Friday, June 24, 2011

My Mid-Life JOY tattoo!

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Janet's Graduation Party 6-18-11

The cake....

The Graduate!

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Friday, June 17, 2011


I am looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at Janet's Party to celebrate graduation from college! We are hoping to arrive by five... but with a wedding in Guerneville at 11:00 a.m. you just never know! We will be stopping by Costco on our way if anyone needs a special item from Costco, give me a call. This morning we are interviewing another office prospect. Sure would be nice to find someone. Janet, maybe you should come work for the summer and fall to make yourself 100% certain that you DON'T want an office job! :) I'm loving the warm weather and cool nights and the full moon! We have work lined up for this summer right here in Mendocino County! It's a miracle! Now we just need to recruit about 30 "new-to-our-Company" truckers to join us for the season. Oh joy. I will be ready to play cards... might even bring a card table! We do have our chairs packed... hmmm... anyway, see you all tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Blog... because everyone else has!

Hello all... so inspired by everyone else blogging that I had to write a quick one. Went to Petaluma for dinner at Luma last night; Julie was the only person serving the entire restaurant! She does such a good job. We got a new-to-us workbench for our home garage in Cotati... it is super-exciting! Going home to supervise weeding right now... it's still foggy and cool today, but supposed to be 80 tomorrow! BRING IT ON! Still exercising every day, and still getting "fitter" every day. Laura and Russ came by this morning and I made whole wheat oatmeal raisin cinnamon pancakes for breakfast that were AMAZING! They are my new "healthy" breakfast addiction, for a treat only, not every day.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Weird weather and Prolo

This crazy weather deserved a blog. It is so odd... but oh well. Not too much new going on around here. We enjoyed a great weekend with Rich... didn't do a whole lot, but had a nice time. I have been having Prolo Therapy into my neck/shoulders/back for four weeks, and YAY it really is helping. By the time I see you all at Janet's graduation stuff I will be joining you for the hike! Well, perhaps I exaggerate! Yesterday morning Jeff and I prayed that I would have less pain during treatment, and HONESTLY it was a miracle: NO TEARS and NO SCREAMS/MOANS. It was amazing. So thankful. Anyway, hello to all, and hope you're figuring out how to deal with this weather. We have lots and lots of work for the trucks (Thank you God) but the office work is NOT overwhelming. To you other family bloggers, thank you for being more consistent than me. See you soon... Oh, here is a link to our friend Rodney's Prolo web page if you're interested to learn more about the shots...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

31st Anniversary

Yup... today is our 31st Anniversary! WOW! AMAZING! We actually like each other... a lot! So thankful we stuck out the hard times... so thankful for Jeff and Julie and Laura! Love you all!

Monday, May 9, 2011

I am the Biggest Loser!

Okay... I won the contest at the local health club! 9.8% of my body fat is gone! I lost 44 pounds and a zillions inches! The contest measures pounds lost, inches lost, and uses calipers to measure fat lost. It was for 13 weeks, and now I have won a one year membership. YAY! Here is my "after" picture (which is also my new "before" picture for the next ??? pounds I will lose)! Jeff was such an ecouragement through the process... I do appreciate that for sure! Unfortunately, I am still in a ridiculous amount a pain every day... so frustrating. Someday, and some point, I sure expect the pain to be reduced. Enough whining... I WON! YAY FOR ME!

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Hello... I did not realize I had blogged since March. Sorry. I read everyone elses... oh well. I have enjoyed having Rich and Mom here this week, and hope Rich was able to relax and heal. He does seem like he has improved drastically already! Poor guy. Anyway, I am doing very well. I have been participating in the Biggest Loser Contest at our local health club for ten weeks, and I have lost 30.2 pounds! I do believe I am going to win. I have lost many inches, also. YAY. Maybe by Janet's graduation I will lose another 30 pounds! We have a great deal of work, and life at the office is crazy. Unfortunately, I'm truly not feeling good yet... so working is tough. Poor me. I will persevere, and believe someday I will feel better. Hope you are doing well.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy 85th Birthday, MOM!

Wow... 85... amazing!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Happy Birthday!
I love you!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Russell's Birthday!

I woke up this morning thinking about Russ... Happy Birthday! This is a good day to remember him, and that is what I am doing. Anyone reading this is probably doing the same. Love to you all.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Tahoe One aka Truck Mom in SNOW!

And I didn't believe Rich when he said it had REALLY snowed up at Dad and Sally's house!
This was after ONE night! YIKES!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy Birthday to Richard!

Well, in case anyone has forgotten, Richard is now 50 years old! That doesn't seem possible... but it's true! So thankful he is healing and spending time with us. We promised NOT to surprise him with a party, so sorry to disappoint all of you! Today he and I are going to ride recumbant bicycles and swim. It is nice to have someone to go to the health club with! Once I got out of the almost daily habit of swimming the vicious cycle of exercise/life = pain came back with a vengance, so it is easy for me NOT to go to the club!

I am hosting a Baby Shower this Saturday for Xzercie's daughter, Nicolette. I think there will be 20 to 30 women here! It has been a great reason to clean and de-clutter. I do wish I was super woman and could keep up with the house better, but oh well!

I am enjoying reading everyone else's posts... sorry to be so lazy about mine! Happy 2011!