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  • The ice that was

    1/17/2017 11:28:57 PM, by MSLZZY

    The day turned bright and sunny and reached 32 degrees. School started 2 hours late so the bus drivers would have an easier time getting th... Read more

  • The ice storm changed things

    1/16/2017 8:30:30 PM, by MSLZZY

    The freezing drizzle started before 6 am so the streets and sidewalks were too slick for driving or walking. It pays to take your time on d... Read more

  • A full afternoon by design

    1/15/2017 10:40:50 PM, by MSLZZY

    My slightly over-active mind has a min of it's own. Once it decides what to do, it is up to me to keep up. First I picked up the fallen branc... Read more

  • A mild January day

    1/14/2017 11:58:11 PM, by MSLZZY

    A rare mild day in January and the perfect time to get outside. DH and I had planned to clean out the barn and move the chicks out where th... Read more

  • Friday the 13th and oh, what a day!

    1/13/2017 8:54:03 PM, by MSLZZY

    I have really been feeling the pressure to get a lot done in the office but when it is Friday, the 13th, it seems like something has to go aw... Read more

  • One more day until the weekend

    1/12/2017 11:33:52 PM, by MSLZZY

    Need I say more? HUGS!... Read more

  • Lots of sitting today

    1/11/2017 11:08:01 PM, by MSLZZY

    But at every break time, I walked the halls of the convention center. One, to break the monotony of a power point presentation and two, to st... Read more

  • Tip top Tuesday

    1/11/2017 12:09:03 AM, by MSLZZY

    SIL has started a new office procedure with rules and expectations. Both the other secretary and I were a bit stunned but it is doable. We wi... Read more

  • The farewell

    1/9/2017 10:28:20 PM, by MSLZZY

    Those two youngsters took the parting well and DH and I did fine. It was very obvious that they had discussed this transition many, many ti... Read more

  • Missed blogging last night

    1/8/2017 10:44:46 PM, by MSLZZY

    It totally skipped my mind. We will be gone tomorrow morning to see College DS off to basic training. He says he is ready but I sense that ... Read more

  • One last night of entertainment

    1/6/2017 10:47:17 PM, by MSLZZY

    DS came home to play with the high school pep band tonight so we sat on the side of the gym where the band was playing so we could talk wit... Read more

  • Yes, it is cold but I remember when..

    1/5/2017 10:56:15 PM, by MSLZZY

    our oldest son was born. That was the year when we had more than 30 days when the temperatures were below zero. We needed to replace our ol... Read more

  • Ready to sail away...

    1/4/2017 10:57:36 PM, by MSLZZY

    To a nice warm place but being land-locked in South Dakota, I think I will just wait out this cold snap. By Saturday, the worst should be ove... Read more

  • Even the cat enjoys the wood heat

    1/3/2017 11:38:18 PM, by MSLZZY

    Joker, pushing 15 years, has taken to retiring for the night in front of the register in the kitchen. It is warmer there that laying on our b... Read more

  • The wind and the cold-what a combination

    1/2/2017 10:30:40 PM, by MSLZZY

    The wind arrived first but now the cold has arrived too. Over day highs tomorrow will be 13 but the next 3 days will be colder. This blast wi... Read more

  • Happy New Year's Day!

    1/1/2017 11:18:22 PM, by MSLZZY

    We decided to take down the Christmas tree at church as everyone will be working the rest of the week and Saturday had too many commitments ... Read more

  • Ring out the Old! Ring in the New!

    12/31/2016 10:52:24 PM, by MSLZZY

    Happy New Year to one and all. As we close the books on 2016, think back to all the non scale victories of the past year. Lose the doubt an... Read more

  • Fun with the GC

    12/30/2016 11:26:55 PM, by MSLZZY

    Babysitting the GC tonight so not much Sparking but what a sweet way to pass the evening. It is SIL's birthday so he and DD are out on the to... Read more

  • Poor internet connection

    12/28/2016 11:39:53 PM, by MSLZZY

    Can't seem to stay on long without getting an error message. Will try again tomorrow.... Read more

  • Blogging early

    12/27/2016 6:55:36 PM, by MSLZZY

    Missed blogging on Christmas but it was a wonderful day. We had rain off and on and acquired over a inch. Odd for December. Monday was spen... Read more

  • Merry Christmas Eve

    12/24/2016 10:06:51 PM, by MSLZZY

    A whirlwind day of preparations from changing the paraments at church, deep cleaning in the dining room, wrapping presents and making chick... Read more

  • Holiday baking

    12/23/2016 11:28:57 PM, by MSLZZY

    The last batch of raisin cookies are done. The first batch of bread is coming out of the oven and the last 3 loaves go in now. The laundry ... Read more

  • DS and his wife are here

    12/22/2016 11:26:52 PM, by MSLZZY

    The cats are happy and officially their responsibility. Just hope those 2 know how lucky there are (the cats, of course). I think the huma... Read more

  • DH's raisin cookies

    12/21/2016 11:09:59 PM, by MSLZZY

    No family Christmas gathering is complete without the famous filled raisin cookies (his opinion). Raisins are not my favorite but each and ... Read more

  • Last minute shopping

    12/20/2016 5:29:47 PM, by MSLZZY

    Tonight is the night when I will go shopping as the days fly by and I can't leave the office. DH won't cover for me so I will leave directly... Read more

  • Grade school Christmas concert

    12/19/2016 11:32:10 PM, by MSLZZY

    Wonderful concert with the out-of-town GC at their school. The 5th grade band and the 6th grade band did great and the play about the "Night ... Read more

  • Moderating temperatures

    12/18/2016 11:15:47 PM, by MSLZZY

    Although it was very cold this morning, the bitter cold has moved out of the area. Since we did not have church services this morning, DH and... Read more

  • Cut-out Cookies

    12/17/2016 6:27:19 PM, by MSLZZY

    Dear GD came this afternoon to help make the decorated cut-out cookies. I think she did fine. Read more

  • Our weekend forecast

    12/15/2016 10:19:49 PM, by MSLZZY

    12 degrees overnight Friday high 19 Overnight low -4 Saturday high -1 and dropping Overnight low -24 Sunday high 7 Throw in 4-6 i... Read more

  • Another harried day

    12/14/2016 11:31:52 PM, by MSLZZY

    Gosh, everyone, wait until the last day. And have the major healthcare website go down numerous times this afternoon and always when I was ... Read more

  • Too much computer time

    12/13/2016 11:15:55 PM, by MSLZZY

    Yesterday and today, I brought work home. Health insurance quotes and renewals to complete with clients. I do not want to be in the office ... Read more

  • Saturday travels

    12/11/2016 10:54:19 PM, by MSLZZY

    A modest 2 inches of snow but dicey visibility driving to graduation and a much more pleasant drive home. There was blowing snow but at leas... Read more

  • Graduation Day!

    12/10/2016 10:29:56 PM, by MSLZZY

    This was my idea for his cake and see how wonderful ... Read more

  • TGIF!

    12/9/2016 11:38:46 PM, by MSLZZY

    Another very long day with lots to do and extra errands to run but I got it done. The GC were here with us tonight as DD and SIL had a teac... Read more

  • Arrive early, leave late

    12/8/2016 11:20:25 PM, by MSLZZY

    Now that the Part D deadline is past, I really needed to enter end of the year crop insurance claims for all the farmers, just in case. Start... Read more

  • Last day of open enrollment

    12/7/2016 11:21:52 PM, by MSLZZY

    Hoping we didn't miss anyone. Now on to the next deadline-filing crop insurance claims by Friday. Never a dull moment. HUGS!... Read more

  • Anybody need ice?

    12/6/2016 11:37:04 PM, by MSLZZY

    Fourteen degrees and a wind chill of-4. May bottom out a 8. At least 2 more days of gusty winds. Put another log on the fire. ... Read more

  • The cold has arrived

    12/5/2016 11:13:56 PM, by MSLZZY

    From a sunny high of 45 to... 28, winds gusting to 32 miles per hour and a wind chill of minus 2. Nothing more to say except Good Night a... Read more

  • Look, Ma, no snow!

    12/4/2016 9:46:28 PM, by MSLZZY

    Gorgeous day with highs in the mid 40's. Maybe one last nice day tomorrow so I plan to enjoy it before the cold front moves in. Read more

  • College DS headed for graduation

    12/3/2016 11:39:36 PM, by MSLZZY

    After a tense week with 3 classes in question, DS was finally cleared to graduate. It took that long for a very committed admissions worker ... Read more

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