Odds and Ends

After 6 days in a row, and about 75 miles of walking, we had a day off on Thursday. We were expecting to go back to work today (Friday) for mandatory overtime, but it was cancelled. At first we were disappointed, but we appreciated another day of rest. And we made sure it was a day of excitement, with laundry, defrosting the freezer, clipping Makena’s nails, and making a big pot of chili to go with another Columbo movie!!

On Monday, we did get together with Karen and Al, whose blog I have been following for awhile now. (http://wishuponanrvstar.blogspot.com/) It has been fun getting to meet all the folks who have helped to inspire us to live our dreams.

This week we did have a telephone job interview, for Crazy Horse Memorial. We did accept the jobs, and we are both looking forward to spending May thru September of 2014 in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. We will be working in the gift shop. You can check it out at: http://crazyhorsememorial.org So if you are out that way, please let us know so we can get together. They do have a campground right at the memorial, so we can walk or bicycle to work.

There is one thing this time a year that I will miss…and no it isn’t snow and bitter cold!! My sister Margie and I have been having a “cookie bake-a-thon” for over 25 years. We spend 3 days doing nothing but making Christmas cookies. Day 1 is planning and mixing the dough. Day 2 is baking, and Day 3 is decorating/frosting and boxing up the cookies for gifts for family and friends. And of course at the end of each night, we would have a tasty Tom and Jerry!!!

When we were at the grocery store the other day, I just felt very sad when I looked at the display of baking ingredients….

Here are some past photos:

Margie and I

Margie and I


The supplies

The supplies


The finished product!

The finished product!


Chief cookie inspector

Chief cookie inspector


end of the night!

end of the night!


Quote for the day: “Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies  and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets  for a nap.” – Barbara Jordan









10 thoughts on “Odds and Ends

  1. Please stop by Red Barn Campground on your way out to see us. If not we will be out there to see you. Merry Christmas. I ordered two things from Amazon this week and wonder if you picked them. Both things for keeping D’s for Christmas.

  2. Yes, there will definitely be a void without you here at Christmas and we will all miss the cookies, too. Merry Christmas!!

  3. We have been enjoying your blogs. Sounds like you are enjoying your new life. You will definitely deserve a couple of months in Florida after all your hard work. Just want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. Hope you get a chance to get back to Wisconsin sometime soon.

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