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The Blizzard of 2011

If you have to go places, a huge snow storm like this one may be a problem. If you can just stay home, like me, it's fun. I didn't have to go to work today. So I slept in, had a big healthy breakfast, then got the snow-blower out and cleaned our driveway. Many neighbors were doing the same thing. Later on I'll have time to catch up on my homework for the current class.


12:06 Posted in 06, Having Fun | Permalink | Comments (0)


That's the Spirit!

OK, some people have more decoration, and some have less. This neighbor definitely has more. I counted nineteen blow-up objects scattered loosely around their front yard. All of them thoroughly attached to the ground with four to eight strings each. Some light up at night.
It's quite a sight!

18:17 Posted in 06, Having Fun | Permalink | Comments (0)


Getting ready for the Holidays

Long cold nights and short frosty days call for some indoor activities and outdoor decorations again this year. Today it warmed up a little bit and it was nice and sunny outside. Perfect weather to get the lights out of the basement and hang them up along the front porch.

Advent2010.jpgFor this year's advent wreath I used dried natural materials that I had collected on one of our walks with the dog. This looks better than the plastic stuff I had on it in past years.

I'm looking forward to a cup of Glühwein by candle-light now.

19:10 Posted in 06, Having Fun | Permalink | Comments (1)



This is the season for outdoor activities. It's nice and warm, not unbearably hot anymore. The mosquitoes are pretty much gone. The backyard provides plenty of dry leaves and sticks for a small fire. Time to have smores!

smores.jpgPut a marshmellow on a stick and hold it over the fire. Melt it, but don't burn it. Then lay a bar of milk chocolate on a graham cracker and hold that under your soft marshmellow. Use a second graham cracker to pull the melting marshmellow off the stick. Now squoosh the gooey mess flat between your crackers and enjoy.

20:18 Posted in 06, Having Fun | Permalink | Comments (0)


Come walk with me

This summer saw a lot of digging activities on campus, which sometimes forced me to take a different route for my lunch break walk around the Concordia Lutheran Cemetery. Now that day sessions are back in full swing and the grass is growing over all those holes, it seemed like I could return to my daily walking routine. I was going to settle for that until today, when I discovered some newly dug holes with these fancy posts in them along parts of my walk.

We now have four 'official' walking trails on and around our beautiful campus! I may be tempted to try them out some time soon.


11:52 Posted in 06, Having Fun | Permalink | Comments (0)