Saturday, December 19, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Boy is this a busy post day for me !
Robin and I would like to invite you all to a Christmas Party @ the Shad Court Joneses on Sunday December 27th ( Happy Anniversary Cindy and Steve ).
Since I now have three VERY excited Ravens Fans in my family, of course the game will be on.
We'll figure out the time closer to Christmas. I think the game is @ 1:00 pm.
So mark your calendars, wear your Red AND Purple and be ready to have some fun !
See everyone soon.
Robin and Bob
Robin and I would like to tell you all how proud we both are of Kim. She has worked VERY, VERY hard and now she is graduating!
She is going to be receiving a AA in Applied Sciences with a major in Massage Therapy ( We can feel those hands working already ! ). She will also be continuing on to finish her AA in Accounting.
As you all know she has been working two jobs while doing all her studying.
The Masage Therapy Department at CCBC ( the University of Rossville Boulevard ) is having a special graduation ceremony on Thursday December 17th @ 7:30 pm. It will be held in the "J" building, room 101 ( which we believe is the same auditorium Linda used to act in ).
You are all invited to attend this ceremony if you are available. We'd love to have you.
The class members are providing food so if you are planning on attending please let us know.
Thanks for helping us celebrate this fantastic achievement !
Bob and Robin
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Since Erin plugged something awesome about Wittenberg, I thought I'd plug UMBC and our president, Freeman Hrabowski, who was recently named by Time Magazine to be one of the top ten college presidents in the country. I don't know if any of you have ever seen Dr. Hrabowski speak, but in my opinion this is an honor well deserved. I love seeing him around campus because he always has a huge smile on his face.
And to give credit where credit is due, OSU's president was also among the top ten! It's good to know the Jones grandkids are getting excellent educations!
Here's a link to the blurb about Dr. Hrabowski:
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
I just wanted to take a minute to let everyone know just how proud I am to be a Wittenberg Alumna! Last night's episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was located in Beavercreek, OH; between Dayton & Springfield & home of Wright Patt Airforce Base. The lucky family was a man who was born in Vietnam during the war to an Airforce member & a vietnemese woman. He contracted polio & the Airforce brought him to the U.S. where he was adopted. He currently works at Wright Patt Airforce Base as a computer guru & also mentors victims of the Iraq war who are now wheelchair bound. In addition, he plays on a wheelchair basketball team & works with kids who are also wheelchair bound.
So how did Wittenberg become a part of this? Well, in addition to having students in Beavercreek that week helping to build his family a new home, my school gave the family 4 full-tuition scholarships for their children, currently ages 1-6. It is valued at over $500,000 & believed to be the largest dollar amount ever given by a school on the show!
I just had to share this with everyone..... it is definitely a VERY proud moment for our school!
Hope everyone is well!
Had a great time yesterday celebrating our birthdays !
Thanks again Cindy and Steve for the dinner.
Here's the question.
Who is traveling from Ohio for the holidays and when do you all plan on arriving.
The Shad Court Hilton will be open, so we can work out who is staying where and when.
We're looking forward to the visit.
The contractors are arriving soon to install the indoor pool and jacuzzi/ hot tub combo. We still have to figure out where to have the complimentary breakfast bar installed. May have to put an addition on the house since we can't use the garage space (we can't have the t-bird sitting outside).
That just would not be right!
Just let us know.
Robin and Bob
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
So let's all send our thanks to Cindy and the thousands of other radiologic technologists who make valuable contributions to our health care system!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This is where we were when we last updated everyone. Cindy and I had an amazing vacation. We spent a week in Cocoa Beach, just hanging on the beach and around the pool. We visited Kennedy Space Center one day also.
The second Monday in Florida, we headed down to Miami and took a 4 day cruise on The Magesty Of The Seas. We visited Nassau, Cococay and Key West.
We came back on Friday to Cocoa, hung on the beach some more and then left on Saturday and went to EPCOT Center for the day.
On Sunday we headed home and went back to work.
This is the new switcher. It is a Ross and was built in Canada. Training started my first day back and has been going on for the last 5 weeks. Beyond my normal schedule, I spent about 4o extra hours learning how to operate this switcher.
This past Saturday the switcher was installed along with 4 new 65 inch monitors that can each have 12 inputs into them. The inputs can be renamed, resized and shifted around just with a few keystrokes.
Here is the monitor directly in front of the switcher with its 12 inputs displayed.
I always describe this to tours as a piano. There are basically four sections that mirror each other, but can do totally different things. This machine is amazing what it can do and it has been fun to figure it out.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
We will have a combined party on Saturday, June 5th.
So mark your calendars and save those dates!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
If someone in your family doesn't normally read this blog, please let them know about this so they can comment if they wish.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
We had some dinner and went grocery shopping. Now it is time to chill.
Tomorrow we are heading to the beach for a little relaxation.
It is not far away. Only about a 50 yard walk.
More tomorrow with some pictures.
Wish you all were here.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Hope you two have a great day!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
One of the five websites I read every single day is the great hockey blog done by Yahoo! Sports. The editor lives in D.C. out of the blue today, he did a post about historical NHL patches. I've already e-mailed him to tell him about the incredible career of my industrious Uncle Bob at Lion Brothers and if I'm not mistaken Uncle Bob did the patch for Gretzky's 802nd goal, right? In any case, here is the link to his blog post and if he ever wants to do a story about patches again hopefully he'll contact me for your info you certainly deserve the recognition. If you search around the NHL Patches site Bob and see anything that you've had a hand in, be sure to let me know and I'll pass it along to him. We stay in touch from time to time and I was once quoted on the Yahoo Blog for a story regarding a Columbus rookie.
The Yahoo! Blog Post from Today
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Randi and I are attending the Men's U.S. Senior Open at Crooked Stick (John Daly won the PGA herein 1994 as the last alternate to get into the tourney) in Carmel, Indiana.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
So, here we are at National Stadium. What a beautiful ballpark.
Linda, Robin and I went last Sunday to help celebrate "Children's Day".
Children's Hospital had an entire section for their diabetes patients and families.
We got to meet some of the doctors that Linda was working under. Robin and I are both VERY PROUD of how hard Linda works toward her PHD.
Plus, we actually beat Mike to a new park. Unheard of!
Enjoy the pics
Monday, June 29, 2009
Thanks for all the prayers and good wishes.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I've included a (poor) close-up photo of the Maryland state quarters.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Several weeks ago I had a meeting with the Paulding County Commissioners to report that the CSEA was about out of money. I have been reporting to them for at least the past 10 years that this was going to happen (and I had been joined in some of these meetings with State fiscal people who agreed and supported my conclusion). The Commissioners have always refused to put any county money into the program (I heard on more than one occasion that "The state requires us to have a CSEA but we aren't required to fund it").
At this meeting I was directed to prepare a plan to cut the agency budget so no county money was needed. I did this and reported back to them last Wednesday (May 6th). At both of these meetings it was suggested that maybe it was time for me to "fall on my sword".
Last Friday the Commissioners secretary called and told me that they wanted to met with me this past Monday to report on how my restructuring plan was going. Seemed like a strange request because the plan was only two days old. Anyway when I arrived this past Monday morning (at 8:30) I was informed that they had discussed the matter with the county prosecutor and it was agreed that he would now supervise the CSEA and that my services were no longer required as of the close of business that day. (I was obviously surprised that the prosecutor was doing this because he had told me, to my face, more than once, that he didn't want my job.) So I left their office, went back to the CSEA, told my employees, cleaned out my office and left. That afternoon I received a letter that I had been placed on administrative leave with pay. (I declined at the morning meeting to give them the letter that they wanted-my resignation. Today a letter was delievered to the house that I have been terminated. (I am writing this from Cleveland where I am attending the State Bar convention.)
So after 20 years I have been fired because they didn't like what I was telling them. This was quite an unexpected shock and surprise and is something that Randi and I are having trouble getting used to. However, we both believe that the Lord probably has other plans for me and we will wait-somewhat impatiently I am sure-after all I am a Jones'-to see what the future holds.
We will get though this-we have no intention of letting the powers that be beat us down. I will continue with my law practice and strongly believe that one day the Commissioners will realize that I was telling them the truth-only they didn't want to hear it and will never admit it to me.
I apologize for following Linda's great news with this-we appreciate your thoughts and support and will be in touch soon.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
On May 7th, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law a bill that I have worked to get passed for the last two years!
In short, graduate students in Maryland who earn their doctoral degree in clinical psychology will no longer have to complete a post-doctoral year in order to become licensed psychologists. Instead, they can sit for licensure upon receipt of the doctorate.
This is really really(!) good news because it allows psychologists to start working a year sooner (i.e., paying taxes and paying back student loans) and to provide the mental health care that is so desperately needed in Maryland.
As the Advocacy Chair for the Maryland Psychological Association of Graduate Students (MPAGS) I have worked closely with the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA) for two years to get this passed. Together we organized legislative meetings with students, psychologists, and legislators to talk about the bill and it has all paid off!
I am soo excited about this! It feels so good to know that you CAN enact positive changes and legislators DO listen and want to help.
Just thought I'd share the good news! This is the perfect punctuation to the end of my term with MPAGS. :)
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Hey everybody I dont know how many of you know but the University of Delaware had four cases of the world wide phenomenon known as the swine flu. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am fine and I think its all under control on campus. Unfortunately we still have classes this week but the campus has embraced their inner swine with events such as swinefest 09'.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
I know a lot of you heard about Spring Olympics while I was home over Easter so I just thought I would tell you all how it went.
On the first day, we had the captain's event where people had to defrost a frozen t-shirt and then put the t-shirt on. This was extremely entertaining to watch. They had some crazy methods of breaking the ice!
On Wednesday we had karaoke night. Everyone that performed was really funny and some of them even had dance moves to go along with their songs.
Thursday and Friday there were events in the afternoons which all went well.
On Saturday, we were basically outside all day long with events. The first event of the day was the three mile run, which somehow I had to end up running for my dorm because the girl who signed up did not show. Let's just say I was not too happy about it.
Then came Red Light Green Light which I did sign up for. It was so much fun to play even though I didn't end up placing. We only placed people for first through third, but if we had kept going I'm pretty sure I would have gotten fourth of fifth. I had my very own cheering section too which was pretty cool. It's a pretty intense game, let me tell ya.
Overall, my building got second place out of nine buildings which was really exciting and made for a fun week!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
And how bout them O's yesterday!! Kicking some Yankee butt!
Here's a view from our seats yesterday:
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Sean and I will be leaving Wednesday morning and staying at the Forest Hill Hilton (aka the Steve Jones residence).
On Thursday I have made arrangements for the two of us to have lunch with Pop. Usually we meet at the Applebee's in Westminster, but we can make other arrangements to accommodate those among us who might not be able to attend the O's game. The hockey games start at 5 (gates open at 4), and we need to be at the Metro by around 3 or so to travel to DC. (is that time right Steve?)
Friday we thought that we would visit Annapolis before the game. I was not planning on purchasing tickets for the game until we got to the stadium (around 6?). Right now those attending are Sean and I, Steve, Cindy, Matt and Ali. (I haven't heard from anyone else.)
Saturday the day is free until early afternoon when we will need to travel to the Metro station for the trip to DC and the final game.
Sunday we return to Ohio.
Hope this info helps-looking forward to hearing from everyone on the blog and seeing you next week.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Can the Ohio Joneses who are traveling to the Baltimore-DC area remind us of when you'll be here? I don't recall hearing if the ballgame idea was a definite, and now I'm not able to go. I'd like to see everyone if possible, but am not sure of the schedule... Thanks!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Julie has been chosen to be inducted into the National Residence Hall Honorary at Kutztown. This is a national organization that includes the top 1% of undergraduate student leaders living on-campus. It is designed to give recognition to students making positive contributiosn to their residence hall community. Julie was one of only 16 out of a pool of over 100 nominees to be chosen for this honor. She will be inducted this Sunday, March 29th.
Must be those terrific parents they have!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Hello everyone well not a lot has been on the blog so i just figured i would post something new. So i dont know if my mom told anybody but i got new tires for my truck (the old had no tread left). Then the other day i got some mud on the tires and it looked good. So i toke some pictures and here they are. Also the new tires are 6 inches bigger then the old ones. THEY ARE HUGE!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sean and I-maybe Liz as well-will be in B'more from April 8-12 and I noticed that the O's are home while we are there. Although Sean and I will be at the Verizon Center for NCAA Hockey on the 9th and 11th (sorry Ali ticket prices this year are through the roof) we are open on Good Friday-the 10th. The O's are playing the Rays so that should be a good contest. Let me know because we are interested in seeing a game while we are in town.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I wanted to post a picture of my arrangement for Aunt Donna but you can't put pictures in comments so here it is
I got Dave this:
Its a panda build-a-bear. Panda because he wears black and white for Geek Squad with a ravens shirt because duh, he loves the Ravens. And white shoes because Dave always wears white Nikes.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Last night the rain and wind kicked up and did some damage to the house. We lost the storm door and a few small branches. Luckily the glass in the door didn't break, so the clean up was rather easy. The first big gust only took the metal frame and the top of the door, but it cracked the kick plate and left what remained ajar enough that I was worried another gust would rip that off too and do further damage. So in the middle of the storm I was dismantling the rest of the door with our power drill and a handheld screwdriver. An adventure to say the least.
Friday, February 6, 2009
I remember lots of things about Mom, like her saying "I may be little, but I'm tough." And trying to get us to tell what her Christmas presents were. And how she believed Steve when he came home one day and said, "Mom, it's terrible, it rained so hard last night the Harbor Tunnel is under water!"
I also know if she was alive, she would love coming to visit our homes and seeing our children. She loved being a grandmother. She took her first plane ride, by herself, when Erin was born. And when she came home, she was so proud of the pictures she took - "Now this was Tuesday, and this was Wednesday"
Any other memories you would like to share?
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I clean off my car and have a rather uneventful drive ( considering the inch of ice on some streets)
Now usually my friend Nick is the first there. Today when I pulled in the lot was empty. I knew he was sick yesterday so I figure I'd just wait for the day shift supervisor to arrive.
For some unknown reason the thought occured to me to call in to the Lion "emergency hotline".
Guess what, we were opening up at 10:00 am !!! How stupid I felt.
Now I wasn't about to head back out on the highway, so I figured I'd just take a nap.
I didn't have to wait very long however, since they didn't bother to call the supervisor either, and she showed up on time.
Funny, but totally expected that the people in charge live 2 minutes away and can't come in on time, and the 2 people who live in Chase and Dundalk arrive early in an ice storm.
I suppose that I'll never learn !!
P.S.- sorry I didn't post a Barbara thought yesterday. Please be sure and read the one I put on today.
Love to all,
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
One of my favorites - Barb and I used to go to an aerobics class at Oliver Beach Elementary. We'd dance and exercise for an hour and then go back to her house and eat a big bowl of ice cream. Totally defeated the purpose, but back then I was thin and it didn't matter what I ate!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I like this quote from Sports Illustrated:
"Flacco's performance conjured memories of another rookie quarterback who took his team to the AFC title game before coming unglued at Heinz Field. Ben Roethlisberger finished his first NFL season by going 14-of-24 with three interceptions in a loss to the New England Patriots in the 2004 AFC championship game.
Roethlisberger won the Super Bowl the following season.
The Ravens can only hope a year of experience will work similar wonders for their young quarterback, who only 13 months ago was flinging passes for the University of Delaware."
We'll see where things go from here! I took this picture as we left downtown this evening. I love when Baltimore is purple. I'll miss the camaraderie the games inspire.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Then today, I went with friends to the Obama rally! We got in line at noon, got to the War Memorial at 2, and heard his speech at 4. I can't even begin to express how incredible it was to see and hear Obama in person. Definitely worth the wait in below freezing temperatures!
Tomorrow- down to Pickles to watch the Ravens game! And I'm still deciding whether or not to go to Inaugaration. My desire to be part of the "experience" may have been satiated by today's events, but we'll see.
Is anyone else doing anything fun for the Ravens game tomorrow? Mom and Dad- enjoying the HD TV?