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What a big job it was
Thursday, August 25, 2016      9 comments

It's getting fall-like in Minnesota and I am feeling the tug to start putting away the outside things and start preparing the inside for the long winter. The Minnesota State Fair started today and that's always the beginning of this change in m... Read more
An Interesting Day
Sunday, August 21, 2016      6 comments

Yesterday was Colin's Book Launch event at a cute little bookstore called 'Eat My Words Bookstore'. It was full of used books of every genre you could want. Lauriellen brought her childhood friend (from 3rd grade) Shannon who practically lived... Read more
Saturday, August 20, 2016      5 comments

It seems being on vacation for 8 days has completely disrupted my routine and I'm having a hard time getting it back. Since we've been home I have gotten out each morning for my walk with Daisy. Today was the first day that I actually FELT lik... Read more
Our last day with the family
Sunday, August 14, 2016      6 comments

We had a family day on Thursday. Rachelle fixed a nice picnic lunch. We started with a visit to a peach orchard. Even Daisy got to go inside and check things out - she was quite a hit with several people asking "what kind of dog is she". Dai... Read more
Saturday, August 13, 2016      3 comments

Home Sweet Home There's No Place like Home ... Read more
Friday, August 12, 2016      5 comments

We are about 2/3's of the way home. The drive home has been so much easier than the drive there. We have only encountered one area of road construction and one small accident. The hotel we are in is not up to my quality and I will not stay he... Read more
Wacky Wednesday
Thursday, August 11, 2016      4 comments

This has certainly been a challenging trip. Again no internet in the morning and our second room had a bathtub that filled up with water while taking a shower - and I take a pretty short shower. There must have had 4" of water I was standing i... Read more
Vacation - Days 3 & 4
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      8 comments

We have finally arrived in Roanoke, VA. That's the good news. We left our hotel on Monday morning at 6:10 a.m. and didn't arrive at our next hotel until 11:44 p.m. - it was a very long day's drive. What should have been about 14 hours of driv... Read more
Sunday, August 07, 2016      4 comments

I have known my friend Sue for 40 years. We met in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Her husband and mine were in a Pottery class together. She was pregnant with Adrian who will turn 40 this year, I had 2 year old Jessica. We lived in the country outsid... Read more
Woodstock, IL
Saturday, August 06, 2016      2 comments

We have completed the first part of our journey - we are settled in the hotel in Woodstock, Illinois - known for the movie Ground Hog Days! We got a bit of a late start but I wanted to get my walk in with Daisy and we took time to have brea... Read more
Friday, August 05, 2016      6 comments

I truly have mixed feelings about taking vacations. I love the planning stage. I worked for several years as a corporate meeting planner and I really loved all aspects of that job, but my favorite part was putting all the pieces together. Pla... Read more
The Hawk Family
Tuesday, August 02, 2016      9 comments

I've been hearing the Hawks for weeks now - that shrill shriek that they make. I'm pretty sure we have a mother and 2 or 3 babies. This morning we looked out our window and one of them was sitting on our outdoor table under the gazebo. I went... Read more
Three Ropes in the Rain
Saturday, July 30, 2016      2 comments

Well, now I know I'm officially crazy, or just crazy for little Daisy. After dinner each night I look at email and do other things in my office while my dinner settles; then Daisy and I go outside to play 3 ropes. The object of the game is two... Read more
Daisy's Day
Friday, July 29, 2016      6 comments

We started with our walk - today was day 38. We took the loop but we didn't see any of our friends. Just two women who were walking together and busy talking with each other. After breakfast we went outside to take care of the gardens. ... Read more
Random thoughts
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      4 comments

I did not take Daisy for a walk this morning and I'm feeling awfully guilty. She still loves me, but when I said "no walk" she went to lay by the front door, her favorite place. There must be some cool air coming in although I don't know how t... Read more

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