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What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Woodchuck

We’re expecting! Several years ago, I witnessed the untimely demise of a lovely woodchuck in Northwestern MN.  Naturally, I pulled over to 1) make sure she was dead 2) scoop her up.  To read the story in its entirety, see http://annelippin.com/blog/2014/09/01/labor-day-weekend/. … Continue reading

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The Unintended Guest Post

This exchange between my husband, Ace, and my college roommate, Jessicca, amused me.  They hash out logistics of an upcoming trip to the Bay of Fundy.  I post mostly to give you a peek into my marriage ; )   … Continue reading

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Lucky, Lost

I met two old friends (old as-in long-time friends, and old as-in can we talk about our aching joints? Srsly?) on Friday at the Como Conservatory.  We were supposed to see the spring show and instead discovered that the spring … Continue reading

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Im Augenblick

Sunday morning.  The phone next to our bed rings at 7:16.  The ringer’s turned off.  I normally sleep through a downstairs ring but I pick up. Ace, who left for work at 6:45, informs me that he just got rear-ended … Continue reading

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Timber Target

I don’t like football.  I don’t get football.  At several points in my life, various males have attempted to explain the “down” system in a way that made any sense whatsoever.  They failed.  To me, football is the American equivalent … Continue reading

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Flee, Fly, Flu, Flum

Hey!  It’s flu season.  Again!  I blogged about this three years ago and I think it’s worth an update. ———————– Disclaimer: I am not your doctor.  I am not trying to give you medical advice.  If you are experiencing a … Continue reading

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FOS – the Fruits Of the Spirit

  Love, joy, kindness, faithfulness, and what? The Fruits of the Spirit rot, Forgotten and maligned, sin-sick expendable culture. With instant gratification, easily bruised egos Spar from the anonymity of screens. What can we do to help? Remind everyone to … Continue reading

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The Best of 2017

My beloved Pomeranian, Rafa, died last May of heart failure.  Naturally, I assumed Ace would be just fine with the immediate procurement of another Pom.  Not so.  Turns out Ace enjoyed the relative dearth of barking. I continued my daily … Continue reading

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The Seven Banned Words of Trump

I thought he was kidding.  My husband asked, “Hey, did you see that tiny blurb in the Star Tribune about Trump banning the CDC from using certain words?”  What?  After nearly a year of madness, I shouldn’t be surprised. According … Continue reading

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Holiday Decorating on a #TaxBill2017 Budget

Welcome Gentle Readers! Today we will explore how to create a festive and inviting home environment even as we start in on a new gastric ulcer courtesy of #TaxBill2017. 1) Caloric Requirements: During the halcyon days of the Obama administration, … Continue reading

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