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Hello 2016

January 1st, 2016

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So I’m sitting here in the waning hours of 2015 thinking about what a horrible blogger I’ve become. I just cracked open my iPad case for the first time in almost two months and realized my last post was in October… AND IT WAS ABOUT AN EVENT THAT HAPPENED IN JULY!!!! So bad. So, so bad.

Now I’ve never been a “New Year’s Resolutions” type of person because, well let’s face it, I’m not good with the follow-through (for example, it’s New Year’s Eve and I still haven’t sent my sister’s big box of Christmas presents down South) but I’m going to put this out there… “I resolve to write at least one blog post a week in 2016.” There… I said it (or typed it actually) now to work on my follow-through.

I can’t guarentee I’ll have something exciting to write about each week. I might post about the progress of a project, a finished project or maybe just a bunch of photos I took that week. I’m constantly snapping away and the majority of my photos never see the light of day. Maybe I’ll just release them out into the blogosphere. I might have to delve into the archives and post about one of the many projects I completed during my unintentional two month hiatus. I have unposted projects that go as far back as Christmas 2014 (see what I mean about follow-through?) Some weeks you might get a novel and others just a photo and a sentence, but in my mind everything counts. I’m super nervous about putting this pledge out there because I know some of you (if you’re still out there and interested in my ramblings) will hold me to it. Did I tell you I’m super nervous already?

So what do I post about this first week of 2016? Well, how about a look at my last week of 2015? This happened…

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it wasn’t quite the “snowmageddon” the Weather Service predicted but it did manage to get me out of bed earlier than usual on Monday in an attempt to avoid driving in it. Honestly, I took this picture because the trees look just like the ones in Ralphie’s back yard on Christmas morning (what can I say, I had just finished watching 24 hours of “A Christmas Story” a few days earlier.)

And then I went through a couple more cartridges of printer ink making these…

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For the past year I have been designing these little prints that fit into these cute plastic frames…

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and selling them at Willow Station. I made the first ones last Christmas and then offered seasonal refills at each sale. I decided to package up a year’s worth of refills and sell them during our “Spirit of Christmas” event the first week of December. I sold all of the packets I had made up for the sale and took orders for more.

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And then Kris called to tell me she needed ten packets sent to Texas. So I fired up the production line and put together ten more packages… annnddd slowly sold them one by one to locals needing last minute Christmas gifts. This is why that big box of Christmas presents hasn’t been put in the mail yet… it’s waiting for ten more packets to be assembled.

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And because of my lack of follow-through they will now become Teacher Appreciation gifts. Whoops.

Let’s see, what else happened this week? Oh yeah, some basketball. Actually quite a bit of basketball. Tuesday night involved a road trip to Lincoln where Kelli, Marc and I helped cheer on the Huskies to victory at the Nebraska Wesleyan Holiday Tournament. Our trip home involved a lot of this…

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Marc’s Merry Christmas present to himself freshly ordered off of a late night infommercial. The ’70’s will never die as long as Marc Peters is around.

The next day I headed back to Lincoln for yet more ball games, this time with the Siebert/Bergen clans. But before taking in the games we headed for “Honest Abe’s”…

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where I actually stepped out of my box and ordered a burger with more than just cheese and ketchup on it. I had “The Greatest Burger Ever” which involved applewood bacon, grilled onions, romaine, American Cheese, awesome sauce and ketchup. This was a big, big step for me… I was of course outdone by Brian and Colton who ordered the “Hair of the Dog” whose toppings included potato chips and… crunchy peanut butter???

I also had to use a bottle opener to get to my pop for the first time in… ever?

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It was a good thing we enjoyed a meal before the game because Wesleyan’s concession stand left a lot to be desired. Don’t they know how important a good concession stand is this time year? Some of these parents have to eat supper four times a week off of a concession stand. Where were the burgers, cold pop and most importantly the walking tacos? Keep it in mind for next year Wesleyan.

But then again, they did offer in-house hair styling…

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from a 5th grader with a talent for braids. I guess it all evens out.

One Response to “Hello 2016”

  1. Kathryn Goertzen Says:

    Always LOVE your blog posts. But about that once-a-week thing?! Let’s just say if it happens . . . I’ll be thrilled. ;)

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