Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Mary of Wyoming read her paper today and thought that this one, written by 11 year old Kendall was so exceptional she decided she must do something for this little girl.
Kendall's letter to Santa:
Hello, I'm Kendall M and I am 11 years old. For Christmas I want my dog, Buddie, at the North Lakes Adoption Center to be ok. We had to put her up for adoption. And I want everyone in my family to be ok too. Especially my Grandma Dayle, she buys me everything and I love her much. And I want you and Mrs. Claus to have a wonderful Christmas. Guess what- I saw you and Mrs. Claus on Comedy Central the other day. And I want my Great Grandma Bernie in her nursing home to be better, she's dying. Well have a great Christmas.
Love Kendall M
So Mary came into the office today with a heartwarming letter and a monetary gift for this dear child as she had acted so unselfishly only asking Santa for gifts for others.
I want to send a big thank you to Mary for acting, like so many of us should but don't, to go out of your way to bring joy to someone this year.
Most of us are on budgets this year for our holiday shopping, i know I am. Well you know what- my kids are going to have a wonderful Christmas, they may not get everything they want but they will have us all together and healthy and spending time with our dear family and that is all we need.
May the true joy of the season be upon you.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
1. or gift bags? wrapping paper
2. Real tree or Artificial? artificial- 3 of them, really who wants to clean up the mess of a real tree- not me!
3. When do you put up the tree? Thanksgiving
4. When do you take the tree down? Jan 1
5. Do you like eggnog? NO!
6. Favorite gift received as a child? a book of 365 things to keep you busy- I was 9 and had carved a bar of soap into a sleigh before my parents even woke up.
7. Hardest person to buy for? my mother in law
8. Easiest person to buy for? my father in law- he loves sweets
9. Do you have a ? Yes
10. Mail or Mail for sure
11. Favorite Christmas Movie? White Christmas, most definitely- I love this one
12. Favorite sugar - decorated
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Dec 26
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? nope
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? cheese ball
16. Lights on the tree? White
17. Favorite ?
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? I prefer to stay at home
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? yes
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? Angel
21. Open the presents Christmas eve or Christmas day? Day
22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? the crazy shopping fools- and parking lots- geez
23. Favorite ornament theme or color? all my kids handmade stuff
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Ham, sweet potatoes and green beans
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? For my entire family to come together in spirit, even though we are separated by thousands of miles
26. Who is most likely to respond to this? Jerrianne
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
It is not the critic who counts,
not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled,
or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust, sweat, and blood,
who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again,
who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions,
and spends himself in a worthy cause,
who at best knows achievement and who at worst if he fails
at least he fails while daring greatly
so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls
who know neither victory nor defeat."
--Theodore Roosevelt-- 26th United States President
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
4 qrts H2O
1 large onion, diced
3 stalks celery chopped
10-12 chicken thighs
4 med carrots sliced
6-8 med-lrg potatoes cut into bite size pieces
1 bay leaf
1 tbl salt
Boil chicken til done (1 hr) remove to cool. Strain out any excess grease from stock. Add onions, carrots, celery and bay leaf. Cook 1 1/2 hrs on lite boil. Add shredded chicken when it has cooled enough to handle. 45 minutes before serving add potatoes. Stir frequently. Add potato flakes to thicken before serving.
This freezes well so I make extra to save for lunches later. Delicious with homemade biscuits.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
blessings and bliss
Monday, September 22, 2008
Though the defense made adjustments and shut Becker's offense down the rest of the game, the offense could not get more then 7 points on the board. They failed to produce on 11 possesions. With several dropped passes and the inability to check off the receivers to find someone open, it fell on the coaches shoulders ultimately to make the right adjustments to win the game. That did not happen.
The high points were 2 interceptions, one by Brandon Meath and the other by Nick Johnson and they also racked up 5 and 7 tackles respectively. Brandon Meath also had a blocked punt in the 4 quarter.
Totino-Grace 0 7 0 0 - 7
Becker 20 0 0 0 - 20
B-Gibbons 23 pass from Benson (kick failed)B-Gibbons 32 pass from Benson (Gibbons from Benson)B-Steiner 42 pass from Benson (run failed)TG-Kinnan 1 run (Kocon kick)
Catch what few highlights there were on http://www.kare11.com/ go to prep sports.
Homecoming vs Chisago Lakes.
coming soon...........................brandon meath football .com , highlights, stats and all things football!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
St Francis 0 0 0 0 - 0
TG-Kinnan 11 run (Kocon kick)TG-FG Kocon 22TG-Lubinski 35 run (Kocon kick)TG-Meath 50 pass from Gervais (Kocon kick)TG-Lubinski 11 pass from Gervais (Kocon kick)TG-Meath 95 interception return (Kocon kick)TG-Hogan 3 run (Kocon kick)TG-Kromah 16 run (Kocon kick)TG-Kealy 5 run (Hogan kick)
NEXT: Becker This game will be on FSN North with Anthony LaPanta (TG Alumni)
Friday's Game at Becker wil be broadcast on Fox Sports North (FSN) immediately following the Twins game (Approx 9:30 pm)
The Twins Live show will be broadcast live from Becker
Monday, September 8, 2008
Totino Grace Eagles 24
Benilde St Margaret 12
Next week- AWAY St Francis
Be sure to catch the prep sports highlights every Friday evening on Kare 11 tv at 11:05 pm, or online at www.kare11.com , go to prep sports.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Each of us has an invisible bucket. It is conatantly emptied or filled, depending on what others say or do to us. when our bucket is full, we feel great. When it's empty, we feel awful.
Each of us also has an invisible dipper. When we use that dipper to fill other people's bucket- by saying or doing things to increase their positive emotions- we also fill our bucket. But when we use that dipper to dip from other's buckets - by saying or doing things that decrease their positive emotions - we diminish ourselves.
"How Full Is Your Bucket?"
Positive strategies for work and life Tom Rath and Donald Clifton, PhD
The Five Strategies
Prevent Bucket Dipping
Shine a Light on What is Right
Make Best Friends
Reverse the Golden Rule
Want to see how much bucket filling you do compared to others? Take the Test!
Friday, February 15, 2008
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
And check out the radio stations playing Bo Billy!
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All Of Me CD
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A Christmas with Family and Friends
A refreshing Christmas album with secular songs featuring Jennifer and her wonderfully musical Family and Friends. There's a taste of her own Christmas memories throughout the album, but the final track really captures the essence of what she loves: The family, the friends, the food and the fun.
Listen to and Buy this CD at CD Baby
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
1. It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
2. Get mad, then get over it.
3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
4. It can be done!
5. Be careful what you choose. You may get it.
6. Don't let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
7. You can't make someone else's choices. You shouldn't let someone else make yours.
8. Check small things.
9. Share credit.
10. Remain calm. Be kind.
11. Have a vision.
12. Don't take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Back to the game. It was pretty evenly matched in the beginning. We played tough, not giving them many scoring opportunites and breaking up their pass plays effectively. Late in the first period, they scored. It was a great shot and setup, I was impressed with this Mahtomedi team. I was very much less than impressed with their fans. We had the pleasure of siting within screaming distance of a fan/parent who, shall we say, had alot to yell about. "Shoot the puck" being his favorite. By the end of the first period, down 0-1, we took a nice shot at their net. The golaie baubled the puck and we tipped it in. However the less than adept refferees had blown the whistle a split second before and the goal was disallowed. We went into the second period more than a little disappointed. But we are Bears, we can overcome. The fans cannot. They screamed about anything and everything as we started the second period. Tempers started to flare on the ice as well, with lots of pushing and shoving and even a couple fisticuffs. By this time the ref's had lost control of the ice. Then it happened. Not premeditated, as some would argue, and completely by accident, we checked from behind, hard. It was a really bad hit. The kid went down and I could hear him cry. I yelled at my son, he was the one who made the hit. He was sent to the penalty box. Now mind you, all hell is breaking loose and things happened very fast. The ref's were first to the kid, then the coaches and then the dad(not sure if it was the dad) but he was a yellin like it was his kid. Then the parents were screaming at the rest. At this point it felt like a lynch mob was gathering. After a second to confer, the ref's ordered my son off the ice, he was ejected from the game. he did the skate of shame off the ice to the locker room where I met up with him. He was sobbing. He felt terrible about what he had done. Luckily the kid was fine, just had the wind knocked out of him. We packed up his gear and gathered the family and headed home. I was way too upset to stick around, for fear of telling someone where to stick it.
The coaches wife called much later to check on Sean and to give us an update of the events that transpired after we left. Apparently, after the game, while our coaches were still on the ice but the team had gone to the locker room, several parents from the other team came into our boys locker room and harrased them. They yelled at our kids for the terrible way they played. I am so glad I wasn't there. I am sure I would have found a wonderful place to put a stick had I stayed.
And the place went crazy.... and so did the adults. Have we forgotten this is a bunch of 11 year old kids playing a game in the state of hockey.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
I did make homemade doughnuts yesterday and we all went on a carbo/grease overload that slightly warped my brain and palate. Too much of a good thing I guess. Actually the recipe called for a chocolate glaze on them but I may have fallen into a coma had I made and then devoured that.
We are enjoying, no wait, suffering through our lovely MN cold weather so I am thinking a good ole chicken stew is in order for tomorrow. I have ,bar none, the best stew recipe in the world. Tomorrow I will take photos and do a tutorial on it. You family will thank you. It is THAT good!
On another note, as many of you know I was putting out a newsletter every few months and then as life threw me curve balls, it got neglected. So I am now going to do a bi-weekly newsletter that I will send out by email to anyone that is interested. It will include the following:
News Items: Opinions and responses
Specials and Sales
Recipes for the Kitchen
Make it yourself Beauty Bonanza
Holidays and Events
Family Fun Ideas
and much more.
Send me an email to be on the list. Your email will be kept private.
First edition coming next week. email@example.com