Friday, March 30, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Having Grandkids is a lot of fun. For one thing, we get to go to a whole lot more birthday parties with all kinds of yummy cakes and goodies.
There's always plenty of hugs and kisses to go around from pretty little girls!
Along with the vast generational span created by great grand parents.
Here's my dad with one of his great grandchildren. This is my daughter's daughter.
# 7 grandbaby.
And this is # 6. Miss Mae
Here's # 8 the newest GB.
Then of course, there's the silly ones..
Sunday, March 25, 2012
At this point in my education I am spending time in SIM with mannequins along with several hours each week in the hospital caring for Med/Surg or OB patients. I am learning so much info that my mind feels like one of the latex gloves I wear being filled with air! You know, the ones that medical people blow up and draw like a chicken or a face or something on them. I feel very neurologically stretched, but I enjoy the newfound knowledge.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Friday, December 03, 2010
I actually did get much further from shore, though it looks like I stayed in ankle deep water!! The tide was exceptionally high this day giving us a rare opportunity to explore areas of the marshes that are usually inaccessible most of the time. Narrow fingers of water extended through acres of tall sea grasses that abounded with various kinds of shore birds. A very peaceful, delightful time of solitude on the water.
Calle thinks she should go along too!
This is as close to the water #6 wanted to get!
Gus enjoyed the time away from the office. His sidekick, my sister's dog, thought she would go along for a swim.
The Bug, as we like to call her, was our motivator for getting out there on the lagoon. She encouraged us to rent paddle boards the previous day. We had a great time trying that!!
Wes enjoying his journey
My sis who looks incredibly similar to me!! People still get us mixed up!
Beautiful November weather
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Here's Mom visiting her older sister for her sister's 90th birthday. The visit was a surprise for my Aunt which made the day that much more fun and happy!! We took time to take lots of photos.
Here Mom poses with her sis and her younger brother.
Me, Mom, Aunt, my Sis and Bro.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Mike Downey in control of Humboldt County sheriff's race; early indications point to victory
If early indications are correct, Mike Downey will be the next sheriff of Humboldt County.
Preliminary results have Downey with just under 67 percent of the vote, well ahead of opponent Mike Hislop, who checked in with 33 percent. The numbers were the latest available shortly before midnight, and came largely from absentee ballots with 40 of 132 precincts reporting.
Downey was celebrating the apparent victory with his campaign team at the Elks Lodge in Eureka.
”I'll say what I've said all along, and that's that we are gonna win this thing,” Downey said. “I believe that was always going to be the case.”
Downey, 54, has worked in the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office for 24 years, and has served as undersheriff since 2006. He lives in Fortuna with his wife and six children.
”I have a great committee that worked very hard spreading the word, and tonight the public is speaking,” Downey said. “I have the experience, and that's the difference.”
Downey's campaign manager Dave Walker said he couldn't ask for more at the time of preliminary results.
”We felt that we had this thing in control all along,” Walker said. “The last week we've pretty much just been on cruise control.”
At the Best Western Humboldt Bay Inn on the other side of Eureka, Hislop was optimistic at his campaign party, and said that it was still too early to tell. Hislop, 45, was with the Eureka
”I'm feeling good,” Hislop said. “We just have to wait and see -- we still have 100 precincts that need to come in.”
The budget of the Sheriff's Office became a key campaign issue when Hislop contended that it ran over by $1.4 million last year.
”These are tough economic times,” said Hislop, who added that fiscal responsibility is huge. “Right now we need to just weather the storm.”
Downey said that it was simply a misunderstanding of how the budget process works, and that the office actually came in just $279,000 over.
”We beat that horse dead,” Downey said. “The truth of the matter is that the deficit was the result of a decrease in revenues that we could not anticipate.”
Downey said that if he wins, he plans to expand services to Humboldt County residents by maintaining six resident deputies that will each patrol a different area of the county. Other points to work on include hiring more deputies and getting a core staff together, he said.
Incumbent Gary Philp decided not to run for re-election this year, and endorsed Downey for the position. Philp's term ends on Dec. 31, when the new sheriff will take over.
”The day that he (Gary Philp) walks out the door I want to have a natural, smooth transition,” Downey said.
Downey was confident as his campaign party drew to a close, and said that once other precincts such as Fortuna and McKinleyville came in, he felt his lead would either stay the same or increase.
At a Glance: Preliminary results with 30 percent of precincts reporting
Mike Downey: 67 percent
Mike Hislop: 33 percent