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Sunday, July 13th 2008

11:45 PM

Journal and Web Site Birthdays

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0U5JfGYx4c    Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
Back in the day, I liked this video so much I bought it on cassette video.
A few years later http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rr-t-IOfRo&feature=related  Shanie Twain did a take off of it.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w3ku2QArT0   Mavericks  - Dance the Night Away.  Video is corny, but love the song.    
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OP22rETN-s&feature=related   Dreams.  I LOVE Roy Orbison.  Not the original recording - his voice is older here but still wonderful.  I saw Roy live 3 times.  Twice at the Carlton West in Green Bay and once at Summerfest, Milwaukee.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oZAfv3_LAY   photos of Roy in the video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6D24EPKDFQ    2 versions of FALLING
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkQFpmdYOM0   KD Lang - Miss Chatelaine LIVE
You'll Be Back Every Night In My Dreams    The Statler Brothers
 saw them twice at the arena in Green Bay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQIh7-IgtKo   DREAM RIVER by   Raul Malo of the Maveriks  . Reminds of Roy Orbison...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js3SJfE9Voc   I should have been true   by Raul
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNmLzfiP0qU   Frank and Nancy  Something Stupid
Andrea Berg - Ein Schiff wird kommen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8vGyr9SY9Q&feature=related    Andrea Berg - Medley Ihre großen Hits 2007
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkNaPeb8-a0   Beautiful Dreamer by Roy  so so beautiful
Words & Music By Stephen Foster
Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me,
Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee;
Sounds of the rude world, heard in the day,
Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd away!
Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song,
List while I woo thee with soft melody;
Gone are the cares of life's busy throng,
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

Beautiful dreamer, out on the sea
Mermaids are chanting the wild lorelie;
Over the streamlet vapors are borne,
Waiting to fade at the bright coming morn.
Beautiful dreamer, beam on my heart,
E'en as the morn on the streamlet and sea;
Then will all clouds of sorrow depart,
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w_QnU58T1c  Melora Hardin Begin the Beguine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg8gIcfBcVM  Don Lipovac has great CDs.  But this is his only entry on  you tube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYGIKjNne7E   Tom Astor - Hallo, guten Morgen Deutschland 1984

What type of Mother Hen Are You?
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From Moni’s blog


Birgitta: Hi Connie, Popping in to wish you a beautiful day
Niina: Greetings from Sweden and a happy new week!
moni: Hope your 4th weekend was special! We enjoyed ours. No rain here for over 6 months.
vanrijngo: Hi Connie, this is really scary not hearing a thing. Please let your friends know you are alright. I pray this is the case.
Niina: Hope that all is fine! Wanted to send some midsommer greetings from a rainy Sweden!
Redline: u fish cute...hop
Niina: Just passing by to say hello!
moni: HI CONNIE, I have been watching the news of the terrible flooding in WI. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Angie: Hi! just visiting! Wondering if you'll like to exchange link. Just let me know. Thanks!
Niina: Me here, wishing you a great week!
Unni: psst....I have been feeding your fish
Unni: Hi Connie - long time no see. I have neglected my blog lately, but updated totay. But sorry - in Norwegian only. Nice to visit you again - have a nice day
Niina: Just passing by to wish you a great weekend! We have sunshine over here! Spring has sprung!
cleo: Hi connie! your greetings is highly appreciated,thanks a bunch! hey! we got fish tank here in our house but your fish tank is cool i already feed them so, don't feed anymore today, hehe! Btw, congrats also for being the JOTW,you got many interesting posts here, keep it up
moni: Hi Connie, love your fish tank. I see it is WARM in your neighborhood, YEA!!! Enjoy, I know you will.
Niina: Just want to tell you that I have changed my URL!! Visit me to find out! And LOVE the fish-thing!
birdbits: Hi Connie ! I am waiting on the whooping cranes to start arriving... they should be here within next 2 weeks , , happy wing flaps 2 u !
Dee: Just wanted to wish you a lovely day and a beautiful week!
moni: Hi Connie, I can see that Spring is headed your way very soon. I am wishing you a wonderful warm Spring and Summer season.
birdbits: Hi Connie! Happy Easter, I know I am late, sorry , I have been down with a flu bug but amm getting better now. I hope you have a good week end!
JOn: Hope your week is going well!!
Jonella: Hi Connie, Thanks for visiting me. Go back to my blog and click on the top, left-hand corner of the aquarium, where the word aBowman is, to get one of your own.
Jonella: Hi Connie, How are you? I am sorry that I didn't get to say Happy Easter to you earlier but I hope you had a wonderful weekend. My weekend was very busy with family visiting from Canada, etc. Wow, you have some beautiful Easter Eggs there! I hope to hear from you soon, take care.
Foxx: Happy Easter to you too!
Digital Polaroids: Diving in!
lisa: Hi Connie, thansk for the visit, ahve a happy easter and wonderful weekend to you.......
Steven: Happy Easter to you.
Realm: reading your blogs, enjoy your weekend
liza: happy easter!!!
A Simple Life: i hope you have a blessed easter. ^_^
Sally Ferguson: Happy Easter!
Fe: You too connie.. have a fun easter weekend.
Camera_chic: Happy Easter to you too!
Birgitta: Happy Easter to you too
Roselle: Hello! Just stopping by to greet you Happy Easter in advance!
Betty: Happy Easter. Care to xchange links? Willl add u.. Take care
mandi791: Hey, nice place, would u like to link up w/ me. Stop by my place and see if u are interested. Have a good day!
Dee: Wishing you a Happy St Patrick's Day!
3 Comment(s).

Posted by birdbits:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR JOURNAL AND WEBSITE!! You are such a busy person , I get exhausted just reading about the things you d but you inspire me to do and learn more. I think it is true "keeping our mind and bodies active, keeps us young"!
Sunday, August 10th 2008 @ 10:29 AM

Posted by Sally Ferguson:

Your classes sound so interesting! Maybe you can post some tips for us bloggers on taking better pictures!
Saturday, July 26th 2008 @ 1:03 PM

Posted by moni:

My gosh Connie, you are the busiest person I have ever known. How great to have so much energy. You enjoy everything and excel at everything. We have had a week of rain and now we have lots of green (WEEDS). All local crops are irrigated, so rain is not welcome by the farmers.
Monday, July 14th 2008 @ 10:54 AM

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