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


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


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


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


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


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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