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I'M BACK!!!!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010
Thank you all for your patience with my little "blog vacation." I needed a break from "the outside world" as strange as that sounds. I think fighting whatever bug I have/had (still not sure if I'm over it, but I'm really tired of giving it so much power!) stole a bit of my "drive." The last few weeks I seemed to be completely satisfied with sitting on the couch, watching mindless television and being completely unproductive.

I'm sure that the weather hasn't helped any. I heard someone coin the phrase "Nebraska now has a 5th season...it's called 'SPRINTER!'" Winter really didn't want to give up it's place in the seasonal cycle, while spring was fighting to retake it's rightful spot! I was still wearing my "winter sloppy clothes" up until yesterday! But, today it's suppose to be around 70 degrees and sunny! To celebrate I put on my pink "spring sloppy clothes!"

So, enough whining!! It's time to get back to work!!

I have a couple of updates...

Family Update:
Mother's Day was especially nice this year! Chris sent me flowers that were delivered on Saturday. He was so pleased with himself that he remembered, he wrote "Happy Surprise Mother's Day!" We haven't decided who was more surprised, he or I!


On Sunday, Rod and I got up a bit early so we could go to breakfast before church, hoping the beat the crowds. It worked! After breakfast, we headed over to church where getting up early started creeping into my eyelids. I made Rod promise to poke me if I started to snore or drool! Thankfully he didn't have to do either one! After a significant nap, Rod and I headed over to Kara's folk's house for a delicious Mother's Day dinner with Kara's mom, dad, brother, sister, sister's boyfriend, AND Nick and Kara! I know I've said this before, but, when Nick hit the jackpot by marrying Kara, we also hit the jackpot by "marrying" her fabulous family! Chris even called while we were eating dinner, so, it was almost like having him there with us.

Jeane provided us with our lovely crowns!








Doggie Update


On Tuesday, I did some exciting errands, including stopping at Target to buy some new pillows. I found a couple of very cute and, supposedly durable, dog toys! It was cold and rainy again yesterday, so I decided to break out the "NEW AND EXCITING SQUEAKY DUCK TOYS!!"

Haver, being Haver, decided it was something to lick his chompers for!




While Asa, being Asa, was not really sure what to do with his "NEW AND EXCITING SQUEAKY DUCK TOY!"




Eventually, Haver completely gutted his duck and Asa actually carried his around for a little while. Progress!!




Well, I have much more to share, but I need to get ready to head to a doctor's appointment. Thanks again for your patience and for hanging with me. I'm back for good now!!

Thanks for checking in.
Thanks for reading.

Annette

8 comments to I'M BACK!!!!!!:

Di said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day you had!!! I am so pleased your families have meshed together so well. It has to make it nice for all of you!
Glad you are back, I have missed you. The new word SPLINTER really did describe what we have been dealing with. Hope it is behind us for good. hugs, di

Annette said...

Thanks so much, Di! you are such a sweetheart to take the time to leave a message! I hope you also had a nice Mother's Day. Although, queens like us pretty much experience "Mother's Day" every day of the year, right?!? :)
love
annette

Bonnie, NV said...

Annette you looked so good in the picture of you and your family, so happy. What a great "Mothers Day" to spending it with great in-laws and friends. Stand firm and strong so that bug doesn't take over again. I'm glad your back!!

Bonnie

Donna said...

I loved checking in today and seeing your post. We've all missed reading your fun notes. Take care! Donna

Annette said...

Thank you so much, Bonnie! From your fingers (;) to God's ears!
Thanks for the comment.
love
annette

Annette said...

Thank you Donna! I'm really, really going to try to be better at this. I'm tired of giving "bugs" so much power! Thanks for posting.
love
annette

paula54 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ANNETTE, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! AND MANY MORE!!!

Annette Markin said...

Thank you Paula! You are an excellent singer!!
love to you my phriend,
annette