In my neck of the woods, we call a ground hog a woodchuck.  I wonder how much wood could a woodchuck – especially if he lives in Minnesota?  Quite a bit, I imagine, especially if he wants to keep the home fires burning.

When a day is set aside for this notable little critter, it makes me wonder how it all got started.  I love checking out the historical reason for things.  However, when you live up north, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out that we’re going to have six more weeks of winter no matter if that fur ball sees his shadow or not.

To add to the excitement, it seems half of the population of America is focusing on my home state this weekend, because of the Super Bowl.  The temperatures are expected to plummet well below zero – giving the tourists a true taste of what it’s like to live on the Tundra.  Frozen noses and fingers will be abundant.  Still, they will come, because we have built it.   There will be no hard feelings that the home team isn’t playing this Sunday.  Really!  Our economy is going to sky rocket over the next few days.  Money will drop like manna from heaven.  Why on earth would we feel bad?

When you place your weather predictions in the hands of rodent, you can expect disastrous results, but when you live in one of the coldest parts of the country, you can still enjoy life.  We have snow castles, ice sculptures, craft breweries, great musicians and entertainment, warm clothes, cheese curds, Lutefisk and everything you need to survive the tortures of winter.

No this is not a post from the Minnesota Office of Tourism.


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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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  1. Salvageable says:

    I just reposted an old post about Groundhog Day. J.

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  2. and did you know—that in Alaska a beaver couple must fell 100 trees in order to feed their brood in the den during the winter months—who knew?!

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  3. Lee Poskey says:

    This is another great post from you Kathy!
    You keep it up!
    I love the realness of your personality.

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  4. Taylor Lynn says:

    You always make me laugh, Mrs Kathy! 😂❤️

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  5. I love it! But perhaps the Minnesota Board of Tourism might need an extraordinary writer? They should hire YOU! ❤ ❤

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