Thursday, August 28, 2008

Name and spelling

Talked to Lu Ann this evening. She still doesn't know the spelling that Carmen has chosen for Gioia's middle name. She thinks it's Claire. Hopefully, if it is not correct, I'll remember to let y'all know.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Weight and name.

Talked with Lu Ann yesterday evening. Gioia weighed 7 lbs, 11 ozs. The middle name is another thing. They are considering Clare, the spelling is another question. It might be Clare, Claire or Clair. She missed being born on Chico's birthday. I was hoping for the 21st. But, this way, she has her own day. I'll just have to let y'all know when they decide.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gioia has arrived!

Somewhere around 4 p.m., Gioia arrived. Apparently all is well. Don't know a middle name, or how much she weighed. Carmen was to go to the hospital around 11 a.m. and they were going to induce her. Apparently she didn't labor too long. Will post the rest of the details when I get them.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Carmen has a post. Thought y'all might want to read it. .

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Prophets Town.

It was my first time at Prophetstown. There weren't many people there when I was. There are front porch socials on Sundays of August. I took my crocheting and sat in the heat and talked to whomever showed up. I was getting a headache when I decided to go. Maybe one of these days, I'll go camping on the weekend. I always like doing that. I'm not sure what I think of this place. I may go again sometime and then maybe I'll pass judgement. I was to go with someone else, but at the last minute that person couldn't go.

Stopped at the Custard to get a drink and Gene came in while I was there. Said "Hi" and we both left.

Talked to Lu Ann yesterday, if Carmen hasn't delivered by Wednesday, they plan to induce her. Yuk!!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

What A Day!!

It was a busy day yesterday, yet I didn't get much done. It was a Holy Day, so I had to go to church. Mass was at 12:10. Then I wen to Roseanna's to help her get an apron put together that she is making. This is the apron she had asked me to make a pattern for. (Not good English, I know. Sorry if I've offended anyone.) I knew when I did it, that I probably didn't get all the instructions the way she needed them. So, now we are critiquing it.

Then I had to be back home in time for a friend to arrive and help me with some computer glitches that I sometimes get myself into. That took 2 hours. A lot of glitches, huh?? After she left I needed to get me something to eat. I still hadn't had lunch and by this time it's almost 4 p.m. Soon after that I developed a headache (I do that when I wait too long to eat.) Then I fell asleep in the lawn chair. (You know, tummy full, tired.....)

After all that, and after I had my shower, I fixed myself a Margaretta. Wow, what a day!! Roseanna called me somewhere around 9 p.m. to tell me she was finished with the apron. Yeah!!!! Success feels good, doesn't it, Roseanna?!!!

Now, I'm going to get some more items on Etsy. Anyone want to see this website, go to . Everything on this site must be hand made. There is quite a varity. It might be fun to browse.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Not much today.

Remember my post about the abused lady with child? Well, I saw her driving his vehicle the other day. My guess is, she is back with him.

No news from Carmen. I hope Lu Ann calls me when she's on her way to Norfolk.

Have been working on the Hatke genealogy. When I was home with my back surgery, I borrowed Cyl Senesac's book. I put that part of the Hatke's on my computer in short form because it was the quickest and I wanted to get her book back to her. I'm just now getting it from short form to long form. Finished that family last evening. It's doubled the book size. Betty proof's it for me. The one big problem is I don't have the original to proof it all. Maybe Cyl will let me borrow it again.

We sure have had some very nice days lately. I haven't run the AC for I think 6 days.

Hi Roseanna!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Catch-up time!

Sunday was nice. Gene and Roseanna have the perfect place for a gathering. Everyone loved my Apfelkuchen. We were able to go thru all the pictures from the farm. Finally.

I went to bed at 11p.m. Saturday. Didn't sleep all night. Took two 20 minute naps in my chair on Sunday. Went to bed about 11 Sunday night and slept 9 hours.

Yesterday the weather was beautiful. I sat outside all afternoon and crocheted. Snooks was tied to a tree and she kept trying to get the critters in the wood pile.

Isn't my life exciting???

Saturday, August 9, 2008


When it comes to this computer, I sometimes feel really stupid. Then there are those who've told me that I do really well with it. But, I want the world to know that I'm really getting better. I had a problem getting to a certain spot. Had someone help me with it twice. I finally figured out that I have to type in a name on the one window, in order to get to where I need to be. Hoorah for me, I figured it out Friday night. Oh, do I feel good about that one.

Tomorrow is reunion day for us siblings. I'm baking an Apfelkuchen (that's the German spelling) to take.

Ttthhaaaaats all folks!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Memories resurrected!!

After years pass, we remember, yet there are some things we forget. This morning as I was walking Snooks, I witnessed an incident down the street where the male friend (husband or boyfriend, I'm not sure) dropped the woman and child off at her parents house. She was crying, also yelling at him while he drove away before she shut the door. So, it was flapping in the wind. I asked if I could help. I watched to make sure she got in the house, she did. Her remark to me was that he had hit her for the last time.

It brought back memories that I really don't want to remember. We just never know, do we????

I have to do the "dog walking" early in the morning these days. That way it's not too hot.

I went to Culver's yesterday for lunch. Doug was there driving a city truck. He was glad to see me. Ha! Ha!!!

Annie, Martin and Anja were at B&N last night. They didn't stay long because Annie forgot a needle and couldn't do what she wanted to do. Also, Anja was beginning to get tired. Shari didn't come either. A small group last night.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Gioia's Ready -- So is Carmen

Just had an email from Carmen. Gioia's kidney's have resolved the problem. So, everything is a go. What good news.