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Jan 28, 2015 05:58AM

26915 Morning ladies! I am feeling pretty good! I got up at 4AM this morning, went and jogged a mile plus worked with some weights doing arm exercises. Got home, jumped in shower, dressed and read a devotional and out the door to work before 6AM! Today I leave at 11:15-11:30 for an eye appointment so I needed to get here a bit early to do some things. Hoping I can get in 40 hours this week as I had to leave early yesterday for game (12:30), today early and Friday will leave early (2:30) for yet another game. TWO MORE WEEKS AND WE ARE DONE WITH BASKETBALL! :) I love this sport, but after watching too many games, I am ready for the end!

Deborah - Have fun with August and David. You are such a great grandma to be always lending a helping hand. Sheila was like that and I only pray, that if I become a grandma, that I can be half as great as she was!

Sadly I have never liked raisins. I tried them about 2 years ago thinking I may like them because I was an "adult" now, but they were still horrible. HA! I really want to like them as they are pretty good for you!

That's it my friends. Gotta get stuff done so I can leave.
Jan 27, 2015 09:10AM

26915 Pam - I have never made a turkey before (okay, once we did, but we really didn't know the whole thaw it before to cook it, etc. but haven't since that disaster)but I am so surprised that people say they do that (what you did with the carcass) and it always surprises me that it turns out!

I have only made a soup once and it was just a hamburger veggie one. LOL. I am good!

Tom sounds like he is doing super SJ! What a relief :) Although I think with all your cooking - anyone would be doing well.

Deborah/Janet - I think I would love to come visit today (even thought I HATE snow) - I just LOVE oatmeal cookies that well. (Although not with raisins...I think that's sad to ruin a cookie like that haha!)

Have a great day!
Jan 27, 2015 06:12AM

26915 Oh wow Deborah! That is a lot of snow. I have always wanted to visit NYC, but I will stick to visiting when it's summer time :) I hope your day is smooth and you guys stay warm. So sad about the boy who was killed Deborah...and being young at that.

Cheryl - How heartbreaking about the person's death. Like someone said earlier, how terrible their pain must be to not be able to see a way out except by death. My parents had a death in their community just two weeks ago. A 9-year old little girl hung herself. Can you believe that!? When they told me, I was so taken back. That's the third grade. THIRD GRADE - A BABY! I could not imagine the pain of losing your child and on top of that, that she did it herself. My heart struggled for awhile over that.

I have nothing new to report. I made a new recipe last night for a coworker's birthday and I pray that it tastes okay. It is some kind of Oreo No-Bake Dessert thing. Which there are a tons of different ones on the internet. This one used Oreos for the crust, then a layer of cream cheese (blended with powdered sugar and cool whip), a layer of vanilla pudding followed by a layer of cool whip topped with more crushed Oreos. I just hope it tastes okay!

I pray you all have a blessed day!
Jan 26, 2015 07:45AM

26915 Morning ladies. Why oh why do weekends fly by? Even if we aren't busy, they seem to zip right past us and before we know it - we are saying goodbye to Marc for another week. :( I do have to say I have a huge appreciation for single parents who have more than one kid! I find myself not doing any housework/laundry until the weekend and then if we plan anything - well that gets pushed back even more. I am pretty much going to work and then just running after kids. Too bad I couldn't lose weight doing this LOL.

This week consists of trying to get my 40 hours in; archery tonight for Natalie; Tuesday- coming into to work at 6AM because junior high game along with a high school game to follow later in the day(thankfully both at home); Wednesday will consist of going to work early because my daughter needs her eyes checked and I want a haircut, running back home to pick up kids for Awanas/youth group (then proceeding to run everywhere for that); Thursday will be housework/laundry at home and cleaning our car out (hopefully vacuuming and wiping it down); Friday is another HS game and Marc will hopefully get to come home. Saturday we leave for Lincoln because Sunday we are watching women's Husker basketball game.

Marc was offered another position in the company he works for Friday afternoon. It is what he was doing here, but everything will be brand new as they are just putting it "on line" today! He will be doing the natural gas well side of all the oil wells. This could be good because he will have a "normal" 8-4 M-F workweek. HOWEVER, we aren't for sure about this week because it's the first week of it being up and running. I am PRAYING PRAYING PRAYING that he doesn't have to work the weekend because he is the one who planned this whole Lincoln trip with my parents, sis & BIL and all of us. So it will suck if he can't go (plus I don't want to drive in Lincoln!). I did just think of maybe a downside of him having this position - no one else knows what even happens with the natural gas stuff. So I don't know if he will be able to take any days off or not. Darn it - too bad I didn't think of that before. Oh well. It will all work out -I am sure.

Friday night we were able to go watch American Sniper. I think I cried 2/3 of it. I did not know how he did die-I just read something about his parents wanting his memory not to be put down (something like that). I haven't read much about what other people thought, but with having a military family - it really hit me. I think it did because I know that my BIL had to see some really bad stuff go down and that's why he is the way he is today. I just wish everyone could live in harmony - I know wishful thinking obviously. Anyway I really enjoyed the movie...or not really enjoyed, but it opened up my eyes. (I have another relative who is a sniper and he met Chris before he died. He said Bradley Cooper's portrayal was very real.)

Saturday and Sunday we went through some of the stuff in Marc's parents house. 48 year worth of accumulation is a lot. It was a pretty sad day and I think it was kind of hard on us all.

Okay I guess I probably should so something about working, since I am here at work.

Much love to you all! Deborah/Janet - Please stay safe!
Jan 22, 2015 07:03AM

26915 I went look at the menu and wow. Sounds great! I have never heard of fried spinach...anyone else?? I also had to look up provel cheese as I have never heard of that either.

I need to do better at not volunteering for things. HA! Our high school is in it's conference bb tournament and since I couldn't go to the booster club meeting last night, I told them I would make goodie bags. I did -but I will pay for it today...tired plus no workout and didn't pack a great breakfast. I used green lunch sacks (you find in the card/birthday stuff in Walmart) and just printed out this and glued it to the front of the bag "Go Creek Valley Ladies...Run those "Fast Breaks", "Stick" it to them", "Chew" the competition up, and "Crush" those goals!! For the goodies, I put in Mini Reese's Fast Break candy bars, pretzels for the "sticks", a can of orange Crush and a package of gum. Hopefully they like it.

I have become obsessed with rice thins. They are amazing! I have noticed that I bloat some after eating a lot of wheat, so I have been trying to be mindful of how much I eat it. The rice thins that I love are barbeque. Processed so not very good - but they taste good.

I finally went to the library and got three books. I am almost halfway done with one of them and the name escapes me now! It's about WWII and focuses on a couple of characters - one is a girl who went blind and her father works in a museum. Ahhh what a great father that man was.

Okay ladies and Aaron - need to get to work.
Jan 19, 2015 08:22AM

26915 Good morning Coffee peeps! Lots of talk since I usually don't read anything over the weekend on here.

Lisa - So happy with how everything is going so far with your mom things. You sound very good too! (Or what I read of course.)

Sadly things are still screwy with Marc's family since Sheila has passed and Dale has a new wife. I don't think I ever told you guys everything has happened since she died, but I can tell you life is SO much different now. I am not sure if I told you she wrote letters to each of her kids, Dale and grandkids. Her letter to her middle child (Mike) probably wasn't what he was expecting to hear - she called him out on everything that he had done to them/her/us/his sister, etc. We didn't let him read the letter when he was around for the funeral - knowing that he would "blow up", which he did when he found the letters. (We made copies of the letters for everyone so Dale could keep the original, but he didn't even want it.) Long story short - we don't associate with him and neither does Dale or Marc's sister Lisa.

Sheila's birthday is coming up. It is Feb. 6 and I keep thinking about it. I realize that she will have the best one yet, but I am just wondering how I will feel on that day. Hopefully it will be a good day - my kids don't have school, but Natalie will have her last home game that night which will make it parent's night.

We didn't do much over the weekend. We hardly went outside Saturday and just stayed in. We discussed the moving deal as we are still uncertain where we should move. It depends on where Marc's job will ultimately place him as he is still being "trained". I am hoping that he will stay being in "training" until the first of the year. I only say this because once "training" is over, he will switch to the 8 days working/6 days off routine. At the moment, he is on a "regular" work-week. We bought 10 tickets to the women's Cornhuskers basketball game Feb. 1. Our family, my parents, my sis and her husband plus one of Natalie's friends are all going. I would rather not have to drive because that's a long drive (5-6 hours) plus I am not familiar at all with Lincoln.

I am happy to report that I am not going to be as busy as I was last week! A game tonight and if we win, a game Thursday and then Saturday. I will not be going to my middle daughter's game Wednesday as it is almost 2 hours away, plus it's a team that we always beat by lots of points. (Sometimes the starters don't play very the high school level, Natalie and the other JV players actually started the varsity game against this school.)

Pam - So happy everything is moving smoothly along and you have been able to sleep in our own bed/home! I am hoping cards went well too.

Janet/Deborah/Lisa/Cheryl - You will be happy to know that I was up at 4:45 (alarm goes off at 4:30 and I hit snooze once for 10 minutes) and proceeded to do a DVD workout plus another all-body workout I found on pinterest. Let's hope I can keep it up! I have been doing better at eating and getting in my water as well. Fingers crossed that by the time we move, I lose at least 20 pounds. My jeans are getting way too tight! :(

Have a great day everyone!
Jan 15, 2015 01:15PM

26915 Just popping on to share my condolences with Lisa as well. I pray that you can find strength in whatever it is that you need. I understand the know it's close and no more suffering - but until you reach that moment - it doesn't sound hard to "go through".

Please reach out to family members, friends, us - I realized that I didn't do that properly with Sheila.

Love you!
Jan 13, 2015 06:39AM

26915 Lisa - Praying all goes well today!!
Jan 12, 2015 07:01AM

26915 Good morning everyone! We woke up to a little snow this morning. I overslept as I wanted to get to work at 6, but didn't get up until 5:50. Only got to work at 6:50. Looks like I may have to come back this evening and work a couple of hours. MY goal was to come to work early every day this week, so hoping I can get with it the rest of the days.

I have one box packed. Haha! That's sad, but between everything else I feel like I don't have much time to do any actual packing or sorting. At this rate, we may be ready to move once Nat graduates :)

My week is FULL and just typing/thinking about it, makes me tired. Today Hallie has a game at 2pm and then Natalie has archery from 5:30-7:30. It wouldn't be bad if Natalie was of age where she could drive 24/7, but she can't. (Speaking of which I am anxiously awaiting that day, but at the same time NOT because then she'll be 16!) So I will get off work at 1:30 this afternoon and go to the game and then come back to take Nat to archery. If I don't work, the kids and I will get groceries while Nat is at 4H. Tomorrow I will get off work at 3:30 as Natalie has a game at 4. Luckily the kids can ride the bus to Chappell so I don't have to stop and pick them up on the way home. I am hoping the games don't last too long as I would rather either go home and try to pack another box OR I would love to get my huge butt back to running! Wednesday I will get off work at 4:40 to make it LP so I can pick up kids for Awanas and hopefully Natalie will be done with basketball practice as well so I don't have to make two trips to Sidney after work (she has youth group from 7-8:30 and Awanas is from 6:15 to 7:45.) Thursday I leave from work at 2:30 as Natalie has another basketball game that day, kids will ride bus to Chappell again. Friday is the only day I have nothing planned!!!! Marcus will come home that night and we will do some sorting & packing.

I may come to work just to get a break. haha!

Much love to you Lisa as you go ahead with your situation with your mom. Still praying all goes well - and who knows, maybe she will love it there :)

Pam - Have fun with your friends & cards. Hopefully you will get more unpacked this week.

Janet - I have never had bread pudding. I am not sure I would really like it truthfully. It just sounds weird. LOL! Glad your weekend went well with Hayley and your football party.

Cheryl - Good luck to you and Stephan. Hopefully he will start to feel better. There has been so many people sick around's ridiculous!

Okay all, better get to work. TTYL and have a lovely day!
Jan 07, 2015 07:03AM

26915 Morning girls. Our very busy life has started up once again. Yesterday was the first day of school back and Natalie had a game. Why they schedule basketball games on Tuesday nights is beyond me. Tomorrow afternoon Hallie has a game. Tonight is Awanas and youth group for my oldest. I get to get off work to drive home to pick up my kids plus two others and come back to Sidney. It's not a terrible drive, 20 min. each way, just going to suck doing it so much now without Marc here to help. So Wednesdays I will be gone from home from 7ish to 9ish. Can you tell I am not looking forward to it?

I must get some boxes now and start to go through things and pack up stuff we don't use (hmm maybe give that stuff away?!) or that we aren't using at the moment.

Lisa - Still praying about your situation. Hopefully it will be a smooth process.

SJ - I have no idea how you can be so uplifting in times like these. You meet obstacles and hurdles almost at every turn, and you just keep plugging along. I had a bad 6 months and I feel like throwing in the towel. I have so much left to learn obviously!

I did well on drinking water the last few days. Water always seems to be hard for me to drink until I really get into the habit. Monday I had 60 ounces of water and yesterday I did 80 ounces! :) I am aiming for another 60-80 as well with 80 being what I am "supposed" to drink.

Deborah stay warm today and Diane - I will give your link a click to see what you have to offer. I have never been to Ohio so maybe that should be a goal sometime. Aaron have a great day!

Have a lovely day my friends.
Jan 05, 2015 08:00AM

26915 Howdy GR friends! Wow, Monday already and my kids go back to school tomorrow. It's a tad crazy how time flies.

Our weekend was okay, nothing to write home about. Marc got home Friday around 4ish I think and then we went out to eat with another couple. I had fun, not sure if he really did or not. Saturday was HORRIBLE weather-wise. It was a blizzard and just nasty. We stayed indoors all day. Sunday was better weather-wise. Church and lunch mainly. Took a nap and felt weird/off all day. Stayed up until about 8:30 then went back to bed. I did however get up at about 5:25 AM this morning which is a plus.

Liz so happy to see you posting. I believe you are correct - however things turn out are the way they are supposed to be.

Lisa - sorry about your decision that you are having to make. I don't think being put in a home (I am not sure if that is the right word or not) is a horrible thing. I think being close to others who are in the same "era of life" as one is comforting. I pray that you have peace about your decision.

To everyone else - glad you are up and about. May you all have a lovely day.
Jan 02, 2015 07:04AM

26915 Good morning girls and HAPPY NEW YEAR.

I am going to believe that 2015 will bring wonderful things!
Dec 31, 2014 09:27AM

26915 Morning ladies. At work for now. We may get to be told to go home in about 4 hours which would be around 2-2:30ish...that would be perfect!

The weather is nasty again. When Marc went to work it was -24 on his truck, not counting the nasty wind that always is around.

I will have to say that I for one, won't be sad for 2014 to end. I am believing in God that 2015 will be a grand year.

Janet - Have fun at your lunch as well as your other company tonight. Hopefully you and Halley get to have some fun bonding time too.

Diane - I really want the Kindle unlimited, but haven't decided yet. Maybe that can be a gift to myself once we move and get the houses sold.

Lisa - Good luck on the un-decorating. LOL :) We only put up the small Coke tree so taking it down will be a 5-10 minute job. We actually were invited to three people's houses for tonight, but Marc works today and tomorrow. So we are going to Pine to our friends' house (where Marc stays during the week) and will spend the night there. Then Brian will take our kids sledding because they have really wanted to go and Marc doesn't have the time now. Plus our CanAm is down at Brian's anyway.

I have been going back and forth on this whole move. One minute I'm okay and looking forward to it - the next I'm sad to leave all the friends we've made here and don't want to move. How can I be that crazy??

Praying you all receive His blessings throughout 2015.
Dec 30, 2014 11:09AM

26915 It is freezing. It is about -2 and it feels like -11. Tonight it will drop even further below and at sometime, it will be -13 but feel like -30. I hope my husband is keeping warm while he has to work outside in this!!!

Not much for me. I went home after 7 hours of work, and SLEPT. I feel much better today, even though I am still tired. My limbs feel like they weigh a lot which is weird. I feel like I am going in slow motion.

Diane & Cheryl - I too don't have any book stores so I love the Kindle. Has anyone done the Kindle unlimited?? I am thinking of doing it, but then I think that is another thing to distract myself from getting ready to move and I know I don't need any more distractions.
Dec 29, 2014 08:18AM

26915 Morning girls. Sounds like you all had a great time for Christmas -glad to see that.

I am at work and hope to work all day, but not sure if I can. We were leaving Marc's sister's house late late Saturday and all the way home, all three of the kids were throwing up!! Talk about the longest car ride ever. Yesterday they were a bit better and today guess who has it.

Today is my husband's birthday and we are getting snow so I am not sure if we will meet him for dinner or not. He is now working at the new job, so lives about an hour away at the moment. When he was in the military, I really didn't care he was gone, but this time is very different.

Take care everyone.
Dec 23, 2014 07:27AM

26915 Deborah - Awesome sauce on the appointment :) I need a haircut badly. It has already been 18 months since the last time I cut my hair. That is beyond crazy uh?! The last time I cut it was when all of us girls cut our hair because Sheila went bald.

I am at work all day today. I am then off for five days :) I am kind of excited about that one. Hopefully this will give us a chance to work on organizing and cleaning up the house a bit before we leave to my parents. Originally we were going to my SIL house first, then my parents- but now it is switched as Marc is working Wednesday.

My parents flew my aunt in to have Christmas with us. It is the first Christmas we will have with her and probably the first Christmas she will have since moving away from Nebraska when she was 18/19. (Almost 50 now) My family has never met her before. It will be good I think.

I have presents left to buy and wrap. Just because I go overboard. hahaha! Very true. But this year just seems so off. I am hoping next year I won't be working this time of year and maybe we could (GASP) have it at my home! Luckily, we have sort of stopped having the big Christmas meals so whatever I did do, would probably do well. :)

I probably won't stop by until next week so hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!
Dec 19, 2014 08:08AM

26915 Isa - I actually prefer to read books that make me cry. Weird, I realize lol.
Dec 17, 2014 06:44AM

26915 Good morning ladies! SJ - SO SO SO glad it seems like things are going well for you with Tom at that place. Sounds like they know what they are doing!! Praise God :) I hope it continues to go in your favor.

Not much to report on. Marcus actually starts his new job Monday. He will have training Monday/Tuesday then he gets off Wednesday/Thursday/Friday and then begins Saturday - we think.

I am still sad that we have to move the kids though. If it didn't break their hearts, it wouldn't really matter to me. I received Nat's transcripts yesterday from the school and here she is first in her class. Which broke my heart!

So the next five months will be busy as we try to pack and go through things/ full-time job/ and being both parents for 8 days at a time. Hopefully we have the energy/strength!!

We get to go shopping for Christmas tomorrow. I don't know how much we will get with all the changes we have, but we are going to try.

Hope you all have a fantastic day!
Dec 16, 2014 06:30AM

26915 Morning ladies! I have been trying to think of a new couple of ideas for my parents for Christmas. They live very simply and don't like too much clutter - so any knick knack I give my mom, I kinda feel badly about sometimes because it obviously just sits around and they usually don't like that! Anyone of you like that by chance so you can help me out? haha!

Cheryl - I don't even have my shopping started! Says the girl who is usually buying presents and counting down in July. Just been a hard year I guess.

Janet - How fun that you were able to see the clip of your son and grandson. I bet the grandson was pretty excited to see himself on tv!

Have a great day everyone!
Dec 15, 2014 01:37PM

26915 Hey all. Marcus got an email stating that he was cleared for employment. Now he has to take a few online courses before he can officially begin. I guess they are truly covering all the bases! We are waiting to hear back on the start date.