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7/25/15 cats, volunteering, Christmas ornaments and New Years resolutions…

12.16.13 The smaller cat got caught in Maggie’s built in dresser yesterday. When Maggie pulled out the bottom drawer the cat climbed in the dresser drawer and then back behind it. We tried to call the cat to get her out, sometimes she comes when we call her. She didn’t come out this time. We tried to reach in, over the back of the drawer and get her. We couldn’t get her. Then we got their cat food dish and shook it to see if she would come out to eat. She didn’t. Next we tried the cat nip. She tried to climb out but didn’t have anything to push off of with her back legs. We gently started to close the drawer some until she was able to use the back of the dresser as a base to push off of and she was able to get out. We were all very happy that she was safe.The cat wasn’t upset by the experience at all because she tried to climb back in later.

I have all of my mandatory volunteer hours at Maggie’s school now. We need ten volunteer hours a year. I will still volunteer more during the rest of the year, but it is nice that the pressure is off.

Maggie and Beth, and Beth’s boyfriend have gone tonight to the church youth group Christmas party.

Our little cat likes the Christmas tree. She is playing with it a little bit. The morning after we put the tree up there was a chair close to the tree with the back of the chair by the tree. She was standing on the back of the chair playing with one of the ornaments. I am not really worried that she will break an ornament. Most of our glass ornaments were broken when the kids were young. One of kids was reaching for a ornament on a higher branch when they were young and pulled really hard. The tree broke in half. No one was hurt but most of the breakable ornaments were broken and  lot of the lights broke. We bought a new tree and put the unbroken ornaments back on it. Now we make an ornament each year but it is usually the flat wooden ones that we decorate with markers and our names and the year. If the cat pulls down an ornament it probably won’t break, but some are decorated and she might eat part of it.

I have started making my New Years Resolutions. I am not sure if the kids make any. I remind them about making them each year, but they decide for themselves what they want to do. To me it is a good time to look back on where I am and where I want to be. I do this twice a year. Once at New Years and once at Easter. Jesus died for us and washed away our sins on Easter, so it is a good time to see if any changes are needed.

This year I have decided to try to cook more on only pans that will fit into the dishwasher.



3/19/15 cultural events and New Years Resolutions…

written 12/29/13 – Maggie needs two more cultural events for the year. We are hoping to get them done before she starts back into school in January. It is so much easier to get them done before school starts.

In the end of this story everyone is OK. I am still working on my New Years Resolutions. I do make them and sometimes accomplish them. One year I made my resolutions and lost the paper that they were on. They had been good resolutions that would bring me closer to God…like reading my Bible more…and there were some household resolutions too,  I redid the list…then it got lost again. It is better for me to have a path to follow, then I stay on task. I wrote the list a third time… … … and lost it a third time. After a while I got busy with life and forgot about rewriting it again. One day William was riding his bike and he got hit by a pick up truck. His leg was broken. He was taken to the hospital. It was broken in one place. They tried to put a cast on it but it was broken at an angle and would not stay together in the cast. They had surgery and put pins and plates into the leg, When he left the hospital he had an ace bandage on it. William went back to school soon, but ended up using a wheel chair to get from class to class for a while. It was easier to carry his books with the wheel chair. He went to therapy for a long time. We scheduled therapy for after school. We would pick up all of the kids and go over, then go home and do homework. It was an exhausting time. William eventually did not need therapy and was able to walk without crutches. He is OK now and has stopped limping. He didn’t ride his bike for years. God new that all of our time that year would need to be concentrated on William.

Here are some pictures: building 17 building 11art roomdowntown 4 constructionPopeyes fire truck



3/28/14 Shoe shelves and snow…

written 12/18/11 – I would like to get all of the boxes moved from in front of the shoe shelf. The kids and I can’t use the shelf until we can get to it. I would like to get four rubber mats for the kitchen and tell everyone that they must keep their shoes on their mat. Any extra shoes need to be kept in the basement on the shoe shelf. We always have a pile of shoes in the kitchen. I can’t ask the kids to take their extra shoes to the shoe shelf, because there are boxes in front of it. The boxes need to be moved so that the shoes can be taken out of the kitchen.  Also,I don’t think that all of the water that comes into the house in the winter is good for the kitchen floor. The rubber mats would either be like the mats that dishes are dried on, or like small car mats, the winter kind that absorb water. 323141

We had a dusting of snow last week. It was pretty. The ground is still warm so the snow only stuck on the grass and trees, not on the streets or sidewalks. It is about thirty-five deg. today. I heard that next week it will get up to forty deg. F. I am ready for spring.

I haven’t started making my New Year’s resolutions yet this year. Some years I have lists of things that I want to do or change, but this year seems to be a little more quiet or settled… maybe because the kids are older.

The kids don’t make New Years resolutions, that I know about. They say that they are happy with themselves the way that they are.

Do you make any resolutions?

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