Monday, November 23, 2009

Whoops! I blew it again.

(This is the Metrodome; it is an ugly temporary-looking structure that I liken to a inverted Tupperware bowl plunked down amidst crystal goblets.)

I missed posting yesterday but had a pretty good reason. My granddaughter and her husband traveled to the Twin Cities from their home on the other side of the state for a Vikings football game at the Metrodome.

Their three little girls stayed with me while they were gone. What would have been a boring Sunday turned into a whirlwind of activity. They only stayed until the game was over but it's always a treat to see the family.

However, I've posted before about my thankfulness for family so I have to choose two other things I'm thankful for. The first is I am grateful that I live in Minnesota--not to brag, but Minnesota is consistently at the top of polls rating states for health, happiness, etc. We always are the state with the highest voter turnout at elections. And, just last Tuesday, Minnesota ranked highest in contributions for the "Give to the Max Day".

I am ever-so-thankful that I live in the USA with separation of church and state. Neither the federal nor state governments can dictate what I can wear, or what I must eat, or where I can go --or who with. Well, the list would go on and on! I just love my freedom to be me.


Sparrow chic said...

What did Rhoda Morgenstern of Mary Tyler Moore say about Minnesota, The cold winters would keep her preserved longer ? Diversity everywhere you look. I too love Minnesota !!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I have long admired Minnesota and Minnesotans. There is something very special, very different about your state and those in it. I don't know if it's the COLD that toughens you up and makes you so nice at the same time, or the Norwegian influence, or just WHAT, but there is a magic about you uff-da'ers!!!

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

I love Minnesota except on a few exceptionally cold or nasty winter days when I have to go out to work. Pretty sure the Scandinavian heritage contributes conflict-avoidance. The outright niceness is harder to attribute, but the physical beauty, gentle pace, and rich cultural institutions and activities all contribute, I think.

Kathy said...

Great post. My son went to college at St. Mary's in Winona. He loves MN and has many friends that live in the cities. He and his wife were just up there a couple of weeks ago for a wedding. When he came home he said that they could very well end up moving there one day. It is beautiful for sure!