Long Time No See!

Hi kids! It’s been a while. Who can believe it is already only 17 days until Christmas?!?

I am especially excited this year because I get to have a real Christmas tree!!  In case you don’t know, this only happens every four or five years.

Ken and I went to the local tree farm on Saturday where we rode a horse-drawn carriage and cut our own tree.  It was a lot of fun.  Too bad we can’t do this every year!  Check out the video I made from our day…

Video here

An Open Letter To Mother Nature

Dear Mother Nature,

What is wrong with you?  Seriously.  First off I would like to say, this past winter was the coldest I can remember in a very long time.  If that wasn’t bad enough, you also gave us a soggy spring and hardly a summer or fall to speak of.

It was my hope that at least the upcoming winter would be better.  You totally burst my bubble in that regard.  Snow accumulation that sticks ten days into November?  Really?  And below zero wind chills in mid-November?  You’ve got to be kidding me!

I have just one thing to say to you you Mother Nature… you need to put on your big girl panties and kick Old Man Winter where it hurts.  Know what I’m saying?  I honestly don’t want another winter like the last one.


No Paparazzi Please

One evening I was in the casino and this lady, a stranger, came up to me…

Stranger:  Excuse me.  Are you the one in that book?
Me:  What?
Stranger:  Are you in that Packers book?
Me:  Oh… yeah.
Stranger:  My friend saw you walking around and said, “Hey!  That lady is in that Packers book!  I just had to find out for sure if that was you!!  How long ago was that anyways?
Me (smiling):  I think it was like 6 years ago.
Stranger:  Wow.  It’s soo cool you are in that book and my friend recognized you!!

For those of you who didn’t follow my other blog, my best friend and I had our picture taken at a football game and it was put in a Packers book called Green, Gold, and Proud.  This was back in 2005.  (Wish I knew where I actually stored the book to show you a picture.)

Green, Gold, and Proud bookI am shocked that after all these years someone recognized me from a small picture in a book!  It would have been a little awkward if she had the book and asked me to autograph it.  ;-)

A Little Too Close For Comfort

Remember last week when I mentioned we saw two wolves in the field behind our house?  Well, just one day later someone saw one wolf at the edge of the yard.  That is a little too close for me and we are very, very uncomfortable letting the dogs roam around outside.

Someone had suggested Ken call the DNR to see if the wolves could be trapped.  Wolves cannot be trapped so we had to take drastic measures to keep the puppies safe.  We fenced in an area in the back yard.  Although the fenced in area isn’t anywhere as big as the area the dogs are use to, it is a pretty good size.  Zeus doesn’t mind it so much… Tank does not like being closed in one bit!  Hopefully the wolves will move on soon and we won’t have to worry about their safety anymore.

And wouldn’t you know it… since the fence went up, we have not seen the wolves at all!!  Better safe than sorry!