memoir, memories, nostalgia, Posts With Off Site Links, teenage years, Uncategorized

From our ancestors come our names…

Karl Olov Englund was a large man with a full beard who worked in an iron factory during the week and was a Lutheran priest on the weekend. Olov was married to a lady named Emma Augusta and they had ten children, five of these children emigrated to the USA - one of which, Helga,… Continue reading From our ancestors come our names…

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Husband, kids, Sansa Stark, travel, Uncategorized, Wyatt

Ren Faire – 20 years later!

Finally, FINALLY! I got to go back to a Ren Faire! As I mentioned yesterday, my husband and I made last minute plans to travel to a Renaissance Faire in Kenosha, WI this weekend after my weekend suddenly cleared up. We went to the Bristol Renaissance Faire first thing today after traveling down yesterday and… Continue reading Ren Faire – 20 years later!

depression, Husband, kids, relationships, Uncategorized, Wyatt

Sunday Night Blues; the second edition

I took my own advice yesterday and marched into my boss' office after my shift and informed her I would not be returning this morning. I had originally gave her a month's notice which would have had my last shift be this coming Monday... but I was convinced to stay on as casual after that… Continue reading Sunday Night Blues; the second edition

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“Where’s Waldo?” Or, Emma has a lot of… Thingamajigs

I am pretty sure when I moved to Wisconsin on January 1st, I promised I'd show you - my faithful readers - around my house. I keep putting it off because my house is in general too much of a mess... But it is in decent shape currently... sooo... About time I'd say. Only took… Continue reading “Where’s Waldo?” Or, Emma has a lot of… Thingamajigs

Fiction, Harry Potter, Medical, memories, nostalgia, support

My Little Ravenclaw Heart

Today I'm just going to muse on writing/blogging and general whatever-comes-to-mind topics... so if you have enough of that already on your feed... then... well... Move on if you must. I'll at least vaguely attempt to make it interesting haha. Last week was CNA appreciation week and as such there was a display put up… Continue reading My Little Ravenclaw Heart

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to… not losing your freaking mind

The thing about ridiculously long road trips - which I suppose are not really all that ridiculous, but increasingly feel ridiculous as the trip wears on - is that the driver inevitably needs something to divert her attention just enough as to not cause insanity to set in while at the same time not so… Continue reading Hitchhiker’s Guide to… not losing your freaking mind

teenage years, Uncategorized

Omnilinguism Goals

A year and a half ago I submitted my answers for our St John Cadets end of year yearbook - the "fun" question that year was what superpower I'd want to have... I answered I'd want to be Omnilinguistic - otherwise the power to know all languages. One of my teen boys decided he liked… Continue reading Omnilinguism Goals

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I never knew I was addicted until I tried to stop…

I know what you're thinking... Is she about to tell us some deep dark secret about a personal struggle with drug addiction? Alcoholism? OMG Has she been introduced to LULAROE?! Actually, I think I may have mentioned my Lularoe addiction in passing already... Hmmmm... But no. My confession is nothing quite so lascivious. Not at… Continue reading I never knew I was addicted until I tried to stop…

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My Style

The other day I saw a blog post where the blogger showed off her apartment decorating style... (see her post here) I thought her stuff was pretty awesome and realized how much I enjoy checking out people's decor.... So I thought I would take some pictures myself and share some of my fave things around… Continue reading My Style

Husband, Uncategorized

The Geek Life

So get this… It’s finally come out. My husband said that we apparently received the new game “Fairytale Games: The Battle Royale” in the mail yesterday. This game was a kickstarter project that we backed and the original plan was for it to be released a few years ago, but production ended up taking a… Continue reading The Geek Life