Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Out Like a Lion, In Like a Lion

Strange title, yes, I agree and we'll get to that later.

I have fallen off the face of the blogging world. I have not blogged since April of 2014 and have been reading other blogs either. My excuse...... Nursing School! I knew it would be busy and I knew it would be hard, but UFF DA! Yep, I'm letting my Norwegian heritage show and I'm proud of it. So I have been on winter break since the middle of December and will be heading back to school on Monday. This week I started working on pocket med cards that I can carry with me on clinical days. I do truly love school and the crew in our semester is awesome.

You would think that being on break from school for a month would give me time to actually do some blogging?!?! Not so much. Which leads me into the title; Out Like a Lion, In Like a Lion.  We often hear something like this centered around March, but the end of the year?

Well, 2014 most definitely went out like a lion roaring away.  My 2001 Saturn (the first car I ever owned) with 237,000 miles took a dump and we needed to buy a new car.  Thankfully My brother-in-law had one that he was selling.  Yay!!! The pump on our wood boiler died and needed to be replaced. We needed by buy some propane (only used as back-up for the boiler), and the fan on our furnace left for vacation without us.  I discovered that our son has an irregular heart beat, which turned out to be benign and normal for some kids (Thanks God!) Then the truck took a dump.  So December has been a bit expensive even above and beyond Christmas and a bit scary.  It went out like a LION.

2015 hasn't been too bad, but we are in the deep freeze again here in Northern WI along with other parts of the Midwest. It isn't the coldest, but it is cold enough that the kids do not have school and it is too cold to kick them outside to play. We are filling the boiler more than normal and we have to keep thawing the chicken's water.  Life in our little corner.  Hope the lion decides to take a nap.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Playing in the Snow

Hello Family and Friends, Jeremiah here.
I got to play in the snow today.  Yesterday and last night we got over 12 inches (30.48 cm).  Before it started snowing there was no snow on this deck.  It came down so fast and we didn't even get an early release from school.  I really thought that we would get out early (it would have been my 1st snow day).

Adin, Elle and Lizzy do not have school today, tomorrow or Monday because of Easter, so that is why we are home and get to play in the snow.  I was so excited to go sledding with Lizzy, but we had to find the sled first.  It was buried under all that snow right up next to the house.
Tonight I get to go to a Seder Meal at Adin's church for Holy Week.  I'll post more tomorrow about that, but right now, I'm going back out in the snow to play.  It is cold, but fun.

Hugs and Love,
Flat Jeremiah

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Guest Blogger

Good Day.  I am excited to announce that for the next few weeks we will be having a guest blogger from time to time.  His name is Jeremiah and he is from Australia.  Jeremiah isn't your average kid, he is special and he is "flat."

My son's 2nd grade class read the book "Flat Stanley" and made themselves flat.  We chose to send "Flat Adin" to a special family I worked with many years ago at Luther Park in Danbury.  They have a son Adin's age and a 4 yr old daughter.  I think the world of this family and hope to someday see them all again in person.  Anyway.... Adin went on his journey to the Green Family and now "Flat Adin" returned this morning with his new friend "Flat Jeremiah".  So as an easy way to let his family and friends know about his visit here to Northern Wisconsin (where the snow just doesn't seem to want to leave this year) I am letting "Jeremiah" post on my blog.

Here you go "Jeremiah," it is all yours.

Hello family and friends back home, Jeremiah here.  I have arrived here in Danbury/Webster Wisconsin, U.S.A. safely and a bit chilly.  Adin's mum, Anna is right, the snow doesn't want to leave.  We are supposed to get anywhere from 4-12 inches (10.16-30.48 cm) of snow tonight and tomorrow.  That is crazy.  Here are a couple of pictures of me when I first got here.

Here I am with Adin and his twin sisters Elle & Lizzy who are 6 years old.

After we got ready for school, Anna drove us to school so she could take some pictures and this afternoon I got to ride the bus home with Adin, Elle and Lizzy.  Very fun.

Here I am sitting in Adin's desk in the class room.  Adin is in 2nd grad just like I am.

This is Adin's class and his teacher Mr. Salquist after the morning announcements and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Here we are playing on the play yard equipment together.  Adin's teach Mr. Salquist lent me his jacket.  It was pretty cold.  It is supposed to be spring here, but I'm not too sure about that.  

That is it for now, but we have lots more posts ahead to check it out every once in a while to see what I am up to.

Love from,
"Flat Jeremiah"

Tidbits #4

Today is a tidbit day, nothing big, just tidbit thoughts.

1.  I see grass in our yard.  

2.  I still see some 4 foot piles of snow.  

3.  Lots of rain helps in melting of the snow.

4.  Just when you thought the snow was over..... we are under a Winter Storm Watch.

5.  The poor deer are wandering into the rye fields to eat the sweet green leaves.  Amazing how that is the only green thing out there.  

6.  Deer hunting in the fall is going to be sparse, no or very little doe tags.  We are going to have to rethink our meat supply for the next winter.

7.  I have little green things sprouting in my sun room.  :)  Now if the snow would really "go gone and stay gone!" as my kids say.

8.  Started another blog to help me on a personal journey.

Well I think those are all of my tidbits for today.