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I was lucky enough to share a few moments with Santa during his visit to Harmony recently. He assured me I had earned a spot on the “nice” list this year. Whew.
I was lucky enough to share a few moments with Santa during his visit to Harmony recently. He assured me I had earned a spot on the “nice” list this year. Whew.
Monday, December 15, 2014 10:33 AM
I have to admit, when I see Jolly Old Saint Nick, I am about as giddy as a 5-year-old. Hearing the jingle bells on his boots and hearing the “ho, ho, ho” of his greeting sends my heart racing.

  • I have to admit, when I see Jolly Old Saint Nick, I am about as giddy as a 5-year-old. Hearing the jingle bells on his boots and hearing the “ho, ho, ho” of his greeting sends my heart racing.

     
  • Some days I swear if I didn’t have bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.

     
  • I was enjoying fall's version of winter. The day was for the birds. Feeders are busy because birds of bad weather flock together. One bird flies, then the others do, too, just in case the first was fleeing from something.



     
  • Bookworm Sez: Dig up this treasure in a bookstore or library

    When you were a kid, you were sure of it – and while it might not have been pirate booty, there were certainly other riches there. Fossils beneath the grass, remnants from long-ago warriors, glass bottles, even coins awaited discovery.

     
  • When we returned home the other night from the Gopher basketball game, Spouse Roger asked if I had noticed the policewoman in the front row. I said yes, I had noted her presence. He said he felt as if he should have gone down to her and just said a simple thank you for doing all they do. I asked why he didn’t; he said he didn’t really know why not, but he should have done so. I agreed, because in the current environment, it seems all police have been made into the enemy.

     
  • The Bookworm Sez: Children’s Christmas book full of fun for entire family

    They get to work on time and they do a good job. Sometimes, they might even stay late to finish a project because it’s important to be responsible. That’s a lesson they’ve taught you because you take your around-the-house jobs seriously, too.

     
  • For the Birds: Time spent in nature brings memories of loved ones

    One of the best things about being a writer is that it gives me reason to go places and do things. An eager eye wants to see things near and far.

     
  • Food for the Neighborhood: Creamy vegetable soup warms one from the inside out

    When I picked up a quart of half and half, I wondered how I'd use it all. Some was needed for a creamy squash soup.

     
  • It has long been my self-perception that I have not saved a lot of “stuff.” That is accurate as far as things like prom dresses, programs from various events, souvenirs and knick-knacks. But I am finding it is not true when it comes to paperwork. Not only do I have a lot of it from days past, but it takes a long time to sort and toss. It has really slowed down this process.

     
  • At some point, life slaps all of us with a good reminder that shifts our perspective. Personally, I have been slapped with several of these reminders over the years. And today, I want to pass a few of them along to you.

     
  • The words spring off the computer screen at me from the Minnesota Department of Natural Rescources (DNR) website.

     
  • One day, I was working in Haines, Alaska, where the price of gas was $4.33 a gallon and there was not a flake of fallen snow.

     
  • American doctor provides literary  feast of food history, current trends

    It all smells great, too, and you can’t decide what you like best. The meat is done just right, potatoes are mashed to perfection, biscuits are to die for and, then, there’s dessert! But – wait, leftovers. They are your favorite…

     
  • Recently, I was in a conversation with someone who said she had been really poor when growing up. I disagreed with her, saying there is a big difference between being poor and being broke. Those two states actually describe two different cultures: each has its own attitudes and expectations.

     
  • My parents and I traveled to Mankato on Sunday, Nov. 16, to celebrate my nephew Joshua’s eighth birthday. This was one of the few times we were able to celebrate on his actual birthday, which he loves. He calls the parties we have had in the past, on days other than his actual birthday, “pretend birthdays.” We have also had “pretend Christmasses” and “pretend Thanksgivings,” but that’s what we get for loving a literal-thinking child. 
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