The beautiful St. Croix River, Stillwater MN

The beautiful St. Croix River, Stillwater MN

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A new tradition

I've decided to make homemade pizza every New Year's eve. It will be a new tradition! Here are the before and after pictures.
The toppings were sun-dried tomatoes and black olives. With minimal cheese.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays

No, I didn't make this gorgeous gingerbread house. Ahem. It's from Pinterest. That's where I'm getting my holiday cheer this year. Next year will be better; how can it be otherwise?


Saturday, December 14, 2013

A walk in the dog park

This is Joe. 
This is Will, with Cookie nudging behind to get going.
This is my sister, Elizabeth, in the black hat.


This is me on the ice of Otter Lake, just doing what all the Minnesotans do.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

What my sister and I did today

We volunteered at Feed My Starving Children for a few hours. We packed food for the Philippines, and had a great time doing it.  
It was a nice warm day (16 degrees)!!

There's an orientation before you start working.

The food goes directly to permanent workers in the various countries, who distribute it where the needs are the greatest.

My friends in Bohol, Philippines, are doing relief work in the places where today's packages will be shipped.

Elizabeth, my sister, takes a selfie.


There were 77 volunteers there, and we packed a lot of food bags. It was fun, and it lifted my spirit. I was working so fast my hand are a BLUR! 

I'm going there

Wednesday, December 11, 2013