Category Archives: Polk County politics

Suddenly Sunday (again).

This past week was the third anniversary of Milady joining our pack. She is such a happy and chill dog (except during thunderstorms, 4th of July, and hunting season). In spite of being chill, however, she is the alpha dog … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Jonesy, Matthew, Milady, Polk County politics, YouTube | 4 Comments

Tidbits on Thursday.

I hate to be cynical (not), but this bit from a regional online newspaper made me happy: States with Republican governors are projected to have a greater increase in fatalities than those with Democratic governors, according to a new Yahoo … Continue reading

Posted in Coronavirus, Politics, national, Polk County politics, Rants, various | 8 Comments

Why, yes, we did elect a liberal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Smokey and I were watching tv on Monday evening when he suddenly announced, “Karofsky won!” He keeps one of his Chromebooks on the little table in front of his recliner* and was checking election results during the commercials. Even Judge … Continue reading

Posted in Coronavirus, Politics, Polk County politics | 12 Comments

Last parade of the season!

Remember back in January 2018 when there was a special election for a state senate seat in Wisconsin? And remember how when the Democrat candidate won, it made the national news and started the murmurs about a Blue Wave? The … Continue reading

Posted in Polk County politics, Rural life | 3 Comments

Fotography Friday. Join the fun.

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Luck Winter Carnival!

My favorite part of the Luck Winter Carnival is — surprise! — the Friday night trivia contest at Cafe Wren. My friend Jeff organizes this every year, When he invited me to participate, I declined because I felt like maybe … Continue reading

Posted in Polk County politics, Rural life, Winter | 5 Comments

Stuff.

More stuff in bullet form: A week or so ago I watched a loon struggle with a fish. It was happening¬† pretty far away across the lake, and even with binoculars — which sit on my desk year-round for just … Continue reading

Posted in Carbeth, Cowls, Gardening, knitting, Polk County politics, Summer, Sweaters | 4 Comments

Stuff in bullet form.

We are in Zuni, New Mexico, to visit Elder Son and family. If you follow me on Instagram you have seen the photos from the 3-1/2 day drive to get here. A few highlights of my recent life: My car … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Current Affairs, knitting, New Mexico, Politics, national, Polk County politics, Shawls, Travel, What's going on, Zuni | 8 Comments

Voting!

Back in early November our governor appointed the state senator from our district to be the new commissioner of agriculture and scheduled a special election on January 16 to elect her replacement. An hour later our local state assemblyman declared … Continue reading

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FO Friday: do I hear…?

Pattern: Underlying Structures by Jennifer Kirchenbauer. When I saw this pattern on MadameDafargeKnits, I knew I had to make it. Yarn: Plymouth DK Superwash, color 1131. Needles: US#5. As I said on the Ravelry page, I was fascinated immediately when … Continue reading

Posted in Cowls, knitting, Polk County politics, Scarves | 3 Comments