BOVEY63's Blogs

Allergies, work reclassification and life in general
Friday, September 19, 2014      9 comments

This week has found me plagued with allergies. I am allergic to dust mites and they were out in full force after we had to turn on the furnace when temperatures dipped into the 30s and reached high in the upper 40s and low 50s. Dust that had set... Read more
Crazy days
Wednesday, August 27, 2014      6 comments

It has been quite a while since I blogged or been able to correspond much with my Spark Family. Summer is the busiest time at work, and there has been a lot going on in my personal life too. This afternoon we are holding an open house in ou... Read more
A short update
Friday, August 01, 2014      8 comments

It has been a while since I blogged. My time has been full of family, work at home and insanity at work. Last week I took vacation Monday-Wednesday to spend with Mike’s son, DIL and two grandsons (ages 1 & 3), who were visiting from Illinoi... Read more
It's no wonder girls and women feel fat.
Saturday, July 26, 2014      8 comments

Several times over the past few days I have come across the following story online. 'Plus-sized' model Robyn Lawley posts unedited, makeup-free bikini selfies My q... Read more
Random pictures and one for CODEMAULER
Friday, July 18, 2014      9 comments

I forgot to add a picture for my Spark friend CODEMAULER yesterday so here it is plus a few random ones from my picture folder. CODEMAULER: I can picture you and the hu... Read more
Catching up with old friends and family, fun and possible promotion at work, and roof troubles
Thursday, July 17, 2014      7 comments

I am finding hard to believe that summer is about half over (according to my son’s school schedule anyway). It feels like only yesterday we were still shivering in the cold temperatures. But wait a minute – it did get down into the lower 40F deg... Read more
Wonderful weekend
Monday, June 23, 2014      8 comments

The weather didn’t cooperate as well as I had hoped this past weekend, but it sure didn’t dampen the wonderful time I had. In fact, my youngest son and I embraced it and had a fun experience yesterday. Mike, my son Troy and I spent a quiet ... Read more
Sanity may be on its way
Friday, June 20, 2014      8 comments

I almost hate to jinx things, but it finally feels like a little sanity may be coming my way. My phone rang at 6:45 a.m. on a Saturday morning (nearly two weeks ago). Mike was already up and came in to see what the call was about. It was the hos... Read more
A living nightmare – ACCOUNTING!
Friday, May 30, 2014      6 comments

As a student I liked, and was good at math, but that certainly didn’t mean I was destined to become an accountant. I preferred art, photography and writing so I chose to pursue a career in Graphic Communications. After earning my degree, I was h... Read more
Sparking before doing a deposit
Friday, May 23, 2014      6 comments

Sparking before doing a deposit I am on my lunch break at work and realized this may be the only time I have to write a long-overdue blog. Life continues to be a rollercoaster ride – high, lows, moving too fast and sometimes crashing t... Read more
Life in the Super Fast Lane
Wednesday, April 23, 2014      11 comments

I am finally getting the chance to sit down and do some Sparking. Life has been so hectic the past few weeks, and tonight I am home alone for a while - so now taking some "me" time. What I have been up to: 1. Working on an auction at work... Read more
Flashlight tour, a cold and sprained ankle
Thursday, March 27, 2014      9 comments

This past Saturday a friend and I travelled to Duluth (yes, I go there whenever possible) and went on a Flashlight Tour of Glensheen (Congdon) Mansion (if you want more information about Glensheen, go online to We have been o... Read more
Trying to overcome insults from the past
Monday, March 17, 2014      10 comments

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” How many times did we say these words in our childhood and try to convince ourselves that we really did believe them? I did my best trying to bury hurtful words and keep... Read more
Calving time at work
Wednesday, March 12, 2014      12 comments

As a reminder, I work in the administration department at a research and outreach center. Several areas of research are conducted here - Agronomy, Animal Science, Biotechnology. Forestry, Forest Biology, Horticulture and Wild Rice. Public a... Read more
Exploring Lake Superior's Ice Caves
Monday, March 10, 2014      14 comments

After seeing several pictures of Lake Superior's Ice Caves posted on friends' facebook pages, I knew I had to see them. My youngest son was just as enthusiastic about them, so we set out yesterday morning for the 3-hour drive to Apostle Island o... Read more

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