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This morning, at work, we had a small celebration for Greg's 10 year anniversary. He's a year older than me, and he didn't work as a temp first, but still, it made me realize that it's not much more than a year and a half until I reach my own decade-mark.

     Wow. I am so blessed to have worked in such a wonderful place for over nine years (including my temp months).

     And wow--I can almost taste that $100 gift certificate people get on their 10th anniversary (5th anniversary was a pen set, whoopee). It's getting so close, I've desired it for so long, and I just might make it yet!


As the bus crossed over 10/61 this afternoon, I caught a glimpse of huge dark wings in the sky. I craned my head as we took the loop, fully expecting (and happily anticipating) a turkey vulture.

     But it was a Bald Eagle, and as we drew away, he descended in circles to very close to the ground by the overpass. Somebody was getting an eyeful--assuming they had the wits to pay attention to things around them.

     Again, wow. Two Bald Eagle sightings in a matter of weeks. What a blessing!

Emotional Status:
hungry dinner!
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On February 23rd, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Two sightings in a matter of weeks! I've only seen bald eagles in the wild twice in my LIFE...though each time was completely amazing! What a blessing to see them so often!

On February 23rd, 2007 06:50 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Re: Wow!!
It's wonderful to have a good population in Minnesota. I wish you could have been with me when I went down to the Redwing area years back--hundreds of Bald Eagles pass the winter there, where the river never freezes over. In the morning, there are loads perched in the trees near the water--it looks like something out of Alaska!

Of course, me, I'm awaiting the day I see a wild Golden Eagle. =) Don't have those out here.
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On February 23rd, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
It is hard to believe you been at your job that long. Ten years Anv. something to
look forward to.
So glad you recognize your job as a blessing from God. We have such a Awesome God!
That is great with the eagles. They sure have become more common in MN.

On February 23rd, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I know! The time just rolls away.

And it has been quite the blessing indeed, both the work, coworkers, and supervisors, even if the company is a little stingy with the holidays! =)

Undoubtedly living right by the Mississippi is a big part of that, but it's always special to see one.