Summer 2021 Reading List

My summer reading list for 2021 has 5 books on it, not sure which I will crack open first, but if you need me, I'll be in the garden reading.
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It moves us

We got our tree last night. It wasn’t too difficult, really – – some years I go through dozens of trees until I find the one that moves me. And usually it’s way below zero and freezing cold outside when I do this. Last night was warm, relatively speaking (warm for Wisconin mid-December) – and C. and I went through about 6 trees. On the fourth tree, I said “Nah, it doesn’t move me” – he laughed and when he found the sixth tree – – he stood it up and said “Baby – this moves me”….and I said “Gorgeous […]


The xmas spirit abounds tonight. We’re finally going for the xmas tree tonight. We’ll put it up and then decorate it tomorrow night after all the branches have fallen. Just for the occasion – I found a cute lil site where you can build your own snowman at Frost-O-Matic. Here’s the one I built, kinda corny – but still kinda fun. lol Mom and Dad came over today while I was at work to deliver some things from Grandma’s house. C. was home and helped Dad move things from the truck into the house. Some furniture items and things – […]

On call hell made easier

I was on-call today for work. It wasn’t a bad day as far as weekend on-call goes. Started bright and early at 8am and didn’t get home until 6:30PM. Not as bad as my last weekend on call which went from 8am until 10:30pm. Had a pretty hard death to deal with today – – it was the husband of a friend of mine. He was admitted into Hospice about a month and a half ago – and it was pretty rough for him and for his wife – – kind of draining for me, too. I have to say […]

The day has come!

Not planning on writing a whole lot while C. is visiting at all. For obvious reasons He flew in tonight – – and true to form, we didn’t get 100 ft. away from the airport baggage claim before my nipples were already screaming for release!! lol The man is a sadist *meow* He came out of baggage claim and got great big hugs….didn’t want to get back in the car and make the hour drive home, but we did anyways – – along with a stop off at Starbuck’s for some coffee for the trip back home. It’s been WAY […]

Crab legs galore!

Went out to dinner last night with two friends, Carol and Kim. We went to this little pub on the south side – near the airport called “Jetsetters”. This place has all you can eat crab legs on Wednesday night – and let me tell you, we took advantage. Today, I’m still feeling stuffed and probably won’t eat for the entire day! The three of us went through 4 pounds of crab legs, believe it or not. By the time I left the place – I felt like I just couldn’t move! I used to work with Carol and Kim […]

When good has an edge

If there is anyone on this earth that knows me inside and out – it’s my father. Oh, there’s plenty he doesn’t ‘know’ about me . . . but there is a lot that he does know ‘about’ me. Make sense? Ok, moving on . . . My dad used to tell me, in my younger years – that my hugest downfall is my optimism and idealism. He thought me too trusting and overly willing to see the good in people and overlook the bad. Not cautious enough. He would say to me – “Lil’ bit – there is plenty […]

Panic Sets In

Now that everything from this past week is resolved, for the most part – – I’m feeling a little panic set in because for the past week I have been putting off things that I know need to be done before C. arrives on Friday. EEP!! I know I know he will tell me not to worry about them. He’s unconcerned about the status of my laundry room – or the little stain on the carpet in the living room, etc. But I get funny about those things. I guess I feel that if I can get a whole lot […]


We had grandma’s funeral today. Nothing much else to write beyond that today. To prove that life does go on – we had to come home by 2pm to get my daughter ready to attend a sleep-over birthday party for one of her friends. Life does go on. 🙂

Holy Hill

One of Grandma’s most favorite spots in the whole world is Holy Hill. Probably one of the most beautiful Catholic Churches I’ve ever seen – with the exception of St. Patricks Cathedral in NY. But even St. Patrick’s doesn’t have the location that Holy Hill does. Not only is it a gorgeous church – but it is set right into the hills, woods and beautiful terrain of Wisconsin I visited Holy Hill today. Not because I’m a religious person. Not because I wanted to pray or walk with god or any such thing. I went there because it made me […]

Empty spot in the house

Some days there is just nothing to write about, I think. Hard to keep up a daily blog of stuff when the stuff just doesn’t seem to want to flow into my head and out of my fingers, huh? There still remains too much stuff to do and not enough time to do it – in regards to C.’s visit a week from tomorrow. I’m thrilled about it, though. This past summer – he spoiled me completely by coming to visit every weekend for about 9 weeks in a row. Plus I was able to spend a week and a […]

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