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It’s May!

It’s IMPOSSIBLE to land on May 1 and not think of the song from Camelot – the Lusty Month of May (as evidenced by two blog posts in my history referencing the song!). So go ahead, take a minute and have Alexa play it for you or find it on YouTube… Ok. So I’ll forever… Continue reading It’s May!

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A Foodie Post!

Chris and I eat out a lot. I told Chris that in our 3rd year of marriage I wanted to eat at home more – it’s healthier, it’s cheaper, and it could be fun to cook together! But it isn’t easy. When we work our long days, we don’t eat much at home except fast… Continue reading A Foodie Post!

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2016 – Things We Learned

Grandchildren are the best, aren’t they? Emma turned one last January (1/18) and celebrated at the Bounce House and Valentino’s with pizza and cake. She toddles around, loves her pets, and always has a smile on her face. August turned 1 in September (9/27) and celebrated with a space-themed party on Grimsrud Way in Rushford.… Continue reading 2016 – Things We Learned

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#HappinessHappens

Where has the time gone?*  Summer of 2016 is marching on.  Today is National Happiness Happens day (8/8/16), so I thought I needed to catch up on what has been making happy memories for the summer of 2016!  *the question I ask myself most frequently on the blog Gathering with friends and family: At graduations… Continue reading #HappinessHappens

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Urban Dictionary: reading slump

TOP DEFINITION reading slump a readers worst nightmare. not being able to pick up a book and read because you just can’t, you just can’t read. person 1: “what’s the matter with you?” reader: ” I CAN’T READ , NO BOOK IS GOOD ENOUGH, LEAVE ME ALONE, READING SLUMP person 1: uhm….. okay. Source: Urban… Continue reading Urban Dictionary: reading slump

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What if…

Tuesday night we went to see the touring Broadway musical, “If/Then.”  I was excited to see it, because Anthony Rapp (of Adventures in Babysitting fame – ha!), who starred in it on Broadway, was also with the touring company.  I listened to the Broadway Cast Recording a few times and I knew that there was… Continue reading What if…

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Leaps and Bounds

I don’t remember many Leap Days of the past, but here are some ramblings… The year Marissa was born was a Leap Year.  With a due-date in late February 1988, I had wondered what it would be like to have a Leap Day Baby.  She had a Leap Day Baby in her graduating class, so we… Continue reading Leaps and Bounds

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What’s been making me happy…

February is in full swing… lots of fun things to look forward to!  But here’s a quick look back on January goodness…. In January I visited some new places: Bunny’s Bar & Grill in St. Louis Park – right around the corner from Marissa and Adam’s home is the local hangout.  Good food!  Went there… Continue reading What’s been making me happy…

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#marriedlife2015

Our life in a nutshell… readying for more goodness in #sweet2016! #marriedlife2015 * Emilee Ashlynn Overton born* Basketball * LaCrosse, WI * Dahl Automotive Museum * Tony and Tien * Starlite Lounge * American Sniper * Take Note! Choir Monday nights * Madison, WI * Flaming Mos * Ella’s Deli * The Imitation Game *… Continue reading #marriedlife2015

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A Month of Gratitude

I failed at the Daily Gratitude Posts on Facebook this November, so I thought I’d attempt a wrap up of the month.  There is, indeed, so much to be thankful for! I am grateful for the arts – music, movies, theatre…  Chris and I saw Madea at Saint Mary’s University in Winona – a translation from… Continue reading A Month of Gratitude