If you are familiar with American football and I tell you that I was born and raised in Wisconsin, not far from Green Bay, you would likely assume – and you would be right to do so – that I come from a family of Packer fans. Add the adjective rabid and you’ve hit the nail … Continue reading Rooting for the team: (sigh) I’m going to give it a try
First, I have to thank fellow blogger, Sam, Living!, for inspiring this post with his own post featuring a venomous snake warning sign and the teaser, “Would you?” I guess when you are located in Australia like he is, this is something you have to consider with slightly more regularity than I do, and for that … Continue reading Mice and Snakes
A few weeks ago, as I was putting the finishing touches on, and subsequently mailing, our holiday greetings, I began to wonder how others around the world, and even in other parts of the US (say, the deep South, which can seem like a foreign country to those of us in the north, but I’m … Continue reading A Strange American Christmas Tradition?
No, I’m not talking about the murder of millions of innocent turkeys. Perhaps your mind jumped immediately to the discussion of religion and politics at the Thanksgiving table. Though it might be wise to steer away from those topics in the interest of familial harmony, that’s not what I’m talking about either. Nor am I … Continue reading Should This Thanksgiving Tradition Be Banned?
Prior to this new blobby (blog hobby – see Pros, below) I had a relatively normal life. I worked. I had leisure time. I exercised. I spent time with my family. I cleaned (a little). I cooked and baked. I crafted. Now, however, though the general framework of my day-to-day existence is pretty much unchanged … Continue reading How blogging has hijacked my (formerly balanced) life
One of my hobbies is upcycling liquor, wine, and beer-related detritus into decorations and ornaments. I sell these items at the occasional craft show, and at one such show recently, while suffering from Numb Butt Syndrome, it dawned on me how similar blogging is – beyond prolonged gluteal mashing – to sitting behind a table, … Continue reading How blogging is like selling things at a craft fair
(I can’t believe it’s only the second post on my travel blog and already I’m off topic, but last night, as I was dining on pizza and red wine with the husband, this quirky behavior came up, and a random musing was born.) Today is the start of a four-day weekend and to my mind, … Continue reading Coffee & donuts