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Today was a good day in the world of Jackie


I woke up not wanting to come to work. I was tired and my bed was calling me to stay. It is Valentine’s Day and I didn’t want to deal with it.

I am glad I did. When I arrived at work, I found a beautiful vase with roses in it. My boss had given every woman in the newsroom flowers. It included a card that said “To the most reliable journalist I have ever worked with.” It made me feel good.

I won the January photo of the month contest with this photo below.
The winning photo!!!

The second place photo was an awesome sports photo with a student going up for a layup from our Sports editor. I thought he would win. It came in second and he was not happy about. I had a good photo month. My photos came in at 1st, 3rd, and 4th. I am really proud at how far my photography skills have come. And for my hard work, I get $50. Not a bad Thursday.

I have also been invited to judge a Dress Like the Cow contest for the local Chick-fil-A here. I am looking forward to this. 

And I think I have finally decided on what my new hobby will be. I plan to join the area quilting guild. I watched my grandmother make quilts as a child and wanted her to teach me. But never  had a chance after she had a stroke. My first project is to make a Superhero quilt for James Edward’s eighth birthday in November. I’ll keep you updated on my progress.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!


Daily Dose
1. Being able to leave work at noon on Friday. Hello early weekend!

2. Finding flowers on my desk!

3. Just happy to be alive and healthy!

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