jane and violet

Q: What’s the difference between a kick line and a circus act?

A: A circus act is a cunning line of stunts.


So, I was supposed to go to the circus this past weekend in Richfield. I was all geeked up about it, but it turned out to be muddy and rainy and grey. It was sort of like playing shoe roulette with whichever pair I wanted to completely ruin next. So I ended up giving away the tickets we had previously purchased at a discount from a local florist.

Hubsband and I went to watch the elephants “raise the roof” of the circus tent at 9:00 a.m. anyhow. We saw zebras, camels, ponies, and llamas.


I was blessed enough to meet an elephant named Tracy. She’s 32, and she has freckles. Hubs asked me if I would like to take her for a spin, and my answer…

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Moving Tips for Newlyweds

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Newlywed Move

If you’ve ever been married or moved/relocated, you know that these events can not only be blissful, but they also come with the nasty side effect of stress. Should both occur within a relatively short period of time…never fear! Here we have some great tips for newlyweds in transit.

  1. Start early, organize, and stock up on supplies.  There is nothing that adds more stress to a new relationship than time crunch. Starting a week before the actual moving day with a well devised plan and plenty of packing materials will save you from confusion, frustration, and ultimately it will allow for some time to wind down each evening with your new husband or wife.
  2. Pare down. You don’t need your ex-boyfriend’s varsity jacket, and he doesn’t need that neon beer sign. Moving creates the perfect excuse to purge all of those unused possessions, in turn saving you in potential…

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