Home Sick

I have been travelling for the last week.  I came down to Kansas City, Missouri last week for Camex.  I was supposed to leave Thursday morning, but had to leave Wednesday afternoon to beat a snow storm.  I didn’t even get to say goodbye to the kids.  My goodbye was very quick for Robert.  I’ve […]



Slowly Going Crazy

I feel like my sanity is creeping closer and closer to the edge.  Pretty soon it is just going to take a flying leap and leave me here wondering how I will keep going. It turns out that Laura did indeed have pertussis.  5 days of antibiotics and quarantine were all that were needed.  We […]



Empty Minded

I struggled to even come up with a title for this post.  Work is work.  Things didn’t go quite how I would have liked this week.  Other things were successful though.  Overall I’d call it a good week.  Wednesday night Shirley and I went out to dinner with Jacky.  We got to the restaurant around […]



Workin’ Woman

‘Tis true.  I am a working woman.  I am now the manager of Textbook Services.  Jacky took a position at UW-Stout.  I had the option of trying to train in a new manager, or moving up and becoming manager.  Thankfully my boss had no issues with moving me up.  I worked frantically yesterday with Jacky […]




Book return is done at work.  46 hours in this week.  The paycheck will be nice.  :)  This week I am working only one day (Monday).  Wednesday morning we take off to go visit Mom & Dad.  Laura will probably spend a lot of time with Kyla, the neighbor girl.  I’m glad that there is […]



Do I love my job?

I’ve been reading/watching Nicholas Sparks on Twitter.  One thing he mentioned was that he is frequently asked if he loves writing.  Surprisingly, he said no.  He said it was one of the most challenging things he has done.  I’m sure he likes it or he wouldn’t have 16 published novels by now.  This got me […]



Great Weekend

I’d say that this was a great weekend.  I worked all day on Friday.  That night I went out with Pauline, Tashia, Tracey, Starr, and Barb (all from church) to celebrate Tashia getting her RN license.  Yippee!  We went to Las Margaritas in Woodbury.  Our dinner started out rocky with a long wait for a […]



Slow Learner

I guess I didn’t learn my lesson at Christmas.  I went to a margarita party last night.  While drinking and playing Apples to Apples, I ate.  I ate, and I ate, and I ate.  My munchies included peanut butter M&M cookies, honey roasted peanuts, cashews, almonds, and a pumpkin dip.  Of course most of these […]



Christmas Part 2 & 3

The Rust and Neppl Christmases were very enjoyable this year.  We celebrated the Rust Christmas on the 26th.  It was nice that we could get up there in the morning and not feel rushed.  We could all just enjoy and be.  Laura and Warren each got some nice things.  I got several gift cards to […]



Sick Girl, again

Laura is sick again.  She started with a fever Saturday evening.  Thankfully it was after we finished opening gifts.  She started running a low-grade fever of around 100.  She also said her neck hurt, which meant she had a sore throat.  Sunday morning she woke up and was still sick with a low-grade fever.  We […]