Thursday, January 18, 2018

Vikings Tight End, Kyle Rudolph Surprises Fans at Lord Fletcher's

My twin sister and I were pleasantly surprised when we went out to dinner and found ourselves in the middle of a Vikings Fan party. A dear friend of mine (Polly) had just given my sister and I a gift card to Lord Fletcher's for our birthday. We've been low on funds recently because my sister was recently laid off and she's the head of household. It was so nice to be able to get out of the house and enjoy a nice dinner without spending money. Once we found a place at the bar and settled in, we started hearing whispers about one of the Vikings players coming for a surprise visit. They wouldn't tell us which player was coming, but how exciting. We did a post on face book to let other's in our area know about the surprise visit. It wasn't long until we were getting friends and family asking if we could get autograph's for them. We didn't know this meet and greet was gonna happen, so we scrambled to figure out what we could use for autograph's. I asked the bartender if he had anything he could think of for about ten people. Like I asked a silly question, he gave me a funny look and handed me ten Viking's Koozies-The meet and greet was a blast! My sister and I were there with our friend and neighbor. We were seated in a great spot when the surprise player showed up. It was none other than tight end, Kyle Rudolph. He walked right up to us and graciously signed our beer Koozies and took photo's with us. It's one of those memories I'll never forget; especially because the Viking's are on fire right now. Please check out the link below of our three minutes of fame on our local television station, WCCO.
SKOL Vikings!NFC Champions.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

My Dear Friend and Neighbor Contracted Legionnaires Disease

My friend and neighbor in my cottage community, contracted Legionnaires Disease while out of town in Bay City, Wisconsin. She and a buddy went on a three day vacation and stayed in a small cabin. The cabin was a bit run down and they noticed the air conditioner was really old and dirty. It was also situated right in front of a dirty, stagnant marshy area. My neighbor Jodie spent a lot of time in front of the air conditioner because of the high heat and humidity. Jodie's friend on the other hand, had a bad feeling about it; and stayed as far away as possible from it.. She'd go outside and take a walk when Jodie turned it on. Turns out she was right to listen to her gut and keep a safe distance from the infested unit. By the third day at the cabin, Jodie was feeling sick and went to bed very early on that last night instead of enjoying a late night bonfire. By the time she got home, she had no energy, a high fever and severe headache.

After laying in bed very sick for three days, she finally took our advice and checked into the hospital. After many test's it was confirmed that Jodi had contracted Legionnaires Disease. A severe form of pneumonia that kills 1 in 10 people that are infected. Jodi is looking at a long difficult road to recovery.

Like any of us, Jodie is deeply concerned about how she's going to pay her bills while she is recovering. Average recovery from Legionnaires Disease is 12-18 months. She relies on tips she makes selling pull tabs at two locations in Mound, Minnesota. She's already lost hundreds of dollars since coming down with the disease.

My sister set up a GoFundMe Site to help Jodie pay for her rent, monthly bills and medical bills. This could be a very long healing process for my friend and any amount of money could help her during this difficult time.

We all know our cottage friend and neighbor has a strong will and spirit that will help her survive this illness.  Please pray for total healing on her left lung as her latest cat scan showed the whole lung is infected.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day

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💓Love Eachother💓

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Super Moon

Captured this shot of the Super Moon on November 13, 2016. I used my little Canon Camera and cranked the magnification. The moon hopped all over but because I took about 20 or more shots, I eventually got a couple goodies. Hope you enjoy 😍

Super Moon 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Chili Nacho's

I felt like I deserved a special treat after a day of many accomplishments. It was rainy and depressing out, so I did two loads of laundry and a pile of dirty dishes, plus some writing work. Here is my recipe for Chili Nacho's:

My Guilty Pleasure

  • 1 Can Hormel Chili
  • 1 Can Refried Beans
  • 1 Whole Tomato
  • 1/2 Bag of Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Can Black Olives
  • 1/2 Bag Tortilla Chips
  • 1 Cup Shredded Lettuce
  • Sour Cream on side
  1. Spread refried beans on bottom of plate
  2. Spread can of chili on top top of refried beans
  3. Heat beans and chili in microwave for 3-5 minutes
  4. Place tortilla chips on top 
  5. Shred cheese onto chips
  6. Heat in microwave until it melts to your liking
  7. Top with diced tomatoes, black olives and shredded lettuce
  8. Use sour cream at your discretion

Monday, March 28, 2016

Thank you Family on this Twelve Year Anniversary of my 1st Chemo Treatment

Hi Family-just thought I'd share some priceless memories with you all. Today, 12 years ago, the Monday after Easter Sunday, I was starting chemotherapy in Minneapolis. I will never forget how nervous I was to start this part of my cancer journey after the surgery to remove the cancer. Dan-remember your upbeat motto? Cancer Free by 3:00-That simple phrase did more for me than you can ever know.

Shelly-you are so sweet!!! You know what makes your sister happy-My love of FOOD Emoji  You motivated me that first morning of chemo by telling me you would be going to your job at 'Uptown' to pick me up turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy. I was so pumped! When you came back, I gobbled it down, thinking I was going to be one of those patients that can handle chemo like a pro. Unfortunately, I was so ill a couple days after the steroids wore off, I couldn't imagine eating such a big meal. I don't know if I ever told you Shelly, but I couldn't eat turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy for two years. Just the thought of it made me gag. Bless your soul for the thoughtful lunch that day. You gave me motivation on a very scary day.  I enjoyed that meal so much before the nausea set in. I want you to know what your presence and gesture of buying me lunch that first day of chemo, meant to me. Thank you, Thank You, Thank You, Sweet Sister Emoji

Laura-thanks for all the time you spent with me, even though you were starting a new business cleaning houses at the time. I was able to persuade you out of some of my doctor appointments so you could make some money for your family, but there was no way to talk you out of it on my first day of chemo. I thank you and your kids for all your love and support. Moving in with you and kids after my diagnosis gave me purpose and hope. I thank God I have you as a twin sister and your babies (my babies too) in my life. I honestly believe that if I wasn't sent here with you, I would not have the motivation, purpose and hope to go through the difficult journey of the cancer diagnosis. 

Dan-Bless you for all the times you came over to bring me to late night doctor visits when my blood levels were affecting my health and Laura was working or had to be home with her kids. I also want to make sure you know how grateful I was/am- before I knew I had cancer that you came over and brought me to your house. I had been incredibly anxious all day and didn't know what was wrong with me. I couldn't sit down and was pacing about my apartment. You and Daren came over and brought me to your house. After trying many tricks to settle me down, including hopping in your hot tub, you couldn't watch me suffer anymore and decided to bring me to E.R.-I want you to know that the decision you made to bring me in, started the whole process of maEmoji
king me realize that something was very wrong with me. I know you are another piece of why I am writing this email after twelve years of being diagnosed. Thank you dear brother 

P.S.-My dear Laura, Shelly and Dan-I want you all to know after twelve years, that I know God gave you each a special job to help me heal and get through that scary time. You all shared your individual gifts with me, and I can never thank you all enough. There are just No Words. Please know how much your love in action meant to me. I will Never Forget it!

Love your Sister Linda-I am so blessed to have my family.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Corn Beef Hash and Eggs Recipe

I woke up this morning with a hankering for corn beef hash and eggs. If you've never tried corn beef hash, you need to make it your new years resolution. I got hooked on it in my childhood because my dad always had plenty of cans of it in the pantry.

You can eat corn beef hash 'as is' right from the can (heated up of course) but my recipe adds a little kick to it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

1-Can Corn Beef Hash
3-Tablespoons Margarine or Butter
1-Clove Garlic (Minced)
1/4-C Onion (Diced)


  1. Saute' diced onion and garlic in butter or margarine in frying pan.
  2. Add can of corn beef hash and smash it flat with a spatula.
  3. Cook on medium heat for approximately five minutes.
  4. Now push the corn beef hash to one side and add Egg/Eggs (add more butter or margarine if needed).
  5. Cover and cook until white of eggs become firm- then flip over.
  6. Cook for additional three to five minutes or until done to your liking.