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 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    July 29, 2021 

Love My Crazy Life

I can’t believe we are at the end of July already. Where has the summer gone? Oh wait, I know, I’ve spent it running around like a chicken with its head cut off. This past week Jacob went back to Dad’s for another short visit. One tank of gas....

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    July 22, 2021

Love my crazy life

First and foremost, I have a mistake I need to correct. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about the Fourth of July events in Oak and made a mistake. I said the pastor’s name was Keith, it is not. It is Kevin Bogus, and I know this. I often...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    July 15, 2021

Love my Crazy Life

By Teraesa Bruce This week I am writing to you from the pool. With the fair beginning and half of my guards off to church camp, I am short-staffed, so I am down here “managing” things. Working at the pool is like that dream, you know the one,...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    July 8, 2021

Love my crazy life

We had a busy weekend with all of the holiday festivities. Friday, we were in Oak for the Fourth of July block party and pot luck. I took a cake made by the women at Caps Cafe. Time got away from me like it always does, and I forgot I needed to make...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    News    July 8, 2021

Independence Day Celebration in Oak

Friday, Melanie Wilton hosted the annual 4th of July community get-together at the Oak. For about 10 years now, Melanie has organized a pot luck dinner and “block party” for the friends and family of area residents. Everyone brings a dish or two,...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    July 1, 2021

Love my crazy life

Just another busy week in this house. Robert is on leave and has been home since Tuesday. I had thought he wasn’t coming home until Thursday evening, but plans change. My house is somewhat clean and put together. I have my dads to thank for that...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    News    July 1, 2021

4th of July Activities; Happy Eating!

I wouldn’t want any of our readers to miss out on any of the festivities coming up this weekend, especially all the food and the opportunity not to have to cook. So with that said, here is what you have to look forward to. In Nelson, on Saturday,...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    June 24, 2021

Love My Crazy Life

This past week felt like two! Besides the regular day-to-day, we managed to have a couple of hours to catch up with some friends and continue cleaning up the garages. Thursday, I drove to Kansas to pick up Jacob from his dad with two of his friends...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    June 17, 2021

Love my crazy life

This weekend was exhausting. We cleaned out the garages at the money pit and started on our storage shed. For months they have been a catch-all and dumping ground for the family. We decided since we could not find any of our tools, it needed to be...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    June 10, 2021

Love my crazy life

We turned on the air conditioner the other night. It seems I will not get much of a reprieve from the freezing temperatures. The hubby has the thermostat set to “Meat Locker!” Outside of the house, I wear a tank top and shorts, and inside I wear...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    News    June 10, 2021

30x30 Land Grab

Thursday, Governor Pete Ricketts held a town hall meeting at the Clay County Fairgrounds. The meeting was to inform landowners about his opposition to the 30x30 plan being promoted by President...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    June 3, 2021

Love my crazy life

A friend of mine asked me how many hats I would be wearing this summer, and I couldn’t answer. In the last week, I served as a painter, photographer, babysitter, pool boy, quasi reporter, caregiver, manager, a crummy housewife and neglectful...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    News    May 27, 2021

Nelson lifeguards get pool ready for season

Many folks have fond memories of summers at the community pool. For many youths, being a lifeguard is their first job. This year the community of Nelson has a large group of teenagers working on...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    May 27, 2021

Love my crazy life

With one crazy week in the rearview and another in the windshield, I’m feeling somewhat overwhelmed. Our Omaha boys will be here for Memorial Day weekend and into the next week, and fingers crossed, the pool will open that weekend as well, or at th...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    May 20, 2021

My crazy life

I am so thankful school is out this week. Like so many others, my son is ultimately over it, and I am over having to motivate him. He has a couple of summer jobs lined up, and I hope a paycheck is enough to keep him moving. I’d like to have at leas...

 

My Crazy Life

I got the taxes done, and we got our refund. Yay! We paid off a debt that has been weighing on me for almost a year now. I can’t tell you how good that felt. We even had money left so we decided to see if we could get some things we need, like...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    News    April 29, 2021

City of Nelson Municipal Pool to open for season

The City of Nelson plans to open the municipal pool plans the doors for this year’s pool season. Last year, the state was not allowing pools to open until July, and with the shortened season, and...

 

My Crazy Life

My baby attended his junior prom Saturday. How time flies! He looked so handsome and grown up in his tux. It’s hard to believe he will be a senior next year. I’m not sure if I should be getting the baby photo’s out and crying or celebrating tha...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    News    April 15, 2021

The debate over masking in the schools

The community has been “a buzz” about removing the Sandy Creek and Lawrence-Nelson Schools’ mask requirements. Being the curious person I am, I decided to dig in and find out what all the fuss was about. I spoke to quite a few people and left q...

 

My crazy life

Taxes! Most years the deadline to have taxes filed is today. I have not even started yet! Most years, I have them done and filed by Feb. 15, at the latest. Talk about procrastination; I’m becoming a Pro-crastinator! It’s on the agenda for...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    April 8, 2021

Love my crazy life

This week’s addition to Love my Crazy life is all about bloopers in DIY! DIY is short for Do It Yourself and has become all the rage since HGTV and the DIY channels made it popular. I don’t know about you, but I was a DIYer before it was...

 
 By Teraesa Bruce    Columns    April 1, 2021

My Crazy Life

The planets aligned, and the “powers that be” finally decided to schedule my MRI. They called late Friday afternoon and set me up to go into the tube of horrors at 9 a.m., Monday. I am no stranger to this loud clanking picture-taking tube....

 

My Crazy Life

I’ve been having a rough time with “adulting” the past few days. Maybe it’s the weather that’s got me in a funk, who knows! Robert was home for a bit Saturday and Sunday. He had gone with a friend to Wisconsin to pick up his car, and we...

 

Opening your garden

Now that we have made it past false spring and second winter, many of us are yearning to get out into the garden. Try not to get too overzealous. The experts say we should wait until daytime temperatures are more than 50º to avoid harming our...

 

My Crazy Life

We have begun spring yard work at our house on Fourth Street. Ten years ago, it would have been an easy task and finished in a three-day weekend. That is not the case anymore. Honestly, if my husband and son weren’t helping, I would probably work u...

 

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