This blog represents my opinions and my opinions alone, and certainly doesn't represent the collective thoughts of any of the Boards or organizations that I serve on. Unfortunately I make all sorts of miistakes, I'm a picky eater, I can't sing and I just recently found out I have been spelling certain words in my vocabulary wrong my entire life. That being said, I still continue to muddle ever onward. Welcome.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Feeling A Little Sheepish...

about my lack of posting, but I guess having a husband with half a Titanium heart, a crazy neighbor who is intent on turning our side yard into a self-styled Gaza Strip, the looming birth of my third child, several fireworks displays and a new puppy can give me some sort of pass. Especially since I was recently invited to join 's new community page featuring news and commentary from Monona / Cottage Grove area as a blog-correspondent (corresblogger? blogespondent? someone with too much time on my hands?)

As some of you may know, my husband had open heart surgery almost three weeks ago and had his aortic valve and stem replaced with Titanium steel parts. Pretty cool, especially as one can actually hear the valve opening and closing. We want to thank all the countless friends and neighbors who stopped by and called after surgery. It really does bring tears to my eyes to think of how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful, giving community where folks who I only recognize from their daily walks stop by to give words of encouragement, best wishes, offers to walk our dog, watch the boys and mow the lawn and various ribald jokes about all sorts of demented things. And to the wonderful brigade of ladies organized by Chris Zenger who dropped us off three and four course dinners every single night, I can barely even express how much you all touched my heart! Sadly, we've all admitted that we have never eaten so well. I guess I had better step up my game in the kitchen or else tragically lose a limb. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are truly blessed!

Monona Family Attraction Committee Meeting This Thursday, July 8th, Monona City Hall, 6:30pm

I'm not sure of the agenda this week, although I know we will continue to discuss the organization of our third annual Monona Family Fall Festival scheduled to take place this September 26th at Winnequah Park. If anyone is interested in vending, performing or volunteering, please drop me a comment or email In other FARC news, I am very proud to see the banners that our committee picked out hanging on the Broadway corridor. They look wonderful and add a cohesive neighborish feel to the street. Thoughts?

There was a great article about my friend and neighbor, Jens Carstensen, in this Sunday's WSJ. He has a summer show at the Jura Silverman Gallery, 143 S. Washington St., Spring Green until September 15th. Full disclosure: I've never seen him prancing around in the buff, but he did give me his car.

Avery and the new puppy!

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to meet your sweet baby! Gerald looks awesome... I can't believe he's up and at 'em already!