Ice skating and other new, joyous things

The one-year mastectomy anniversary came and went, and my annual health exam and labs (so far) passed in pretty good standing. My ANA titer was elevated, indicating autoimmune activity of some kind, or worst-case scenario, an early indicator of metastasis. My other lab results were good, though (some were their best ever), so the hope... Continue Reading →

An abundance of good things

Looking through some photos on my computer at 12:40 on this early Saturday morning, I realize how many incredible gifts are present in every aspect of my life. Why I choose to complain, only heaven knows. Here are some of the photos. Also, for some stupid reason, I started opening a Facebook account tonight. It's... Continue Reading →

Grand Marais, MN

The closest to heaven on earth I've been so far might be the East Bay in Grand Marais, Minnesota, where we spent a few days before the 4th of July. It's our third time staying at East Bay Suites in room 108, overlooking the incredible "sea" called Lake Superior. Situated right along the edge of... Continue Reading →

October

We have had a beautiful October here in Minnesota with mild temperatures, just enough rain, and fall colors that will spill into November.  We even had our first snowfall. Our homeschooling has settled into its own rhythm, which involves far less structure and direction than originally planned for.  This is good. It is ok.  We're... Continue Reading →

November 2017

We had our family photos taken this week with a Groupon for JC Penney.  As usual, the photo session there was rushed and awkward and most of the photos turned out terribly.  But we did manage to get a few good ones, and here is one of Alan and me that I love: This is... Continue Reading →

Days one and two

Our first two days on our Denmark trip: Meeting my dad at the Minneapolis airport before our flight to Amsterdam. 84 Attemosevej, 2840 Holte. This was my childhood home in Denmark. Vangeboskole, Holte. This was my elementary school in Denmark. A farmhouse that sits adjacent to Vangeboskole, my old school, and shares the road to... Continue Reading →

Camping!

We spent two nights at campsite 3 in the primitive campground at Lake Elmo Reserve.  It was glorious.  While it was still close to the city and we didn't quite get away in the fashion that I prefer, it was relatively quiet and also convenient, as well as surprisingly beautiful and lovely overall.    ... Continue Reading →

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