Tuesday, May 30, 2006

To Do List

  • Get a new lawyer
  • Call the lady at the chapel
  • Make vet appt for Lewis
  • Make hair appt for me
  • Start Pre Algerbra class
  • Return black flats
  • Plant Rikki's rose bush
  • Plant the jalapeno, verbena, tomato and moss roses
  • Buy cilantro to plant
  • Call Caterer with final numbers
  • Do more laundry
  • Track down funky smell in bathroom
  • Plant seed packets
  • Balance check book
  • Clean out fridge

Again with the Insomnia

Kurt has it too though. I'd much rather be asleep. Wedding details are starting to keep my up. I have a lot I haven't done. It's all little stuff, but it's stuff that matters.

We went to the Memorial Day service at the park. It was very nice. I'm not sure I've been to one before. The band played, flowers were laid, and a wreath floated in the river.

From there we went an laid pink carnations on family graves. Kurt's family plots are too far away for impromptu planning to work so we toured NE Iowa hitting (and missing) mine.

We ended up having a picnic at backbone featuring Wonder Roast chicken, potato and macaroni salads, and molasses cookies. We must have looked like savages tearing into the chicken. It was OMG delicious!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Happy Birthday to my Wonderful Husband!

Yesterday was Kurt's birthday. It was also his first day of unemployment. (He starts the new job on Monday). I had to work so he was going to spend the day watching Sci-Fi. Sunday we are having his family party since I have the day off.

Thursday night was his going away party from RSM. I went down for it. We had a fantastically fun time and then went to Texas Roadhouse. Delish! Neither of us slept well when we got home. We were both up around 4:15 am so I asked if he wanted to open his birthday presents. He did. He liked them. I got him Freakonomics by Stephen Levy and the 2006 Commerative Stamp Collection book.

I went to work. He came up and got me for supper and then we went to the DaVinci Code. I thought it was fun and thrilling in spots. The theater has been redone. The seats are AWFUL. They are like those video recliners you see in the stores. We were so very uncomfortable.

Happy birthday honey bunny. I love you.

The end is near

We bought a scientific calculator for me so I can do my Beginning Algerbra class. It starts next week. The calculator has lots of buttons, symbols I've never seen, and a cover. It's scary. I wanted to put it in the freezer.

Friday, May 12, 2006


Three classes. Three grades. A B C. My GPA is 3.19 overall. Not fantastic but not terrible either.

Too much going on

I am too busy and distracted and I'm missing the details of life.
Two things:

1) If you got a wedding invitation the ceremony is at 6 o'clock in the evening.

2) If you got a picnic invite it's being held in Independence.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A Passing

Sunday night brought at phone call from my dad. That's pretty unusual as he is anti-phone. I had an "Oh No" moment when I saw his name on the caller id. Turns out my Aunt Doris had passed away sometime between Friday and Sunday. It appears to have been a heart attack. I feel immense sympathy for my 4 cousins who are my age and older. Their dad passed when we were very young. Now their mom is gone. I feel bad that they have no parents.

I'm not close with her. However, she was a permanent fixture of my childhood. My cousins Jean and Wade are the same age as me. The three of us would ride bikes back and forth between our farms. They lived just around the square from us. We'd have week long monopoly games and Aunt Doris would give us cookies and kool aid. We'd camp out in the living rooms and fall asleep to the sounds of her distinctive laughter as she and my Aunt Merry did cross word puzzles and smoked cigarettes. Aunt Doris loved game shows and would have them on TV always. It felt wild and forbidden because my mom didn't believe in day time TV. She had an old green car with vinyl seats and no A/C that we'd all pile into for swimming lessons or when she'd pick us up from practice. If we went somewhere and Jean and I lost track of her, we'd just wait for the cackle and we'd be able to find her right away. She collected red glassware from Avon. She was my Aunt Doris.

The funeral is Thursday.