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Take a snapshot
May 21, 2014 6:26 am

If you could take a picture of the beautiful weather we had yesterday I sure would do it.  Just think you could  bring that photo out when ever the weather was too hot, humid, wet, windy, cold, way too cold, snowy...and the list goes on and on.  If fact that picture could be used all year long!!

Thank a Police Officer Week
May 15, 2014 7:50 am

This is a special time of year that we honor our police officers. These men and women put their lives at risk for our safety every day.  Its true that our Son is one of a multitude of fine people that serve.  The Smith family has a tremendous amount of pride for our local force.  Thank an officer today.  Its the right thing to do!

Money can buy???
May 14, 2014 7:22 am

Today I saw Dolly Parton on a TV talk show....I am not sure of her age...however I know she is older than 29.  I mean really.....the lady looks like she is not even close to her natural age.  I am sure with her fame and fortune that she is able to have a host of special treatment done to her face and maybe other areas.  I have been a fan of Dolly's for over thirty years.  I have been to Dollywood and just look at her past music partners.  Kenny Rogers?  Yes we can see his plastic update went wrong.....

Less is More
May 13, 2014 6:35 am

When was the last time you really looked in your closets?  Do you really wear everything that is in there?  Do you have more than three sizes....because some day that ten year old outfit will fit again?  There is nothing like a move for example that will be the motivation you may need to purge......just remember...less is more! Don't forget to donate........there are those without closets.

Brain Drain???
May 12, 2014 6:20 am

I have lived in the Coulee Region my whole life.  Travels have taken me to a good amount of locations...and I have never entertained the thought of moving away from God's Country.  Today a news report said that a larger amount of graduating students move out of state to start their careers.  This makes you wounder if there is something we can do to keep our new Brains in Wisconsin.......something to ponder on a Monday.

Thump Thump
Apr. 25, 2014 8:35 am

I heard a noise this morning .......a sparrow took a fast flight into our picture window.  Granted there are more sparrows than you can shake a stick at but the pain that the bird is in and the pain you feel for one of Gods creatures took me by surprise.  I did watch the little guy try to rebound.  I hope he does.  I know its just a bird.....guess I am more of a fan than I knew.

Bumper Stickers
Apr. 24, 2014 7:47 am

Wow.......think about it.  The bumper sticker you install on your automobile is out there for all to see.  The one I saw.....I can't even spell it out for you.....because it was soooooo naughty.  I wonder how this persons family feels about riding with that adult message for all to read.  Above the naughty message was a family cartoon of the Mom and Dad two children and a dog.  

Apr. 14, 2014 9:59 am

Well...its almost here...not spring....not warmer weather.....tomorrow is the least favorite day of the year!  I bet you can day.  I hope you are in the position of just waiting for your return and not doing the mad dash scramble to get your stuff filed.  I can see why most folks see tomorrow as a not so great day!

Up all night.
Apr. 11, 2014 6:15 am

Last night I watched TV rather late.  I was called into action when a family member needed to go to the Doctor at a late hour.  I am an early bird.  Always have been.....always will I guess.  I was so interested in late night TV.  I don't recall the last time I viewed TV programming past ten PM.  I did not know any of the late night hosts!  Whats even more interesting the guests on the programs were actors I had never heard of!  I guess I need to stay up later more often!!!

Jessie's Girl
Mar. 24, 2014 11:27 am

Think Summer!!! River Fest 2014...July 2nd.....Riverside Park, La Crosse.  Rick Springfield will be in concert!!!  Remember the great song...Jessie's Girl??? Pre-sale tickets are available to purchase on Thursday this week at Kwik Trips in La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen and West Salem.  What fun to slip back to a time when you heard that one for the first time!!! Where were you?????

Feb. 27, 2014 8:38 am

Well here we go.....if the cold temps are not enough to make us extra crabby....lets put a wind event into it.  Did you hear the wind last night?  No?   Well then go out and look for your trash containers!  The two that I moved this morning I think belong to my neighbor to the east.  That's when I relocated them any way this morning.  Hope you can find yours!

One more month!
Feb. 24, 2014 4:44 pm

Oh Oh where is spring???? Look at the calendar....Spring does not come till March 20th!  I keep telling myself that but it is not helping.  With the extended forecast way below normal I am just waiting for the birds to start singing their spring song!  I think the birds little beaks will need to thaw first.

Feb. 10, 2014 9:09 am

Over the weekend I discovered that On Demand had reruns of the night time soap Dallas.  It was selections from the second season of the new edition of the old show.  Well, because I have not missed a show from the first time around in the late 70's and 80's, I watched with enthusiasm.  The third season of Dallas will be offered on TNT in a couple of weeks.  You know I will be watching and reliving a wonderful memory.  I think this may be my favorite entertainment.

Hanging On By A Thread
Feb. 6, 2014 7:08 am

This morning as I was getting ready for our Grand Baby to visit......I noticed that on of his most snuggled stuffed toys had a large rip in the back.  My first thought was....super glue...or just toss it and buy him a new one.   Then somewhere way back in my mind ....reality got a hold of me.  This is one of his favorites stuffed toys.   He has loved it for almost a year now.  So......because I don't do a lot of sewing......I questioned my fix it skills.  I must say that I surprised myself.  The stuffed bunny is now sporting a beautiful whip stitch repair.  Good as new!  There is a deeper message here!

Sounds Great....Does it work?
Feb. 3, 2014 10:27 am

I can't tell you how many items that I have purchased because of the "As Seen On TV" section in our local big box store.  I just purchased a new sonic ....floor....scrubby machine.  To date.....I have used and loved all of those items!  Am I just lucky?  If you are looking in one of those section some day.....look around I may be shopping there too!

Almost Ready to Shout!
Jan. 30, 2014 6:03 am

This more than likely will be my last.....lost voice blog for awhile.  Even though I have looked at this little inconvenience as a humorous thing.  I do step back now and think about folks who have disabilities that do not get better over a short period of time.  I have regained a new respect for others.  Funny how one event leads to another. I am almost ready to shout it from the mountain tops.

Jan. 29, 2014 6:17 am

Day two of no voice......I did find it necessary to make a stop at the grocery store yesterday.  All was going just fine except for a short stop for a cough drop (found it in the bottom of my purse).  I have been feeling fine during this whole thing so I can see where people may not realize that I can not communicate with them.  I got to the check out with my necessary food items....and I was ready for the "Did you find everything okay" question....I responded with a smile and a big head nod. Then the next question got me!  Do you have any coupon?  There was a small one stuck to one item.  I pointed to it and mouthed that I could not talk.  The checkout person found it and then.....Ask how long has it been without your voice?  Have I tried saltwater?  Did you catch a cold first?  Has this ever happened to you before?  Is it quiet at your house?  I gave her a croak noise, smiled and ran out the door.  (After I paid for the items of course!)

Was That A Frog?
Jan. 28, 2014 6:59 am

It has been years since I have not been able to talk.  Yesterday my voice sounded a little funny, by the end of the day it was gone.  For some of my family and close friends its a break for them.  I was answering the phones at the front desk when another school closing call came in.  The principal suggested in a sharp way that I clear my throat before I attempt to answer the phone.   Really??? Oh the comments I wanted to come back with.......but my voice would only let me croak.  I will be back with you soon......when I can do more than Frog noises.

Drive At Five
Jan. 8, 2014 6:19 am

Have you noticed?  If you happen to work each day till five and have to drive is getting more and more day light to make that commute.  At this time of year and the very cold weather can give us even the smallest positive thing to cling on too. Here is to working to the longest day light day of the year!

I Forgot Already
Dec. 30, 2013 7:19 am

This time of year we hear news reports of event that happened over the past year.  Some of the events might have peaked our interest at the time.  May be it was an entertainer that got caught lip syncing or a bad storm that killed people or even a leader making a social blunder.  Until the year in review comes around to remind us we already forgot!

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