Monday, January 22, 2007

pretty Ice

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I woke this morning to a beautiful icy morning. Its something I love to see but not something I like to have stick around.

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I do love to see the beauty from inside the warmth of my home. Though I did venture out for a short just to get some pictures.

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Tonight most of the ice is gone and I can't say I miss it. Especially since I have to make the long drive to Ashland tomorrow morning. I hope the roads won't be an icy mess.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Happy Anniversary!

Now I know you will all find this shocking information but it's true, today Bob and I celebrate our 23 anniversary. Yes that's right 23 YEARS! I can't believe it myself. Today as it turns out is very much like this day 23 years ago. We had a light rain which turned to sleet and back again to rain. I remember arriving at the church that damp cold day. I wasn't about to allow the weather to dampen my spirits. I was filled with the joys and expectations of a life together with the man I love. Having no idea what the future was to bring.

Today here we stand as happy as we were all those years ago. Ready to face the challenges that are still to come.

**not sure why this pic is on its side since its upright on photobucket ... as usual I am having technical difficulties.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

problems with the school lunches....

I've been getting reports from Nickie's nurses about problems with the way Nickie's lunches have been prepared. You see for her to eat by mouth her meals have to be pureed. She doesn't chew her food so essentially they need to be pre-chewed. I've met with the cafeteria staff to explain this giving them an example of medium oatmeal consistency not too wet, not too dry. I thought that would be simple enough to understand.

I guess I expected too much of the cafeteria personnel. Her last meal at school last week looked like this.....
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Do you see any resemblance to puree or medium consistency oatmeal?

I didn't think so either!

Sunday, January 07, 2007


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Speaks for itself

Friday, January 05, 2007

Monday, January 01, 2007

Goodbye 2006 Hello 2007

It's been a year of many things to be thankful for, not the least of which a full year in our home in the country. We quickly made the transition in this last year from being city dwellers to still learning country folk. Raising baby chicks to chickens ready to begin laying eggs soon. Let's not forget Aldo
and Frankie our goats.

We've made some great new friends in our community. Brandon has his homeschool friends and I have the wonderful mothers of those children. I've had ups and downs with the nursing care but in the end now have some wonderful nurses that are caring for Nickie. Some I'm proud to call friends as well.

We've had some set backs with some bouts of depression, though very minor, and our dealings with OCD which has become less of a daily issue with the help of medication. Though today the first day of this new year has been a dreary rainy day I refuse to believe it is a sign of things to come. I pray the new year will bring us happiness, health and prosperity. I wish the same for all my blogging friends and family.

Happy New Year!