Monthly Archives: December 2010

Dreams of bears and owls…

During the winter, here in the Northwoods, the bear slumbers in dens covered with thick snow.  Many other animals hibernate or torpor, lulled into the depths of dreams as the ice forms and thickens on Lake Superior. We can be … Continue reading

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The Santas, the Snowmen, the Tin Man and popcorn!

You guys simply wouldn’t believe the things that happen in Aura, Michigan! It’s a magical place. Lean close by our fire and I will tell you a magical tale.  OK, you can drink some hot chocolate first if you want … Continue reading

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Looking down from the Eye in the Sky

United Airlines brought our baby home last Tuesday afternoon.  However, she’s not a baby any more.  She’ll be 25 years old next week and she’s been the Best Nurse in the Universe after my gall bladder surgery. It was barely snowing … Continue reading

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Run over by a Volkswagen Bug

Surgery is over. I had laparoscopic gall bladder surgery yesterday. Today I feel like I’ve been run over by a Volkswagen Bug. If you have the traditional gall bladder surgery you would feel like you’ve been run over by a … Continue reading

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Musings from the Day Before Surgery

First things first.  Thank you all who welcomed Robin to the “living room” in our Little House in the Big Woods.  I appreciate your friendliness so much.  It brings to mind the first time I wrote a guest blog.  It … Continue reading

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Meet Robin! (She’s doing a 365 day outdoor commitment, too!)

Time to meet another blog reader/commenter.  I am thrilled to feature Robin this month…please extend her a hearty welcome some words of encouragement to help her through her year-long outdoor commitment.  When Kathy asked me if I’d like to do … Continue reading

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The week of the pears and other Northwood tales

Just a short little post with pictures of our daily life here in the woods.  It’s taken us days to get the tree halfway decorated.  Last night we finally hung the star and lights and garland.  Both of our strings … Continue reading

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