Monday, September 5, 2011

A New Blog - A New Address

I won't be updating this blog in the future.

You can visit me at my current blog starting in September at the following location:
Musings From Minnesota


Monday, July 4, 2011

Where Did June Go?

It's the 4th of July and I didn't post in June at all. Where did the month go?

Bill and I left for Little Rock on June 3 and I didn't get back to Minnesota until June 22. I stayed in Little Rock for 2 weeks. From there I drove to Clearwater, Florida with Sarah and Becca to help them get settled in their apartment. I flew home from Florida to go back to work on June 22.

We spent a week in Arkansas with Megan and Lucy while their parents were vacationing in Hawaii. The girls were delightful and it was great to have lots of granddaughter quality time with them.

Bill drove back to Minnesota that Saturday and I stayed with the girls until Will and Elizabeth returned on Monday at noon. That second week was great family time. Sarah and Becca drove down from Minneapolis on Wednesday, stayed three days, and then drove on to Florida. I joined them as their co-pilot and navigator (with a little help from AAA and their road maps) and we made it to Clearwater by Monday at noon.

Sarah and Becca signed a lease and got settled in their new apartment. We made it over to Clearwater Beach Tuesday evening in time for a lovely sunset. I flew back to Minnesota early Wednesday morning and was able to get to work by noon.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sarah Graduates on Saturday

Another Holman graduate! Great day for a great accomplishment!

We are so proud of our new college graduates!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Becca - Our Graduate

It was a beautiful, sunny day as Becca successfully graduated from the U of MN. Family and friends gathered to help her celebrate. Congratulations, Becca!

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Birthday - April 28

My daughters and I met for dinner tonight.  Great food and a wonderful dessert.

I received flowers from Bill in my favorite sunny color.

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I arrived home to a phone message from my granddaughters. Sorry I missed their call but it was great to hear their cheery voices.
I also received a beautiful video from their mommy so I can hear and SEE the girls singing over and over.
You too can watch the video for yourself HERE.

My friend Kathy took me to lunch for my birthday at Olive Gardens and we shared a huge piece of chocolate cake for dessert. Yes - my diet starts on Saturday.

Birthday's eve was spent with friends at our monthly craft gathering and I was showered with gifts, projects and even a candled birthday cupcake. Thanks everyone.

I am taking a three day weekend so the celebration can continue. But actually I think I am about partied out.
Back to my fitness focus once again which means exercise, exercise, exercise and eating healthy. More news and my plan soon.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Saturday Fun in Minnesota

It is finally beginning to look like Spring will actually arrive here in our cold state. We have had 5 months of winter and now the outside temperature is almost reaching the 50s.  We may see a few days here without winter coats and mittens required.
Bill and I took advantage of the warm weather and sunshine on Saturday to do some cleaning and have lunch at a familiar place near and dear to our hearts in M's old neighborhood. 

I think the new design on the cup is so cute.  We love the macaroni and cheese.  Bill had their new ADULT Version Mac and Cheese.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Goodby March

Just where did this month go?  March came and went and it's almost April but still not much Spring weather here.  They are predicting snow for tomorrow.  But maybe it will be sunny and nice this weekend.

On the office front, there has been lots of re-modeling on our floor this month with new staff moving in just last Monday.  And with the new employees came the completion of the nice new modern kitchen too.  There's coffee, soft drinks, with table and chairs.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Back in the Gym Again

After a month of little gym time, I was back at LA Fitness Saturday morning with my trainer. I love boxing, even though the left, right, left form is taking some extra learning time for a directionally challenged person like me. It is definitely a good workout. I spent 30 minutes boxing and then 30 minutes on the cycle. It's fun to be back.