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Thanksgiving Gratitude List

Giving thanks for… 1 -Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner at French Meadow Bakery Café, enjoyed with people I like a lot. 2-Four day weekends with no gifts to wrap. 3-Friends with unshakable faith…the ones whose default is to go to scripture for guidance and to their knees in prayer for help, who are quick to turn things […]

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Rough Days in the RV

We had so much fun traveling in our RV in 2016, and have treasured the memories ever since our return to Minnesota. However, there were some challenging days… October 5, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.  We were still newbies, having been on the road for exactly 2 weeks.  We were looking for a good place to […]

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House Search – Continued

Although the search is slow, I have remained unusually calm.  For whatever reason (God), I believe the right house will come along at the right time.  However, I suspect the uncertainty has caused a bit of subconscious stress that my sleeping self processes for the awake me.  For example, last night’s dream of a house […]

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Now that I’m 50

I have some thoughts…unsolicited advice…or mere suggestions. 1-Age is just a number.  And 50 is a really big number, but so far I like this new club I joined. 2-If in doubt, send a thank you note. 3-Friends are everything.  They fill our hearts, entertain our questions, keep us accountable, make us laugh, accept our […]

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House Hunting

Evidently we move a lot.  I realized it recently because all of my Facebook “on this day” memories are: 1-Hey look that’s a “for sale” sign in our yard – come buy our house 2-Hey look, we’re packing, it’s so much work 3-We just moved in!  We love our new house! 4-Repeat 1 through 3 […]

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Thinking about Books

It started with Dr. Seuss…Green Eggs and Ham.  My dad read it to me over and over and I still have the book.  It was my favorite, until my next favorite, probably by Judy Blume, and then all the other Judy Blume books I could get my hands on.  And Flowers in the Attic.  My first series. […]

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Minnesota State Fair 2017

August 24 to September 4 were some of my favorite days of summer! 1-Meet my new friends: 2-Sara and Chris have been married longer than Jeff and me, and now they work together at the fair. This has given me a really great idea but I’m waiting for the right time to spring it on Jeff. […]

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What’s on YOUR bucket list?

I have no idea why “work at the state fair” was on my bucket list.  Who makes a bucket list like this?  Do I even understand what a bucket list is?  But it was definitely on the list, and now it’s checked off because I worked there today, Day 1 of 12.  And it was […]

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Blogging

You can start a blog in 11 minutes, according to a blogger named Jacob.  The instructions are here.  Good luck. Unless you’re me, then you can start a blog in 2 months and 12 days because what’s the rush? First I needed a laptop.  When Jeff was out of town, I spent an evening at Best Buy picking out the perfect blogging […]

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Searching for Contentment

Last month I asked my Facebook friends how to find contentment because I don’t usually know how. I feel content right now.  Maybe it’s because I’m looking at a lake and drinking coffee with a dog lying right next to me.  I’m not at work, I just ate breakfast, and everything feels perfect. I probably […]

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