Monday, September 03, 2012

September 3, 2012 It is Labor Day 2012 and my son has reminded me (several times) to update my blog so here ya go. The summer has gone by quickly. I made a trip to South Carolina to pick up Mandi in June. While there I got so see Jeremy's work place, Sage Valley Golf Club. It is fabulous. He is very fortunate to get to work in such a magnificent area. I brought Mandi home to Ohio and the following week Jeremy joined her. It was a quick trip but it was wonderful to spend time with them. SO much nicer that they are closer. Work has been slow over the summer but is quickly picking up. The pay out for year one of TIF is underway. Much data to be entered before the actual pay out in Dec. At the same time year two is underway. The staff need to be inserviced on the plan. In addition we are into the OTES new teacher evaluation system and will be piloting the SLO student learning outcomes this year. Pat is busy at Johnson's. Some days are really busy while others drag on with no calls. The economy has had a lot to do with business everywhere. Thursday night Pat and I went to see 38 Special a the Midland Theater in Newark. It was a wonderful show. Hard to see at times even though we were just 8 rows back from the stage. Nice to get out and hear a classic band in a beautiful venue that is fairly close to home. We have tickets to see two other shows later this year and next spring. Dogs are fine. Enjoying the cooler (ha ha) weather. Well at least in the evenings when it does cool off, they enjoy running in their yard. They won't be happy when I begin working everyday or so. Neither enjoy spending time in their kennels. There ya go Jeremy. I am up to date. At least for a little while. LOL

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ok, been a LLLLOOOONNNNNGGGGG time since I posted. Much has happended. Jeremy surprised me last weekend and came home for mother's day. It was SO wonderful to see him and have him home for a few days. Wish Mandi had been with him too but she is finishing up the school year in Florida. Next weekend, Ronnie flys down to get her and all the "stuff" and drive it up to Aiken. Then the move will be complete!!! She is SO excited to get up there with Jeremy as he is to have her home at last. It is so great to see your children happy and healthy. School year almost over here. TIF grant goes in tomorrow. Enjoy the sunshine!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I knew it would all work out ok~

Mandi left for Aiken, S.C. on Friday to join Jeremy. Today they called and said they found an apartment they both like very much. Bigger than the one in Florida and cheaper too. J is off on Monday and Tuesday so they will move in on Monday. J is so happy to be in their own place and out of the club and the stinky hotel room (was a smoking room).
Pat and I went to Mt. Vernon today to shop, had lunch and came home. Nice day to be out.
Mert and Bill will be home in a month. We pick them up in Akron on April 5th.
Working Thurs and Fri this week. Fri. is all day in Columbus. Oh, well someone has to do it...
Supposed to be a warm week here in Ohio..ENJOY!

Friday, February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012

Jeremy is on his way to Sage Valley to begin his new job. Mandi wishes she could go with him but in two weeks she will join him over spring break and hopefully they will find their home near the golf course. She has most of their household things packed and labeled. Jeremy said all that was left was her clothes. Boxes everywhere according to him.

Worked two days this week. Have to do some work on the non tested grades and special areas. Meeting planned for early March. Lots of reading to catch up on this week.

"To find beauty in everyone you must see beauty in everyone, then announce that you see it, for in announcing it, you place it there in their reality. Do not miss a single chance -- not one single opportunity -- to tell someone how wonderful they are, how special they are, how important to you they are, how incredible as a person they are, how beautiful they are inside and out. Do not miss a single opening in which to insert such a comment, genuinely felt and genuinely meant. Make it your life's mission today to bring to the attention of another just how extraordinary they are. Say it. Say it. SAY it. Their heart is waiting to know that their own best thought about themselves can be believed.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch

Thursday, February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012

What a week!!! Jeremy sent a resume to Sage Valley, was given a phone interview and then asked to travel to Augusta for a face to face interview. HE GOT THE JOB!! What a fabulous opportunity for he and Mandi!!! He will begin his new job March 1 and Mandi will finish out the school year then join him in May. She has a spring break so they can house/apt. hunt then.
SO excited for them and us too. They are only 600 miles away now and it is a doable road trip for a weekend visit.
Happy Dance Happy Dance!!!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

February 5, 2012

Leo (7/23-8/22)

Someone is starting a new phase of their life today, and you will be especially tuned into it. The purpose of your allegiance with this person is not completely clear, but you will serve as a witness, as proof of another person's fresh beginning. This person could be anyone -- a family member, a friend or even a complete stranger. Your task is to stay in the moment to be ready to gain inspiration from someone else's remarkable transformation.

Just in case some good news comes this week to someone I know I can say it was in the stars!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

February 4, 2012


Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.
- Harold B. Melchart