I’ve debated about even putting up this post, but it’s big and important, and I can’t really talk about it in too many specifics. So with apologies for the vagaries, here’s the deal: it’s all good. Over the course of just about 24 hours, Jenni and then I received some good news at work. Both … Read morePositives


Beware. I have teenagers now. Well, okay. I’ve had a teenager for 3-plus years now, but as of today, I have nothing but teenagers in the under-18 subgroup in the household. Hannah and Zoe are 13 today. Sometimes it doesn’t seem possible that they’re that old yet. And other times, they get that serious look … Read moreBirthday


Welcome to the now (hopefully) weekly glimpse into my life. First, the big news: I dropped another 1.6 pounds this past week, according to the scale. That brings me to a total of 3.8 pounds since this journey has begun. And I’m pleased with this drop, though I was happier when I jumped on the … Read moreUpdates


It was, by any measure, a momentous day on Monday. The Minnesota Senate passed the same-sex marriage law which finally allows for the state to stop discriminating against a group of people based solely on who they love. Wherever you stand on the issue, it’s an important day, but not the end nor the beginning … Read moreDivides


Time for the weekly updates which should have aired here Sunday or Monday nights but didn’t because other things took precedence. In diet news, I lost .8 pounds this past week, which makes for a 2.2 pound total. Not nearly what I wanted, since I could probably lose that much just by shedding body hair, … Read moreUpdates

Mother’s Day

The entirety of the Lathrop clan gathered on Sunday for a brunch at the Campus Club at the U. We’d done that a couple of years ago, then last year at the top of the IDS center, but since that didn’t seem to be going this year, we went back to the Campus Club. But … Read moreMother’s Day

In Concert

When it rains, it pours, I tell you. So much to offer this week in terms of posts. I’ve got to do some catching up from last week, give you updates, and offer a tribute to moms. This will all be coming during the week. First, I need to post the videos from the girls’ … Read moreIn Concert

Don’t Look!

Between riding along with Patrick driving to and from scouts last night, I watched some TV and did some exercising. Or more specifically, stretching. And as I thought about it afterward, I’m not sure I’d want anyone to see that, with me in the dark, on the floor rolling around and doing range-of-motion stretching to … Read moreDon’t Look!

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