Julekake is a traditional Norwegian Christmas cake. We've had one on Christmas morning for as long as I can remember, usually store bought and always delicious. Store bought until I forgot to order one and was forced to make my own - or go without. Oh the horror!! We simply could not have Christmas morning without a julekake, so after consulting with older relatives in


74 Days of Positivity

It's almost Halloween which means it's almost winter here in Minnesota so I've decided to have 74 days of positivity. If you're missing the obvious connection, that's okay. I'll explain. When the days start to get shorter I start to get this overwhelming urge to hibernate. I don't necessarily want to sleep, I just don't want to do anything. I tend to get down. I

74 Days of Positivity2016-10-19T13:32:24-05:00

Joy Movie Review

Joy Movie Review, no spoilers - well, maybe some. Joy is the story of Joy Mangano, the woman who invented the Miracle Mop. It probably goes without saying, this is a chick flick. When we got to the AMC theater at Southdale in Edina, there was a bit of a line of all women waiting to enter the theater. I don't know that any men were

Joy Movie Review2016-01-06T17:01:39-06:00

What’s Under Your Couch?

This is Ruby's toy box.  As you can see it's empty. I buy her a lot of toys and she gets all of the toys that Stanley gets because he doesn't like toys. She got some great dog toys for Christmas and even takes all the cat toys. This dog is not wanting for toys, I promise you. So why aren't there any dog toys

What’s Under Your Couch?2014-01-09T16:19:48-06:00

Christmas Lights In April Are Offensive

Who'd have thought that posting a picture of lit Christmas lights in April would set off such a heated argument? It snowed last night. It snowed quite a bit and frankly I'm pretty sick of the snow. We've had snow on the ground since Thanksgiving. I know this because my ex husband took me on a motorcycle ride on Thanksgiving and it started to snow

Christmas Lights In April Are Offensive2013-04-19T12:56:19-05:00

Bad Dog

File this under I Should Have Known Better. I put away all the remotes, coasters, books and anything else that was lying around at puppy eye level. I've learned my lesson, I thought, as I picked up my daughter's favorite teddy bear and locked it in her room for safe keeping. Then I left the house to go to the Y for a quick work

Bad Dog2012-12-12T13:08:14-06:00

Have You Hung Your Holiday Lights?

  I have, sort of. I actually left the ones from last year up so I didn't have to put those up. Because I am short and am afraid of going to the top of a 20 foot ladder I can't put lights on my roof or my second story window. So my house looks like shit next to my neighbor's. He goes all out

Have You Hung Your Holiday Lights?2012-12-03T10:01:07-06:00

The Heart of Christmas Giveaway

I'm having a very special giveaway. You can win this beautiful story about a little boy and his last Christmas and how a whole town turned out to make it the best one ever. Click here to watch the trailer of this wonderful movie. The story is moving, sad and inspiring. If you would like to win a copy of The Heart of Christmas please

The Heart of Christmas Giveaway2012-11-07T15:11:08-06:00

I Suck at Mario Kart for the Wii

My daughter got a Wii for Christmas. Actually she got two Wiis. One at home and one at her dad's. This means she can be practicing these games all the time which means if I want to compete with her I have to practice all the time. And I don't have time for that. Last night we played Mario Kart for hours, both of us

I Suck at Mario Kart for the Wii2012-01-16T05:02:00-06:00

The Holiday Letter I Would Like To Send

I don't send out holiday newsletters because after two divorces the only people I keep in contact with are my family and they should know what I've been up to, that they don't clearly means they aren't interested and I don't want to force it down their throats. I've written this humorous holiday family newsletter for my readers and because I didn't get to post

The Holiday Letter I Would Like To Send2011-12-21T16:01:44-06:00

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