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~ Kathy M.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Last week's storm was pretty much a dud, but it was a preview to this week's.  So far, not much has happened in Central Oregon this weekend weather wise, though yesterday there was a ton of rain in Oregon and Washington on the other side of the mountains.  Tonight is supposed to be the big storm, going from Northern California and on up to Alaska.

We are fine here so far, but we may lose power tonight.  I spent yesterday doing last minute preparations.  Hope that you all stay safe, wherever you are.

Hugs,

Kathy M.

Sunday, September 22, 2013



Just wanted to drop in and say hello.  I don't really have a lot to say, except that things are going well.  The kids and I made these cute lion masks last week.

A super large tropical storm is heading our way today.  For the most part it is going to hammer the west side of the mountains and will concentrate on Washington and northern Oregon.  I hope that everybody stays safe.  Fill up those bathtubs, guys, so that you can use the water to flush the toilet if you are on a well and you lose power.


The Weather Space.com


Hugs, and here is to a great upcoming week!

~ Kathy M.


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Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Nice Weekend:


This weekend, we went back to Toppenish, Washington for the annual Washington State Patrol Retirees Association reunion.  Cary retired from the State Patrol a few years back, and it is really neat to meet the people that he used to work with.

It has been a very relaxing time.  We didn't bring the dogs, and I am so glad that we didn't.  It is very hot here (98*) and humid.  It wouldn't have been much fun for them, but I had fun swimming in the pool yesterday.

I have the 5th wheel set up the way that I want it now, and am enjoying the fruits of my labor.  The new lamps are just what we needed, and it is great to have the laptop.



I took these pictures from my cell phone last night.  That silk bouquet is something that Cary won at the auction for $60.  Amongst the flowers are little bottles of booze!  He thought that it was a great design idea. 


It has been fun getting to know Cary's old friends and my new friends better.  We have been spending a lot of time with Lee and Fran.  Fran is a retired teacher.  She designs and sells some of her work on a website called  "Teachers Pay Teachers".  I'm going to look into that; I think that I might be able to sell some of my flashcards over there.  Fran also gave me some tips on formatting my writing work and using Powerpoint.

Well, that is about it.  I really haven't taken any pictures this weekend except for these.  Here is a link the photos of the Toppenish murals that I took last year though, if you want to take a look:  "CLICK HERE".

Hope that you all have a wonderful upcoming week!

Hugs,

Kathy M.


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Sunday, September 8, 2013

1960's and 1970's Sunday School Postcards:


I don't know about you, but these kinda make me feel a bit guilty.  I haven't been to Sunday School for a long time.



















I hope that you are all having a great Sunday!  If you haven't been here for a bit (hey, I've barely been around this joint myself), please check out the post below for an update and for pictures of our grandson Tyler Matthews first time on the field as TCU's quarterback.

Hugs,

Kathy M.


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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Hello, and Tyler Matthews First Time in at TCU!!!


Hey you guys!  I haven't written for so long that spam comments are coming into my regular inbox.  I have been really concentrating on work lately.   I am now helping out with the school website, in addition to the first of the school year to-do's. 

We are going to be watching college football today, and are hoping to spot our grandson Tyler Matthews (#12); a QB for TCU, on t.v.  The game begins at 9:00 a.m. West Coast time. 

Cary and I will be going to open house potluck tonight at school, and then we'll see what the rest of the weekend brings.  Hopefully I will have time on Sunday morning to stop by and visit my blog friends.  I really appreciate you guys so much.  Your comments and emails continue to bless me and I am grateful to have made so many special friends over the years.

Hugs,

Kathy M.

Update:  Well, Tyler did get to play today; he was in his first game at TCU this afternoon.  Here are some of the pictures that I took with my phone and my camera from the t.v.:








And, look at this!  #7 above, Kolby Listenbee, is the first to congratulation #12, Tyler Matthews.  Here they were when they first met, with Grandpa Cary in Portland at Nike's "The Opening" in July, 2011:


Needless to say, Grandpa Cary and I are so proud of Tyler.  What a big day.  I wish that we were there in person, but I wouldn't have gotten these pictures if we had been.


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