January 31, 2018:

Hola!

Today is the Super Duper Blue Red Full Eclipse Partial Eclipse Moon, depending on where you may be viewing from.

Three years ago this day was my last day of working and I retired after 46 years of full-time work. I've enjoyed every single moment of my retirement since then - three years and hoping for twenty more, we'll see how things go...

February and March can be cruel months in southeastern Wisconsin where I live. January itself was nutso here weather-wise, with two separate thaws. I don't ever remember getting two January thaws before, and many years none happened at all.

Before I know it I'll be headed to Las Vegas to visit my friends and celebrate some sunshine and warm weather, and see a show (I always try to squeeze one in). Meanwhile, I am continuing, slowly, to make this smaller retirement ranch into a home that makes me smile in every room. I still have lots to do, including major painting projects. I keep putting them off. Seems at 66 I'm not so keen on painting as I was at 36. Gee, I wonder why...

Jan

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy 2012 Mother's Day!

To all moms everywhere, Happy Mother's Day!  You do the hardest work in the world, raising children and taking care of your families.  I salute you all. 

Mom and I had a lovely long chat yesterday afternoon.  We talked about lots of things - we always do!  I updated her on some family tree stuff, too, and she was fascinated.  Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find anything that pushes mom's family lines back further than about maybe 1820 or so in Poland.  However, new information and records are constantly appearing and I will keep looking.  For her birthday later this month I'll lug the laptop over to Mom's house and show her the FT now that I've got Family Tree Maker on this computer and have downloaded all of the information from ancestry.com. 

Here was last week Saturday:


Here is today:


Oy!  You can see I seriously need to sweep up the nut shells that my squirrels left behind on the deck, and I'll get my work-out in today cutting the grass out back.  It's on a slope and takes extra muscle power :) 

Enjoy your Mother's Day, ladies!  Here's a bouquet just for YOU!

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