Saturday, November 30, 2019

M and M

Wondering where to worship on Sunday? Worry less and go the the Episcopal church on Lexington Avenue and Diffley Avenue. 

Friday, November 29, 2019

A quiet path

It was a peaceful, sunny day earlier in November.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving feast

Yummy, traditional, Thanksgiving holiday food: turkey, cranberries, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, green beans....

We gathered at my brother's family's house for today's celebration of thanks.
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Railing measure

Based on my balcony railing, I guess more than 8 inches of snow fell last night! Winter is now here to stay.... 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

perfect pottery picks

"Will work for pottery!" -  I just can't seem to stop buying pottery....... these pieces are from Saturday's art sale.

Monday, November 25, 2019

in transition

house story unknown. its future unknown.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Art sale

Barbara Waltz, Still Earth Pottery, held her handmade pottery creations. Fun and practical.

On Saturday, art buying afficonados descended on the Eagan Art House and next door Advent Methodist Church to purchase pottery, painting, jewelry, etc. Myself, I love me some pottery!  

Saturday, November 23, 2019

His old shed

What could be inside this old shed along Thomas Lake Road? 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Rotary Foundation trustee

Eagan Rotary Noon Club president Laura Helmueller posed with Jennifer Jones, trustee of the Rotary Foundation, after Thursday morning's breakfast meeting. Eagan Rotary Kick-Start Club, Eagan Rotary Noon Club and Burnsville Rotary Noon Club members joined along with District 5950 VIPs to hear Jennifer's informative and motivational speech about Rotary and its global service initiatives. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019


She was ringing a small handbell to invite donations for The Salvation Army in front of a grocery store.  We chatted, I took her photo and then placed some cash in her red bucket. 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

White lights

This house has already strung its white, Christmas lights for the holidays. Lovely lights! 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Firewood and Yule decorations

Christmas wreaths and wood for your fireplace are on sale now at Kowalski's grocery store. 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Give joy for $15

Just because I like you?
Just because I love you?
Just because I'm nice?
Just because________. (fill in the blank) 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Deck the halls

If you want to hang a wreath on your door or in your hallway, stop by Cub Foods grocery store for your pre-Thanksgiving deal on a Christmas wreath. 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

What's sup?

Soup, salads and sandwiches. That's what's up! Hurry to "Zupas" for some fresh lunch or dinner. 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Movie night

The Regal 16 movie theater has been renamed "Emagine" and totally renovated with reclining chairs. Moviegoers see a fireplace and sofas when they enter and spot a cocktail bar located at the right side of the lobby. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Honoring two veterans

On Wednesday, the Eagan Rotary Noon Club and the Eagan Rotary Kick-Start Club and many guests met at the Lost Spur Golf Club to honor two local veterans during the annual veterans recognition lunch meeting. Corporal Al Jaeger served with the US Army 1944 - 1946 WWII in Italy. Captain Chuck Burin flew as a pilot with the Marine Corps 1963 - 1974 in Vietnam. Both spoke about their service and afterwards each received a plaque from Eagan Rotary and a check to his favorite charity. The Eagan Men's Chorus sang patriotic songs and Rotarian John Curlee closed the meeting by playing "Taps" on his trumpet. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


My friend and fellow Rotarian, Jerri Neddermeyer, posed outside Artworks in Eagan by this military sculpture titled, "Hero." Jerri works as the Director of Operations at ArtWorks and was recently selected as Eagan Foundations's 2019 Extraordinary Board member.

HERO, by former Marine Corps corporal Gene Piersa, was inspired by an image on the cover of "American Legion Magazine," May 2007.  It depicts a "Field Cross," which is a rifle with the bayonet stuck into the ground. A helmet sits on top of the rifle butt and dog tags hand down in front along with the boats of the fallen HERO.
HERO recognizes the incredible sacrifice made by our young men and women who lost their lives in all current wars and conflicts. It further acknowledges the grieving hearts of those families who must now live with this loss.
Finally, it speaks to our nation as a family about the loss of what potentially might have been: the best and brightest individuals of our future.

Currently, the "Journeys from Military Service" exhibit of art pieces created by former military persons can be viewed at Artworks in Eagan. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Cold like January!

It's really cold in Eagan today! Just 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 degrees Celsius)! 

Monday, November 11, 2019

It's beginning....

..... to look a lot like Christmas. This beautiful Christmas tree caught my attention at my local Hyvee grocery store this week. Yes, it's only early November. Are they already decorating with Christmas trees by you? 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

All lined up

The Eastview high school girls stood ready to start their game on Friday night against Lakeville North high school. My daughter sang the American National Anthem before they dropped the first puck. 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Grocery list

I went grocery shopping with a short list: granola, vitamin C, chicken tenders, pumpkin bread, Starbucks coffee, almond extract, Greek yogurt, granola bars, trail mix, broccoli, bananas and raspberries.
1. What's the name of your favorite, local grocery store?
2. How much would these groceries cost where you shop? (My bill was $54.24)

Friday, November 8, 2019

Burgers on wheels!

Parked at night but it probably served up many burgers during the summer!
Hyvee, my grocery store. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Glowing green...

The Eagan water tower was replaced a couple years back by a technology tower.
Kinda cool, isn't it?

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Snowy commute

Winter snow arrived in the early morning. I've never seen cars lined up like this......
Drive safely!  

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

"do you see what i feel?"

My artist friend, Annie Young, not only paints but also inspires others with her ability to create beautiful works of art with special techniques and great creativity. Her colorful canvases joined others created by former and current military personnel in a new military themed art exhibition which opened on Sunday evening at Artworks in Eagan. Visit her website here and see her magnificent, vast collection of paintings. 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Memory Monday

Mt Calvary Lutheran Church remembered their 10 departed saints during Sunday's "All Saints Day" worship service by lighting 10 large candles, one for each one. Parishioners also lit small candles and placed them in the two long sand-filled boxes.

A traditional hymn for this day:
For all the saints who from their labors rest,
who thee by faith before the world confessed; 
Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
Alleluia! Alleluia! 

Sunday, November 3, 2019


My youngest daughter starred as ELSA in her middle school musical performance of "Frozen." Her cast mate "Anna" joined us for a photo opportunity. 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Matchy matchy

Does everything have to be red? Does everything have to match?
(Spotted at Kowalski's grocery store.)

Friday, November 1, 2019


This fantastic, new, "Lone Oak" sculpture was recently dedicated at the Eagan City Hall.  The Lone Oak is the symbol of Eagan.
November 1 is "Theme Day" in the "City Daily Photo blog" world. Click here to see other theme day posts!