4 Tips for Snow Shoveling

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snow shovel

My husband flew out Tuesday to attend a conference he goes to every year the week after Thanksgiving.

And right on schedule, as soon as he was safely far away, it snowed Wednesday night. And we’re predicted to have 2-4 inches on Saturday. Bruce comes home Sunday evening.

It’s a running joke between Bruce and me that whenever he goes to this conference it snows here in the Twin Cities.

And I’m left holding the shovel. Literally. Continue reading “4 Tips for Snow Shoveling”

Accident in the Tunnel – a Lesson in What You Have Control Over

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traffic jam

The phone rang the other morning. It was my first student of the day. And she was in a state.

She had been driving along with traffic flowing at a reasonable speed for rush hour when, just as she was about to go through the Lowry Tunnel that skirts downtown Minneapolis, there was a multi-car crash in front of her.

One of the cars was on fire. Continue reading “Accident in the Tunnel – a Lesson in What You Have Control Over”

Christmas in April

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winter street scene

April played a cruel joke on us last weekend.

Just as we were getting excited about spring finally arriving; just as we were beginning to see the grass appear after months of being covered with snow; April delivered 20 + more inches of the white stuff and strong winds last Saturday and Sunday.

“Blizzard!” The weather man declared.

“This is not a blizzard!” my mom replied. She grew up in North Dakota and therefore considers herself a blizzard connoisseur.

“I can still see in front of my face,” she added.

Well, blizzard or no blizzard I got a lot of exercise.

Shoveling. Continue reading “Christmas in April”