March 13, 2021

On This Day...

I've not had a good day today--at all. I'm feeling very sorry for myself about my knee because I want to walk and ride my bike and even run! I'm not looking for sympathy, just saying that I'm having a bad day. Usually on Saturdays I post a heritage recipe, but I didn't even attempt to make one today (I did some cleaning though, so at least I was productive).

I don't really want to write, but I had an idea that might be fun. I searched my photos for "March 13" and I figured I'd post some photos from this day through the years...

2006: Nathan came home on leave from serving in Iraq and we surprised my mom at work (she had no idea he was coming home). Jeanie came in from Illinois, Brian came in from Minnesota, and I was there, of course. First, Jeanie walked into the office and my mom was surprised to see her, but not totally shocked. Then Brian came in--and she was definitely bewildered. Then I came in. And finally, Nathan. She was SO surprised (and thrilled, of course!)

2007: I have no idea why I took this picture, but my kids were eating grapes.

2010: I did my first "long walk" to train for the Indy 500 Festival Mini Marathon. I walked 5 miles on the treadmill, and I was pouring sweat. But very proud.

2015: Early in the morning, Noah was reading out loud to Eli and Joey.

2015: Jerry and I were training for the Detroit Free Press Half-Marathon. We got in this run/walk before I headed to the airport...

To go to Portland for my first time!! Thomas, Laurel, and I had drinks and then I had to check out Voodoo Doughnut. Definitely didn't live up to the hype, but I think it's something most tourists try ;)

2017: The nightmare of Noah's splinter. You can read the whole insane story here

2018: Jerry and one of my most favorite cousins, Shannon. Unfortunately, we were at my cousin Jeff's funeral, but it was really nice to see so many cousins!

2018: My mom wanted to get a photo of us because we were dressed up.

2019: Eli feeding Tuck, our original "pet" squirrel. He died last year, but he is the squirrel that made us REALLY fall in love with squirrels.

This was actually a fun post to do. A way to go down memory lane!


  1. Sending virtual hugs. Hope your knee heals up soon. Thanks for the fun photos anyway. Well, except for that splinter photo. Ewwwww!

  2. Sorry your knee has you down, I agree it is super frustrating to be on the bench when you're enjoying activity.

    I love my Memories app to check "on this day" in my photos!


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