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#38: Visit the American Swedish Institute (a Minnesota Historic Site)

For the past several years, all the adults on my husband’s side of our family have opted to follow a name exchange program to facilitate Christmas gift-giving.  For 2012 my husband’s younger brother drew my name, and consulted my husband … Continue reading

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Appreciative of approbation

Over the past few days three different bloggers have given me different (but similar) awards.  If you are a semi-long time reader of this space, you know that a general life rule I follow is “The Rule of Three“.  Since … Continue reading

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What a Monday!

Tomorrow my company is having the twice-a-year big-deal national meeting.  As a result, this entire week all employees get to wear casual attire (versus the business attire that is usually required Mondays-Thursdays).  So today, instead of having to don a … Continue reading

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Thoughtful treats

The company where I work has many employee-run interest groups.  Colleagues come together and connect over a common topic, ranging from diversity issues (i.e., race, gender, sexual orientation), to job skills (like presentation methods), to personal interests (like photography, meditation, … Continue reading

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Accepting accolades

Yesterday I was catching up on my long list of unread personal emails, when I came across a message from a fellow blogger.  Koopa sent me a note saying that she was giving me an award – how lovely is … Continue reading

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A decade of friendship and love

Ten years ago today a very sweet boy agreed to spend the rest of his life with me.  He likely didn’t know exactly what he was getting in to – but I am deeply grateful he chose to stay with … Continue reading

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Feel the love

I am in the process of transitioning to a new team at work.  My current (soon to be ‘former’) team has a tradition that when someone in the group moves to a new area, a celebration is held where people … Continue reading

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