Lori's Minute

Saturday, July 25, 2009


I learned something new today. We were watching the Brewers and they had a throwback uniform with the Bears logo on it. Pete searched the webpage on it and it is the annual appreciation of the Negro league. I had no idea that it was done every year since it is the first time I have seen it.

Went for a walk today. Tomorrow my friend Jane will go with me to pick up some of my dad's office furniture. She and her husband are starting their own business in their basement. Her husband was let go last Feb. She said they needed a file cabinet and a light bulb went off in my head. It will be good that someone will use it and some of the other things (desk, hutch). It's nothing fancy, but it will do for now. It always feels good to help others out.

Bree is in Neenah...she has only been gone two days and we miss her.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Another Luke comment

My eight year old son Luke made $3.00 from the rummage sale. He looked at me and said, "What can a buy with three dollars?" in a very sad tone. It used to be a quarter would make him happy but ever since he started buying toys with his own money, he realizes how much he needs to have to get what he wants.

But I had forgotten he had sold his Big Wheel so he got another five dollars and was much happier.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Rummage Sale Mania

We had a rummage sale Saturday. It was exhausting getting ready for it because we decided at the last minute to have it. My friend Jane brought over a bunch of her stuff as well. Pete and Bree helped out and Luke told everyone how his toys worked. He would make a good sales person.

I think it was a success...we have room in the garage (a little) and a little more room in the basement. Pete and the kids took the money they made and went to Toys R Us two hours after the sale ended. I am using the money I made to take everyone out for a steak dinner!

It was cute seeing all the young families come and get excited over finding stuff. Our neighbor who is watching his first grandchild for a week came over and bought some stuff to have for his grandson to play with when he comes over.

One of the few things I had left over which did not sell was the wooden kitchen set my dad made for me. Breanna played with it for awhile but it has been sitting unused in the basement for a few years. This morning, a woman who was looking at it yesterday came back today to see if we still had it and she bought it for her two little girls. I will miss it but I am glad it is getting used.

I think that will my new motto...use it or give it to someone who can!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Stargazing or UFO?

While Pete and Bree were gone last week, Luke used the telescope to look out our bedroom window. He is positive he saw several UFO's! All I saw was dark sky. So tonight, he and his father are outside looking at the stars and searching for stars, constellations and UFO's.

Now Luke wants to be an astronomer as well as a video game developer. I said the two would go well together. He agrees.

I wish I knew what I wanted to be when I grow up.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

A Dream with a Lesson

Last night I had a dream. My family and I were living in an apartment when five women burst in from the church we belonged to. They were searching our apartment and said we were such slobs, if we didn't clean up we would be banned from the church. For some reason Pres. and Laura Bush were there also.

The only person who had a clean room was Breanna because in reality, she cleaned her room yesterday to get ready for her birthday sleepover. Back to the dream, we went to church and I met with the ladies and asked if they had a housecleaning person they could recommend because I really need help. They all laughed and said I should be able to do it myself. They also said we ate the wrong food (despite the fact that two of them were over 300 lbs), needed to floss and dress better.

Feeling overwhelmed we left and got into our truck (which we don't really have) and when I opened the door, all this junk fell out. The head of the ladies group stopped with her family including her little girl who was holding a Coca-Cola glass. I admired it and told her I collect Coca-Cola stuff as well. The little girl showed me how when she pressed a button, the glass automatically filled with soda!

The girl's mom helped me pick up the stuff that fell out of the truck and said, "Maybe if we helped out more and criticized less, we would have more friends."

With that, we all got in our vehicles and headed home.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

My Favorite Quote

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.

I have been struggling with a very personal issue the last few months so I went searching for a quote and found the one I was looking for. Then I went on to have a nice day with my family.