How to (sort of) Love Crowds, Lines and Hot Sticky Summer Festivals

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crowded summer festival

I went to the Minnesota State Fair last summer.

If you live in Minnesota, you know that the Minnesota State Fair is a BIG DEAL for a lot of people. It’s the second largest state fair after Texas.

And in 2018, in its 10-day run in late August and early September, it hosted over 2 million people. That’s a lot of people. And it’s a warm time of year.

That translates to crowds, waiting in lines and being uncomfortably hot.

All things that typically annoy me and I try to avoid.

But last summer I went and enjoyed the State Fair (crowds, lines, heat and all) more than I had any previous time.

Wanna know my secret? Continue reading “How to (sort of) Love Crowds, Lines and Hot Sticky Summer Festivals”

Time. Tension. Posture. Pain.

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Mt. Rushmore National Monument

My husband and I visited the Black Hills in South Dakota this past summer. I love the outdoors and it was absolutely spectacular.

One day during our trip, we visited Mt. Rushmore National Monument. Even though we’d arrived early it was quickly heating up and already quite hot by 10 o’clock. My husband Bruce and I decided to sit on the veranda with a view of the faces and have something to drink.

Various groups of people were milling around. Out of the blue I heard a very young and loud voice say, “Come on! We haven’t got all day!” Continue reading “Time. Tension. Posture. Pain.”

Your New Year’s Resolution

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girl with santa hat holding long list

This is the time of year for New Year’s Resolutions. You know, the age-old tradition of making promises to yourself to do something new, only to break it the very next day.

If you’re in the mood this year to make a New Year’s Resolution and keep it, why not try a different approach? Especially if making a Resolution seems like it’s going to add one more thing to your already too long to do list—and with it the stress of wondering when you’re going to get it done along with everything else. Continue reading “Your New Year’s Resolution”