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It's a Beautiful Day
Monday, February 13, 2017      11 comments

So our weather team had chosen today to be a Top 10 weather day - those are the days when all the pieces fall into place just right. They don't always get it right, but I'd have to say that today was Top 10! It's in the mid-40's, the sun has b... Read more
Patience 2.0
Friday, February 10, 2017      17 comments

That's me these days - working hard at keeping a good attitude. I didn't do so well yesterday so I needed to reset and try again. I have been ... Read more
Sometimes things happen in their own time
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      10 comments

I had myself an "ah ha" moment today - about 5:00 am this morning. I would have preferred to have this revelation at a more reasonable time (like maybe 7:00 am) because that was the end of my night's sleep. But I suppose you have to take them ... Read more
Hope returns
Thursday, January 26, 2017      16 comments

"Hope... Sometimes that's all you have when you have nothing else. If you have it, you have everything." The internet defines hope as an optimis... Read more
Norwegian Language Classes
Saturday, January 21, 2017      14 comments

Our 5% Challenge is traveling to Lofoten Islands, Norway this week. That is very exciting for me for two reasons. First, this is the area where my Grandmother (my father's mother) grew up. She came to America when she was only 18 years old tr... Read more
A better day all around - and the sun is even shining!
Thursday, January 19, 2017      8 comments

For those wonderful friends who commented on yesterday's blog, my sulk is over. In fact, it was pretty much over minutes after I hit the 'Post Blog Entry' button. I guess I just needed to get the words out of my head. The good news - Tom ... Read more
What a day today has been
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      12 comments

This whole day has been kind of messed up. Nothing has seemed to go right. This morning I talked to Frank, the Norwegian young man who is helping Colin and me with the planning of our trip. And by noon today I was the proud owner of two... Read more
Today it begins
Saturday, January 14, 2017      18 comments

Today is Day 1 of the Winter 5% Weight Loss Challenge - I am on team Starfish. I weighed myself first thing this morning and I am both happy and a bit disappointed. Happy because I am exactly the same weight as I was on November 19th when the ... Read more
Happy Birthday Dad - I sure do miss you!
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      10 comments

Today is January 11th Day - my dad's birthday. Many years ago my children created a holiday to celebrate their Grandfather, hence January 11th Day. My dad was one of those special people that everyone loved just minutes after meeting him. ... Read more
Meet Daisy & Annie's Sister Charlotte
Sunday, January 08, 2017      13 comments

Some of you know that my son Brandon is the Director of an non-profit, no-kill animal shelter in northern Minnesota. 3 1/2 years ago, when I was feeling the lack of a 4-legged fur baby for the first time since we lost Ginger (Golden Retriever) ... Read more
Starting Over
Friday, January 06, 2017      11 comments

Today feels like a new beginning. The last 6 weeks have been challenging but I'm ready to get back on track. First there was the week of Thanksgiving preparation which was very busy for me. I did keep up with my exercise but not as much a... Read more
Tax season has begun.....
Thursday, January 05, 2017      13 comments

Today I woke up to -8 degrees, so I thought; why not get started on my 2016 taxes. For nearly my entire life I have lived with 5 seasons - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Tax! My father was a tax accountant and from early on I was fascinated ... Read more
I think I woke up at the North Pole!
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      13 comments

This is what I woke up to this morning. Daisy even refuses to go out there. I don't know if you can see - but it's completely iced over, bumpy, s... Read more
I bought make up today!!!
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      20 comments

This one's for you, Fredie! Most of you will think - so what, big deal, you bought make up. An every day occurrence for most people - but not for me. I believe the last time I actually BOUGHT make up was back in the 1980's. My mothe... Read more
One day at a time
Monday, January 02, 2017      8 comments

This is my goal for today - to live for today, just for today. To forgive myself for past regrets/ mistakes and to let tomorrow take care of itself... Read more

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