I've been saving this post for a day when we had nothing blog-worthy going on, and today is a day like that! I kept a journal on random days here and there when I was younger, but in 1999, I started writing in a diary every night - most of it's just the basic what-I-did-that-day stuff and so here's selected clips of what I/we have done on March 10th for the last 11 years...
March 10, 1998 - It seemed like one of the coldest days all winter and so we had slept downstairs. Mom made granola for breakfast. I did school and some cleaning. Us kids and Mom played "Knights and Castles" - Isaac got in trouble b/c Mom heard him say a slang word (I don't remember that - it must have been the only time he ever did!) Miriam and Hosanna went to a birthday party. Dad and Silas went to Greenbush to check on trading some cattle.
March 10, 1999 - We gave Miriam a hot/cold treatment because she was sick. Aunt Kim stopped over. I went to Grandma Krahn's and finished sewing a jumper for myself (she was helping me). We went skating on the "spring puddle" (every year we get a huge puddle where our horse pen is.) Miriam and Hosanna went to a birthday party (same girl!) and Amos and Isaac went to AWANAs with the Heppner boys, so Silas and I went out and helped in the barn.
March 10, 2000 - We had French toast for dinner. I drew a picture of a loon (must have been for school!) and made a list of some names and their meanings. I sewed some at Grandma's and in the evening I babysat Ronnie and Jeshua. We watched "The Treasure Map".
March 10, 2001 - A neighbor was having trouble with a calf and so Dad went over to help him out, but they ended up butchering the cow and the calf died. We played some Dutch Blitz and Rook, and did a whole bunch of cleaning in preperation for the Compton family (missionaries to AK that our church supports) - they arrived around 11:30 PM.
March 10, 2002 - Sunday - Dad told the story of Sampson for Sunday school. We had the Hunter family over for dinner and served mashed potatos and fajitas. We took naps (for us kids - that meant we had to stay on our beds) and for the evening service we watched "Israel, Islam, and Armaggedon". Rebekah D. (age 5) sat by me. Grandpa had plowed a big snowpile at the church (we were still in our old building) and the kids were having a great time playing on it.
March 10, 2003 - We did school. Miriam, Amos and I went over to the house where us girls clean and washed a bunch of windows. Our water at home wasn't working! I practiced piano, exercized, and memorized.
March 10, 2004 - We went through a bunch of books someone donated to help start our church library. I finished Algebra 2! I read a Danny Orlis book and the book Time Changer. We cleaned the attic - it was very bad! We played some Dutch Blitz and Rook and listened to "Music Paints Pictures" as we went to bed.
March 10, 2005 - I made Black Bottom Banana Bars and worked in the church album for a while. (not much to tell about this day this year!)
March 10, 2006 - Mom, Dad, Amos, and I were attending a homeschool convention in Minot, ND. We went the keynote sessions with Mark Hamby from the "Lamplighter" book company and spent a while looking around the vendor hall. We went to a "50's diner" for supper and went clothes shopping at Wal-Mart
March 10, 2007 - I was going to get up at 3:45, but my alarm didn't go off, so Dad woke me up at 4:45 and I showered and we were still out the door by 5! We drove 7 hours to the U of M West Bank campus down in the cities and I played a piano sonata in the state contest. After stopping at a farm store, we drove the 7 hours back home. I got carsick (I know you wanted to hear that...) and we saw a timber wolf beside the road and some pheasants.
March 10, 2008 - Dad had one of his "jail friends" (the same one that got the gray car) working here. I got ready for, and we went to a Good News Club at the elementry school. Miriam and Hosanna helped teach and we brought along Silas, Priscilla, Ronnie, and Jeshua. I went with Dad to visit a neighbor and then at home we played Boggle and Anagrams. (we really don't play games as often as it seems by this post!)
March 10, 2009 - I was going to post this earlier, but our internet was having trouble - probably because it's snowing a little and blowing a lot outside! (we'd like to call it a blizzard...but that might be stretching it a bit) - so it'll probably be the 11th before most of you read this. Oh well! Have a great day!