It’s true. I’ve been a Minnesotan for over a year now, survived a winter even the natives are calling “brutal” and, in case you’re wondering, I’ve not yet adopted the dialect… dontcha know. I’m working on a post where I’ll talk about all the things I’ve learned this last year: the differences between city folk… Read More One year, one week, two days and eight hours ago… we moved. Also, results from our birthday poll!
Not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I have an apple tree. Here, look upon my apple tree: Beautiful, is it not? Better yet, it provides a marvelous view from my kitchen sink. Here, look upon the view from my kitchen sink: The window screen makes it a little fuzzy, but you get the… Read More On Apple Trees, Cake, and Planning Ahead for Panic Attacks
Our kids came for a visit this last weekend. It’s their first visit since we moved here, the first they saw our new place, the first time they’ve been in Minnesota. Before they arrived, I told Husband how strange it felt. It was like I wanted to show off the place, impress them a little.… Read More No Worries: The Kids Are Alright
We made it. From our home of 17 years in Arizona to our new place in Minnesota, our move is complete. Currently we’re residing in the house we’re in the process of buying. The owners agreed to let us rent until closing, keeping us from having to move a second time (my gratitude knows no bounds).… Read More On Moving, New Homes, and a Harrowing Incident Involving Cat Poop
Moving across country is not for the softhearted. One must be willing to part with unnecessary items. Purge the dross. Winnow possessions to the basic few. It is no time for sentiment. Therefore, it is with heavy heart that I must say farewell to thee, Fluffy Bear. Steadfast Teddy these past 45 years. Give or… Read More R.I.P. Fluffy, Bear of Noble Mien
It’s one thing to move when you’re unhappy, it’s quite another to move when everything is going positively swell. We’ve got ourselves a swell life here in Phoenix. Our kids are here, family and friends abound, we have jobs we like. Heck, I even like my coworkers. How amazing is that? We live in a… Read More When You Know it’s Time to Move
Picking up where we left off last week, our caravan of Norwegians traveling from Decorah, Iowa, into the Dakota territories in 1861, had little in the way of drama on their trip. Nothing worthy of a movie. No Donner party mishap to report. Shame, that. And yet this next part of the tale is without… Read More A Good Long Walk, Pioneer Style. Plus, an Announcement
So far on our trip, we’ve been in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon & California, and in each state we’ve seen truly beautiful places. Places worthy to call home, should we ever care to move. One such place is the coastal town of Crescent City, California. A charming place, just a stone’s throw from the redwood… Read More Bloom Where You’re Planted