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Interests: stamping, and spending time with my family, reading, scrapbooking, purging
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We're now heading into our sixth week of in-person school, and our third week of a full sports schedule. Prior to the last three weeks, we had xcountry, tennis and golf - but everything else was in a holding pattern... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Live from Tormville!
Looks like I'm back to once a week posting now that we're back in school. Tomorrow we head into week 5, and our first full week. It's going well. I finally took my camera out during lunch and recess last... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
I enjoyed my four day weekend. There was a part of me that wished I had planned for an adventure. That I had gone to Minnesota to visit Wendy, or packed a bag and headed out to spend a night... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
A question that I'm often asked by those who have known me my whole life is, "How are YOU doing with the whole mask thing now that you're back at work?" I'm not. At least not for extended periods. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
We've just completed our third week of in-person school. At the secondary level, students and staff are wearing masks all day long. Enter today's evening conversation with Mark: Mark (13): So, mom. In class today we went outside for a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
I'm four weeks into working the 20/21 school year so far. We have completed two weeks of in person schooling for those that chose it. (Our district offered a virtual option as well) The first week was three half days,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
If you had a conversation with me at any point this past month, you probably heard me say that "My one wish, my one hope - is that the kids can get at LEAST one week of in-person school in"... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
Yesterday was the first day of school. We chose the in-person option. All three of us made our own choices. I went back to work on August 3rd, and it's been a bit busy. My job revolves around the students... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I go back to work tomorrow, and that Greg will continue working from home. I bought him a new chair recently. I had gone with my mom to pick... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
August!! The last few weeks have been a whole lot of nothingness. I get a lot less done when there is nothing on the calendar. It doesn't make a lick of sense, I know, but I'm much more productive when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
Mark and I have been to Kensington a few times this week. We don't set alarms over here, but today we had a goal to see how early we could get there. We didn't quite make sunrise, but the birds... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
After squishing all our camping gear back into our vehicle Monday morning, we began meandering our way home. We found ourselves at Kitch-iti-kipi. We had camped close to here when the bigs were little, so they'd been - but the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
We got home late last night after having spent the weekend in Wisconsin camping with Greg's family. We headed out in the pouring rain Friday morning and had rain for the majority of our travels. We were thankful that our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
A few more from Saturday. Saturday morning I picked up my mom and we headed to Hamburg for a Celebration of Life in memory of my friend Andrea's dad. It's pretty rare that Julie, Andrea and I are in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
We had a little streak of busy over here this past weekend. Saturday afternoon we had reservations at The Henry Ford. It was their first weekend opening in this COVID-19 world, and it was members only the first weekend. By... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
My original plan for this morning was that I was going to wake up, get dressed and go for a long walk before the heat and before my breakfast. I woke up tired. New plan: I'm continuing with the old... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
It was when I went to type this blog post that I realized I don't have any pictures of Allan from yesterday for this post. What I do have is a quick amateur video of a water balloon fight in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
Another hot day = another day on the water. Mark and I dropped Brian off at Confirmation and headed straight to the lake. Between kayaking and swimming, we were out there for three hours. Remember last year when I didn't... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
Yesterday afternoon was about chaperoning Brian's Confirmation class as they canoed down the river. We couldn't have asked for better weather. This year's class is made up of 50 boys and 10 girls. Every bend in the river looked pretty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
Mark started his summer cleaning up the neighbor's yard, and now does upkeep for a few hours every Friday. Yesterday was mulch day. In our own yard, it took weeks of tossing sand around - but yesterday we finally emptied... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
Tina and I used to get together and walk while Mark had soccer practice. Being that there was no soccer this year, we were long overdue for a connect. I had mentioned that I didn't blog Thursday morning, not because... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
Brian was the last in our home to get a haircut, and got that yesterday. His last cut, just prior to quarantine, had been cut much shorter than he likes it. Normally the shaggiest in our home, it was interesting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
While I go blueberry picking every year, I haven't been strawberry picking since our bigs were little. I always think I'm going to, but it just doesn't work its way into our beginning of summer schedule. Typically this time of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
Getting outside is my self-care. This week was on my calendar as a self-care week. It wasn't until our backpacking trip was canceled yesterday morning that I realized just how much I'd been looking forward to it, and just how... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2020 at Live from Tormville!
Mark, at about 8:20: Hey Mom, I still need to get my SSS! Me: What is an SSS? Mark: Summer Solstice Swim! Photo taken at 8:37 The water is much busier at 8:37 at night than it is at 8:37... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2020 at Live from Tormville!