Monday, April 23, 2018

still kind of light out...

So happy that it's 8:10pm and the sky is still tinged with light. It was a beautiful day today! Our first graders worked on some more cursive writing, our second graders had a fun adverb lesson and our third graders played triangle detective.

I have a great job!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

earth day---horray!

Today is Earth Day and I am planning on getting outside, doing some raking and maybe some hiking and biking. I have to see the condition of our bikes after a long winters nap.

I'm teaching Sunday School here is an hour and then we will go to church and come home to start on some projects.

Thank you God for giving us such a beautiful earth. The Olsons are doing our best to take care of it!

Saturday, April 21, 2018

first line dry

Whoot whoot--the first line dry of the season. A mere 1 month after spring landed in the northern hemisphere!


Last night, I got a chance to spend some time alone. Katie went to a friends house right after school then went to the movie Truth or Dare with a posse of 6th grade girls. Anders was out with Emma. Brad and Osten went north for turkey season and I stayed at school, wrote my newsletter, did a little lesson planning and walked home in the glorious sunlight.

I arrived at home and got ready to head to Hudson to get a fix for a favorite necklace that broke and have a little dinner at Panda Express where I enjoyed steak and shrimp stir fry on chow mein with cream cheese wonton. Then I headed to Target to do a little birthday shopping for our soon to be 8 year old and find a replacement for my broken french press.

Then I headed to Hudson Theatre to pick up Katie and escort her to her next adventure--a sleepover at friend Grace's house. Back home at 9:45 and I got to watch two netflix movies--Can't Buy me Love and Princess Cyd. I started another movie and then decided it was time to sleep.

Woke at 9am today and started watching a little of the movie I hung up last night. Went to pick up Katie, dropped by the library to see our art exhibit, came home to hang laundry on the line and now will finish the movie--The Longest Week.

So nice to relax and not have a time commitment!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

lovely locks

This evening, Katie and I went to Fantastic Sams to get her hair trimmed. It's been a while since she had her hair trimmed. The hairdresser realized how long her hair was and asked if Katie wanted to make a donation. She agreed and is thrilled with the results...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

sore throat

Katie started having a sore throat last night. I also have a bit of a stuffy nose. I wonder if that is because of allergies or do we have some sort of virus/bacteria?

On another note, I attended an informational meeting last night to hear about Anders' band/choir trip to Orlando next spring break. The photo of the hotel they will be staying at was pretty spectacular and they will get to go to Disney/Epcot and the list goes on. He would be performing for marching band, concert band and concert choir. Very busy boy.
this was Woodbury, MN high school at Disney a few years ago

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

happy silver wedding anniversary Cory and Joan!

It's hard to wrap my head around the fact that my treasured brother Cory Lee married his beautiful bride Joan Lee 25 years ago today. May your marriage continue to grow and flourish!

Monday, April 16, 2018

2 hours late

April 16 and school has been called 2 hours late. I know we had a snow day in May a few years ago, perhaps this will be a repeat?

The sun is shining oh so beautifully--promise of nice weather to come.

Sunday, April 15, 2018


This weekend is just flitting past. I have prepared for my week in the classroom and am going to finish a book I started a long time ago (Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown) and then I'm going to start preparing dinner...the weekend is just flying past though. YIKES!

Brad is painting the stairway going downstairs (way overdue) and I'm starting to think about some home improvement projects too...we will see what is to come.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

just can't shake it

Winter winds continue to blow. The air is filled with flakes and the ground has turned white once again. My friend Michelle said--groundwater is the only way it makes me happy that we are still living in winter. Thanks for the positive spin, Michelle!

October 26-April 14 Still winter (photo and caption from a friend)

Thursday, April 12, 2018

it's a hard knock life

Tonight, I am going solo to the Middle School musical Annie. Katie is attending with a friend and I will go alone to the presentation as Osten isn't interested in attending. It will be fun to see a play solo :)

still kind of light out...

So happy that it's 8:10pm and the sky is still tinged with light. It was a beautiful day today! Our first graders worked on some more cu...