One of the things I loved about owning the wine shop was learning something new just about everyday. Over the course of six years, I tasted thousands of wines and became a fanatic for not only unique blends (Hárslevelű and Lledoner Pelut two name just two) but also the unique language of wine. Continue Reading
Deer season opened in the UP today and to say that is a big deal up here, is a BIG understatement. It is a HUGE deal!
Have you heard about this? It refers to the employment of older workers (and volunteers). It’s a trend that has a powerful impact on the economy, workforce and small businesses.
I’ve always loved music. From the time I was given a Close N’Play phonograph when I was five, I started collecting 45’s (mostly from quarters I swiped from my dad’s loose change jar.) Continue Reading
I can’t believe it has been three months since I moved to the UP to join Paul who moved a bit sooner. I think about all that we had to do to get us here … sell a house, sell a business, downsize tremendously, buy a house, move, unpack. And that doesn’t even include all Paul had to do to get us here and is doing in his new position. It was certainly stressful at times but we handled it like Schuytemas.
We are getting to know the area (and loving every minute of it) and making a few friends along the way. I have volunteered for Chamber of Commerce events, am on a volunteer advisory committee to help revitalize an awesome but woefully underused recreational facility and have even joined a book club. But also, today, exactly three months from the day I moved here, I am feeling like we are finally settled. We are Michiganders, we are Yoopers, we are home.