Since I started this blog eight months ago, I have ALWAYS had something to write about. I even wrote a post on how blogging had taken over my life… how every spare second and all free brain space were given over to blog composition. Granted, there were posts now and then that needed a kick … Continue reading It’s Finally Happened: I’m Suffering From a Case of the Dreaded Blog Clog
America has a lot of oddball “national” days. National Buffet Day seems like a cruel joke, placed as it is on January 2, just as the weight loss resolutions are getting underway. National If Pets Had Thumbs Day on March 13 is… well… strange. But is it any stranger than National Chant at the Moon … Continue reading National Donut Day? Sure. Why Not?
I’ve been obsessed with blogging lo these many months, and of course petsitting nabbed the Fixation Award for a while there, but I have another passion you might not know about: flower gardening. It wasn’t always this way. After a decade of vegetable gardening at our previous home, in a backyard patch that was way … Continue reading Blogging vs. Gardening: An Epic Battle for Supremacy
When I told the husband that I was thinking about writing a post on my prolonged siege against my intractable plantar wart, he wasn’t just opposed to it. No. He was totally, emphatically, zealously, vociferously against it. At the time, I had 131 followers. He said if I was hell-bent on doing it, I should … Continue reading This Is Me – Warts and All…
Huzzah! Between WordPress® and email subscribers, I’ve reached 100 followers! I’m so grateful to all of you for reading, following, liking, and commenting on my posts. I’d like to give special mention to Lisa, my dear friend, enthusiastic supporter, fellow travel lover, and very first follower, and to StoriLines, fellow blogger and my first WordPress® follower. … Continue reading Blogging Milestone: 100 Followers!
Hi. I’m back and in a very good mood, putting out a blog post for a second consecutive day (a rarity for me). What I didn’t mention in yesterday’s post about the impending frigid temps was that there was a lot of talk over the weekend about today being a snow day. (For those of … Continue reading Snow Day!!!
Is writing about the weather a sign that a blogger has hit rock bottom? If so, I’ve reached this nadir with dizzying speed. Still, it can’t be helped. Every weather forecasting outfit in the US is warning of a possibly record-breaking arctic blast this week for those of us lucky enough to live in the … Continue reading Bracing for the Deep Freeze
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 The Christmas Letter: A Strange American Holiday Tradition?