Friday, March 30, 2012


    On March 31st I will be posting the 60th puppet story over on the Pupperville Ponderings blog.  Currently I'm going through a series based on a sermon series I put together years ago entitled "Are Yo Ready To Pray" Some of those messages are somewhere on this blog in more detail than I'm putting on the other blog.

     Last night David (the 2 yr old) slept 13+ hours straight through the night. I wish my other kids could have done that before they turned 3.  The ground outside also did something weird - it turned white.  Actually that should be normal this time of year but we've already had 80 this month.  I suppose I could say we had a short summer  and it's already late November.

Friday, March 23, 2012


     This past week my Dad celebrated his birthday - I think it was number 70 but who's counting. The following day he was in the hospital for a angiogram - test results came back good.

     Today, 3/23/2012 - my oldest daughter passed her road test and is now a licensed driver. - I think I may be getting old.  In about two months she'll be graduating.

     The weather this past week has again been non typical for this time of year with highs at our house nearing 80 degrees again.  As a result, the other day my three youngest daughters were all outside running around in swim suits. - They're the crazy ones this week.

     David - the two year old - has started going potty on the potty chair - I wonder if it will last.

     Two weeks ago I got my meds for my thyroid changed slightly and this week I'm really noticing the effects and the change is working.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Crazy Weather

     It's the middle of March and technically it is still winter but this crazy weather is not agreeing.  Today at our house the temps reached 74F.  The old record high was in the upper 50's. Tomorrow is suppose to be even warmer. The snow will soon be gone from the yard as a result.

     Nothing else crazy has been happening.  Work has slowed down and some days its the meeting that keep me going except they keep getting postponed.  With the slow down we did not work Friday this week so I have spent the day lounging around in pajamas.

Friday, March 9, 2012


     I see I haven't updated for awhile.

     Last weekend our Family headed South for the Bemidji Winter Retreat and believe it or not we got some winter. Temps well below zero Fahrenheit and a thin layer of snow (enough to give us problems going up the hill to my in-laws. I actually had to back our van down hill,around two corners in the dark to get to the house another way)

     The weekend went well otherwise and we had a great time with some good food and messages. Returning home we found we had brought back more than we expected in the form of sickness.  We've had kids sick with fevers and even I got it this time but it didn't keep me from work even though my wife thought I should have stayed home in bed.

     I also found out that I'm going to be an uncle again.

     On Wednesday I had another Doctor visit to try and figure out why I haven't been feeling quite right.  My symptoms started sporadicly at the end of January / beginning of February and have slowly gotten worse.  With a little bit of research and a talk with the doc we think the vary thing that caused my problems several years ago is causing the problems again - my thyroid.  In the past it was Hypo or under active. Now it seems to be acting so we are working on cutting down my medication.  Along the way I've skipped taking the medication a couple times and seen improvements. In about 6 weeks I get to have a follow up to see how things are progressing.