Archive for December, 2005

graduates

Monday December 19, 2005

We ran in the bitter cold from the parking lot that was closed. I didn’t care where we parked because we were in a hurry. I didn’t want to miss anything. Mankato has more snow than Ames. And it is much colder too. Jake forgot his mittens and hat in Iowa. My grandma Adeline had slept over the night before and I had just had morning coffee with her. She is hilarious. While she was putting her coat on she realized that her pants were blue instead of black. She wants us to tell her from now on if she doesn’t match. As we arrived and ran inside, we saw that the stage was set, the graduates were ready, and the music was about to begin. I caught Peters eye as he marched into his seat. He smiled and gave us a little wave. I finally found were Cassie sat and caught her eye. They were both graduating from college. They started together four and a half years ago…and now they are quite a pair! Congratulations Peter and Cassie!

warm lefsa

Thursday December 15, 2005

Geez.

My Dad sent me a package from Norsland Lefsa. Which was delivered by Speedy Delivery. I missed it on Tuesday so I gave them a call and they said it would be here on Wednesday. It didn’t arrive on Wednesday. I gave them a call again today and they said it would be here by 3 pm. Well, it is not here and I am starting to get really perturbed. I am really in the mood for some warm sugary lefsa. I guess they are not so speedy.

I bet they opened my package and ate it all.

I wouldn’t blame them.

Lefsa is gooood.

as snowflakes

Wednesday December 14, 2005

While driving to work yesterday I was reminded of the surprising beauty of winter.

The sky was blue with a few wispy clouds and everything was wrapped in sparkling frost.

I called Jake and told him to look outside before it all melted!

Indeed, when I left for lunch it had started to melt.

But that night Jake and I watched as snowflakes the size of footballs fell from the sky!

a line

Tuesday December 13, 2005

I went to the post office today. I bought stamps.

There was a line.

I wondered…how can all these people be here at 10:30 am…don’t they work?

And then I remember that I am standing in line too.

in another

Monday December 12, 2005

Sometimes I wish I was from another time.

Last night I watched Hoosiers.

As I watched I couldn’t help imagine what life would have been like had I been born in another time.

A time when cars were classics. And boys wore letter jackets.

I love the spirit. I love the competition. I love the small town. I love that it is set in the Midwest. I love the time.

My grandfather was a basketball coach and I never met him. I think of him and especially my Dad whenever I watch this movie. I know where I get my competitiveness.

I sometimes wish I was from another time…or maybe just that I could go back in time.

If I could I would go to a basketball game that my Grandfather coached. I would sit in the stands and I would cheer.

Basketball team photo, including my Grandfather.