August?  What happened to June and July?

August? What happened to June and July?

I woke up Saturday morning, got out of bed and headed for the kitchen. On the fridge is a calendar. I looked up as always and noticed that it wasn’t July anymore!!? I turned the page to reflect August 1st and thought, “where on earth has summer gone”? Is it just going by real fast? Is it because it’s Wisconsin and one day it’s 90 where the next day is 63? Is it this damn Covid?? Maybe a combo of all 3? Granted, with our lives changing drastically in 2020 it doesn’t help that there are NO events this summer. To me it seems like I’m stuck in time. Like it’s still spring and summer has yet to start! Either way it’s sad but instead of getting angry or down in the dumps I’m trying to make the best out of things. I hate to even talk about “the big C” anymore but the fact is this has interrupted everything in our lives. I pray, cross my pinkies, cross my toes, etc. that EVERYTHING will change for the better soon. I’m thinking positive vibes that next summer is going to be the best summer in YEARS and we can get back to normal somehow. Hang in there. I’m not getting stressed out. I’m not paying attention to any of the millions of “opinions” or theories I see on Facebook and other social media outlets. I’m trusting in my positive vibes that I’ll get thru all this. I take it as it comes and form my own thoughts and opinions. Think positive. I WILL get thru all this and I’m so looking forward to all the wonderful events returning next summer. Looking forward to the day I can sit down in an establishment with friends and family and enjoy life again. My point is…the IS a sunny side to the summer going so fast. I hopefully will make things go quicker to us getting back to a normal in life. Stay positive. I look forward to the fall season now as you will know when it’s here with all the vibrant, wonderful colors in the Northwoods. Let’s hope the fall doesn’t FLY by like the summer did. Did I mention….STAY POSITIVE!!?

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OK…The Green and Gold is back

OK…The Green and Gold is back

SO…what do you think so far of the NFL season? I’ve heard many opinions from “OMG this is weird” to “I love my Green and Gold”. Mixed feelings from it’s not the same that you can’t tailgate in Lambeau to people saying “who cares, I’m not a sports fan anyway”. The bottom line is the…read more »

One More Walk

One More Walk

Although things were very different this year the Walk To End Alzheimer’s went on last Saturday in Antigo. They start off with a video that you can watch in your home. The video is about 15 minutes long. Then you are encouraged to go out and take the walk. You raise the funds as always.…read more »

So Long Summer (were you even here?)

So Long Summer (were you even here?)

I’ll keep this short and sweet. MOST of the great events we have in the Northwoods were cancelled this year. The days are getting shorter for sure. School is back in session (by 2020 standards). Yes it finally happened. I spotted my first tree turning red on Highway 47! The Deer in my back yard…read more »

Road Construction

Road Construction

I’m sure many of you in the Northwoods have noticed the repaving of Highway 47 from Rhinelander to the North. I’m amazed at how far they have gotten in just a few weeks. LOTS of trucks and lots of machinery and of course lots of delays. They are already up to Newbold in the northbound…read more »