Iowa Lady Loves The Ocean

Iowa Lady Loves The Ocean

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The first day of Autumn

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Friendship: For my Bestest Friend Patti


Happy Saturday!

I am so glad OD is still working. I really missed posting here and reading my favorites. Lets hope that doesn't happen again.

It's a beautiful day here in Iowa. The sun is shinning and the high is suppose to be 70. Awesome. Yesterday it got up to 90. So it will be a nice change. We did get some rain around 7pm. It was still raining when I fell asleep around 11 pm. Tomorrow is the first official day of Fall. I'm loving it.

Our high school game was away last night. West Branch played BMG. WB
won so were are still undefeated. I don't remember what the score was. I hope WB goes all the way this year. They have made it to the play offs several years in a row now. But the first game in the playoffs is usually where it ends. So here's hoping they go all the way. The Iowa Hawkeyes play Wisconsin today. The game is televised on ABC @ 7pm. I hope Iowa plays better this week. I will watch the game later.
Work has really been tedious and stressful this week. We finally finished those Maryland Essays on Friday. Hopefully they won't find more. We will be working on ASE ( automotive service excellence) registrations next. That is one of the few jobs we do that is outside of the education area. It is registration for mechanics who have to take certain tests to stay certified. We do it twice a year. What we basically do is key in the information they provide on the form. So we have the paper form with their ssn, full name, dob, address, and what tests they need to sign up for, where they are testing and who is paying for the tests whether it be their employer or themselves.The biggest challenge with those forms is being able to read the handwriting. We key this information into a data base provided by the processor. We also have other work we do while working on this project. Mostly ACT, and SAT registration. And then a little later the responses to the SAT questions. That is one of my favorite projects. We used to have a lot more projects. It would be nothing to work on 20 different things in a day. And it used to be in the fall we would work 7 days a week nonstop all through fall. Not anymore. Scanning machines are slowly replacing data input. It makes me sad. I really do like my job. Especially when we have a variety of work.

I went to Super Walmart yesterday after work. I need to pick up a few things. And I also wanted to get a baby gift for a good friend (Diane) of mine. She is a former co worker. We have been friends for several years. And she had been trying for years to get pregnant. Finally it happened. She is almost 40. She had a baby girl on Tuesday Sept. 18th. she was 5 lbs 13ozs. Danielle Renee Byrn. I am so happy for her. It's always been her biggest wish to be a Mom. I will be seeing her on Sunday so I picked
up some sleepers and little caps, and a stuffed bunny. While I was there I saw some things on sale that would fit Emma ( my good friend's grandbaby - that she is sharing with me. =) ). So I picked up a cute little shirt, and a cute shirt with winnie the pooh on it and little leggins with it. I also got her a precious moments stuffed little girl you press her tummy and she is saying her prayers. It is so cute. I was having a great time in the baby department. I hope I get to become a real grandma someday.

I am really rattling on here today. Anyone reading this has probably fallen asleep. I am not sure what I am going to do today until the game comes on. I have housework of course. But I really want to spend some time outside. So I will probably do some reading outside, and get a couple walks in with my IPOD on. What I really wish I could do is call up my
bestest friend and go have coffee and browse the bookstores and then later have a late lunch. And just Chit chat. I miss her. We need to have a girls weekend real soon. Hint ..Hint... I will meet you half way. Pick the date.

I will stop here. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Enjoy.
Ciao for now.....

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday - Still No OD

This is getting darn frustrating. Still no OD. I miss my OD friends. This is driving me nuts. I know there has to be a lot of others that are feeling the same way. The longer it's down the more I have to wonder if all the postings might be lost. I hope not.

I am really not looking forward to work today. We are still working on 5th Grade Essays. They are so hard to read. And the bad spelling, and terrible hand writing make it really tough at times. 7.5 hrs of transcribing can drive you crazy.

I wish everyone I knew at OD would come over here so I could catch up with them. If the site ever comes back up I may make a suggestion that people maybe cross post here so they have a back up. This not having contact with my favorites SUCKS big time. I know I am a total addict.

I am getting back into the hang of posting here. It's actually just as easy as OD if it keeps working. There were times before that I had become frustrated with
problems here. And that is why I moved to OD. I guess I have come full circle. Nothing is perfect.

Great weather expected here today. Yesterday was awesome. It was cooler with lots of sunshine. I sat outside and read my book right after work while I waited for my hair appointment. It was so nice. I was sitting in the small park type area in the middle of our town. It was really strange because I could hear the kids from the school yard several blocks away. And then the bells chimed over by the birthplace. It was just so relaxing.

I better wrap this up and get my butt in the shower. I am sure I will be back soon. Ciao for now....

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It has been a Loooooong Time ...

It has been well over a year since I posted here. I haven't forgotten my first blog. I have just been posting over at Open Diary for the last year or more. Thinking it was more user friendly. Yeah it was but in order to use it you have to be able to log on to it. The last two days have been a nightmare of not being able to even access the site. The url gives me no results today. It won't even change the page anymore. I am a self proclaimed OD addict so this has not been good for me. So I decided to come back over here and at least post something. and maybe read something else. Just to get a fix. I am going to have to get familar with this site again. I love to post pictures and posted alot in the past. But I have to remember how to do it again. So it might take me awhile to get comfortable again. I am going to try to post a pic or two before I sign off here. I may use this as a back up diary. Meaning I will cross post here. Just for kicks and Giggles. Hopefully I can get some of My OD friends to do the same so I won't have to be in complete withdrawal if OD crashes again. I just hope when it does come back up that I haven't lost any entries. That would really upset me. Fingers crossed here.

I will come back again soon I promise but for now... Ciao...