Friday, January 31, 2014

In the bleak mid-winter

Jensen Lake in Lebanon Hills Park stood quiet and still in the frigid afternoon cold.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

She won't have puppies...

Our dog, Elsa, just had surgery; we hope she'll feel better soon! 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Illumine the darkness...

Their Christmas lights brighten the night! 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

R U wine-ing?

The Cellars offers another "progressive wine sale." The percent off the price is the same as the date! So, 28% off the price today! Cheers! Skål!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Shovel out your hydrant!

It took me 40 minutes to shovel out this fire hydrant across the street. Firefighters don't have that time!! Don't be a lazy neighbor and leave it like this photo below!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Musically graduated

Our oldest daughter performed her Suzuki piano book 1 graduation recital in our piano room with friends yesterday afternoon. We really like her teacher, Sara Stephens Kotrba!

Orange beast

Parked at the stoplight, he was also waiting. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

P is for Panera

It was minus 10 degrees outside but warm and cozy for lunch inside!

Friday, January 24, 2014

When tragedy strikes

This week's tragic fire destroyed a home built in the 1890s which sits along Lexington Avenue. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Walking the dog...

Keith and his dog, Millie, posed on the snowy sidewalk.

Eagan Schools are closed today due to frigid cold!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cali break

With all this snow and these frigid temps, I wish I were back in Laguna Beach

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Pink and purple

Sunday funday at Clearwater Park's nearby outdoor ice rink proved to offer lots of fun family skating!
iPhone photo

Monday, January 20, 2014

Cleaning up

The city snow plow breezed down our street on Saturday morning; glad to see him!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Laptime at Lifetime

My "Leiftime at Lifetime" on Saturdays is usually spent swimming a mile here. That's 32 laps or 64 lengths of the 25 meter pool. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sing, sing a song...

Head over to Cedar Grove shops to find this Karaoke place next door to a Korean restaurant

Friday, January 17, 2014

Snowman secures Schulz

This guy was standing guard at Schulz Beach in Lebanon Hills Park.  He was missing a scarf

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Rotary VIPs

Rotary 5950 District Governor Diann Kirby spoke at our Eagan Rotary lunch meeting.  Two past and our current Rotary youth exchange student also joined us. 
Left to right: Robson (Brazil), Max (Sweden), Diann, Club President Steve Conlin and current student Jose' (Spain)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Plenty of plowing

Tuesday morning brought lots of snow! City plows and small, private plows like this one were blanketed with work!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Next to us

The new Mason Jar restaurant was busy; adjoining Cupcake offered great frosted treats! 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Bring or rent

Wanna cross country ski? They offer rentals at Schulz Lake in Lebanon Hills Park

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Snowman seen

This snowman stands along North Hay Lake Road off Cliff Road. 'Tis the season...

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Snow fun

Kevin loves snowboarding, a great sport to do in Minnesota

Friday, January 10, 2014

No more tree...

Their Christmas tree laid waiting for the garbageman

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Go Green!

Just think if we all thought more about "going green!"

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A lot view

My second floor, front corner office view during the work week. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Looking RED

What does the RED in this photo symbolize to you?  See other Ruby Tuesday meme participants here.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Porch prediction

The thermometer read - 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-25 Celsius) on Sunday morning. Monday's temp is predicted to be a low of -24 degrees (-32 Celsius); the wind chill makes it even colder!! Schools are closed today.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Remembering reindeer

Reindeer from Wisconsin visited Holz Farm during an early December event. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Dance apprentices

Alisa, the bellydancer at Ansari's Mediterranean Grill & Lounge, recruited two extra dancers to join her up on stage. Hip swivelers make good dancers! Delicious food and great dancing entertainment!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Long, snowy winter…..

With a public sidewalk and a driveway, we are happy to use a snowblower on heavy snow days! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Flickering candles

When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing - just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in a park.  -  Ralph Marston

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Blane's blue bulbs

We're still celebrating the 12 days of Christmas….
Happy New Year - 2014!