Tag Archives: winter

What’s With the Pansy Winter Storm Names? Or, I Must Be Feeling Better Cuz I’m Back to Ranting

February 8, 2013

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Good heavens, as if the media hasn’t dumbed down our culture enough, now they are assigning names to winter “storms.” :meh: What the? Here in the Great Northeast, we get big snows, like, A LOT. We don’t need no stinkin’ names like “Ivan,” “Nemo” and “Willie.” What is this now, SeaWorld?! What ever happened to […]

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It’s a Good Time

August 17, 2012

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I’ve heard it said that southerners think we northeners are like ants. We scurry about, hurryhurryhurry, to get things done — such silly northerners, why don’t you slow down and enjoy things for a while? Well… here in the northeastern states, our “growing and doing season” is terribly brief. We really only have 4 to […]

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Damart Thermolactyl vs. Old Man Winter

January 24, 2012

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That isn’t the name of a new Godzilla movie, as cool as it would be. :grinny: Thermolactyl is a fiber, for a type of ladies and mens thermal underwear. Today, I am reminded of Damart’s thermolactyl on Upstate New York’s traditionally coldest day of the year. My oldest son just informed me that he’s outgrown […]

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Turkey Thawing and Other Musings…

February 1, 2011

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How long does it take a frozen turkey to thaw?? The packages always say “3 to 4 days” in the refrigerator. But after 4 days, I can still crack a hammer on that baby. It takes me about 7 to 8 days for a turkey to thaw. And that ain’t easy– you have any idea […]

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Meet Me on Monday #32

January 24, 2011

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Monday snuck (oops, SpellCheck alert) sneaked up on me today. Mondays and Wednesdays are usually my busiest days, and they also happen to be the days for memes. EEP! Well, I do try to squeeze in Meet Me on Monday, even if I am late. šŸ™‚ Here goes! Questions: 1. What is your favorite kind […]

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The Bird Watcher

December 17, 2010

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Toasty Warm

December 5, 2010

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Winter is here! We finally got measurable snow, straight from Lake Ontario. The snowplows come rumbling by every hour or so (and all we got was about 3 to 4 inches). It’s so cozy in the house. I love winter. The snow is like a great big blanket on the community; it muffles all sounds […]

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Cold Feet/Warm Feet

November 13, 2010

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Do you realize that I STILL have my summer clothes in my dresser? I get later and later every year… I used to be so organized; every early September, the kids and I would make the switch– we’d haul out the dozens of boxes full of sweaters and pants, and pack up the tank tops […]

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It’s Baaaack!

September 26, 2008

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For us in the Northern Hemisphere– it’s baaaack! Autumn, and winter is on the way! I love autumn– it’s so colorful and the air is crispy clean. And I prefer cooler temperatures. However, as autumn turns to winter, my skin gets horribly, horribly dry. It’s so bad that my hands crack and bleed. No skin […]

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