.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
The Collage Concert at the high school the last two nights was great. Matthew sang in the choir and played his trumpet. Mary sang in the Village Green Show choir, played in the Orchestra and then played her cello as an accompanist to a solo along with a guitarist too. It was beautiful. She had many compliments. Say a little prayer for Mary. She is going through some hard times. Thanks.
I had a long day at work and was glad to get home. Things are a little better and I realize that I like the fexibility of my schedule, but I still think it is time for me to get back into hospital nursing, because if Idon't re-enter soon, I probably never will. I work again tomorrow perhaps a 12 hour day instead of an 8 hour day. There is an opening at a hospital in Carson City, 20 minutes away, on their med/surg/peds floor. Deciding whether I should apply.
We had our last soup supper and lenten service. The chimes played their songs and did pretty well. The director had a shaky night, I clunked the chimes a few times. Now my hat changes to orchestra and we play on Sunday.
We are looking forward to our spring break trip to Chicago and Wisconsin. It will be fun to visit Concordia University, cousins, and Uncle Bill and Aunt Bobbie. A lady from our church will stay with Sammy while we are gone for 3 days. I will pick up Sarah on Maunday Thursday and take her home on Easter. Yay we will be together for Easter!
Well, I am way behind! I need to get over to quilting. Then get the chores done I didn't do this morning and watch the Series Finale of ER tonight!
Have a great day!
This link takes you to a cute song that is so true about our taxes. Enjoy it!