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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Vintage Pearl: a few new pieces (in time for Christmas!) GIVEAWAY

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I can blog via email now!

Not sure if that is an improvement or something to be avoided, but "hail technology!"
I am still wondering if a blog is a beneficial thing for me.  For right now, I'll squeeze it in when I can.
Happy 2010!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Been awfully quiet around here - for months even!

Again, still alive, still plugging along, still searching for the meaning of life. (Well, probably not that last one.)
We are spending Christmas with friends in Canada. Surprisingly, the weather is better in Calgary than at home in Minnesota. I hear that we are getting lots of the lovely white stuff. I'm sure we'll be shovelling like mad when we finally get back. (Our housesitter isn't know for her proficiency with a shovel.)
Christmas has been mellow. The kids have friends to play with, the husbands have video games, and my friend and I have duelling laptop keyboards (at least tonight.)
Most of my gifts are still at home under the tree. Dear husband bought me a bunch of lovely things that wouldn't make it through customs. A GPS with topographical maps of the US lead to federal forms to fill out insuring that we would not export said tool. Can't let the Canadians know about the geographical features of the States!! My new knives are also resting quietly at home. I wanted at least one opportunity to carry them before someone tried to take them away.
As usual, I received a lot more from DH than I was able to give him. I'm still waiting for a Christmas list. He took the opportunity to shop for himself on Black Friday and intermittantly between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Leaves me without any ideas of good gifts, as he has taken the "it's on sale, I want it, I will buy it" to a new height this year. :) Well, he'll get gifts whenever he comes up with something he can wait long enough for me to purchase rather than buy for himself.

I don't go back to work until Jan 6th. Woo hoo! I miss my coworkers, but can't say that I am actively missing the job.

New years resolution time is fast approaching - once again, I'll attempt to make blogging a priority - we'll see how successful I manage to be.

Friday, October 16, 2009

My blog doesn't do a very good job of representing me.

I've had far too little time to devote to making this little piece of the web look like a little piece of me. I've been far too disinterested in making this "cop central" or devoting vast lyrical pieces of writing to the fun and exciting world of law enforcement, although that is a large piece of who I am and what I do.

I'm a wife, a friend, a mom, a sister, a daughter, a crafter, a reader,a homemaker, a crossfitter, a coworker, a believer, a christian, a republican, a scholar, and a deputy sheriff.
At least, that's a bit of me.

I envision changes to this blog, someday, somehow - hopefully soon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's been a while

Well, it appears that I will never been a very proficient blogger, like my good friend Holly. I'll never been the person with whom people check in daily for my pithy insight into life and kids. Darn.

Today was a good day. This "stay at home vacation" we've been taking really isn't too bad. Some sort of fun thing each day and our own beds at night. Not too bad at all.

Anyway, back to today. I got up early, started laundry, and mowed the wilderness around our home. The dog was refusing to do her business in the backyard, for fear of whatever might have been lurking in the underbrush. I was a bit afraid that we'd send her out and she'd never come back. Now, there have been days where that was more a wish than a fear, but she's becoming a pretty pleasant companion, so I think I'd miss her.

Then we went on a family adventure. We went to Taylor's Falls and rented a canoe for the afternoon. We travelled from Interstate Park down to the Osceola landing. We had a few issues with steering and paddling in the beginning. We got it figured out eventually and had a pretty nice trip. I have a few pictures (maybe tomorrow I'll figure out how to post them!) It was a gorgeous day - sunny, breezy, mild temp (70's), with little to no humidity. We saw freshwater mussels, tiny fish, and turtles - we were all impressed with the 8 turtles on one small log in the middle of the trip. We found out that minnows like to eat raisins and mini chocolate chip cookies. :) We made it to the landing just in time for the 3:00 shuttle. (MAJOR overuse of the "we" pronoun - sorry!)

Dinner was a pleasant surprise. I signed up for a sneak peek at SmashBurger in Roseville (it opens officially tomorrow). Our whole dinner was free. Wow! The food was good - SmashFries are excellent - tossed with rosemary, olive oil, garlic, and herbs. Yum! Not even close to my attempts at paleo eating (but the 90 day challenge starting next month should make up for it.)

Now, the girls are in bed, John's killing things in majorly gory ways (Gears of War 2), and I'm actually blogging. We should vacation more often!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I Wish You Enough

My Dad sent this to me recently.
I've read it before, but I think it bears passing on.

I Wish You Enough

Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.
Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, 'I love you, and I wish you enough.'
The daughter replied, 'Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed.. I wish you enough, too, Mom.'
They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy, but she welcomed me in by asking, 'Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?' 'Yes, I have,' I replied. 'Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?'. 'I am old, and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral,' she said.
'When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough.' May I ask what that means?'
She began to smile. 'That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.' She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and she smiled even more. 'When we said, 'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.'

Then turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

She then began to cry and walked away. They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them; but then an entire life to forget them.

To all my friends and loved ones, I WISH YOU ENOUGH!