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Thanksgiving 2016

Let the feeding begin! Happy Thanksgiving!

All Hallow’s Read

The niece and nephew were over a little early to celebrate All Hallow’s Read and Halloween. Louisa is a ninja and Julian is Bilbo. We are celebrating year #4 of All Hallow’s Read (Neil Gaiman’s awesome book holiday) and graphic novels were the book this year (I figured it was time for graphic novels and […]

Dinner and The Librarians

I had dinner at Nevanka and Lal’s house tonight. Nevanka cooked Sri Lankan and everything was wonderful, but a bit spicy. Well spicy for this Minnesotan palate (I had emailed her earlier in the week reminding her that spicy will kill me and she did not cook anything spicy!). It was also wonderful to see […]

Riddle Room, part 2

Second try at the Riddle Room today. Sadly the Starship: Sabotage exploded and we died, but we were soo close to solving it (we only had one puzzle to solve and almost had it and some red buttons to hit).

The farm

My Mom and I visited Cloquet today to see my Grandparents house and hopefully see some fall color. But sadly even as far as Cloquet/Duluth the leaves are only starting to turn, so too much green. But we had a great visit and dinner with my cousin and his wife who are doing a wonderful […]

The most wwwonderful time of the year

The making of the Chex Mix. Original recipe from the early 1980s!  

Happy Friday

The foot

Today starts week 3 of my new foot brace. After doing physical therapy for a few months the doctors decided to get me a foot brace that will hopefully stretch the muscles and various other things in my foot and will make it less painful to walk. I am hoping for pain free, but after […]


Today I was off to the local racetrack Running Aces with family and friends. I had one big win $18 on a $2.00 bet! Its always fun to watch the ponies run and the weather was beautiful.

Happy International Cat Day !

Happy International Cat Day! Yes, there is a holiday for everything.