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Pretty darn good week...

Got a big surprise at work on Tuesday:

Was named Employee of the Year for 2010. I shared the honor with 2 people from the newsroom - it was a tie! I'm extremely proud and feel very lucky because there are a lot of GREAT people at The Eagle! Won some money and a paid day off. YAY!


Thought hard about what I might want to spend the money on. I really want to buy a Canon Rebel camera and get into photography more. But as the week wore on, I decided to buy a new flat screen TV for the family instead. After doing some research, and shopping around, we bought a 46" Sony Bravia yesterday at Ultimate Electronics!

I am going to call Cox tomorrow and get digital HD TV set up, as well as a DVR. We are finally "getting into" the new TV technology! LOL!


Today has been spent with Corby installing a new kitchen sink, faucet and garbage disposal. It's been a mess, and an all day project.

Wish we were rich enough to pay others to be our "handyman", but at least Corby can do a lot of things. We did have to call Paul, our wonderful neighbor, over for about 15 minutes to answer some of Corby's questions. But we are finally set now...


Yesterday was an interesting Kansas basketball day. K-State began the day by losing to Texas A&M 64-56. Then KU lost to Texas at home, (breaking their 69 game home win streak). But the best game of all was the Shocker-Indiana State game. The Shockers won it 93-83 in TRIPLE OVERTIME! YAY SHOX!


The first Super Bowl team determined today is the Green Bay Packers, who defeated the Chicago Bears. Pittsburgh is ahead of the NY Jets right now 7-0. Super Bowl weekend is in two weeks!

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Casey said…
Awe..........some! Congrats! I have no vested reason to follow your blog...but I like it alot...so I do.
Keep it up!

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