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, September 16, 2012

Wedding Pictures

Some photos from my niece's wedding:

My sister Debbie, Heather, Randy
Bride's brother Ken, Mom (Grandma Newton), Grandma Varble
Half of me and jokester of the family, brother
Jeff, with baby doll
Great-niece Taylor, princess in training

Great-nephew Austin and nephew-in-law John

 
Heather, her best friend maid of honor,
great-niece Milena and daughter of maid of honor
(I don't remember their names!)

 
Great-nephews Matty and Austin 

Heather and Jim

My sister Debbie

Great-niece Milena
Heather and Jim
Wedding cake

Bride's father Randy, my sister Debbie, Mom, Heather's
big brother Ken behind Debbie and Mom
 
Jim's Dad, Jim, Jim's Mom

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