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Torm
Interests: stamping, and spending time with my family, reading, scrapbooking, purging
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Today was a good day. After having fallen asleep at 8:30 last night, I was able to wake up early and hit the ground running. I got several chores done before 7am, managed a workout DVD, helped Mark get some... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Live from Tormville!
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It's been awhile since I've shared what my husband has been up to. He still goes out in the garage nightly as part of his wind down routine, still carves and is preparing to make some knives with that anvil... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Live from Tormville!
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Last Thursday marked the last elementary school concert for this house. We've been attending elementary school concerts for eighteen years. I may have been a little emotional last week. It was the first time EVER that I've reserved myself a... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Live from Tormville!
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My husband suggested that we head to the Detroit Zoo for Mother's Day afternoon. I countered with the idea of taking a hike around the nature center area of Kensington Metro Park. It was more my preferred atmosphere (read: less... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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There's a story here. You see, Mark has mentioned a few times that he's interested in persuing the fiddle. A couple weeks ago, he timed his mention at the same time that I'd seen that there were fiddle lessons being... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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Today was the last team event of the season, and the first time I brought my camera. Now I'm kind of wishing I'd brought it earler. Alas. Next year. Brian did well today, scoring a new personal best. It wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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Oh hey - my blog still works. The 17 year old in the house got tired of waiting for me to blog again and decided to friend me on Facebook instead. Time to brush this thing off. I do like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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There have been a few changes in routine over here lately in the Tormanen household. The kids are growing and things evolve. One major change is that the boys are no longer doing karate.The photo above is from what was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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For a bit, we had snow. I made a goal of seeing how many days in a row I could get out on my snowshoes. Above: Friday the 9th. A lovely snow day with lots of fluff. Saturday the 10th.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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After eight weeks of not having a full week of school due to snow days, planned days off and the holidays - I won't lie, I was exhausted by the time Friday rolled around. I was so glad when Greg... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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It was nice enough this weekend that the boys were able to practice in the backyard without their jackets on. Brian is on the middle school team [he missed his first competition due to the virus he caught - but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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Those who know me, know that I've got a thing for lists, journaling, doodling, more lists, writing and fresh starts. January got off to a bit of a rocky start, but I did have my journal ready to go, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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Today was my fourth time snowshoeing since I got my snowshoes for Christmas. I think I found a few spots that actually had a full four inches of snow. Today's funny: The substitute teacher had mentioned how she's friends with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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.... Mark and I went snowshoeing after school/work. The snow isn't deep and we didn't go long, but I loved it. A funny from kindergarten today where I was working with some girls at Center D. The center involved some... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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Lake Superior on Saturday I won't lie - this past few weeks have contained a full bundle of stressors. Getting out of the van (and taking a break from the winter driving stressor) and saying hello to Lake Superior was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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I was being lazy about making ice candles this year, but then - after days and days and days....and days of below freezing temperatures - I decided, best follow through with the tradition. We do love them. Today, it was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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Shaggy here is going to the groomer first thing this morning. New year, fresh cut. Poor Greg thought he worked today. He drove all the way in to find out he doesn't. In his defense, he's normally out of town... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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Thanksgiving Day - 2017. (my sister) My grandma's funeral had been on Wednesday. While I had originally planned to drive home on Thanksgiving - I had a change of heart when I realized that driving home wouldn't get me dinner... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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Wendy made the drive north today. (And made it without me being aware of any incidents) Our preparations were a combination of dad going over the van's emergency kit. The demonstrations went something like this... Dad: And pull that out.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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I apologize to those who emailed this year asking if Greg was making any ornaments to sell. He didn't - too busy this year. He did, however, find time to make the annual additions to our collections. For me -... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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The plan for this morning was for the two early birds in the house (Mark and myself) to head out first thing and catch the sunrise while breaking in our new snowshoes. When morning came, one early bird didn't quite... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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Merry Christmas from our home to yours! FINALLY, on Christmas Eve, I got all four kids in one photo. I won't be sending cards this year. (I had debated for a quick second about sending New Years cards - but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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I could be heard several times this weekend saying, man - I'm really enjoying this weekend. It began with a half day on Friday - although for me it meant more hours of work than I normally do as it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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This one was a busy. On Friday night before our competition, we traditionally gather everything needed, load the practice table into the van, gather all the papers needed and get ready for a bright and early Saturday morning. Same thing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Live from Tormville!
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Four generation photo - taken June/2017 My grandma passed away a week ago Sunday. It was expected in that she had been unresponsive for five days, and she was 97. Anyone who knew her, knew that she was the most... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Live from Tormville!