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Interests: stamping, and spending time with my family, reading, scrapbooking, purging
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We didn't go anywhere for Spring Break this year. The real truth is I never sat down long enough to really think, let alone plan, to go anywhere. The secondary truth is, I think my body just needed a moment.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2022 at Live from Tormville!
To know Mark, our youngest, is to know that he enjoys baking and trying new recipes. He's had the cookbook open on the kitchen table for a few days now to a recipe he planned for this weekend. The ingredients... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2022 at Live from Tormville!
splash I've been poor about updating my blog this past year. I have to start the blog year out with this photo because I never shared it here, and my friend Julie is one of the few people who actually... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2022 at Live from Tormville!
Every few years, I take the year off from sending cards. It's that year again. I did jokingly tell the boys, though, that since Wendy and Allan have moved out - maybe I should just send out this picture. They... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
My one blog reader ahemed me recently and asked that I please dust off my blog. I miss writing, I really do. I just feel like I haven't allowed myself the time to think about writing. Often my writing comes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
Today was swim #100 of his 200 swim goal. We got to the lake before 9am. It's our favorite time. I've not swam with him yet this year, but I will. Soon. He's got 100 more swims to get in,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
Brian still holds the family record, but I do need to give a little shout out to Kid #2 today. As many of you have followed Wendy's journey, I know you will appreciate how far she's come. I've told her... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
Last evening, Greg started churning up ideas on how to spend Father's Day. "How about the zoo?", he said, somewhat predictably. "Well", I replied, "I actually have a surprise planned already" From there it went into guessing, and after several... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
Mark has one of those calendars that daily tell him what day it is. This morning he came downstairs and said, "Mom, did you know today is Hot Air Balloon Day?" My favorite day!! The pandemic kept us grounded last... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
I am a Victim Service Advocate. It's not a title that I feel I've completely earned yet. It's not something that I've shared out to very many people. I have told the people that live under the same roof, as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
This past month has been a whirlwind with Easter company, school, sports, quarantines, Mark's daily swim goal, archery, meetings, learning M-STEP organization, etc.... I like whirlwinds. BUT - I don't like falling behind here. So - a quick bullet point... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
My photo isn't the best quality. I was struggling with timing and a lens change, and - as things happen- the moment was over before I had everything in place. It happens. We'd lost to Hartland twice this season, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
My husband is fifty-one today. Greg doesn't show up on here very much. He doesn't have social media, he's not a game chaser like I am, and he can most often be found out in his garage working with his... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
Pandemic banquets are weird. Both boys had events last night. Brian had an archery award ceremony last night - zoom style. They had to be present to win. Or not. As the slide show began, I was wondering if we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
Yearbook I've lost track of how many years I've put together our elementary yearbook, my favorite and my most anticipated (by me) project of the year. It's a project that brings together all my favorite things: photography, design and tedious... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
I remember when my mom was raising kids and working, she'd often remark that she wished that Sunday and Saturday were reversed. Her wish was that as the day of rest, Sunday came first. I reflect on that comment a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
The first swim meet of the season is in the books. It's a weird feeling as we're coming around to where we left off last year. Last year we had a few swim meets in when the world suddenly stopped.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
Dear Wendy, Like last week, this is (obviously) for everyone to read. Letter writing has always been my favorite way to write - so this is what comes easiest when things are really busy and my writing side is bursting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
My family has been on me about my lack of blogging lately. Wendy is claiming that her refresh finger is wearing out. So, I'm writing this in letter writing format as it's a style of writing I've always enjoyed, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
During last night's evening conversations, Mark related a class incident from last week wherein a girl was dumped via text. During class. Mark: ..... and I was the only boy in the class, and I was sitting in the corner... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
Last Sunday we took the day to head up to Frankemuth's Snowfest. Both Brian and Mark caught onto this backwards Statue of Liberty quickly and at the same time. Mark figured he better stand in the correct pose for a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
This week was pretty uneventful, with a few feel good moments imbedded throughout I went back to my own schedule this week, which now has me getting off work at 2, rather than 4:30. I'm enjoying getting home before the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
I'm feeling all sorts of grown up and adulty tonight, all because I made Brussels sprouts to go with our dinner. When I was a kid, we were allowed to choose one food that we didn't have to eat if... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2021 at Live from Tormville!
For Christmas, I bought Greg a new desk. Since working from home last March, he's been working off one of those molded plastic folding tables set up in our bedroom. It does the job, and he's not one to complain,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2021 at Live from Tormville!