Happy Birthday to my Journal - 4 years old on July 10 and my web site is 6 years old on July 10 ! Can't imagine life without my internet friends.
I have been thinking about getting the latest version of ICQ. Does any one use ICQ any more? Can anyone recommend other good sites for interactive conversions? Either keyed or voice?
Only Robert Miller (vanrijngo) played the 'play it forward' game and he will be getting something in the mail. Julie will be getting something too. Julie sent a cute tissue holder she sewed - dark blue with cats and dogs. Thank you Julie!
Early this spring I participated in 4 5K (3.1 miles) Fun Walk Runs. Lots of fun and nice shirts from all of them as well as other freebies.
Sunday April 27 5K Bun Run Walk - StoneRidge in Wautoma - this one had the most generous gifts.
Saturday May 3 RMC 5K Fun Run Walk - Waupaca
Saturday May 17 5K Run Walk - Berlin
Hadn't bowled for a long time because of the leagues keeping the lanes full and a spring semester class - now that summer is here the alleys have open lanes in the evenings - bowled 126 and 138 on July 1 and 109, 101, 101 on July 9. My friend bowled either a strike or spar for every frame of the 3rd game last Wed for a score of 205.
Attended a 4 day tennis camp first part of June at Ripon College. Any future tennis camps will be over in Minnesota at Gustavus Adolphus College Tennis and Life camp A 5 hour drive and higher priced, but a better quality camp without the competitions, a better focus, and with fun and games. I remember the college student tennis camp teachers all came out for their introductions dressed as and acting like certain tennis pros.
Found a fun tennis player on meetup.com and we've been playing Tuesday nights.
Took 2 quilting classes at the stitching store where I learned to knit. The first from Basic Quilting ( 3 sessions) is called 3 Rails and it's ready for the back, layering and front to be put together. The second was a 2 session class and is made by putting each 7.5 square together with batting and back and then sewing the squares together. So far I only have 2 squares together, but lots of pieces cut up and stitched in rows to be cut further. I especially enjoy crochet and am so grateful to Rayne for introducing me to it. And the beautiful afghan that she made for me is given extra special treatment.
At the tennis camp I met a guy who is a Horticulturist - he told me about the Master Gardener program. 48 state University extensions offer this. I start the Madison UW extension's Master Gardener program Wed night - every other Wed until Dec 19. You have to put forth hours of community service related to the education - such as answering questions from the general public, working in their office, manning their booth at garden shows, etc. I have heard good things about the University extension programs and am looking forward to this. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_Gardener
For a map of the US go to ahs.org/master_gardeners/index.htm and click on your state to find your website for the Master Gardener program. Some of the sites are quite pretty.
As of today we have broadband on the phone here in the wilderness. How I have missed the good internet access I had with Road Runner. It had been over 3 years with that pitiful Centurytel dial up. Now I just need to figure out how to set my computer to wireless, as I had indicated no when I first set my new computer up in 2001. Because of this there is not a wireless option when going through Connect to - Show all Connections. Any ideas?
Only 6 weeks left of free time this summer. Fall semester starts the last week in August. Had planned to bike after work on the rails to trails again, but between all the rain, wind and quilting classes, just haven't been able to bring the bike along. 4 classes starting in the fall as a full time Photography student. Luckily all the gen eds transferred in. One class in Friday morning and since I'm lucky enough to have a generous vacation schedule - vacation days will be taken on Fridays in order to get this class in. Classes for 1st semester are: Photo Composition (2 credits), Studio Photography 1 (3 credits), Lighting Technique ( 2 credits), Intro to Electronic Design (2 credits). Looks like I'll need to be taking vacation on Thursday afternoons for the spring 2009 semester. Was on the wait list since January 2007 for the evening program which is every other year, but it appears to be not quite all evenings. Greatly looking forward to this on Mon, Tues, Thur nights and Friday mornings. And Friday afternoons are free to study, attend the quilt expo in Sept, Folk Fair in Nov..... In 2 days the summer months will be half over. Why does spring and summer just fly by and winter goes on and one forever? Have been eating lettuce and radishes out of my garden. Green beans will be ready to pick next weekend. The snap dragons are loaded with tiny little blossoms - should be brilliant by next weekend.
Songs I like on You tube:
From Moni’s blog