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It went well. Better than expected really. And I didn't have any fights or arguments or anything! Which, for my brother and me, is just pretty amazing.

We drove really really early Friday (yes, I slept through most of Iowa) and made it to Tim and Aundie's around 3. We sat around until it was time to go up to St Cloud, went over to the hotel and checked in and then we were on the road again. We ended up eating at Granite City something or other and afterward went to Stacie and Travis' house, well, the guys went to the hockey game (Travis is the coach), and then we went back to Willmar and I got Allie into bed after a shower.

Sat was just mostly hanging out at the pool, Mom and I went downtown and saw Ralph and Robin (he lost his wife to cancer this summer, otherwise looked fine) and caught up on the gossip of the town, then went to Lindquist's so Mom could buy the newest great-grand a baptism gift. I ended up buying ornaments for all of the nieces as I have never bought baptism gifts, either. But the pewter ornaments were very pretty and they were going to see if they could get them engraved. Dinner was out at a restuarant and was a belated bd party for my Mom. Nice but expensive.

Sunday was the baptism, we were packed and ready to go after we had brunch at Kristen's house. And pictures. We had tons of pictures taken. So, about 12:30, we were on the road again. And got home about 9:30 which is pretty good.

The weather was nice (it was the one worry I had) and it was really nice to see everyone on that side of the family (some I hadn't see in years) and even Erin behaved (well, after I gave her the 'Erin, godchild, behave look')(And her friend kind of looked at her and Erin just shrugged and said, 'Aunt Robin can do that.' One gets the feeling she gets away with way too much...) Although I don't mind the whole decorating for Christmas outside, I do kind of object to lighting the trees inside the house... I would like to get through one holiday before leaping into the next.

But all in all, it was nice, there were no fights, and hopefully we can do this again. Well, maybe without so much traveling.
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It went well. Better than expected really. And I didn't have any fights or arguments or anything! Which, for my brother and me, is just pretty amazing.

We drove really really early Friday (yes, I slept through most of Iowa) and made it to Tim and Aundie's around 3. We sat around until it was time to go up to St Cloud, went over to the hotel and checked in and then we were on the road again. We ended up eating at Granite City something or other and afterward went to Stacie and Travis' house, well, the guys went to the hockey game (Travis is the coach), and then we went back to Willmar and I got Allie into bed after a shower.

Sat was just mostly hanging out at the pool, Mom and I went downtown and saw Ralph and Robin (he lost his wife to cancer this summer, otherwise looked fine) and caught up on the gossip of the town, then went to Lindquist's so Mom could buy the newest great-grand a baptism gift. I ended up buying ornaments for all of the nieces as I have never bought baptism gifts, either. But the pewter ornaments were very pretty and they were going to see if they could get them engraved. Dinner was out at a restuarant and was a belated bd party for my Mom. Nice but expensive.

Sunday was the baptism, we were packed and ready to go after we had brunch at Kristen's house. And pictures. We had tons of pictures taken. So, about 12:30, we were on the road again. And got home about 9:30 which is pretty good.

The weather was nice (it was the one worry I had) and it was really nice to see everyone on that side of the family (some I hadn't see in years) and even Erin behaved (well, after I gave her the 'Erin, godchild, behave look')(And her friend kind of looked at her and Erin just shrugged and said, 'Aunt Robin can do that.' One gets the feeling she gets away with way too much...) Although I don't mind the whole decorating for Christmas outside, I do kind of object to lighting the trees inside the house... I would like to get through one holiday before leaping into the next.

But all in all, it was nice, there were no fights, and hopefully we can do this again. Well, maybe without so much traveling.

I'm back!

Nov. 22nd, 2009 10:18 pm
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What does it say about someone who goes away for the weekend, and the first thing they do when they get home is get on the computer to see what went on while they were internet-less? (I know, not a word)

But that's what I did, and boy, I hate not having internet while on a trip...

I'm back!

Nov. 22nd, 2009 10:18 pm
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What does it say about someone who goes away for the weekend, and the first thing they do when they get home is get on the computer to see what went on while they were internet-less? (I know, not a word)

But that's what I did, and boy, I hate not having internet while on a trip...
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To be up and going to MN, but it's up that we are...

And something in the pumphouse is going out, we fought the water pressure last night, I didn't get to sleep until sometime after 1 this morning... our friendly plumbing guy will fix it while we are gone...

*sigh*

No internets for the next couple of days...
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To be up and going to MN, but it's up that we are...

And something in the pumphouse is going out, we fought the water pressure last night, I didn't get to sleep until sometime after 1 this morning... our friendly plumbing guy will fix it while we are gone...

*sigh*

No internets for the next couple of days...
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Well, not this weekend, although the daughter has Sat off and so I'm going to try and see if my brother (or someone) has a computer with a webcam or headphones so that we can all talk to her... and maybe see her... I'm taking my headphones just in case.

No, now she's coming home Jan 2. At midnight. So that means that we have to go to Peoria at night with the stupid deer running all over. Oh well. And it's all her friend Tim's fault for getting bumped down and not graduating until Jan 8, which I think she is still planning on going out to see. Must be nice to have money.

And her next duty post will be the 9th Comm in Pendleton, CA, and they have already told her that yes, she would probably get deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan, which I'm really not ok with, but she said that the sgt she was talking with told her she'd never see outside the wire... The good thing about having a tech for a daughter. (Can you hear me now?)

So, only two more days of work and then a three day weekend... I so need it, work is just becoming too stressful...
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Well, not this weekend, although the daughter has Sat off and so I'm going to try and see if my brother (or someone) has a computer with a webcam or headphones so that we can all talk to her... and maybe see her... I'm taking my headphones just in case.

No, now she's coming home Jan 2. At midnight. So that means that we have to go to Peoria at night with the stupid deer running all over. Oh well. And it's all her friend Tim's fault for getting bumped down and not graduating until Jan 8, which I think she is still planning on going out to see. Must be nice to have money.

And her next duty post will be the 9th Comm in Pendleton, CA, and they have already told her that yes, she would probably get deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan, which I'm really not ok with, but she said that the sgt she was talking with told her she'd never see outside the wire... The good thing about having a tech for a daughter. (Can you hear me now?)

So, only two more days of work and then a three day weekend... I so need it, work is just becoming too stressful...
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It's now halfway through Nov and I'm not even sure where Oct went.

And next weekend we are going to Mn for the baptism of the newest great-niece. And I am not sure that I am ready at all to see everyone.

Yes, I have talked to both Tim and Aundie, but that's not seeing them face-to-face. And considering that I have had a couple of bouts of hysterical crying (which I HATE), I'm not sure what's going to happen when we get up there.

Thank the Lord we are staying at the motel and not the house, it gets too bad, I'm bookin'...


On a totally different note, I'm really tired of all the crap going on at work, and now they say that our hours are going to be cut -- again -- and can't tell us for how long.

I am thankful that I have all my Christmas shopping done, I know, unnatural but I hate last minute shopping. Actually, I just hate shopping.

But it's putting a crimp in my budget, one of the girls I work with has 4 kids, a SO that's not working at the moment, and not a chance in hell of having a decent Christmas. Yes, I'm buying her kids a couple of presents. I have already bought them their own blankets. And their lists are really cute, until you get to the part where they ask for beds and dressers. She says that she's buying them all bunkbeds and dressers with next years income tax, since moving out of the last place (there was a flood, lost a lot of stuff) and are now in their own home, but trying to buy things when also paying for regular bills is almost impossible.

This economy just sucks...
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It's now halfway through Nov and I'm not even sure where Oct went.

And next weekend we are going to Mn for the baptism of the newest great-niece. And I am not sure that I am ready at all to see everyone.

Yes, I have talked to both Tim and Aundie, but that's not seeing them face-to-face. And considering that I have had a couple of bouts of hysterical crying (which I HATE), I'm not sure what's going to happen when we get up there.

Thank the Lord we are staying at the motel and not the house, it gets too bad, I'm bookin'...


On a totally different note, I'm really tired of all the crap going on at work, and now they say that our hours are going to be cut -- again -- and can't tell us for how long.

I am thankful that I have all my Christmas shopping done, I know, unnatural but I hate last minute shopping. Actually, I just hate shopping.

But it's putting a crimp in my budget, one of the girls I work with has 4 kids, a SO that's not working at the moment, and not a chance in hell of having a decent Christmas. Yes, I'm buying her kids a couple of presents. I have already bought them their own blankets. And their lists are really cute, until you get to the part where they ask for beds and dressers. She says that she's buying them all bunkbeds and dressers with next years income tax, since moving out of the last place (there was a flood, lost a lot of stuff) and are now in their own home, but trying to buy things when also paying for regular bills is almost impossible.

This economy just sucks...

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