Category Archives: Winter

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


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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Livin’ in the snow. And lovin’ it. Or not.

Any of you in New England, particularly in the Boston area, may want to look away from this post. Unlike you, we have places to put our snow. A couple weeks ago Smokey was backing his car down the driveway. … Continue reading

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Heat wave!

Yes, this IS a heat wave. It was -19˚ F yesterday morning at this time.On the other hand, we are not battling 8 feet of snow. * * * * *  In other news, I got new glasses.

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It’s winter carnival time in Luck, WI!

Every year the village north of us has an ice palace during their winter carnival. It — both carnival and palace — are somewhat smaller than the ones in St Paul and elsewhere. St Paul Ice Palace 1992 St Paul … Continue reading

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