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3 days ago · Thankfulness Journal - What are you thankful for?

As we are a week out from Thanksgiving, I want to hear what people are thankful for at this moment in time in your life.

I’ll share what I am thankful for. In addition to working at Mayo Clinic, I also moonlight as a farmer’s wife, which means I’m often “gifted” with farm duties to perform. Tuesday night found me in a Allis tractor pulling a hopper cart full of corn along a steep, windy, narrow path through the woods from the isolated field my husband was combining up to the road to fill the gravity wagons to take to town. Halfway up the hill, my darling tractor killed, sending me on a backward slide down the hill, in the dark, with a cart full of corn and a steep drop on one side to try to avoid. By some gift from God, I was able to stop the slide, restart the tractor, and gun it up the rest of the hill for all it was worth to finish my task. My thankfulness is for the fortuitous outcome of that situation (and also that no one could hear my “commentary” during the event!). I REALLY wish I could be thankful for a successful end to harvest, but that day hasn’t come yet.

What are you thankful for?

4 days ago · Potential Puppy- advice needed in Just Want to Talk

I’m a huge fan of Dr. Garren Kelly at Meadow View Veterinary. It’s located just west of Rochester on Hwy 14, and is located on the back side of the whole Leashes and Leads complex. He is very competent but warm and has done great things for all my dogs.

4 days ago · U.S. Mail Locations in Just Want to Talk

I was told, a lonnnggg time ago, that our mail courier service no longer wanted to deal with outbound mail. That must have changed over time, or I didn’t get the right information. I’m glad I asked the question.

4 days ago · U.S. Mail Locations in Just Want to Talk

Based on your response, I did a bit of searching (should have done that first I guess) and here is what I found on the Mailing Services-External Mail page:

Outbound U.S. Postal items are collected by Couriers throughout the work day, sorted and routed to Technology Drive Warehouse, and transported to the local U.S. Postal facility Monday through Friday.

Thanks so much for the tip. From now on, I’ll just drop it in outgoing mail.

4 days ago · U.S. Mail Locations

Here’s one of those burning questions I have occasionally: Does anyone know where U.S. mail can be dropped off on the Mayo campus downtown? There used to be a time that we had an out basket for U.S. mail right in our department alongside the basket for interoffice mail, but that is no longer available. I know there is a U.S. mail drop box in the main hallway subway level of the Mayo building, near the elevators, but are there any other drop sites that might be more convenient to the Ozmun building? I don’t need to mail something frequently, but every once in a while I do and I’m always searching for a mailbox. Any suggestions?

Wed, Oct 25 2:45pm · Potential Puppy- advice needed in Just Want to Talk

My daughter took her pup to Petsmart training, and she loved it! https://www.petsmart.com/pet-services/training/

Bottom line, consistency is your best bet. Make sure you stick to your guns, even if the puppy resists. This might mean several nights of puppy cries if you don’t want him/her in your bed, but rather in his/her kennel, etc. Be sure to check unwanted behavior quickly, such as growling while eating or nipping when you reprimand. And lavishly praise good behavior, such as when they sit for a treat, or stop barking when you ask.

I agree with Tiguer – its work on the front end but pays off in rich reward in the long run as you welcome a new member to the household who then fits in great! Good luck!

Fri, Oct 13 7:49am · Best of Rochester - Young Family Spots in New Employee Connections

I recently visited the Tweites Family Farm, and what a great experience! It has an exciting variety of play areas for kids of all ages, a corn maze, gem mining (what?!), pumpkin picking, and much much more. Make sure you give yourself a good afternoon to explore, as I feel like we simply didn’t have enough time to take it all in. Fun fun fun!

http://tweitesfamilyfarm.com/

Fri, Oct 6 10:02am · What are you reading? in Just Want to Talk

I’m an odd creature in that I have little desire to own books. I have some I will absolutely buy, but that is rare. Instead, for my pleasure reading, I’m content to check out books. Hence, the library choice makes the most sense for me.