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Wednesday, October 28, 2020      6 comments

Today's weather is more like Oct. We woke up to 30 degrees (F). Thor and I walked this morning. He sure was happy to get out for his "walkies". The snow is melting nicely. It was really dripping off my work building. Since it was nice (48 ... Read more
Too Cold Too Soon
Tuesday, October 27, 2020      8 comments

Mother Nature sure let the cold and snow settle in too soon. This morning is was 16 degrees (F). They are saying this is one of the coldest Octobers on record. I believe it. Last year Thor and I were still walking nearly every evening. I was... Read more
Day 300
Monday, October 26, 2020      6 comments

Today is day 300 of doing at least 20 minutes of loving movement in a row. In other words, I started on Jan. 1 doing this. I have done 3 times my original goal. As those who have read my other blogs, I started out with a goal of 100 days. I ... Read more
Sunday, October 25, 2020      4 comments

It was cold and snowy already when we got up this morning. So, instead of walking Thor today, I hit the treadmill. When I walk the treadmill, I try to play fetch with Thor. His version of fetch is interesting. He thinks he can play tug with ... Read more
Holiday Planning
Saturday, October 24, 2020      8 comments

Yes, you just read my title correctly. I am one who likes to be prepared and organized. One could call me a planner. Planning ahead like this helps my well-being. I won't have to run around like my hair is on fire closer to the holidays. Th... Read more
1st Week Back
Friday, October 23, 2020      3 comments

Well, I survived my 1st week back to work and at my new job! The first two days were mostly review for me. The last 3 was a lot more learning. I have now learned the basics. I will remember it all by Monday? Not a chance. That is why they ... Read more
A Hidden Perk
Thursday, October 22, 2020      4 comments

I found out about a "hidden" perk today. I guess one to the gals where I work has a therapy dog. During non-covid times, she takes him to a nursing home once a week. On that day, she brings him into the office. About once a week a therapy do... Read more
Wednesday, October 21, 2020      3 comments

I arrived home from work today to find my daughter and her friend carving pumpkins. They got me one too. I had the joy of carving a paw print in "my" pumpkin. It is actually Thor's. My daughter found a white pumpkin for him. We keep the see... Read more
Relearning to Drive
Tuesday, October 20, 2020      6 comments

Well, it happened today. The 1st real snow fall hit today. We have had some flurries leading up to today. Mother Nature let us have it today. It started about 10am. By the time I left work at 4:30pm, there was probably a good 6 inches of we... Read more
1st Day Back
Monday, October 19, 2020      8 comments

I survived my 1st day back to work. My dogs also survived. I wasn't too sure about my GSD. Since I have been home since mid-March, Thor got very connected to me. I knew my 2 old girls would be fine since they sleep all day anyway. My daught... Read more
Back to Work
Sunday, October 18, 2020      5 comments

Tomorrow is back to work for me. I have been off since May 2. That is nearly 5 months of having the freedom to do what I want when I want. I worked from home some before my position was cut. I have been home since mid-March. My poor daughte... Read more
"Be Okay With Weeds In Your Garden"
Saturday, October 17, 2020      5 comments

I am reading "Guide to Stress-free Living" by Amit Sood, MD. I am on the chapter of practicing acceptance when I say this heading for a section. This resonated with me. Unlike what I like to think, I tend to be a perfectionist. If I could gr... Read more
Friday, October 16, 2020      6 comments

Today is the release of the movie "Clouds". This movie is about a local MN teen who battled cancer. Zach Sobiech fought Osteosarcoma. During his battle he turned to music to say good-bye to friends and family. One song he wrote is titled "Cl... Read more
Workplace Eating
Thursday, October 15, 2020      5 comments

I was reading an article about workplace eating and bacteria. It got me thinking (this could be scary). I follow the guidelines the article talked about. The 2 that really stood out to me were cleaning up after oneself and the fridge. ... Read more
Happy Windsday
Wednesday, October 14, 2020      7 comments

I am channeling my inner Winnie the Pooh today and wishing you a "Happy Windsday". Here in SE MN it is a bit gusty. Pooh's friend Owl would say a "light fall zephyr". Granted it could be much windier. When Thor and I walked, the gusts were u... Read more

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