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Life of a Traveling Elf on the Shelf

And I thought the amount of miles that I have to drive is bad! Did you know that Frisbee the elf has to fly to the North Pole every night to tell Santa if the kids have been good or bad? Whew!!

If you aren’t aware of how Elf on the Shelf works, your elf (which you name) then flies back and positions himself in a new place to be found by morning…every morning. Did you hear the long pause there? Eeeevvveerrryyyy morning. Oh and if a person ever touches your elf, he or she loses their magic. Don’t touch the elf! Our elf, Frisbee, has become a wonderful tool to help promote good behavior. The only down side… our elf is kinda’ ornry! Here are some of the places we found Frisbee this month.

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One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

We all come at the world with different view points. The other day I passed a house with this large, welded together, colorfully painted, six foot tall metal rooster. Wait, what was that? I had to turn the truck around. Why didn’t I think of this?! Everyone needs a six foot tall metal rooster in their front yard! It’s funny sometimes what people will put in their front yards. Where the idea came from is anyone’s guess.

To me, this seems silly, but that person was proud enough to put it in their yard! This brings me to the saying, “One’s man trash is another man’s treasure.”

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Looking Past the Numbers

The Best 2.8 Miles Of My Life

Author: Doug Clouser

My wife Sarah and I have been talking for quite some time about walking the Monon Trail. For those around Central Indiana, you will know of the Monon as a reclaimed railroad that has been turned into a trail for running, walking and bicycling. To say we wanted to walk the Monon is a little ambiguous, because there are many entry and exit points to the trail, and there are many stretches of the Monon one could walk.

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