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MLiP Wednesday: Severe Weather Awareness Week
Here in Wisconsin (and maybe other states), every April, we have “Severe Weather Awareness Week“. The statewide Tornado Drill is tomorrow. Monday, NBC 15’s beloved weather man, Charlie Shortino, spoke about lightning strikes. Tuesday was Severe Thunderstorms, today: tornadoes. As … Continue reading
Sunday Morning and thoughts of “Gram”
I have found myself in recent weeks amused and pondering how similar I am to my grandmothers, maternal and paternal. Sadly, I never knew my maternal grandmother, going only on stories from my Mom, and how she was always amused … Continue reading
11/25/2012 Sunday Search Terms and Project 365 – Random Facts:324-330
Good Morning, Dear Readers, and a very happy Sunday to you all! Have you noticed that during this time of the year, the days just seem to get away from you even when you don’t feel like you’re doing much … Continue reading
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Part 4: My Life with Mice – There’s a Mouse on my BED!
*Please note… I really wish I had decent drawing skills. Sadly, the ‘perfect’ illustrations I have in my head for this story don’t seem to transfer to paper. You’ll just have to use your imagination. Something interesting was always happening … Continue reading
Part 3: My Life with Mice – Mice wear tap shoes…the Beginning.
Last time on My Life with Mice, I wrote about Tap Dancing Mice. This is how it began… There I was, a younger Me, lying in bed, pondering life’s great mysteries and I heard it. On the ceiling above my bed was … Continue reading
Posted in growing up, Humor, Musings, Personal, Random Thoughts, Writing Tagged Gremlins, growing up, humor, mice wear tap shoes, Mogwai, musings, My Life with Mice, personal, random, tap-dancing mice, writing 1 Comment
Before Santa, there is Saint Nicholas
For so many of you poor people out there, you have never experienced the childhood angst of Saint Nicholas Day. Having grown up where I did (spoiler alert! I grew up in one of the states where Saint Nicholas Day … Continue reading
Posted in growing up, Musings, Random Thoughts Tagged gift giving, musings, random, Saint Nicholas Day 1 Comment
The Rainbow Connection
This afternoon I went on a date with DH. Usually our “dates” consist of making a run to the home improvement store, but this time it was a bonafide “dinner and a movie” date. We headed to Olive Garden and … Continue reading
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National Pickle Day!
SO many topics on my mind today… I really do hate when this happens, as it feels like I can’t do any one topic justice, but my head feels like it’s about to explode with a case of mental diarrhea. … Continue reading
Posted in growing up, Random Thoughts Tagged National Pickle Day, pickles 2 Comments
I grew up on a stretch of road that was, in my opinion, beautiful. Tall elms arched over the road, bending beneath what was a fairly constant wind or breeze. Long, trailing branches moved, sometimes gently waving, sometimes flailing helplessly … Continue reading
Posted in Environmental Stewardship, growing up, Life, Musings, Personal, Random Thoughts Tagged environmental stewardship, growing up, life, musings, Norbert Martin, oak wilt, personal, random 3 Comments