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Tagged With: Rice Lake

Our New Home on the Lake (Rice Lake)

A quick gallery of our new home. More photos when we finish moving in. And then again in spring. And then again in fall.

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My Daughter is Coming to Visit in August!

The last time we saw Rachelle in person was one year ago in August when we visited for a few days. Though Rachelle and Fiona have stayed in touch by phone and e-cards, they are so looking forward to seeing each other in person next month when Rachelle comes to Wisconsin for a visit. Fiona … Continue reading »

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Taking Care of Mumsie

We call Joel's mom 'mumsie'. Actually she called herself that first. Sometimes we refer to her as Grandma Mumsie when talking to Fiona so she knows we're talking about her paternal grandma and not her maternal grandma. One of the reasons we chose to settle for a while in Rice Lake, Wisconsin is because this … Continue reading »

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Homeward Bound (On, Wisconsin!)

I love it when I can make a title out of nothing but song titles. Yes, the rumour is true: we're moving to Wisconsin. (The reason you haven't heard the rumour is because I'm starting it now.) New Jersey is beautifully sunny. The friends we've made here are connected at our core. But we just … Continue reading »

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Bridge Out on Memory Lane

In the movies, when the long-lost father/mother/brother/sister/whatever crosses paths with their kin, directors show us the visceral connection. Look in their eyes; they know something just happened. Nice for story lines, but no connection to reality.

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Grandma Mumsie and Fiona in Rice Lake Wisconsin

Our visit here in Rice Lake is about to come to an end. Sunday morning we leave for St. Paul for our 3-week house sitting job. Fiona has enjoyed her visit with her grandma Mumsie, as we call Joel's mom. She's also loved coming back to The Rice Lake Public Library. Yesterday she had fun … Continue reading »

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Tomorrow - Albuquerque Once Again!

It's our last day in Phoenix this time around. Today Joel will get to play music with Terry and friends coming over to practice. Tomorrow we'll drive to Sonja's in Albuquerque and stay two nights with her. Stir fry dinner tomorrow! Then it's an overnight stop in Colorado Springs with Chris and John and another … Continue reading »

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Alone At Last!

Last Saturday was a special day. For a few hours Joel and I were alone together, without Fiona. It's the first time in many weeks. We love her dearly but she so needed time to play with a friend. And we so needed some time just the two of us to relax and visit.

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The Search for Goat Milk

For years Joel's chiropractor, Dr. Petrice Foxworthy of Cambridge Chiropractic, said that his hayfever-type allergies were probably aggravated by cow's milk. About 18 months ago Joel switched to goat's milk instead and found out Dr. Petrice was correct. Cutting cow's milk and other products made from cow's milk from his diet helped alleviate some of … Continue reading »

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Working By the Lake

We're working here at The Rice Lake Public Library while Fiona plays and reads. This morning I took a photo from grandma's window showing the lump of snow still not completely melted and the lake in the background. It snowed this morning again. Not much. But it's supposed to be spring! I forgot to post … Continue reading »

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