Monday, February 26, 2007

A Wonderful Weekend

Despite the awful weather in Iowa, it was a wonderful weekend. I got to spend 48 uninterrupted hours with my husband. I didn't have a headache and I didn't have to get dressed.

Kurt and I were/are REALLY lucky. Our little town was spared the damage that is all around us. We got about 3/4" of ice and then a few inches of snow on top of that. We never lost power. My dad was without for several hours and my grandpa was without for a couple of days. I finally got him convinced to come stay with us. He is almost 92 and is out in the country on the farm. I called yesterday at 5pm to check on him. He'd been without power since 11 pm the Saturday night. He said he was plenty warm and had enough to eat. At 6 the phone rang and he asked if my offer to come get him was still good. He said, "it's getting a mite chilly." I was very relieved he came over and accepted our help. There is a long 4' drift in front of his garage so he wasn't going to be going anywhere. He is one of 2300 people with out power on his electric co-op. We went over at 1 today to empty out the fridge. Five minutes after we arrived the juice came back on, so I left him there. Of course he slipped me a little something for helping him out. It will be nice to sleep in our own bed again tonight.

We left the kids at their mother's since some of the roads were closed by the high way patrol. Alex was mad because he wanted to see his girlfriend. He actually was mad when he left on Friday because he claimed he had homework and needed to use the computer. Upon further investigation it was because he wanted to see his girlfriend. I'll be lucky if I don't end up with an illegitimate step grand kid. Ugh. Kurt went up and got them today. Hopefully, they'll have school tomorrow.

I hope everyone is safe and warm and not sitting in the dark.

Monday, February 19, 2007

California Here I Come!

My aunt booked me a ticket to CA today for spring break. Like the song says, "I gotta get outta this place."

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I HATE being an Adult

Saturday I'm scheduled to go to a 12 hour crop with my sister and the Beymer girls. We've planned it for months. I haven't had time (or the will) to crop since the last one. I've been looking forward to it forever. Plus my sister got me a pink and brown rolling cropper case for Christmas that I haven't had a chance to use yet either.

Well, I have, for lack of a better term, a shitload of homework.

Therefore, I believe I will have to make the crappy adult decision of staying home and doing it.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A Year Ago Today....

I married my very best friend. My one and only true love. I never knew I could love and be loved like this. We've had our ups and downs, but even the downs are better than anything either of us knew previously. I love you, Kurt. xoxox

Monday, February 05, 2007


It's freezing here. I dread the thought of leaving my warm flannel and grandma made quilts to go to class. My husband puts out lot of heat, too. Once he rolls out of bed at 5 or 6 am my chilly day starts. My India class was cancelled today. Of course, you don't find out til you put on all your Arctic gear and traipse across campus and find a little sign on the door. I have an Aging and Health test tomorrow. I've spent 2 hours studying for that already. I'm pretty sure I'm done at this point.

After class I did a bad thing and stopped at the pet store. They had 3 adorable, fuzzy, playful sheltie brothers. I feel the need to liberate them from their caged existence. They are already 4 months old and expensive! They were $329 each! Ridiculous. I'm going to see if I can find the number for the breeder I got Lewis from. I'd much rather buy from them. Dad and I picked Magoo up from a nice, warm, roomy dairy barn.

Thursday is our one year anniversary. It seems hard to believe. Kurt's always the "great sum upper" but we've had a helluva lot of stuff to happen to us in the past year.

I met with my advisor last Wednesday. After this semester I only have my science lab class and my 720 hour internship to complete. I WILL be graduating on December 15, 2007. Woo Hoo!!