Saturday, October 29, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016 Our 55th anniversary and Terry's birthday,both on Friday the 28th

Hi! Wow, the last post was dated in March. Not sure why, but I just haven't been moved to write for a long time. And now it is time again! I'll try to be here regularly again.

We've had a busy month. We have been blessed to celebrate our 55th anniversary yesterday! Al, Lisa and the boys, and Krause's and Hunt's joined us for supper last night at Prairie's Edge casino last night. They had a buffet, which was good, not quite up to their usual standard, but still managed to fill us up. We rode over in our new (to us) vehicle. We traded in the Cadillac for a Ford Flex and are really enjoying it. We took it for a road trip for 10 days in Wisconsin and it was a delight. Dan took us to Door County, all the way to the Washington Island ferry. It was peak time for color, and we really enjoyed seeing all God's glory!

We were able to take in a JV football game Monday and watched our boys play football! Justin and Zachary both went out for football this year. They are at Manitowac Lutheran High School, man, 2 boys in high school! Tuesday we left for Hartford to spend a few days with Stan and Carol. They moved there from Washington in August to be closer to Jeff and Heidi and their families. They have a beautiful home and really showed us a good time. Carol and I were able to do our favorite thing, shop! We spent a few hours in Cedarburg, and did some antiquing, always a fun time, even if we don't buy anything. We stayed up late both nights playing games. 

From there we went up to Deb and Rich's. Saturday we drove over to the Crave's and spent time with Leah and her family. They have a lovely home, very country. Leah gave us a tour of Crave Dairy. We weren't able to tour the cheese factory, but saw everything else. That is quite an operation. 

Sunday we went to church with Deb and Rich in Ripon, and after breakfast, Rich gave us a tour of Ripon. He drives bus out of there. Then we headed to Manitowac to enjoy the high school concert. Tosha directs one of the choirs and the boys sing in the choirs. Zachary also plays drums in the band. It was such fun, lots of talent in the school! They had a fund raiser and a silent auction. I put my bid on several things, assuring Orrin that I would surely not win anything. Hmmm, well, I did win a Christmas quilt! It's lovely, a variation of the log cabin. All for a good cause! 

Coming back to their house, Dan saved my life! I took a misstep coming into the house from the garage, and he grabbed me and kept me from a nasty fall onto the cement floor. Thank you again, Dan! 

We headed home on Monday, and I'm still doing laundry. haha 

Last night I woke up at 2 and realized we were in the dark. Literally! Our electricity was off. We called it in and about an hour later it came back on. We're not sure what happened, we didn't have a bad storm or anything. Some rain is all. I'm thinking it went off around 12, so was off for 3 or 4 hours. I got out the battery run candles and we just both nodded off to sleep until we got electricity back. 

Today was a lazy day for both of us. I read the book for book club, I like to wait until it's closer to book club day so it's fresh in my mind, but last month I left it too late and didn't get the one read. This month it's Ordinary Grace by Wm. Kent Krueger. It was really good. He writes a lot of Junior books, and this one was told from the perspective of a young person, but was very interesting. 

Thanks to everyone for the good wishes, we appreciated it. We've been enjoying the pictures coming from Walt Disney World. Jeremy and Laura and Maria are there. The look on Maria's face is priceless. 

Hugs from Canby. 
Orrin, Linda and Teddy

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Good evening! I know I've been MIA for a few days, I've been dealing with a stomach bug and just haven't felt much like being on the computer. I think I'm seeing the end of it (I hope!) I missed Treadlers yesterday and bible study this morning, I just didn't think I'd better go, I've needed to stick close to the bathroom.

I made a normal supper tonight and so far, so good. 

We had a nice weekend in Gibbon. We had an Easter breakfast, and unfortunately, it didn't stay with me. We went to Winthrop for an Easter buffet, which smelled and looked wonderful! I had a glass of 7-up and a cracker. But the others assured me that the meal was very good.  

Since then I've mostly just stayed put. I did get a book read. And we went into Madison for our tax report. It was actually pretty good, which was a relief. So that's done for the year. 

And not much to add to that.

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday. March 25, 2016

A blessed Good Friday. I think it was quite nice again today, I really didn't stick my  head too far out.  I'm feeling a lot better, not 100% maybe 96%?

We decided to watch the service on live streaming tonight. Orrin didn't think it was a good idea to go out just yet. Tomorrow we'll be going to Gibbon to spend the holiday weekend with Al, Lisa and the boys.  We really like the live streaming as a back up. I was happy that they did it for tonight's service. The 4 o'clock service, not the Tennabrae service.

Not much to report on today, I cancelled my Chiropractic appointment, I decided I'd better not chance that either. I've been eating meals today though, and all seems fine.

Cori posted a picture of Jack smiling, he's getting so big!! I hope you were all able to see it on facebook. He is really a little chunky monkey. The picture just made you want to reach in and snuggle him!  Her and the kids are spending the weekend in Rapid City. 

And that's about it here. I may not post again until Sunday night when we get home. Have a very blessed Easter and rejoice in the great sacrifice that our Saviour made for us all.

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy

 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Maundy Thursday, March 24, 2016

Hi! This will be short again, I'm still not feeling great. In fact, it has escalated to a throwing up kind of sick.  Hopefully, that will be just a one off.  My head is pounding, too. I'm afraid to take too many pills, it may upset the tummy again.

I slept quite a bit again, and now I'm ready to do the same.  :(  Sure hope none of you get this bug.

Tosha was nice enough to share the Manitowac HS Easter concert. We haven't had time to listen to it yet, Orrin is already asleep in his magic chair. 

I did eat some crackers and had a small dish of cereal, hope they stay down.  I had to cancel my chiro appointment, will try for tomorrow.

And that's it for tonight. Hugs,

Orrin, Linda and Teddy

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf of springtime. - Martin Luther

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Day of sickness

This will probably be short. Midmorning, I had the onset of a nasty cold. Liquid leaking from nose and eyes, sore throat, just feeling crappy (pardon the expression).

So I basically just laid around most of the day, napping off and on. Tonight I did the netti pot thing and brushed the heck out of my teeth, and then did a thorough listerine rinse. I sure hope it works. I've been taking cold pills off and on and Cori told me to take some Spark, so I did.  I'm trying to nip this thing in the bud if I can. It sure came on fast.   Not sure where I picked it up.

I did get a load of laundry done. And my appetite has been fine. Just feeling generally icky and headachy. I don't even know if some of those are words!

And that's pretty much it for today.

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy

Jesus says, "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever!"

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Good evening! It was a lovely day today, but trending a bit cooler. I see that there is some snow on the way, but I think it will stay south of us. It looks like it may hit Wisconsin kind of hard, though. Stay warm and stay safe. Winter is not done with us.

I had a few errands to run, but first I had some cards to make and get ready to mail. I finished 6 cards!! Only 5 more to go! But they're for guys, and they are the hardest to do. I got those 6 in the mail today, stopped at the library and then at the credit union.

I had to get some more papers to the tax lady, so drove from Canby to Madison for that. Grabbed a piece of pizza at Casey's and then headed home. I wasn't home for long before a nasty cold hit. I was so tired, so took a nap, and woke up with congestion and a constantly runny nose, which is still with me. So this will be short.

Just one of the cards I finished.

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy

In the happy moments, Praise God
In the difficult moments, Seek God
In the quiet moments, Worship God
In every moment, Thank God


Monday, March 21, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Oh, wow, here I am, two days in a row!! Yea me.

I had a full day today, starting off with 4 appointments. My first was a badly needed haircut, followed by a manicure. These always include some nice visiting. I feel like I know these gals well. They are in Montevideo.

Something interesting I discovered there. My manicurist's (is that a word?) husband was one of the earliest recipients of a heart transplant. This was 28 years ago!! He was #137 at the U of M. The anti rejection medications he takes are very hard on the body, and he needs a hip replacement (both hips) and both knees. At that time heart transplants were new and not done that often. Just was a very interesting conversation.

When I was done there, it was off to Madison to meet Orrin for a visit with our tax lady, to drop off all of our information. That didn't take too long. We had lunch at The Pantry, we hadn't eaten there in a long time. It was okay, we had a rice/chicken hot dish, heavy on the rice. Luckily we ordered half orders, which was plenty!!

Then I called the chiropractor to see if he could get me in at 12:30. Luckily he could. My arm had been sore, sort of like tennis elbow, I think an aftereffect of my earlier mishap. He really gave that a good workout, and it feels marvelous tonight!! I think I can go to bed without tylenol. 

So that was in Dawson. And then I drove south to Arlys' for club. We hadn't met since November, and I really was looking forward to that. She made a good lemon dessert and we had fun with our usual game of garbage. There were just 6 of us, our club is down to 7 now, but one of them is still in AZ. I was sorry to hear that she was having radiation for cancer, she's had a lot of problems with that. We talked about golfing this summer, I am determined that Orrin and I will get out on the course this year, we never even played one round last year!! We all just had a good, enjoyable visit. Next month we'll meet in the evening again.

I got home around 5:30. We had a supper of left over tater tot hot dish, I guess it was the day for hot dishes.  Then we settled in to watch the first show of the season of Dancing With the Stars. I made it about half way through, not sure how long Orrin lasted. I didn't think it would be a very interesting group this year, but it turned out to be pretty good. I don't know if they could make the ladies costumes any skimpier. And the men have very impressive physiques, but do we really need to see any more bare chests? But the dancing is very good. I'm surprised that Orrin seems to enjoy the show too, or is he just humoring me?

I woke up from the couch and thought I would get online and actually follow up on this blog. And now it's time to move to the bed. I believe Orrin has already headed there.

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy.  

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18