Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Goodbye 2014!


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And goodbye Lotus 365 photo project!

The slate is officially wiped clean. Time to start a new year, new projects, new adventures, new ways to show love and gratitude.

Cheers to a safe, warm, and wonderful 2015!!!!!







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Need coffee


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For some odd reason I feel like one of my resolutions for 2015 should be more coffee.


And more Bloody Mary's!

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Monday, December 29, 2014

in hell




A late breakfast at Hell's Kitchen was the perfect antidote to the winter lock-down that's chilling the region into single digits. Bloody Marys and the worst table in the house, that combination of circumstances almost always leads to an interesting experience. It was strangely intimate. Being right next the highest traffic area (the kitchen) meant that while we were in everyone's close view, they made an effort to avert their eyes. Seen and not seen. We had child-free time right at the literal gates to hell's kitchen, eating the best maple-gazed bison sausage to be found on this side of, well you know, hell.


The contrast of the colors in these photos fills me with shivers. The photo of the blue sky, the spread of icy frost up the window is considerably cooler than the red-toned warmth of the two above. It's hard to figure out which one better represents hell.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Snow!












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We got a snowstorm while in Wisconsin but we didn't get snowed-in which would have been the best holiday treat. You know like, so sorry can't go anywhere or do anything because snow. Yet the snow was lovely even if it was only about six inches. 

The sun! We finally saw the sun after weeks and weeks of cloudy gloom. The sun has been gone for so long that I've even lost my sunglasses. Oh well, at least we have some sun.











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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas frost fire



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Snow all night long by the fire. Big fluffy flakes, sparking and tinkling. We found winter in Wisconsin. And it made the holiday magical.







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Friday, December 26, 2014

Winter Wonderland









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I realized that I don't write much about being married to a diabetic. It very much a part of our lives but never much in a way that interferes with our lives. I suppose it is big reason why we try to live    a life full of adventure. Knowledge of ones mortality certainly leads to savoring each moment. Especially the ones out in the woods.










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Thursday, December 25, 2014

love is infinity













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I got an axe!!! And gloves to go with it and the boots, well, those are just for fun.

The little one got the Elsa dress she asked for from Santa. Five minutes after she put it on and was demonstrating her powers, snow started falling from the sky. That's some amazing power and something sorely needed here in Minnesota where for the first time in forever, we don't have a white Christmas.

So now we are headed to our woodland retreat because the cold never bothered me anyway....

(You've got to forgive my corn, it's been quite the Frozen Christmas!)

Do you want build a snowman?



















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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Xmas Eve Skating




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It was a lovely strange to be skating outside in mid-thirties weather. But I'm not complaining! This will the last year for her adorable ice skates. We'll need to get bigger ones next year but of course, we can keep the laces.

Wishing you all a bright and warm holiday!!













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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Game on!


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