Thursday, May 24, 2018

Two rubies and a peridot

Jennifer's gift to her Mom today was a Mother's necklace with stones representing her three children. The rubies for her two July girls (Marcy and Missy) and a peridot for her third, Jennifer, an August birth.
We had dinner at Cossetta's in St. Paul.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

1,5,7, trifecta box

Kathleen's picks are in for today's Preakness Stakes. This is a smaller field than the Kentucky Derby; here are the first three winners: She's got Quip, Good Magic and the Kentucky Derby winner Justify.
We shall see in two hours.

Friday, May 18, 2018


Got a new spiffy bike basket today, just the thing for bringing home the groceries. The nifty snap-off basket easily contains a half gallon of oat milk, a bunch of kale or spinach and whatever plant-based whole food the health-conscious senior requires to keep cholesterol and blood pressure down. And no plastic or paper grocery bag required, gaining extra eco points. Absolutely the hands-down envy of the neighborhood grocery co-op. Keep it local, baby, the stroke survivor advises.
Now we await delivery of the new bike bell. Ring a ding!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Today's walk on the wild side

This view would be of the stern, the only view available to us today.

Smack in the center of the city, the urban adventurer happened upon them. She was too shy and quickly disappeared from sight, but the proud Tom was still there with a full mating display that would attract the most reticent, at least it attracted the camera long enough for these shots, taken beside the swimming arrangement on the bluffs at Highland Park.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Take a bow, and a bow

Our second violinist played with her Eagle Heights classmates in a performance at the Eden Prairie Spring Orchestra Concert tonight. Emily is 12. Grandma and Grandpa were in the front row, along with her mother, Melissa, in the plush auditorium.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Breakfast at 7

Of course we had waffles for breakfast. Why? Who's asking?

Monday, May 14, 2018

John Rolfsrud's Minnesota/Iowa supporters

Back row, Becky Rolfsrud Jerdee, Stan Rolfsrud, front row, Kathleen Rolfsrud, Al Jerdee
We got a lawn sign today from Mackenzie County in western North Dakota. Our cousin, John Rolfsrud is running for county commissioner there. We wish him the best and expect him to get things straightened out at the courthouse.

Sunday, May 13, 2018