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Five things I'm loving right now (in no particular order):

1) Kaitlin. I think the year away at K-State was good for her. She's always been very mature for her age, but doing things for yourself can only make you a stronger and better person. We're so enjoying having her home. I will have a job announcement soon for her, but until it's official I can't say anything. She's such a joy to have around!

2) My camera. I'm still doing Project Life, and some days I forget to take pictures, so I have to catch up. But it's made me think of the little things in life, things that are sometimes not noticed. Things like cereal you receive with your paper

the new Mel Gibson movie out on DVD (and you all know I'm a Mel fan!)

3) Work. Yes, 95% of the time I love my job! The fact that I still have one with all the hard times in the newspaper industry is a GOOD thing. Being promoted recently to prepress manager and taking over the management of several different areas has opened my eyes even more to all the hard work it takes to put a newspaper - an entirely new product - out EVERY day!

4) My hubby. I am so lucky to have found one of the best men in the world! Who else would put up with me? He cooks, he cleans, he takes care of the vehicles and animals, and he's such a hard worker. I AM LUCKY!

5) My boys. Brandon and Kaleb are two extremely nice and hard-working young men. Brandon has matured so much being away at school the last three years, and Kaleb has proved to me that he can take care of himself during his first year away from home. They do great with their college classes, and work hard at their jobs. I'm so proud of both of them!


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