Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral is burning. I was able to see it, but did not tour inside, back in 2013 and it was amazing. Just heartbreaking to see something that has survived for so long be destroyed.

Mom’s early birthday dinner

Last year we celebrated my Mom’s birthday dinner a little early due to the snowstorm. Luckily this year the snowstorm had already come and gone, but I still went out a day early to get it. Hmmm, fajitas!

Happy birthday Mom!!!

April snow

Another April, another snow storm. My long drive into work where I experienced rain, sleet, hail, and snow.

Backyard Lake Melissa

‘Backyard Lake Aho’ has grown and been reclassified. Its new name is ‘Backyard Lake Melissa’ in honor of its explorer me and according to the old rule ‘you find it, you name it.’ Also with new lakeside growth, the wildlife has returned with a rare sighting of Gaviidahoi yellow duckious.

Michelle Obama

Tonight we went to see Michelle Obama “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation” at the Xcel Energy Center. It was a sold out show, not surprising, and Michelle Obama was funny and amazing and a great storyteller.

Xcel Energy Center and Live Nation hosted a Book Drive in honor of Michelle Obama’s commitment to education and books will be given to Saint Paul Public Schools.  I donated the book ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ by Kevin Kwan. They asked for books for all ages and high school students need books too.

Minnesota 99s Business Meeting

Today’s goal: Attend the Minnesota 99s Winter Business Meeting before the next winter storm hit. Goal accomplished!

A shorter version of the Minnesota 99s Business Meeting was held today at the Lynx FBO at the Anoka Airport (KANE) due to an impending winter storm. We had people attending live and in-person and others conferencing in on the phone and actually got through a lot of items on the agenda – it’s going to be a busy summer.