Monday, January 30, 2012

From Souper to Super

We went to Second Helpings for soup tasting at their Souper Bowl Fundraiser… also bought a bowl.  From there we went to the Super Bowl Village - we were there when the woman was suspended for 5 minutes while waiting to be rescued on the zip line.  In reality the village was no big deal but we can say we were there!  In fact we are going back Monday night to hear The Village People perform… they better do the YMCA because that is the only song I know.  There also are fireworks at night.

The kitchen wall are finally stripped and washed.  We decided on a paint color - the paint was going off sale so I couldn’t ask for CC input!  A contractor is coming Monday to give me an estimate on drywall repair, putting in a recessed light… and if the price is right, I’ll even let him paint!

See everyone on Thursday!

Posted by Maureen on 01/30 at 04:18 AM
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Land of Ice and Snow

Real winter exists, and after living in Indianapolis for over 30 years it seems sometimes like I have gone soft on all of this!  Lots of blowing and drifting and icy roads on the way down to New Ulm from the airport, but now am warm and comfortable at my folk’s house! 
Also, I return to Indy on Tuesday Jan 31 (not Wed 2/1 like I said at CC) so I will be able to have CC at my house, no problem, on Thursday February 2!

Posted by Carol on 01/24 at 10:37 PM
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Sunday, January 22, 2012

a big little life

The Dean Koontz book is titled a big little life. It was an interesting light read.

Posted by Susan on 01/22 at 03:47 AM
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Monday, January 16, 2012

computer mission accomplished

Bill purchased a new computer(nothing really fancy but the old one died). Kara came over and hooked it all up ..printer; scanner; internet. As these things usually go there were problems but after a few hours of fuming she had it all working. Then while she was on a tear she empried out the top shelf of the computer desk that had been accumulating old discs and manuals for machines we no longer even own. Bill now has another spot to pile his stuff up. See you Thursday at Kate’s (assuming she hasn’t moved by then LOL )

Posted by Susan on 01/16 at 04:57 AM
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Friday, January 06, 2012

5 plus 14 equals 19th

Our next gathering is on the 19th. Enjoyed your visit and catching up on all the news. I took Joe Joe to the vet this morning. He had an infection and needed an antibiotic ($101 ouch). This morning he was staggering and seemed to be in pain.

Posted by Susan on 01/06 at 10:22 PM
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Sunday, January 01, 2012

In Memoriam ~ Ring out, wild bells~

One of my favorite New Years poems, wishing many blessings for 2012 to all the CC ladies!

From Lord Alfred Tennyson

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
  The flying cloud, the frosty light:
  The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
  Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
  The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind
  For those that here we see no more;
  Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
  And ancient forms of party strife;
  Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
  The faithless coldness of the times;
  Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
  The civic slander and the spite;
  Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
  Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
  Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
  The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
  Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

 

Posted by Carol on 01/01 at 07:08 AM
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