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Sunday, April 29, 2012


(Grandfather in German) Even though he has recently passed I am thankful for having had him in my life. He was a God send for a three year old adopted girl. Him and his wife took me in as their first grandchild. We went for bike rides around the high school, played croquet and debated about cartoons. You taught me how to eat like a lady and sit up straight. I can still see him in his socks and sandals LOL! We will love you for always.

The rest of these entries are out of order:

~Seeing a collie face with a mutt butt LOL! What a cutie :)

~Filling all our apartments.

~Getting a new washer for one of our tenants.

~Getting 100% on the first quiz of the semester.

~A great mom who spends time with me.
~Running around town with Jim (we ended the day with a trip to the goodwill).

~After a long talk with Jimmy I was up and running at a decent hour.

~ I finished my entries to my online class without much struggle.

~Jimmy got the dryer fixed and the internet up for the tenants.

~We caught a scrapper stripping a house before he made to big of a mess.
~My dad texted me Happy Valentine's Day :)

~Got to see Gwen's new house.

~The dryer part is on its way... $58 part and service is free because we had a warranty.

~Got a portion of my paper written... well written if I must say!

~I paid off two of my credit cards and a big chunk of the last.
~Hit the motherload at a local thrift store... everything I tried on was spectacular.

~Got a beautiful "new" table that fits perfectly in the kitchen.

~Mom bought two pairs of work pants for me for V-Day (finally pants that fit right!)
~Ron Paul came in first place at the Amherst strawpoll caucus!

~Ron Paul came in second place (within 3 votes of the winner) at the Wheatfield strawpoll caucus!

~I got "new" furniture for V-Day... a beautiful lit corner cabinet and a hutch with mirror backing.
~25 Page paper done and submitted!

~Having a nice talk with a stranger (Barbara) while Jim campaigned in the snow.
~Planting our first apple tree

~Working with Jimmy on the windowsill and the gate closure

~New fence up

~Shopping at ollies, and pea in the pod with Oma.

~Wording for devotion ceremony invitations finally settled upon.

~Got to see Opa before he went into the hospital for a broken hip.

~My mom's alarm didn't go off so she was two hours late picking up Amanda (she can't drive for three weeks while they monitor her condition and run tests) and Amada's phone had died. But amazingly, amanda got in contact with me via the school's computer and I was able to call mom and arrange a meeting.
~Getting $30 in free Tim Horton's gift cards.

~Jimmy's having fun tilling up the ground for spring planting.

~There are no more abandoned houses on our street.

~Time to read my new book "The Willpower Instinct"

~Amanda's passing out was only due to her glucose level and nothing more serious.
~Opa made it through his pace maker surgery.

~I picked up the phone when my sister Amanda needed help.

~Going to Betty's with Jim and getting a house recipe.
~A great new opportunity to lead the team

~Appreciative fellow sparkers (Thanks Guys!)

~I got to rock the vote in NY Republican Primary

~Ron Paul is winning in my district! (5 voters by noon 4 confirmed for Dr. Paul)
~I finally got my low carb bread from Julian Bakery

~Had a congenial conversation with a Progressive (I'm a LIbertarian)

~Got confirmation from a friend that my that suspicions were true
~Jimmy went over Oma's and helped her go through Opa's clothes.

~A nice dinner tonight.

~My teacher canceled class.

~New apt. with trainer set up.
~Jim & I Playing musical Keys (like musical chair but with keys): each taking turns trying a key until I found the winning one. LOL, Fun!

~Work went swimmingly.

~Mom's retreat is proving to be very informative and relaxing.
~Attending the final mass at Saint Ann's.

~The men and women who work so hard to preserve this community.

~Seeing my favorite teacher.

~My mom earnestly telling me some things that made me feel better. (Mr. Grey again)

~Jimmy planting our grape vines while I was at work.

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