๐ŸŽ“. · last day of high school.. ever.

yesterday was the last day of high school for Katie.

one mom friend got pics of her girl before school...I had to be showered in by 6. other girls posted selfies. Kate took some, but has to pick the one(s) she'll let me have. she did post a friends pic on instagram. I made early supper, we started watching Catfish, Jared called and she left. so, I ended up in bed at 6:30 for a nap, and the alarm went off at 6 a.m. hadn't had a crash day in a while. guess I was due one....and I give all credit to Aldo, our amazing contract washer whose only English words I have heard to date are "Good Morning."


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1. Person you were named after? No one
2. Last time you cried? Last night
3. Do you like your own handwriting? no
4. What is your favorite lunch? Anything
5. Do you still have your tonsils? Yes
6. Would you bungee jump? No
7. What is your favorite cereal? Rice Krispie Treats
8. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? no
9. Do you think you're strong? no
10. Favorite ice cream? french vanilla
11. What is the first thing you notice about a person? smile
12. Football or baseball? football
13. What makes you happy? my K's and grand kids....pretty skies....sunshine....somedays just about everything.
14. Last thing you ate? bread and a veggie mix
15. What are you listening to? silence
16. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? hot pink
17. Favorite scent? hmmmm. don't really smell so much anymore....
18. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? Kevin
19. Tattoo or piercing? thinking about a tattoo
20. Hair Color? Dark Brown...for now. will see what color the next box of hair dye is....
21. Eye color? blue
22. Favorite food to eat? homemade bread!
23. Scary movies or chick flick? Bigfoot!
24. Last movie you saw? watched part of Hang 'Em High
25. Favorite tv show or station? Destination America
26. Favorite Holiday? Halloween
27. Beer or Wine? Wine
28. Night owl or morning person? Night Owl
29. Favorite day of the week? days off!!!!

Your SENIOR year of high school... The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be.

1. The year? 1983
2. Own a Letterman jacket? no
3. What kind of car did you drive? late 60s Chevy
4. Friday night football games? band/concession stand
5. What kind of job? babysitting/ Snack Shack
6. What was your favorite music? .38 Special, Air Supply, Hall & Oates
7. Were you considered a jock? No
8. Were you in the band? a couple of years
9. Were you a nerd? probably
10. Do you still live in the same school district? no
11. Can you sing the school fight song? No
12. What was your school mascot? Tiger
13. If you could go back to do it again, would you? no
14. Are you still in contact with people from your high school? Yes.
15. Do you know where your high school Sweetheart is? married him
16. What was your favorite subject in school? study hall


long ago and far away...


I'm in a tizzy.

Kate said no more cake. I have this vision of the girls cutting their cakes together....cakes on a pedestal. 3 layer graduated round cakes. so, did some shopping for things to create pedestals with. ended up finding stuff in my own cabinets. got on amazon for cake server and cake pan set. want glittery toppers. could arrive between 3-8. I waited too damn long. so have to think of something else. I pinned the girls down to flavors....vanilla for Kate. chocolate for Britt. they thought about going to athletic banquet, then decided to go to Walmart shopping for stuff for senior trip instead. It will be the basketball girls celebration. they had an amazing run. but they are not the only students in that school. so, while I kind of wanted to make her go, and even changed clothes!, I will now put on my p.j.s and watch tv.
The Schwan's guy caught me. His 22 year old son died. his heart exploded in his sleep. no health insurance. no life insurance. the first funeral home they went to told them sorry. no financing. can you even imagine????
this is kind of my cake idea...


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so, I'm up late googling shit....

we have dessert for party. I am freaking out. what kind of cake? what kind of topper? Kate assures me Grandma Ann is making 2 cakes. and we're doing watermelon on a stick and icicles. she says this is enough. maybe I'll just buy a bunch of cookies.....
then I got on amazon for pink and gold balloons and pink and gold forks. and successfully (this time) signed up for prime. God knows it would save me an ass load of $$$ on shipping....
Kate brought home Kevin's Fathers Day gift she made in wood shop. she ordered pics for her tri-fold board.

Forty odd things about me

Do you like blue cheese? yes
Do you eat red meat? Yes
Do you own a gun? No
What flavor Koolaid? ewwwww.
What do you think of hotdogs? I'll eat 'em.
Do you read food labels? no
What is your favorite movie? National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
What do you prefer to drink in the morning? water
Can you do a push up? no
What's your favorite jewelry? the occasional necklace
What is your hobby? Reading. crazy tv shows. Shark Week. Sharknado week. Ghost hunting.
Do you have ADD? Not sure
Do you wear glasses? reading
What was your favorite cartoon? Looney Tunes
Name three things you did today? work. clean garage. make supper.
Name three drinks you like. Pepsi, Hot chocolate, sweet tea
Current worries? $$$
Current "hates"? everything
Favorite place to be? home/with my kids and grandkids.
Where would you like to go? Maine
Do you wear slippers? only when I sew
What is your favorite color? pink
Do you like sleeping in satin sheets? flannel, please
Can you whistle? sometimes
Where are you? In the living room
Would you be a pirate? no
Favorite food? homemade bread
Favorite soda? Pepsi
Chocolate or Vanilla? depends on what I'm eating....
What's in your pockets? Nothing
Last thing that made you laugh? Facebook meme
What's your favorite animal? elephant
What's your most recent injury? big bruise on forearm. assuming from work.
How many TVs in your home? 5 that work. 2 that don't.
Worst pain? depends on the day.
Do you like to dance? at home. alone.
Are your parents still together? they were until Dad passed away.
Do you enjoy camping? I really really want to...


I worked on cleaning garage and shoved all the garage sale stuff in truck to deliver tomorrow after work. also got the grad cards all done thus far....I had bought exactly enough! Katie helped me solve the dilemma of $. She said $5 is better than nothing. So, I went with $10 per grad. which still feels cheap, but if everyone they sent an announcement to gives them $10....I hope they sent out a bunch of announcements! Normally I give $20-25, but have never rec'd this many before.
Budduh killed chicken #3 that we know of....Kevin raked a bunch of eggs out from under front porch. Baby Kyla had her baby! Finally talked to Julie about grad party: she'll do food. we'll do deserts and decorations.


pics from prom past...

2017 North Mercer Prom Queen Katie Dailey bought this beautiful ๐Ÿ‘— at Clifton's


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The. Very. Last. FFA. Banquet.

left work early, got her senior trip stuff notarized at school, then to Trenton to chiropractor and other things...picked up Kevin's Rx stuff, had to wait, then had to throw groceries in fridge & freezer, and slid into the banquet during opening prayer....didn't have time for makeup or a change of clothes. Senior Trip Parent meeting was during auction, so other moms filled me in. Katie's speech was perfect. didn't get the traditonal group picture afterwards, lots of kids had left the building. All in all, a good last banquet....

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