Wednesday, December 4, 2013
While at school today, I talked to my friend whose son is up in the land of the frozen ones. DULUTH! They have actually closed down UMD and St. Scholastica yesterday and today. I told her there were no "snow days" when I attended back in the early 80's, but I definately remember some cooped up because of the snow parties. That's where the title of this post comes from. I remember one blizzarding night complete with snow and blizzard like conditions hence the "winter" part of this title and also thunder and lightning within the same storm, hence the "summer" part of the occasion. Of course there weren't many vehicles going anywhere, so we took advantage of the Spirits store delivery. Green death for everyone! That was the nickname for Special Export beer. I think from the frozen land of Canada! It's hard to believe that the liquor stores would deliver, but heck we tried to be responsible partiers! I never knew anyone to abuse this service or get into trouble. The blizzard party was a very memorable party. It was my freshman year in the high rise dorm. A perfect view of Lake Superior from up on the hill and fifth floor. Once you witness Lake Superior blizzarding, it is a sight you will never forget. The news casts from Duluth are sure taking me back! And also making me a little chilly! I hope you are warm and safe wherever you may be.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Too much time for thinking of my past life. My many many years of being in a rotten marriage. And mainly because I go through so many memories from the holidays, but today also because my ex-husband's latest father in law died this past week. I watched my two young adult children talking about this at our Thanksgiving get together with my family. They didn't speak for very long about it, but of course, it has me over thinking as I have a tendency to do. Especially when I have time to sit idle for a day or two. It is still so hard for me to think of my kids as being intertwined with an entire other family. True, they don't spend an over-abundance of time with their step sibs. and Mom, but I don't think I will ever be able to accept how sometimes there are practically strangers that seem to need them. There was a memorial service for the man today that I guess is their step=grandpa and I was internally happy that my son couldn't attend. Just how I feel. Hash tag: feeling a little melancholy and unsure of where to file this type of thing in my big, over thinking brain! Thanks for checking in, hopefully I will snap out of it soon!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Someone comes along. Someone so warm and friendly that you rarely meet more than one or two in your lifetime. It is my friend Laurie Huttle. I call her Mrs. Huttle or Good neighbor or just friend. Everyone who knows her is truly blessed. This past saturday was a pre-planned Bingo day. I thought, no big deal, just our little group. Well, it turned out to be the bigger group. The most warm, loving group and most of them her family and friends that you will ever be blessed to meet. I was reminded of this as my baby sister was able to join in for the fun. She had met most of the"group", but had never played recreational BINGO before. It was so fun to watch her learn and interact with the pros of the group. Dear Laurie Huttle, as always, your warm and witty self, brightened our day, our darkened weeks and months! It turned out to be quite the happening and we look forward to being with you and your special friends and family. Each one of your friends and family are warmer than the next. Looking forward to seeing you all more and more. Like every 1st saturday of the month! Wow. More abundant laughter and thrills ahead! LOVE.