I've had several people ask when I'm going to get back to the blog-honestly, I don't know, and I haven't had time to figure out all the cool stuff a person can do on a blog, like pictures, video, etc. That is why I've been reluctant to post anything.
Our Christmas party last Saturday night was a blast. I believe we had 40 people crammed into our house, but nobody seemed to mind. Food was great, (thanks, honey) and several new people came which made things even more fun. One especially shy person (or so she says she is in social settings) said she didn't think this was like a typical cocktail party-people making small talk, but nobody really saying anything. She said she got into some really good discussions-which doesn't surprise me because most of our friends are pretty political. It also was a good thing that we had Richard's former boss, former Secretary of State of Minnesota, Joan Growe, in attendance. Richard was her chief aide in the days she was Secretary of State. She even introduced me to Vice President Walter Mondale at a Humphrey Day dinner right after Richard and I met 10 years ago.
So now it's on to my 50th birthday celebration...no surprise party for me, which is fine because I get to make some decisions about what I would like. When Richard turned 50 several years ago I did a surprise party for him, and it turned out great-but he didn't have a say in anything. He said he couldn't surprise me on my 50th because it had already been done. So it's going to be smorgasbord and I'm hoping people wear their Norwegian sweaters. Maybe this weekend I'll get to figure out posting pics and stuff like that. But then again, maybe not. Friday is Men's Knit Night at the Yarnery in St Paul, and Saturday is the first Packer playoff game. I may have to blog as the game progresses. Wonder if I can blog and watch the game at the same time? Stay tuned.