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?
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