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Sad week in America

The week began with a bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15 that killed 3 people and injured over 170. Two bombs went off a block apart, near the finish line. An 8 year old boy and two young women lost their lives.

Wednesday night there was an explosion at a fertilizer facility in West, Texas.  It leveled blocks of homes and business around the plant. They are still counting fatalities and injuries, but upwards of 20 people were killed, most of them first responders to the fire that was originally reported before the plant exploded.

The week ended with authorities releasing photos of 2 suspects in the Boston bombings late Thursday afternoon, which escalated into a shootout with the police in Watertown, after they had killed a police officer at MIT Thursday night. One of the suspects was killed, the other one escaped, setting off a massive manhunt and shutting down the entire city of Boston for the day on Friday. Finally, Friday evening the second suspect was captured - inju…

Casino Afternoon

Kaitlin gets out of classes around noon on Tuesdays, and since I was off work again today, we decided to make a trip to the Kansas Star Casino.


Had a fun afternoon, and she won more money than I did (losing most of it), while I didn't win a darn thing. No matter what tho, it was fun spending the afternoon with her!


Fun Weekend at the Casino

We took off early Saturday afternoon for Newkirk, Oklahoma and the First Council Casino. Met up with Corby's brother Doug & sister-in-law Debbie. Had a great time visiting, gambling, drinking, gambling, eating and gambling! WAS SO MUCH FUN! We didn't win big, but won enough to play on for a while, and didn't lose too much!

Our niece, Megan, is getting married in June. Kaitlin and I are hoping to go to her wedding shower next month, as long as it's not the same weekend we're headed to KC.
Was great seeing Doug & Debbie again! It's been far too long!

March Books

I read 14 books in March...I'm well on my way to my 2013 goal of 125 books!
1) To Have & To Kill - Mary Jane Clark (Kindle) 2) Sea Glass Winter - JoAnn Ross (paperback) 3) One for the Money - Janet Evanovich (paperback) 4) Three Sisters - Susan Mallery (Kindle) 5) Two for the Doug - Janet Evanovich (paperback) 6) Three to Get Deadly - Janet Evanovich (paperback) 7) Stolen - Daniel Palmer (paperback-ARC received from Facebook contact with author) 8) Helpless - Daniel Palmer (Kindle) 9) Everything But A Groom - Holly Jacobs (Kindle) 10) Everything But A Bride - Holly Jacobs (Kindle) 11) Everything But A Wedding - Holly Jacobs (Kindle) 12) Everything But Christmas Eve - Holly Jacobs (Kindle) 13) Everything But A Mother - Holly Jacobs (Kindle) 14) Everything But A Dog - Holly Jacobs (Kindle)

I have to say the BEST book I read last month was Stolen by Daniel Palmer. I am a fan of his author father, Michael Palmer, and have been following Daniel on Facebook. I was able to get an ARC of Stolen by p…