Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - over a week since my last post!!

Hi!!  I'll make this short, and will probably add more over the next few days.  I know it's been over a week since I posted last.  Put it down to inertia, and being gone for 4 days!

We went to Rapid City last Thursday for the boys grandparent's day on Friday.  That was lots of fun, it's always good to see how their days go.

Just a couple of snapshots of the day at school.  They also had a water balloon toss outside, didn't get a picture of that.  It was too windy and chance of rain to do much else outside, so they had their activities in the gym.  And then after that we had to play some mini golf with the boys and of course, Armadilloes!!

Then the next day we went to the market square, what a beautiful day to walk around!

 Then on Sunday we went to the Prairie Berry Winery and the Brewery for wine tasting!
After eating at Red Lobster and meeting Mara there!!  Then we went to Keystone for a while and then headed back.  

Monday we left for home after everyone was off to their respective places.  Just a wonderful weekend!

Now I've been tackling the monumental task of cleaning out my dining room and living room.  Just a couple pictures - one of the desk area before and one of the same area now transformed into a creative corner!!

It's going to be soooo much fun to work here.

 This morning we were up for church, didn't stay for bible study, so we could do our errands and get home to get back to work.  

Dan called the other night and we had a long visit, it was so nice to hear how they're all doing.  Thanks for the call, Dan.  

And now I've caught up a little bit.  Thanks for your patience.  Some days rememberances and feelings just catch up with me.

Hugs,  Orrin, Linda and Teddy

 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?
The LORD is with me; he is my helper.
I look in triumph on my enemies.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in humans.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in princes.   
(Ps 118:6–9, NIV 2011)

Monday, September 14, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Here I am, a few days later again!  My intentions each night were to blog just a little bit, but somehow that doesn't always happen.  And then there is so much to remember.  Because you know my life is such a whirlwind!  haha

Friday, after my trip to Watertown, I did stop in Clear Lake to meet up with some EMPI friends for a nice long visit.  It was so much fun, I hadn't seen most of them since I left that day last July.  There was so much to catch up on, especially with the major layoff of a few weeks ago.  I hope we do it again in the not too distant future.  Let's see, there were 8 of us plus Rose, who waited on us.  What I miss most about working is the social part of it, so it was super to do some of the socializing again!

Saturday was just a quiet day, didn't do anything too exciting.  I continue with my cleaning and organizing, my hope is to get the computer area done this week before we leave for Rapid City.  I am on a throwing away frenzy, it's amazing how much "stuff" can be accumulated.  Some of it I can't even identify!  I'm raising a little dust, so a lot of sneezing is going on.

Sunday we were up for early service and our first bible study for this year.  It's comforting to get back in that schedule.  We ate Chinese with Rose and Al and Terry afterwards, and then just headed right home.  We both had long naps.  Then the phone rang, and Terry was bringing his tractor over.  Well, turned out he was laying out in the ditch waiting for his ride to pick him up!  We don't notice much on the north side of the house, usually we're in the family room to the south.  Anyway, they came to the door, Pete wanted to ask Orrin a question.  I had just made a simple supper of leftovers, so couldn't even invite them in for that.  So sorry.  First night of Dancing With the Stars, there's quite a strange group this season.

Today Ted and I got our walk in again.  My tummy has been acting kind of weird, so haven't felt like getting too far from the house.  Then I really dug into the paperwork here, and got almost all of the filing out of the way.  Again, much was discarded.  I cleaned off the desk, and moved my markers in here.  I have a computer, keyboard and monitor if anyone would like it?  It's one that I won at EMPI and has XP on it.  It would be fine for kids or for gaming or whatever.  Just let me know if you're interested.  Tonight I made Hamburger Chow Mein, where are our unexpected guests now?  By the end of the week I am going to post before and after pictures of this room.  I should clean out Teddy's toys, too, but which ones should I throw?  He pulls different ones out all the time.

And with that -  Let's Jam, Sam!

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy. 

Romans 8:28
'And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.'

Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

 Off for my haircut and mani Wednesday! Got the right day this time.  My car could go in auto to Monte this week! Got a walk in this morning before I left, my walks are short! Other than that, just did more cleaning and organizing. Will I ever be done, you ask? So do I.

Thursday did our walk, we're pushing it harder, made it all the way to the neighbors driveway.   I cheated yesterday, when I should have been organizing I took a nap. Worked on it later instead when we watched America's Got Talent. Finals next week! Back to the organizing now! I'm close to moving my card making station in there. Yay!! 

Orrin mentioned that it was Senior day at the Lac Qui Parle country fair, so I said, let's go!  And we did!  We had supper in the 4-H building, and then walked around.  It's a shame to see how few the exhibits have become.  The 4-H building, while very nice, still was down quite a bit.  And the clothing exhibits are mainly clothes they buy, instead of sewn clothing.  They do have a new building called the Event Building (I think) and they had a band playing in there.  We sat and watched that for a while, we enjoyed watching the dancers.  Since it was senior day, there were a lot of white heads there, and they really know how to dance.  Friends of ours were dancing the whole time we were there, and when we came back later, they were still dancing!  We walked around some more, covered the other side of the grounds.  We hadn't been to the county fair for a few years, and I'm thinking it will probably be a few years before we go again!

Anyway, it helped my steps count, I went way over my goal, yay for me.  :)

Got up this morning and Ted and I took our walk.  My legs were kinda tired from yesterday, so we didn't push quite as hard, but made it almost as far.  It was actually cold out, I wore my earmuffs and put the hood up on my jacket.  Thought I would get this done this morning, I have embroidery class this afternoon, so will leave for Watertown around 11.  I have a box of stuff to take to GSI and will do that before the class.  No other errands this time, and hoping to be back in Clear Lake in time for a get together with EMPI friends.

I'm sharing a couple pictures of the cloud formations on Wednesday, I just thought they were so striking.

And with that -  gotta go, buffalo!
Need to do some filing this morning to clear off the desk.  

Orrin, Linda and Teddy

“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” (Matthew 19:26 NIV)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Wendy's birthday!!

Good Evening!  It's really cooling down which is great!  Ted and I did our walk yesterday morning, felt good after a few days off.  The apple tree is still losing apples, but there are plenty left!

I also noticed this plant in the ditch, I'm sure it's a weed, but haven't seen it before.  Anyone know what it is?

Our labor day was like any other day, didn't do anything special.  Orrin was trimming trees and bushes like mad and I went out and raked up the apples for him to load into the tractor bucket.  There were quite a few again.  We finished watching the PGA tour and I did some more cleaning out in this room.  Slowly getting there.

This morning I got up, showered and headed to Monte for my mani and haircut, only to discover that I had put it on the wrong day in my datebook and it's tomorrow!!  Turned around and headed for Watertown to pick up our meds.  I had a nice long visit with Delores on the phone.  Then when I got to WalMart I ran into Terry.  He said that Kathy was getting along fine.  Seems like I did a lot of driving!

When I got home, I checked her blog, and she had written on it this time and added pictures of Romania!  Very interesting.  Looks like they are mainly painting.  One more week there, I think.

Then we went to Dawson for our chiro appointments, had lunch at the DQ and came home.  I've been sorting through a bunch of CD's, lots of them photo CD's and some program CD's that are only through Windows XP, so think I can throw most of them.  I haven't used them yet, so probably never will.  There is one of dad's funeral, I didn't see any for mom's funeral.  

Alan posted some pictures of the boy's first day of school today.  Wendy had posted some last week of her boys and Cori had some of Isaiah's first day.  Fall is close, kids are going back to school.  Teacher moms are also going back to school.  Back into the routine of things.

Well, better shake, rattlesnake!

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy

1 John 3:17-18
But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his
heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.


Sunday, September 6, 2015

September 6, 2015 Sunday

Hi! Finally getting back on here.  It's been really hot here the last few days, so Ted and I haven't been getting in our walks.  It's supposed to cool down tomorrow, I sure hope so.

We didn't have any special plans for the weekend, just another weekend for us.  I made a couple of birthday cards for a couple of ladies that have birthdays this week!  We mailed them today from Watertown, so not sure if they'll get them in time, but better than I've been doing lately. Don't forget, Wendy on the 8th and Beth on the 9th. :) I got a new product called color bursts, so easy to use and fun for backgrounds.

Cori called the other day from Colorado, and we had a nice chat about their trip and their stay.  Hope they had time to do some sightseeing, too.  It's so nice when she calls, I really appreciate that she keeps in touch.

We went to early service this morning.  Slept in until 6:45! And church is at 8:30! And it's an hour to church!  But we made it.  Went for breakfast at the Wheel Inn and had one of their humungous blueberry pancakes.  Then we had some errands to run, as usual.  Needed some more mouse traps and Orrin needed some gopher poison.  Picked up prescriptions, but found out that one has to wait on the doctor, so will have to make another trip on Tuesday, 1 hr. each way! Grrr. My bad, I should have called it in earlier in the week. Oh, well. Living in the boonies means anywhere we go is a trip. So Tuesday, mani/pedi and haircut in the morning, run the opposite direction for the above meds, then back home and over for our chiro appts. 

We've been watching the PGA tour, and I was so disappointed that Jordan didn't make the cut this week again!  He has temporarily lost his putting mojo!  Sure hope the next one goes much better for him.  

decided to bake bread again, so that's setting now. Easy peasy recipe and makes 2 loaves, which should take care of us this week. Don't dare set any more caramel rolls, we just eat them too fast.  I still have 4 in the freezer upstairs, will have to get them out sometime this week.

I had gotten a facebook post from cousin Ron concerning our cousin's son, Rick Jobus, who lives in FLA and has ALS.  Here's the link to the article if you're interested.  Wendy, if you remember Karen Jobus? this is her brother.

His father, Richard, passed away several years ago with a brain tumor.  Anyway, I requested to be his friend, so hope to keep in touch with him.  Please keep him in your prayers.

I see that Kunde's are camping in the hills with Kim and family.  Wendy said they were camping this weekend, too.  My idea of camping is a nice hotel with a hot tub.  But more power to them!

Well, I started cleaning out the cupboard in this room, so I'd better get back to it.   We picked up a pizza at Papa Murphys, so a simple supper.

Chow, Chow, Brown Cow

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy

Psalm 91:4, He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

September 3, 2015

Good evening!  I thought I would write this earlier, since I don't seem to get it done late at night!  Nothing too earth-shattering, just regular things going on.  

 Tuesday morning I had book club.  It's always an adventure trying to get to the library these days.  I sure hope they get the infrastructure projects done soon. We always go to Subway for lunch, but I got behind a gentleman who had ordered some trays (which they didn't have ready for him) which consisted of at least a dozen  foot long subs plus all the extras.  By the time they got to me, I just ordered our subs and took them home.  I'll have to visit next time!
Tuesday night I went to craft club, and took the images I had stamped, as well as different coloring mediums and we all just had fun coloring.  Here are a few that I did - 

We all had fun, I think, and went home with a few Christmas cards.  

Yesterday morning, I thought we would go for our walk, but then I had my vision "aura" preceding a migraine, and didn't want to go on the road not being able to see well!  Today, it was really foggy, and hot and humid, and again, with all the gravel trucks going by all day long, I stayed in.

And that's as exciting as it's been here.  Orrin has a kind of blistery rash on his neck under his chin, that doesn't seem to be clearing up.  Not sure what would cause that.

Kathy left for Romania Tuesday morning, I pray everything goes well for her and the group she's traveling with.

Better swish, jellyfish!

Hugs, Orrin, Linda and Teddy

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." - Maya Angelou