The Monday Menu: July 6, 2009

The Fourth of July always marks my favorite time of year in the garden. My lilies are in full bloom and the hydrangeas have come out to play. Plus, all of my new additions are taking off, like this little guy. I will say, however, that the seeds I planted are looking more like weeds. […]

The Monday Menu: June 29, 2009

Another week into summer. I had the feeling today that I’m going to wake up one morning and it will suddenly be over, my flowers done blooming for the season, the apples harvested, the leaves falling off the trees. I’ve decided I need to be a bit more organized in my daily affairs and responsibilities […]

The Monday Menu: June 22, 2009

On Father’s Day: Ole, thank you for being the father to my children. I look forward to another year of parenting with you and can’t imagine doing it without you. Thank you for your patience and your rationalization, your love and your tenderness, for the stability and support you bring to our family. And thanks […]

The Monday Menu: June 15, 2009

You know it’s your birthday when: A. A new immersion blender shows up at your house B. Your mom shows up with a sewing machine and a car full of FREE plants to plant all around your house and diagram plans from a landscaper as to where to place them C. A growler of beer […]

The Monday Menu: June 8, 2009

We went to the Walker Saturday for First Free Saturdays with Tiff (who happens to be married to a MN athlete of the month). Kola Nut and Kiwi made kites as part of the activities provided by the center for Up, Up and Away in combination with the Lighter than Air exhibit, and I haven’t […]

The Monday Menu: June 1, 2009

My irises continue to bloom. The garden continues to grow. It’s been a busy weekend. A picnic wedding reception, two backyard barbecues, a karaoke wedding dance at a polka bar, one 30th birthday party and one 1st birthday party later, it’s all over. I did make the birthday cake successfully. I found a wonderful recipe […]

The Monday Menu: May 25, 2009

It’s been a long weekend here, extending into tomorrow. We’re going to brave the possible nature congestion and take the family to a state park, maybe hike a little, stop at a drive-in and play some mini golf. So, if you’re headed to that same state park, I’ll be there with a pack full of […]