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Torm
Interests: stamping, and spending time with my family, reading, scrapbooking, purging
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I'm half way through my Citizen's Academy already. I will say one thing - had I known how busy this time of the year would be - I never would have sent in an application. I'm so glad that I... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Live from Tormville!
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eight days left of school twelve days left until my shoulder surgery fifteen days until Christmas My head is spinning. I was able to push a few piles/walls back over the weekend that had me feeling more confident about this... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Live from Tormville!
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I kicked off December by heading to Ann Arbor to see our niece, Kaia, skate as part of her synchronized figure skating team. They live in Wisconsin, so we don't see them often - fun to be able to catch... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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The busier I get, the more I get done.....and the more I write. When November hit, I decided to keep a running bullet lists of randoms here on my blog in an effort to keep my facebook and twitter posting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
Today I totally upped my cool factor rating. Young friend: Hey Mrs. T. Me: Hey friend. How's your day going? YF: Ok. But I really just can't wait for the week to be over. Me: And why is that? YF:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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This snow day ranked right up there as one of my favorite snow days of all time. Our five day break was so full of activities, that I longed for just one more day just to get a grip on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
My husband left for deer hunting this afternoon. I just sent him a picture of four different styles of mouse traps, purchased during an unplanned 9:01 PM trip to Meijer. I texted, Guess what! WE'RE hunting too! It's not often... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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How to start this one.... A few things to know about me. One of the things I've repeated often to my kids over the years is to sign up for things if they are interested in them, and NOT to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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The boys made a Christmas countdown chain over the weekend. 52 loops. It's less than that now. It's a little bit stressing me out. They've already written their Christmas lists, have Alexa playing Christmas music constantly, and are putting a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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It was a few weeks already when my friend Deana happened to call the office at school during my shift. "Deana!" I said, "We haven't been hiking since July! We NEED to go on a day hike!" Actually, let me... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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It would seem that I've missed a week of updating the blog. Huh. Imagine that. SO. In the past TWO weeks - Wendy turned 18. I might be having a bit of a mid-life crisis. I hardly feel like an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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I love Mondays. I've been up since 4 this morning, scribbling lists and getting things done. (I'll be sound asleep by 8:30 tonight) I love fresh starts. My friend Linda (on the right) has a big fresh start this morning... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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After a long couple months of Greg working a lot of overtime, including Saturdays, he's been taking a few to himself again. I ran Mark to soccer yesterday, where we got through the first half before the thunder started, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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The boys have decided that they are going to see how late in the year they can get themselves into the lake. They head the beach to themselves. Again. The funny part about yesterday's dip was that it was Mark... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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When I make it to two football games in one week, it definitely feels like fall. On Thursday, the eighth graders performed the JV halftime show with the high school band. This had Mark, my mom and myself spending Thursday... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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Happy Monday! Sunday was a lot of everyone heading in different directions. All afternoon. At about 6:30, I talked Mark into going to Kensington with me. It was a beautiful evening for a walk in one of our favorite places.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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We've had a busy week over here with Spirit Week. The boys had a different daily spirit week schedule than I did, and while I managed to dress up each day (jersey day, hat day, color day, superhero day and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
I love a day that has at least one laughable moment. Today held two. The first one came in fifth grade when the teacher was reading another chapter from Wonder. I've read the book, and am enjoying witnessing the class... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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This weekend was gorgeous, and we filled it with outdoor activities. As the days get shorter, ballooning starts earlier. I met the crew at 5:15 Friday evening. The weather hasn't been real cooperative this year, so it was fun to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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Last Sunday, the boys went with Greg to the Parshallville Cider Mill (I had gone to my mom's so that I could walk home from that apartment one more time before she moves). It was crazy hot last Sunday. This... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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Two weeks of school complete already! HUZZAH! We've been going at a pretty accelerated pace over here this year. Several times I tried to sit down and blog before things got too far behind (again), but once I go back... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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Last Friday the 17th, we headed to Gatlinburg for five nights. We find ourselves redoing some of the vacations that we've done before when the bigs were little. The end of August (and spring break) seem to work out best... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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I had intended to have this blog post be a summary of the week, Saturday to Saturday, in order to include our quick trip to Boyne. But. It turns out I have quite a few pictures from this year's Colonial... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
From yesterday's rainy afternoon: Brian: I'm bored, what can we do? Me: Seriously - did you ask this at Auntie Renee's too? Brian: No, but there was always something to do. Mark, excited: Wanna play Monopoly? Brian: NooOOOooo. -------- Several... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Live from Tormville!
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On Saturday morning, I headed north with my mom, Wendy and Mark to go round up Brian. I like to stop and stretch my legs when I drive. On this day, I chose Castle Rock. It had been a few... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Live from Tormville!