Category Archives: Winter

Ice out!

The ice finally went out of the lake a couple days ago, May 1. That is the latest since we began coming here in 1991. What a weird spring! Let us review our history of the lake. The sounds of … Continue reading

Posted in Antler Lake, Spring, Winter | 7 Comments

Smokey update.

He was discharged on Friday with a long list of follow-up appointments. Feels fine, slightly better than when he went in. Basic questions remaining to be answered: why prostate so enlarged, why hemoglobin so low. All other symptoms stemmed from … Continue reading

Posted in Smokey VA, Spring, Winter | 10 Comments

Guess what. We got some more snow.

Forecast is for 50˚ by the weekend, 60s next week, maybe even some 70s. Flooding, anyone?

Posted in Rural life, Winter | 9 Comments

To those of you posting photos of your crocus.

Posted in Gardening, Spring, Winter | 8 Comments

What’s happening? Not much.

Not much to say, but I feel like I should post something. I have learned from experience, however, that if I have photos the post(s) write themselves. Here goes… Elder Son and GF have unpacked nearly all their books. That … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Animals, Books, Christmas, Milady, Percy, Winter | 5 Comments

Hello, winter!

A week ago it was 70˚. On Wednesday it was windy here but not cold; on Lake Superior, 100 miles north, there were hurricane force winds and 25- to 30-foot waves. Thursday was calm and sunny. Friday, however; the air … Continue reading

Posted in Antler Lake, Rural life, Winter | 6 Comments

Bits and bobs.

It was surprising to me how many readers have family stories that involve a stuffed animal. Ninlouise’s story made me LOL. I guess those fluffy little critters are really important to us. * * * * * I have kinda … Continue reading

Posted in Cowls, knitting, Miscellaneous, Rants, various, Shawls, Television, Winter | 1 Comment

Snow!

I spent the last two mornings in tax training, in preparation for being a VITA/AARP/TCE volunteer tax preparer. Even though I prepared tax returns for 20 years and volunteered in this program last year, the law changes, the software changes, … Continue reading

Posted in Smokey, Winter | 9 Comments

The dreaded S word.

Yes, it is snowing here today. Crap. However, the forecast is for 60˚ all next week.

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Things that are making me happy today.*

I discovered that a pair of socks that had never really gone with anything actually coordinates with a recently-acquired shirt. Fashion-forward is I!   The sun is shining! Funny white shadow is reflection of cell phone in glass.   Not only … Continue reading

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