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Monday's treats:

     So, my outing on my day off didn't go as planned, and I never even got to the state parks I'd wanted to visit, but it was not without its bright spots. Ended up at John A. Latsch State Park, of the 592 steps and 500 foot (152m) climb to the top of the bluff. Got rewarded with lovely bellworts and wild purple clematis that reminded me of my mom. Amazing to see them blooming in mid-April! At the top was another treat--at least three bald eagles, two flying together, and all three making adorable noises to each other. It was hilarious when one came shooting up past the overlook quite close, then did a funny swerve/flinch when he spotted me standing there. Took plenty of photos of the eagles, though most were blurry. Over the whole outing, I saw 6 adults, 2 juveniles, and a zillion vultures.

     Had a late lunch of spinach tortellini at Green Mill down in Winona, a year 'late.' Since I'd actually planned to treat myself to Green Mill after finishing book 5, but the whole crown mess wrecked things, and then I never got around to it. But late is always better than never!

     Stopped at Lark Toys near Nelson on the way back and got some gifts for my nephews and nieces. I wish I could take them there--they would love it!

     Best of all, prayers got answered Monday night, because I FINALLY got moving with 'Delarun' section 2 again! I'd asked my women's group to pray, and then in the shower last Thursday morning had a brainstorm as to how to get the characters out of the impasse I'd gotten trapped in. A bit of a shock to check my records and find that it was exactly one week short of an entire year since I last made progress with section 2. Hopefully I can get a little further this time!
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hungry hungry
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On April 18th, 2012 03:53 am (UTC), diapers4three commented:
Sounds absolutely wonderful -- on all fronts!! =) Been checking out the eagles' nest again. Babies are in the "so ugly they're cute" stage, for sure!! Love ya!
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On April 18th, 2012 10:51 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
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Yes, it's amazing how insanely fast those little guys grow up! I'm glad the nest stayed secure with all the wind over there lately.

Thanks! =)
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On April 18th, 2012 04:19 pm (UTC), brezzydal commented:
Sounds like a wonderful day. I wish I could see all those eagles. What a treat.
The photo of the one flying over the water came out great.

The Lark toy store is so much fun.
I am so Happy to hear you are over the writing block for Delarun. That is a Huge Praise!
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On April 18th, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
You would never have made it up those 592 steps, some of which are very tall, even for me! =(

Yes, I'm so glad Dawn told me about that toy store. Of course I had to get some fudge there too!

Thank you, thank you, it is wonderful!