Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Happy Wacky Halloween from the very scary Berends'

Friday, October 26, 2007


Look at my dear sweet man. We just returned from his oral surgery and I've got him looped up on pain medication. Don't you just want to kiss and hug him??? I think somebody is going to have a nappy-poo really soon! He is doing fine so far and I thank God for him. Nighty night.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


It's a fish jam!!! These wonderful fish were all swimming in line until I laid the mobile down on the table and when I came back to hang it up, there were 6 or 7 fish tangled together. People who know me know how I deal with tangles . . . . I don't!!! So here it sits until Don can get to it. Then it's probably going to go into his "fishy" bathroom!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

I am practicing posting photos. I think I actually did it myself!!! wowie! ok, this is one wall and corner of my workroom. Up on the top shelf you can see Elmer (the black teddy bear) who I have had since I was a little girl. My grandma made it for me. He is wool and holy, but that's ok. Lots of other stuff in the photo. Too many things to mention. Jill, Laura, Emily, and I are in the process of developing a new blog for our art. Will let you know of it very soon!!!

Friday, October 12, 2007


Happy Birthday to Sheila!!! She is a wild wacky woman with a sweet sweet spirit. You might think she could be one of us! But you'd have to squint really hard when you look at her!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dumptruck- Dodge

Have you ever played dumptruck dodge? Probably not, since I made it up myself and I haven't told anyone until now. I get involved in it everyday when I go to work and when I come home from work. Between our home and the interstate is the road to the gravel pit of all gravel pits. Every truck in this part of the state goes in and out of there when I am traveling the roads. Anyway you can earn points by strategizing about what it takes to get in another lane at a light and outrun the truck when the light turns, things like that. You can lose points if you're behind one and rocks start hitting your car, big point loss if the rocks hit your windshield! I about lost everything this morning when driving up the on-ramp onto I-80 behind a dumbtruck and we hit the interstate going 30 mph because that's all the faster he would go! (that's right, dumb, not just dump) I was prepared to die with cars and semis flying around us! Finally I saw an opening and made a break for it and was able to get around him. yea! points!!! I'm still alive!!! Sometimes I get wild and yell "Dump your dumper!" but they must not hear me. Yes, I can play this game and sing praise and worship songs at the same time. 10 minutes of awesome wonder!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


I LOVE this cool weather!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

strange sighting

I could hardly believe what I was seeing on the way home on the interstate. I passed a schoolbus that had another school bus flipped over upside down and welded onto it's top. . . so the wheels were going up in the air. They were welded together top to top so there were wheels on the highway and wheels in the air. got it? On the side it said something like "is the U.S. budget topsy-turvy?" Where the stop sign would swing out, it was a pie graph showing the majority of the money spent by the pentagon. I didn't think real hard about it, but I did think it was kind of strange. And who has nothing better to do than drive around this ridiculous looking thing? That's it. I'm now done thinking about it.