Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Where Has The Time Gone?

Wow, its been 2 and 1/2 years since I've written. I left Plainfield South to run the shoe store. Bill went back to Rogers & Hollands. We closed the shoe store in March, 2009. I was offered a position as Office Manager at Rogers & Hollands in the Louis Joliet Mall. Perfect timing, didn't have to go without a job in this horrible economy. Now we are trying to put our financial lives back together - its gonna be a long row to hoe.
Angela is starting her 2nd year in college, Casey is a Senior and J.D. is a Junior at Plainfield Central High.
Re-connected with some of my high school friends through Facebook. Its been a hoot! I love ya Edie.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Back To School/Work

Where O'where did the summer go? It was a whirlwind of softball games and baseball games, travelling from ball park to ball park. Casey's team made it to the World Series in Peoria, IL.

Bill and I had our 20th wedding anniversary this summer. We have both worked at the store all summer. It is progressing nicely. July, with football cleats and August, with back-to-school shoes have been good months for us.

Casey made the Stone City softball team for next year. They are a very good organization and she will learn alot plus prepare her for high school and/or college softball. J.D. has decided not to play high school football, so he is concentrating on baseball by playing Fall Ball for the park district league. He will try out for the high school baseball team next spring.

I have embarked upon a new hobby: Letterboxing. My friend, Carol, has turned me on to it. It is an adult scavenger hunt that has been around since the 1800's and it is all over the United States. We have only found one so far, but it is a great way to get out and explore the great outdoors and get a little hiking/walking in too. Check it out at letterboxing.org or at atlasquest.com

A very happy birthday to Bill today. He is 54!

Monday, May 7, 2007


Spring is finally here and school is almost over. I'm not sure what the summer will bring except warm weather, baseball and softball games and hoping the store does well.

This school year has gone by fast. We've had alot of fun here in the Media Center and I hope it continues for next year.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Traffic Court

I had to be at the Joliet Courthouse at 9:am on Tuesday morning. I had to park 3 1/2 blocks away and walk in 15 degree weather. The line to get in was backed up down the stairs and around the front of the building. Finally got to the scanners and the police officer said I couldn't come in because my cell phone has a camera on it. I walked 3 1/2 blocks back to my car, threw my phone in and walked 3 1/2 blocks back, stood in line again. Arrived at the court room and checked in with the baliff and she said "Oh, you need to go to City Hall". I walked 3 1/2 blocks back to my car and drove to City Hall. When I got inside the lady directed me to the payment window to pay for my parking ticket. I said I don't want to pay for it, I want to contest it. She said the hearing date for that is tomorrow (Wednesday at 9:00 am). I decided that I wasn't coming back and I placed a written contestment and I will hear the outcome by snail mail. My husband said I should have gone to plead my case in front of the judge but oh well.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Cheer Competition at UIC

What a joke - Angie's cheer squad didn't have anyone else in their division so they went unopposed. Guess what?? - they took First Place! Not bad, one out of one. We left at 10 am to get there by noon, paid $10.00 to park, $15.00 to get in. She performed at 4:00 pm (for 3 minutes) and awards were at 6:00 pm. Drove home and arrived by 8:30 pm. Woo-hoo what a good time - not. Needless to say I wasn't happy.

I forgot to remind everyone that I have handicap parking traffic court at 9:00 am on Tuesday morning. So I will be in shortly after it is all done. Not happy about this either. Not a very happy,happy kinda weekend.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Exam Day

I was involved with tiNet today scanning in all the final exams for semester 1. I saw the perfect t-shirt for finals week:
"I put the Stud in study"
. . . from Beauty and the Geek

I am feeling better everyday but this is a wicked flu bug and I still get waves of dizziness and nausea.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Diagnosis: Bronchitis

Wow - what day is it? I ended up in the doctor's office on Friday morning. I had bronchitis, ear infection, sore throat, headache & fever. What was that flu shot suppose to do for me? I want my $18 back! I am feeling much better today, I think the antibiotic has started to kick in. I will be back to work tomorrow - did anybody eat my bagel? (j/k)