Wednesday, March 30, 2005


Today Kurt's parents had a very successful farm sale. As soon as everyone gets their items picked up they will be heading back to their retirement paradise in South Dakota.

The best thing that happened today was Kurt's last appointment of the day had no electricity which put him home around 5:15. I was running late for taking my lunch so I ran home and we had a quick lunch together. A bonus 40 minutes of awake togetherness! A true rarity for us. Wednesdays consist of us watching West Wing if we remember to tape it. We did. He has it rewound and is waiting for me on the couch. YAY!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Lazy Days & Tuesdays

Today was pretty uneventful. I went to the dentist and got a huge filling. I spent the afternoon taking Tylenol and napping in between studying for class tonight. Fred worked on his Latin most of the day. He said he's at least a week behind. He and I had a nice lunch together. I don't get to spend much 1 on 1 time with him. We talked about the tests he took this morning, college, and his Latin class.

Kurt was running late this morning as usual, but he did remember to turn off the coffe pot. (We have a running joke how he leaves it on so I can have a hot cup when I get up - I DETEST coffee).

My class got down earlier than expected. Kurt and Fred had already eaten so I went out with my wonder twin, Brian, for his birthday. When I got home Kurt and I did some research on the There are 51 in our zip code, 1 very near my parents, and 3 or so near the kids when they are at the farm. It is very scarey business.

Monday, March 28, 2005


Well, it's Monday night. I'm home between work and class and I've decided I'm not going back to work ("are you EVER going back" asked Kurt.) I may. On Wednesday (since tomorrow is my day off). We have Fred here tonight because he's going to take some assessment tests tomorrow. I also have a dentist appointment.

Easter dinner was a success. Although the deviled eggs I made were a trial. First I couldn't get them to peel, then I couldn't get the devil filling flavored correctly, then Kurt had to be his usual overaccelerating self and when we got to the farm we had one big glop of deviled egg stuck to one side of the container. They still tasted good though!

My dad was big hit. He took 3 of 4 Hansens on a nature hike and expedition. They went to a little county park north of my parents' farm to check out the bird blind. While on their adventure they explored the blasting pill box from the old quarry, found lots of hickory nuts, and a deer carcass. Christy also got a picture of a possum before they came home. Fred stayed at the house with the rest of the adults (mostly so he could have more dessert). It was a fun and relaxing afternoon with my parents, my 90 year old grandpa, and my sister and brother-in-law.

My side of the family at my grandpa's 90th birthday

On the front porch Posted by Hello

Sunday, March 27, 2005

A Typical Weekend

Another typical weekend around here! Yesterday, we laid carpet in the dining room which included emptying the room of all processions. We had to cram them into the dining room, the front and back porch, and the basement. There is NOT a spare foot of space anywhere in this house! I have every suitcase and duffel bag we own filled with books and scrapbooking material.

Fred (the 17 year old) and Alex (the 14 year old) helped Kurt with the cutting, moving, and laying out. Meanwhile, I went to Menards with Nick (the 11 year old) to get the (wrong) kind of nails and other suppplies. While we were there he thought he lost his wallet. His goal is to earn enough money every week to buy a big bag of Twizzlers (which he did). We also went and bought him shoes...."why do I need another pair of shoes?"

When we got home I turned around and went and got groceries with Christy (the 10 year old). Fareway on a Saturday before a holiday is NOT my idea of a good time.

We got home and made lunch as the carpet project continued. The younger kids and the dog were banished to the outside, while Kurt worked on the carpet and I then began on assembling supper, making stuff for Easter, and doing homework. I had to go see a theatre production of The Boom Boom Room by David Rabe for my theatre class. (If it's near you, don't bother). It was endless and pointless.

Today we are going to my parents' for Easter dinner, continuing to reassemble the dining room, and I have to work. Happy Easter all!