Lori's Minute

Monday, August 31, 2015

Son's First Day of High School

Tomorrow is September  1st. It is the first day of high school for my son, Luke. I worry about him because he is shorter than most kids and not athletic, nor does he show any interest in sports. But, he made it through middle school so I hope he will make it through high school. I believe he has angels watching over him just as I believe I had angels watching over me when I was in school. Perhaps it is a cloak that protects us from being hurt by others or maybe it is an armor we wear with pride.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Back in TIme (UWGB TIme)

Tonight my daughter and I went through some of my dad's things searching for items for her to take to UWGB as part of their 50th anniversary celebration. My dad was one of the earliest instructors on campus in physical education and health. We found pictures of the cross country team he coached and several buttons which I used to collect as a kid. It the 50 years the campus has been in existence, members of my family have been there at least 31 years. My dad taught there for over 20, ran the golf course, I was a student for four years plus a summer and now my daughter is a student there. In fact, all three of us have worked on campus, my dad as an instructor, myself in the bursar's office and my daughter in the archives. Fifty years doesn't seem like a long time for a university but looking at the items we found it seems like a century or more.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Am I a Caterpillar or a Butterfly?

My daughter has started a new blog, 'A Butterfly's Point of View'. One post talks about how an ugly caterpillar turns into a butterfly is proof of God's existence. I would suggest this school of thought could  pertain to people. Some of my favorite people seem to have born butterflies, always beautiful in spirit, mind and soul. Others seem to be in a perpetual state of caterpillarness, if that is such a word. Thinking about myself, I feel like Heimlich from the movie, 'A Bug's Life', a very, large caterpillar with wings way too small. I keep trying to be a butterfly, I have the wings but I just can't make a go of it. I feel God wants me to try harder, do more good, believe in myself as other do here on earth before I can soar free.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dog Days of Summer (without mentioning a dog)

I'm updating here because I left on comment on someone else's post and have to have a current blog myself so here I go. Gosh, Bree is a junior at UWGB and Luke starts his freshman year at the highschool. He has orientation and registration today and tomorrow. He also gets braces next week. This has been one of those summers where everything is happening. Bree finally got her driver's license and Luke was gone away from home for the first time ever - TWICE! He had a week of bible camp and then a week in Detroit for the National Youth Gathering. I promise to write more often here as I have missed blogging. Facebook just doesn't do it for me!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

It's my Birthday! Ok, it was a few days ago but it was a nice day. We went to church, we had a luncheon afterwards celebrating 140 years of St. John Lutheran Church in Ashwaubenon. It was a good program and a nice meal. Later when we went home, Pete and the kids gave me some presents! (Had cake at the luncheon by the way). They gave me two picture frames I asked for. One has the word Love on it and there are four spaces for pictures. Breanna gave me a tshirt with UWGB mom printed on it and a UWGB sweatshirt. In the mail I am getting a canvas with pictures of the family on it and also a blanket with pictures of the family on it. This was last year's present but I am getting it this year. When they told me they were getting me the blanket because I always use a blanket  in the recliner, I said it would be too precious to use so I would hang it on the wall so they also got a canvas so I could use the blanket. YAY!

Yesterday my mom came over and brought a pizza, some flowers and pumpkins for my outside display. Very nice and thoughtful. Thanks everyone!

Friday, September 20, 2013


As promised, an update to the Linna family.

Breanna has graduated from high school and is attending UWGB. Her major is in History with an Education minor. She landed a job working in the archives at the library there and is enjoying it immensely. She also starts tutoring at a middle school next week.

Luke is in 7th grade and loves science. We were thrilled with his progress last year and hope it continues this year. He started confirmation classes this year and hopes to join the aviation club at his school. He took both aviation and robotics this past summer.

As a family we went to the UP with Pete's mother and sister. We visited his old stomping grounds at Northern Michigan University and also went to church services at the church his father was a minister at for thirty years in Crystal Falls. It has been awhile since we have been to Crystal so it felt good to be back.

Me, I just had an ingrown toenail the size of my head removed. My life is so exciting.

Next week Pete and I will celebrate our 20th wedding  anniversary. Time flies when you marry the right person.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Watch out for the Big Toe

Wow, I do remember how to post on a blog! Yay! Thanks to Jane's son Joey who is now blogging from Grenada I am returning to my writing roots. I will fill everyone in on the latest another day but today I have to go get my big toe looked at. It has been giving me trouble for a couple weeks, I have been messing around with it for a couple weeks and it is having none of it and keeps getting worse so the tip for the day is "Don't Mess with the Big Toe!"