Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!

Nope...didn't fall off the face of the earth...Still here.

Hope your Christmas was blessed with family, health and good friends. Mine was. Jeremy and Andy were both home for the holidays. I got a little choked up at Christmas Eve service as I looked down the pew at my family of grown young men. Thoughts of Christmas' past and little boy excitement and wonder....Although, I don't think they ever out grow the Christmas excitement!

We lost water the week before Christmas - We replaced the pump, pulled the entire well, replaced all of the steel pipes and all the mysterious stuff that goes back in the hole. Still no water....So, I took drastic measures...I blessed the entire business with holy water before church...We came home from church and tried to prime it one more time....and...IT PRIMED!!! Our personal Christmas miracle.

Needless to say - it was short-lived..A week ago Monday...the well stopped again.

We don't know what to this point, it looks like we will have to drill a new well - which we can't do until April - due to the frozen ground....

It is already the end of first semester. The year has been a good one - very busy but a good one. I have a smartboard in my room which allows me to save all my notes and post them on my school web page - so kids can view and print them. Which is wonderful, but it takes time to put the notes for 3 different classes and then to post each day to my webpage...again...good stuff.

Speaking of school - we had two bomb threats this pass week. One Tuesday - we evacuated and returned to the school when the school was cleared. Messed up the day...And again on Wednesday - this time we just evacuated and had parents come pick up students and closed for the day. A 53 year old mom of one of our students was arrested and in custody for the two day incidents. I really hope she gets the help she needs and her daughter is cared for during this difficult time.

And then...if the week wasn't messed up enough...we had a "weather"day on Thursday...With the windchill - the temperatures were around 45 below...Way too cold for man or beast.

I have been knitting. I finished a hat for Katie. I think she likes it. I will post a picture. I started a pair of mittens for myself. I am working on a hat for Jeremy. and the gadzillion other projects that I have started and not finished.

I am determined to lose weight this Spring. My doctor put me on high blood pressure pills last June - and I have gained 35 pounds since then. I don't fit in any of my clothes...not to mention what it's done to my self image. I am weaning myself off the pills - feel better already. I have energy again and motivation.

We are in Winona at a hotel (yeah for high speed) visiting Andy and Katie. We are going to LaCrosse shopping today and celebrating Andy's 21st birthday, which was last week. Should be a fun day.

I discovered facebook. I am listed as Alaina Privette. Come check me out there for pictures and stuff.

Well, enough for now - hope to be more regular at posting.


Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I dont know what facebook is Iam out of the Hugs Darcy

Jane Doe Jenn said...

I'm on facebook, too. But I don't use it too much. I'll send you a friend invite!