See this? This was me for the last two weeks. That's an ice cream bowl. (And Tundra, who just seems to know when you're unhappy and comes and cuddles.) Ice cream for the sad, reading for the escape. I had a rough bit after my Grandpa died, and I wanted nothing more than to eat … Continue reading So Let’s Talk About Keto
We had quite a bit of snow recently, and once my work declared a snow day I retrieved my shovel and went trotting outside to help. Not even three shovelfuls of snow, and my husband shooed me back into the house. So I went out the other door and started again. When we got close … Continue reading Snow and Ice Because Winter Ain’t Done Yet
My husband ran across a Youtube Channel I thought you lovelies might like. *smile* Syrmor has a Youtube Channel where he hangs out in Virtual Reality chat and meets various people. It's totally wholesome goodness (so far as I've seen), kind of like a Humans of New York but in VR. You can find it … Continue reading Interesting Things Just for You: Syrmor Youtube Channel
I have my Outback back - it turned out to be just two leaking hoses, so it was an easy fix. This car has been so frustrating! I still have more repairs that need to be done on it, but we need to build up our emergency and repair funds more before I do them. … Continue reading Just a Leaking Hose!
I've mentioned that my Grandpa was in hospice, and that we went up suddenly to see him and drop off my mother to help with care. We left Sunday, and on Thursday, Valentine's Day, the hospice nurse told my mother 72 hours or less. Late Thursday night, my dad called my husband while I was … Continue reading Goodbye to My Grandpa
On the drive back from Minneapolis it was snowing and miserable. On the Minneapolis/St. Paul belt line, visibility was roughly 25-50 yards. And it was a long and miserable drive, even when we cleared the cities and the visibility improved: It was fairly cold, so the snow drifted a lot and the road was slippery. … Continue reading Outback in the Shop Again – Thank You to the Gentlemen at the Twin Bluffs Bar
We drove my mother up to Minneapolis this last weekend so that she could care for my Grandfather. He's in hospice and doing poorly. She stayed in his apartment, but they paid for my husband and I to stay in a nearby hotel as a 'thank you' and also possibly a 'stay out of my … Continue reading Our Hotel Might Have Been on Fire… Hard to Tell
I left work early on Friday so that we could drive my mother to Minneapolis to take care of her father. He's in hospice, and the local family is wiped from caring for him alone. So, I'm scooting home, a bright sunny day and a road trip ahead of me. A semi in oncoming traffic … Continue reading Thank You Semi, But I’ll Keep My Windows
This weekend, my father-in-law was going through the freezer, and he sent home some frozen salmon with us from one of his fishing trips. "Just cut off the not-pink parts," he said. It was a little freezer burned. Mistake #1: Assuming it would take some time to thaw. Mistake #2: Not putting it in a … Continue reading What is This New and Exciting Smell I’ve Discovered?
After our snow day on Monday last week, we had a cold snap. And I mean COLD snap. Our offices were closed, and I got to take Wednesday and Thursday off as we all prepared for ridiculous temperatures. On Wednesday, it got down to -27, not counting wind chill. We drove over to my parents' … Continue reading Wisconsin, You’re Drunk