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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!

Last One Standing
Dec. 24, 2013 7:46 am

How very very sad......On the way to work very early this morning, I noticed a Christmas Tree Lot.  There were only a few very sad looking trees left standing.  With all the joy of Christmas that surrounds us this time of year I began to think of the positive.  I do believe that these loaner trees that were not selected to grace the inside of a home may in fact grace the outside.  The leftover trees may be chipped up to mulch.  The mulch may be used to beautify landscape in the spring.  Merry Christmas you and your family. 

Once A Year?
Dec. 16, 2013 7:02 am

Why do you only purchase Egg Nog once a year?  We do have a family tradition of decorating the Christmas Tree while enjoying cookies and egg nog.  I really do enjoy the taste of the smooth sweet treat.  Now that I think about it .....Egg Nog is not always available year round.  That would be a good reason!

A Big Deal
Dec. 10, 2013 7:12 am may know that I am not the top of the class when it comes to technology.  However, with that said I just downloaded photos and designed our Christmas Card.  The order should arrive in a week or so.  Now this may not sound like a big deal to some techies....But is this house its a Christmas Miracle.

Sun Dog
Dec. 9, 2013 3:50 pm

What does a Sun Dog mean to you?  We saw one this afternoon over Lake Onalaska.  One coworker said that farmers say this means it will snow.  I thought it had something to do with the extra cold weather. Another person said he had no idea.  Now after looking up Sun Dog it means beside the sun.  It is a colored patch of light in the sky.  I think I am going with the Farmers.

Shopping in our home town.
Dec. 6, 2013 6:58 am

Its time again to do the Christmas shopping.  I do enjoy shopping local for a number of reasons.  First of all it is for the good of all concerned.  Second, I do enjoy the personal touch.  It is so nice to be helped by folks that have been helping you for years.  This year I sent a number of emails for local shops to ask pre questions about items that I and looking for.  Good Luck!  Santa says.......Shop Local!

First Freezing Blast
Dec. 5, 2013 6:07 am

Well its here!  Do you remember in September when we had a few days that got to the low 40's and we its freezing out?  Its all a state of mind isn't it! snow storm for us.
Dec. 4, 2013 8:22 am

Our neighbors to the north are locating shovels, ice scrapers, snow pants, hats and mittens.  We did dodge a bullet for the most part in the coulee region.  (this time).  The all important low, is located almost on top of us and that prevented us from getting the snow and just rain this time.  If the low is over Chicago then the La Crosse area is more apt to get snow.  I will be watching for the low location all winter!  How about you?

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