Author: LindaLee

Baby Book Bags

Making baby book bags from old jeans and fabric scraps is easy and the little ones love them. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. This is my latest and my 14 month old granddaughter puts the small board books in them and carries them around. It is just the right size for her and she loves it. I don’t have “directions” but you can gauge the size from the photo of the back pocket. It is probably 6″ square. I lined it with green...

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Ta-nehesi Coates and the N-word

This is the best explanation I have heard about white people and the N-word. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. +++++ Credit: Adobe Stock Images. Standard...

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Election Day Musings

I voted yesterday. The only races were for school board and a referendum on extending the school levy. I don’t usually vote on election day so getting my “I Voted” sticker was cool. Usually I am working election protection for the Democrats and have voted absentee/early. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. So after I voted I went to the Apple store to deal with my dying/dead iPad. I ended up buying a new one. While I was hanging out waiting for my scheduled...

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Problem Solving Skills

I babysit my 14-month-old granddaughter. Her problem solving skills have entered a new phase. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. In the past week Maddie has dramatically increased her use of problem solving. She has mastered unlocking the gate that keeps her from tumbling down the stairs. Fortunately, she was so delighted that she squealed and clapped her hands warning me. Her dad fixed the lock but she’s working on opening this new tighter arrangement. She is persistent and patient. I have no doubt...

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I Love My Governor

Having a good Democrat for our Governor in Minnesota is so nice. He knows how to position his stands on the issues in ways that most citizens can connect with. (More) Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. From the Governor and Lt. Governor’s Facebook page: Today, Governor Dayton called on President Trump and Republican members of Congress to abandon their tax proposal which would eliminate tax deduction for 900,000 primarily middle-class Minnesota families, averaging $12,000. These tax deductions provide hard-working Minnesota families about $12 billion...

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