Saturday, January 30, 2016

Work sunrise

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I love the sunrise lighting up the furnaces warming up in the morning.

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Twin Cities Eats: Haute Dish

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Haute Dish in Minneapolis: delicious biscuits and gravy, very cool restaurant (a little dark in the back, though, the only window is at the front).  Extra points for a fabulous tile floor.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Plymouth Public Library

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It's my new library!  Or, one of my new libraries.  I'm equidistant between Plymouth, Ridgedale, and Golden Valley where I live, so it just depends on where else I'll need to be as to which library I'll visit most often.  Ridgedale may win out, mostly because it's by a Breadsmith, and their puffy pretzels are pretty darn wonderful.

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sunset

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Every once in a while, the sunset at work is spectacular.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Playing ball in the snow

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Did you lose it?  Dog.  Seriously?  Yes.  You lost it.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Twin Cities Eats: Saint Dinette

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I decided to start a post-blood-donation tradition that involved one of my favorite things: brunch!

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It's a gumbo and biscuits and gravy mashup.  And it's wonderful.  The atmosphere was low-key, bright, quiet, and the food was tasty.  I will definitely be back.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Twin Cities Fun: Majorie McNeely Conservatory

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Pink lady slipper, Minnesota's state flower. 

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I can't get over how lovely it is in the sunken garden.  Whether it's decked out for the holidays or in the middle of the summer, it's always stunning.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Sven

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I think he likes his new home. 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Christmas Day


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Christmas Day breakfast, complete with blueberry buckle.

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Scarf puppy!

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Confirmation potatoes, jello dessert, wild rice, what else could you want?

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I know.  You're totally jealous.  You should be.  These are great.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

A quiet Christmas Eve by the fire


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Christmas Eve steaks on the grill.

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Nicknames for the puppy: 
Sous Chef
Sherlock puppy (the scarf!  I can't even)

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The puppy actually had a rough night: someone decided to put on a video of our dog that passed away from cancer in June, and the current puppy got really confused and upset when she couldn't find her anywhere: she wasn't in the kitchen, the hall, the living room, anywhere.  She was clingy all night, and couldn't settle down or sit still.  Poor pup.

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The traditional yule log.

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Reading aloud our Christmas books.

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It's all about Boba Fett.