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Letters on Friday

Dear K – whew!  what a week huh?  Emotions are like rollercoasters for us.  Between snotty noses and coughs….let’s both get better huh?  Dear Mom – talking to you makes me feel great.  I love you. ♥  Dear Kare – my BFF.  Congratulation on the great outcome from Iowa.  Now to bigger and better things in Kansas for you.  woohooo!  Dear JFK Dist.200 – you are beginning to get to me.  Please get you sh*t in order and don’t take it out on me.  Thanks.

Dear Mother Nature – quite this bipolar crap….seriously!!  Dear  ice….please don’t make me fall….please?

snow in april 2013

April 12, 2013

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Crash my Party

you can in like a gush of wind


blew out all the fun we had

left a blanket of hard unendearing ice

to let me fall like bricks

from from the sky

my calendar says April

not December, you see

you crashed my party of wonderful smells

and sights and sounds

no flowers, no green grass, no blooms around

gray skies as far as my eyes can see

Mother Nature, let’s have a chat….

let me speak my mind

this is what i have to say today….


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April Snow?

April snow?

holy cow

I thought the saying was:

April showers

bring May flowers….

guess not in Minnesota.

You get what you get

And don’t throw a fit, huh?

I long for the sun

This overcast

This snow

This dreariness

Makes me want to stay under my blankies

Makes me want to not go outside.

Have to scrape my car…


Like nails across the chalkboard

Makes me want to run away from this stuff

But it’s Minnesota….

What can I do?

You get what you get…

and you don’t throw a fit.

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Daily Thought- it’s Late but I am thinking too much….

DailyThoughtsMy daily thoughts today:  I have so much I want to accomplish today and this next week.  The annual Olson Christmas is this coming weekend.  I have goodies I want to make.  I tried to make some English Toffee stuff tonight.  I don’t think it will turn out…doesn’t look like the picture from the book.  LOL

I have Crunchy Peanutbutter Balls in the fridge getting cold so that I can form them into balls and dip them in chocolate.  Shouldn’t take too long, I just put it off today.  Also in the fridge, the makings for Cake Pops.  I have been putting this off to as I have never made them before and a little nervous.  K wants to help so bad.  I’d rather just do them myself.  I know she wants to decorate.  So, I am hoping she will do a few and get bored with it  LOL.  I want to also mix up some sugar cookie mix to roll out and let her decorate them too.  We will see what I can get done this week.  Uffda.

I am still getting over this sinus thing.  My antibiotics are working wonders.  I am feeling about 60% better.  I still have a runny nose at times.  I still have a cough at times.  I still feel achy at times.  I want to nap in my “free” time.  No so good for me.

I so need to get to the gym.  Or at least get my butt in gear and so some workout here at home.  Soon I will have my NEW tv…hook up my Wii and do some workout on that.  K will do them with me as she LOVES the Wii.  That is the favorite reason for getting a new TV…a flat screen.  Mom is going to send me money as that is her gift to me.  She is helping me to pay for this.  I am not sure how much I even have left to pay on it.  Thank you WalMart for layway, so I can get it.

It snowed and snowed and snowed today.  I think we got just over a foot of the white stuff.  Here are a few pics from today:


later in the day….more snow

what we woke up to dec92012what we woke up to this morning

wheres katey dec2012

Where’s K?  (Where’s Waldo???)  lol

wheres my car dec2012

last but not least….where the heck is my CAR???

So that is my day in a nutshell.

Good night my friends.

♥♥ Julie


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Snow is coming?

Been in Minnesota for a few weeks now and it’s been rather warm for a winter here.  Today was actually in the 50’s.  Totally weird for January here.  But…..I hear it’s coming tomorrow afternoon.  Rah.  I have a doctor appointment for my knee tomorrow.  I hope I get home before it all starts tomorrow afternoon.    I am ready for some snow tho.  Robin is in Iowa for a few days.  I hope that she doesn’t get snowed in down there, unless of course she wants to.  LOL

Worked on finding a counselor today.  No luck as far as insurance is concerned.  My insurance doesn’t start up until Feb 1.  So….I don’t know what I will find right now.  Might have to wait another few weeks.  Been also trying to get in with weight loss clinic up here so they can help me keep tabs on how my surgery and weight loss is going.  I hit weight loss of 75 pounds this past week.  SOOOO HAPPY!!  woohoo.  Can’t believe I have lost 75 pounds already.  Still working on more.  Wish I could be more active.  Stupid knee.  But tomorrow I see a different specialist and hopefully he will have more words of wisdom for me.  I need to get this figured out.

I want to really concentrate on my eating.  What I am eating. etc.  But I haven’t really given much thought to any of it since getting here.  I think I will work on making a menu type deal and see what I can come up with.  I need to do some reading and stuff too.  So much to get organized and into place.  Maybe organization needs to be in my list of to-do’s ??  lol

Still don’t know what to think about dating and stuff.  I want to just be and hang out with someone.  J is gone all the time with driving and stuff.  I know it’s his job, but he just doesn’t have time.  So, I don’t know.  There is another guy I am interested in, but haven’t heard from him since last week.  So I don’t know.  Guess I will have to be patient and let things happen how they may.  The person I am really interested in and stuff is unavailable.  I so totally bummed about that.  But life goes on.  God has something planned…..pretty sure about that.

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26 Day Christmas Challenge – Day 13

Day 13: Have you ever had a white christmas? If yes, do oyu ever want to have christmas without snow and vice versa.

I live in Iowa….and have lived in Minnesota too.  We have a white Christmas and then some most years.  I love the snow.  I am not sure Christmas would be the same without it.  I wouldn’t mind being some place warmer at times, but I love living in the northern states.

My theory is this….in cold weather, you can always layer on more clothes if you get cold.  But if it’s hot and gets hotter out, you can’t just run around naked.  Well, you prolly could but you might get arrested.  Or in my case, get laughed at too.  LOL