Sunday, December 30, 2007


Just thought I would do something real quick so it doesn't say Happy Thanksgiving on the top of my page anymore.

Let's see, we have had a very very white Christmas this year in Iowa. We had a wedding to attend the Saturday before Christmas. We took pictures using the grooms camera. After the wedding we drove to a party and ended up staying a little later than we should have. Nasty snow storm that night. I walked to our car about five minutes after my husband and his prints in the snow where almost completely filled up with snow. Driving home to Tiffin from Iowa City was a bit tricky. We had friends who live in Mt. Vernon follow us home and stay overnight. Fun times.

I found out the middle of the week before Christmas that a dear cousin of mine, Brenda, was delivering Christmas baskets to her neighbors and she dropped dead. Her daughter found her. She was already turning blue when she found her. I wonder if someone had been with her...... Anyway, she was three years younger than me. Always so full of life and energy. Really sent me for a bit of a loop. She lived in Utah, so I couldn't make it to the funeral. I haven't talked to her in a while, but I do have some wonderful memories of our times together.

Spent Christmas day with my husbands family. Are there any families out there that aren't going through some kind of crisis at the moment, or are they just hanging around me. It was a nice time, but lets just say not everyone was in attendance.

This Sunday we are having Christmas with my family that got cancelled because of snow last weekend. Just found out tonight that a good friend of ours is in the UIHC. He evidently broke his leg a few weeks ago in a fall and didn't have it checked out. His kidneys shut down. He is on dialysis to get all the toxins out of his blood. Complicating things is the fact that he has had heart failure and he had Polio as a child. Going to go see him Sunday morning before going to family Christmas.

I have a party to go to on New Years Eve. Really looking forward to that. I guess that is it for now. I'll sign off and wish all of you a happy and joyous new year.