Thursday, November 15, 2018

MN Nice

My daughter took a bus up to Duluth to see some friends. 2 hours to get there and 2 hours to sit and wait for another bus to get her to the UMD campus. She just texted that the bus driver didn't want her to wait so he brought her to UMD. THANK YOU from Sarah's mom!!

Thursday, November 01, 2018


3rd Street on Halloween in My Town USA is pretty amazing! Almost every house is decorated, homeowners and their yards are decked out and hundreds of dollars of candy purchased. 
Two young men with masks on ran into my daughter and I and one said, "Hey you used to be my teacher!!" I asked him his name and asked him to take his mask off. The friend yelled out his name but he refused to show his face. So I did the math.
"Yes Jake I was one of your teachers but that makes you around 35 years old out on Halloween night trick or treating." 
"Yeah. See ya Mrs. Stream."
And THAT was the creepiest thing that happened last night.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

My Youngest

When asked about trick or treating Tim said he has one more year left.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Come Onnnn!

I wrote chili down on my dinner menu and grocery list for this Saturday. And forget to buy every single ingredient to make chili. 
After grocery shopping on Mondays I spend the rest of the week grocery shopping for all of the things I forget on Monday. 
Living the dream at 53. So far, so fun.

Thursday, October 18, 2018


Stained glass made with love by Kristi Noser.  And given to Patrick for Christmas.

Friday, October 12, 2018


Tim "Mom, some girl gave me her allergies at school yesterday." 
Mom "That's not how allergies work, buddy."

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

My Boat

So weird when your boat makes it into a Nicholas Sparks movie before you do.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Feel Better?

In my neverending effort to make you feel better about yourself, I offer this. At the Biblical Counseling conference I attended last week I walked into the men's room twice. Only two times!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018


Mom "Tim, it is See You at the Pole day today. You can stand at the flag pole and pray."
Tim "For the veterinarians?" 
Mom "Sure. Pray for the vets. And the teachers and your friends and your school."

Monday, September 24, 2018

It Doesn't?

My Get Food Go Home uniform today. Made it bearable.
A man was staring at me in Aldi.(with no s) Was he "objectifying" me?? No. He read my shirt and told me he liked it. We had a good laugh. 
PS I will be wearing it this week as I head back to all of the stores for the things I forgot to remember.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018


The We Don't Want Anyone to Feel Bad movement has done more damage than feeling bad ever could.

Friday, September 14, 2018


Conversation with Nathan which ended in sweet silence.
[9/11/18 12:33 PM] Me: ☺️
[9/11/18 1:57 PM] Nathan: Mom it is weird when you use emojis
[9/11/18 1:57 PM] Me: Ok. ☺️
[9/11/18 1:58 PM] Me: When you tell me something is weird you know I will just do it more.

Monday, September 10, 2018

1st Day!!

 9th and 7th grades!!

6 years ago.
My baby boys going into 3rd and 1st!!

Sunday, August 26, 2018


I made chocolate chip cookies last week. My husband got home from work and I began telling him about my day and then talking about the cookies. 
Carla "This one doesn't have enough chocolate chips. This one has too many. This cookie broke in half."
Patrick said, "Uh babe? Does every cookie have a story?"
Carla "Yes."

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Carla is modeling one of our favorite winter fashions. She chose this red coat and told her husband that it was ON SALE for $4!! A GOTTA HAVE for only $12 more in postage and handling!
Red is Carla's favorite color as her smile shows. 
The high waisted, chest binding tie is sure to keep out the bitter WI wind. Who needs to breathe when it is -27??
When you buy from Rose Wholesale you will get what you pay for! And remember if it looks too good to be true, IT IS.
Thank you Carla!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Getting There

One of my goals this summer was to get organized. How proud you must be of my progress!! 

Saturday, August 11, 2018


This was my home for 1 1/2 years.  I lived here as a nanny in CT.  I knew the love of family for the first time.  It was sold yesterday.  And I had a good cry over the memories I will carry with me for the rest of my life.  One Beeholm Road. 

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Monday, August 06, 2018

Listen Up!

We really do need to work on listening to listen and not listening to speak. Or listening to give advice. It does not open another to heart level conversation. It shuts them down. And they learn. They learn that you will not listen.

Monday, July 30, 2018

24 For Us!!

Happy 24th Anniversary to my Patrick!! We went out for an amazing dinner and also found some peace and serenity on a paddle boat at Perch Lake.  We celebrated the years!!

Monday, July 16, 2018


Sarah's 9th year in rec softball!
Blue team beat red and white in the tournaments to win FIRST PLACE! 

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Happy 49th Birthday Patrick!!

So happy that NEXT YEAR you will join me in the 50's!!
Love you and love your July 4th Birthday skate wear!