Skip to main content

Semi-Lazy Day - UPDATED MON. 10/6

UPDATED MON. 10/6...
My niece Lenore just corrected me. My nephew Nick was also born in Minot, not Colorado Springs. My youngest nephew, Eric, was born in Colorado Springs. Thanks, Lenore!

We've had a semi-lazy day today (I'm still working on laundry, but that's a normal weekend chore). It seems like we've been running for so long that we needed a bit more relaxing day. We did meet up with my family at Town & Country this afternoon to celebrate a couple of birthdays - belatedly. My nephew Nick turned 32 at the end of August, and my younger sister turned 47 (YES, 47!!!!, sorry Marilyn!) on Sept. 8. My older brother and his wife were gone for a couple of weeks to Germany, so this is the first time we've all been able to get together.

Here is my nephew - in his new Broncos hat that we gave him - and my mom.
Nick is the outsider in our family when it comes to football. The rest of us are Chiefs fans, but Nick is a huge Bronco fan. I think it has something to do with the fact that he was born in Colorado Springs!

And here is Marilyn, the birthday girl, with my older sister Rhonda.Here are the world travelers, Terry and Sandy. This trip to Germany and France was to celebrate their 10th anniversary, which is in December.Terry was in the Air Force for 20 years. He lived in Minot, N.D., and he married his late wife, Barbara. while living there. Lenore, their oldest, was born in Minot. Their two sons, Nick and Eric (who lives in California with his wife Heather and daughter Izzy) were born in their next stop - Colorado Springs. After Colorado, they spent several years in Athens, Greece. Mom and I visited them in May of 1981. Let's see if I can remember the rest of their Air Force travels. I believe their next stop was Sunset, Utah, just outside of Salt Lake City. From there they lived in Sacramento, California, and then he ended his career in Dayton, Ohio. I visited all of their homes except for Ohio, since that was around the time I got married and started having kids. In late 1992 (I believe) they moved back to Wichita when his Air Force days were over. Unfortunately, Barbara passed away in 1994, the same year we lost my dad and a special aunt. He met Sandy in '97 (?) and they got married in 1998. Sandy has two children, Michael, who is married to Stacey. They live in Wisconsin, and are expecting their second child, a brother or sister for Isaac. Sandy's daughter, Michelle, lives here in Wichita. Anyway, Terry loves to travel and I think it stems back from his Air Force days. My niece, Lenore, has his wandering spirit too!

Corby and I were "kidless" today since the twins both had to work.
I didn't get a picture of my younger brother and his wife Diana because she was away from the group when I was taking pictures. That'll teach you Diana!

Here are the latest cat pictures:

Abby and Muffin still like to wrestle...Abby sleeps in the oddest configurations.
Corby has been depressed all weekend. The Cubs, who were playing in the postseason, lost their first 2 games at home. They played in L.A. last night, and lost the series. So - no Cubs in the World Series this year. Their usual fate...Oh well, once he gets over this, I won't have to listen to the complaining for the rest of the baseball playoffs. A bonus for me!

Comments

Lenore said…
I'm afraid I have to correct you - Nick was also born in Minot!

Popular posts from this blog

REVIEW: The Lost Girls by Allison Brennan

THE LOST GIRLS
by ALLISON BRENNAN
St. Martin's Press
November 1, 2016
5 STARS

Love Brennan's Lucy Kincaid series!

Siobhan Walsh has been looking for two sisters who disappeared 2 years ago. She feels responsible, so when she gets a phone call from a Texas priest, who has found an abandoned newborn with a locket nearby that she'd given one of the girls; she goes to Texas in hopes of finding them. She calls in her FBI friends, including Lucy Kincaid, and the search is on. Meanwhile, Lucy's fiance, Sean, has an unexpected visit from a former girlfriend. Her husband, and the 12 year old son he never knew he had, have disappeared in Mexico. So it's time for the Rogan family to find out what's going on.

This is a suspenseful, hard-to-put-down book, so hang on for the ride! Be prepared for a human trafficking story that is hard to stomach, and more than likely, all too true in this day and age. Mexican cartels, murder and mayhem. This book has it all.
The Nanny Arrangement
by Rachel Harris
May 22, 2017
Entangled Publishing



Hannah has been best friends with Deacon for years, ever since she befriended him and he became her protector. Now she's been asked to be the nanny for Deacon's son, while he's embarking on a tour with a famous country band. Hannah has loved him for years, and she's determined to make him see her as more than a best friend. Do her tactics work? Does Deacon's upbringing (absent dad, alcoholic mother) prevent him from being able to maintain a relationship?

I loved the interaction that Hannah had with Deacon, as well as his band-mates wives and girlfriends. First book I've read by Harris, and I enjoyed it so much that I need to go back and read You're Still The One, the first book in the series.

Life Goes On

Life changed for me on July 17, 2017. I was laid off from the place I worked for almost 41 years.

I wasn't totally surprised. After all, layoffs have become the norm at newspapers. I was hoping I could make it at least another year.

But...alas...I didn't.

The Wichita Eagle has been my home and my life for so long. I started just after I turned 20 years old. Back in the good old days. What have I done over the years?

Job 1 - Classified Ad Taker
Job 2 - Classified Ad Support Staff
Job 3 - Ad Services Head Typist
Job 4 - Newspaper Layout Assistant
Job 5 - Production Director Secretary
Job 6 - VP/Operations Administrative Assistant
Job 7 - Executive Administrative Assistant and Layout Coordinator
Job 8 - Page Layout Manager
Job 9 - Prepress Manager
Job 10 - Advertising Customer Service Manager

There are other job duties in between all of these milestones. I dedicated my heart and soul to the Eagle. I started when I was so young. I met my husband while I worked there. I had all three of my child…