January 2, 2019

FOCUS – My 2019 Word of the Year

Happy New Year Everyone! It’s the first day of  2019… a new year to start over, to reboot, to do more, or do less. Doesn’t everyone start out the New Year with a plan for self improvement? If you are like me, that plan lasts about 2 days tops and then I am back to … Read More

by Laura Thompson
November 20, 2018

Let’s Talk Turkey

It’s three days before “turkey day” otherwise known as Thanksgiving here in the US. The grocery stores are overflowing with shoppers pushing carts full of 20 pound turkeys, bags of dressing, stalks of celery and pumpkin pies. They check their lists or their phones making sure they don’t forget that ONE item that, God forbid, … Read More

by Laura Thompson
God Bless America
July 1, 2018

God Bless America

The smell of grilled onions and brats, cinnamon mini donuts and greasy French fries hang in the humid night air. The sailor’s delight sunset has lazily disappeared into the horizon and the county fair puts on its night clothes. The atmosphere transcends from family innocence to mysterious enchantment as the blinking lights glare from concession … Read More

by Laura Thompson
Music To My Ears
June 27, 2018

Music To My Ears

Music has always been a big part of my life. My earliest memories were of booming organ music at the church I attended as a young girl. We didn’t go to church regularly but somehow that type of music stuck with me throughout my life. My grandmother owned an organ and on Christmas Eve we … Read More

by Laura Thompson
Flower Bed
June 22, 2018

Flower Bed

Spring has finally sprung here in Minnesota. For the past 5 months, the only outdoor activity has been putting the garbage cans out at the end of the driveway on Tuesday nights. But once the grass reappears it seems within minutes the garden stores are open and everywhere I go there are hanging baskets of … Read More

by Laura Thompson