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The Working Mom


By Tammy Danielson

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

A Different Thankful List

We can all think of advice that our mother told us like, “keep your house clean…you never know when company is going to stop by” or, “if you don’t knock it off, your face is going to stay like that!” That last one proved to be false, I think. A favorite piece of advice my mother passed on that I still hold dear is “be thankful for what you have.” This one rolls off my tongue more than once a week whether I am at work or home. We have smart phones, ultimate gaming stations, tablets…you name it and it will be outdated after Christmas. No, I am not going to tell you the story of having to walk three miles to school in a blizzard and having one house phone. But, I will tell you that it was pretty darn cool when we upgraded from a rotary dial phone to a push button home phone. And, guess what?! You can now purchase a rotary dial handset that plugs into your smart phone for a “retro” look. Crazy. It just seems like the status quo is never good enough and the market demands bigger and better. Are we ever happy with the status quo? Are we truly thankful for what we have? As I watched video footage of the recent storm out east, I was so thankful for a roof over my head and a bed to sleep in each night. So, during this week of Thanksgiving, I find myself wondering what thankful thoughts to share with you. The easy list consists of the heavy hitters such as my family, friends, job, and health…. but that would be too expected. To switch it up, I am sharing my secret thankful list...it’s the little things that matter:

1. I am thankful for the one and only meal my husband cooks: ring bologna, boiled potatoes, and corn---Ahh, forget the calories, it’s a night of supper on the table that I didn’t cook.

2. I am thankful that my son and husband both do laundry.

3. I am thankful for my iPhone with free apps. Playing bingo in my jamas….sweet.

4. I am thankful that a co-worker said she was shocked to find out I was older than 35.

5. I am thankful for DVR. It is a secret pleasure to watch my shows at odd hours of the morning or evening and skip all of the commercials.

And, despite the bad rap it sometimes gets, I am thankful for social media and the ability we now have to quickly share family and community news. We can access thousands of people at one time to ask for prayers during times of personal heartbreak and through tough .....
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New furnaces and air conditioners at the Spring Valley library

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Arts & Culture

By Gary Peterson At the Spring Valley council meeting the major item of concern was the news from the library that the furnaces and air conditioners for the building are in bad condition. The units on the roof have been leaking carbon monoxide, and ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre Company presents A Christmas Carol

Fri, Nov 16th, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, MN — The Commonweal Theatre Company presents its own distinctive telling of the classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol, November 23 – December 23 with previews beginning on November 16. Commonweal’s imaginative take on this classi ..... 
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“Historical Harmony” during Holiday Fest

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in Harmony Arts & Culture

On November 17, as part of the Holiday Fest, the Harmony Area Historical Society will present its current display of pictures and other items that capture the history of Harmony. The display will be in the HAHS Interpretive Room at the Harmony Visit ..... 
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Northern Lights in concert

Fri, Nov 9th, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

“Made in America” will be presented by Northern Lights on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Decorah Lutheran Church, 309 Winnebago St., in Decorah. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The women’s chorus, under the direction of Jane Kolarich and acco ..... 
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“Pets” is the theme for “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

‘Pets’ is the theme for the season finale “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn. The show will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m., with pre-show music by the Lanesboro Methodist Church Pr ..... 
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Dinner theater in Chatfield

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Arts & Culture

Chatfield, MN: Wits’ End Theatre presents ”Sir Grayson the Grey Knight and the Seven Shady Women” as part of their 3rd Annual Medieval Feast. Show dates are November 15-16-17, 6:30 PM at Potter Auditorium, Chatfield Center for the Arts, 405 M ..... 
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SEMAC announces February 1 grant application deadline

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council announces a call for grant proposals in three categories. Postmark deadline is February 1, 2013. All projects must take place between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. SEMAC is a non-profit arts agency and ..... 
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Commonweal Theater’s A Christmas Carol to benefit Habitat for Humanity

Fri, Nov 2nd, 2012
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Winona, Minn. –The Commonweal Theater in Lanesboro has once again donated 125 tickets for Habitat for Humanity Winona – Fillmore Counties to sell at a discounted price of $20 ($15 for students). These tickets, for the Thursday, December 6th per ..... 
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