Archive for June, 2009


it be July 27th?

I’m really wanting summer to be over…it’s been way too busy! And when I am not doing something, I don’t want to do anything!

Hopefully will have time to go to Mullen, NE and go kayaking at some point, was going to do it two weeks ago, but I was just too tired that Friday after 4-H Fun Day to go anywhere but back to Lincoln.

This week shouldn’t been too bad…Off half a day on Monday, in David City on Tuesday (after Life Challenge) and Wednesday, in Lincoln on Thursday- taking things to Gretna for camp. Friday is a Holiday! WOOHOO!

The week of July 5th shouldn’t be too bad…Camp on Sunday afternoon, Monday and Tuesday morning, then back to David City basically until after the Butler County Fair on July 27th. Totally taking a million days off after the fair!


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Monmouth College


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6:17 am….

is the time I woke up this morning…we were supposed to leave at 6:00am…

I woke up in an instant panic, kind of like the “WE SLEPT IN” moment in Home Alone…I checked my phone and I had no missed calls…weird I thought…so as I was getting dressed, I called Kathy…they were just finishing up packing at the office…so they hadn’t left me…whew!

I flew around my apt….got the final things out of my bathroom and had them packed…I actually had time to catch my breath…sort of…before they got there….

In Illinois right now for the week….the college we are staying at seems to be nice, about the size of Mount Union in terms of campus…maybe actually smaller….Here’s to hoping the week goes well! 🙂

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I can’t beileve….

lately I’ve been having a lot of ‘I can’t believe it’s been that long’ moments…and today we come to another one….graduation from The Ohio State University….



While I am proud of what I have accomplished in Nebraska….I think I am more proud of this accomplishment, than any so far in life….

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What a difference…

a few years makes…




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And so…

another crazy week begins! But honestly, after this one, the craziness is a little more spread out.  I am looking forward to a whole week in David City in two weeks, maybe giving me a taste of what this would be like every day of the week.  I am also looking forward to the last week in June as I will be going to Illinois for a robotics camp.

After the next ‘big’ thing in my world right now is the Butler County Fair- July 22-26th.  But after that…I’m FREE! (well sorta)…..maybe then I’ll get to take another break and get out of the ‘good life’ for awhile….

I’m glad I went to NC when I did…I needed a break to start off the summer…and while it made for a hectic week afterward….none of that was of my doing….and like my mom says…’Your lack of planning, does not make an emergency for me.’

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Obama’s D-Day remarks….

One of the president’s honored guests – Jim Norene, a member of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne – didn’t make it.

“Last night, after visiting this cemetery for one last time, he passed away in his sleep,” Obama told a solemn crowd of vets stretching farther than most eyes can see. “Jim was gravely ill when he left his home, and he knew that he might not return. But just as he did sixty-five years ago, he came anyway. May he now rest in peace with the boys he once bled with, and may his family always find solace in the heroism he showed here.”

Obama declared that the story of Normandy is “also the story of America – of the minutemen who gathered on a green in Lexington; of the Union boys from Maine who repelled a charge at Gettysburg; of the men who gave their last full measure at Inchon and Khe San; of all the young men and women whose valor and goodness still carry forward this legacy of service and sacrifice.

“It is a story that has never come easy, but one that always gives us hope,” he continued. “For as we face down the hardships and struggles of our time, and arrive at that hour for which WE were born, we cannot help but draw strength from those moments in history when the best among us were somehow able to swallow their fears and secure a beachhead on an unforgiving shore.”

I don’t care what your feeling are about our President, and many of you know what my opinion is….he can speak.

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