Of course, that is a quote from Jimmy Buffett's Mañana, but it sure is appropriate these days. It's past the middle of March, and this morning when I came downstairs, the weather station was reading 11 degrees with a "feels like" temperature of 4. That's just not fair to those of us who muster our way through … Continue reading Monday Musings: It’s So God-damn Cold, It’s Gonna Snow Until June
Last week, we got around 14 or so inches of snow. Roads were cleared quickly and after a day or so, things settled back to normal. Some ice and snow melting off the rooftops, and it's been cold. Tomorrow, we are supposed to get another snowstorm with significant accumulation. You know what? I give up, Winter. … Continue reading Monday Musings: Okay, Okay, I Give Up!
One of the books I am reading - well, actually listening to, since I have borrowed the audio version from the library - is Hilary Clinton's What Happened. I am finding it quite interesting. There was one line that resonated with me almost immediately. It's early in the book, when she is talking about getting ready to … Continue reading Monday Musings: Suit of Armor
February is my least favorite month. It is pretty much 28 days of gloom and dank. Oh, and the bonus? Every four years we get an extra day of it. Whee. Oh, sure, every so often you get a teaser day. Sun, warm temperatures, and it feels like Spring. But then it's right back to grey, … Continue reading Monday Musings: Good-bye, February. And Good Riddance!
Last week, I wrote about the real emotional impact of a beloved character leaving one of my long-running favorite TV shows. If you missed it, you can catch up here. This week, I am going to try to figure out why this sort of thing breaks my heart in a very real sense. I think part … Continue reading Monday Musings: When A Fictional Character Breaks Your Heart, Part 2
It's happened to many of us: your favorite character in a book, television show, or movie is written out, or dies. For some, it's easy to move past it, and go on. But for others, it's almost as if a real person just walked out of your life. I'm in the latter group. Today, I'm … Continue reading Monday Musings: When a Fictional Character Breaks Your Heart, Part 1
I am writing this post on Sunday afternoon, so I have no idea how the Super Bowl will turn out. I will say this right now, though: Fly, Eagles, Fly! There is no love for the Patriots in this house, despite the fact that we live in New England. And let me ask you this: … Continue reading Monday Musings: Football, Food, and Fun
Sorry about the lack of Monday posting. A weekend away will do that to you. Well, maybe not you, you insufferably energetic bunny, but is sure does it to me. So, where was I? I was in Pennsylvania, the land of my birth. I was there for my mother's 90th birthday. (Her actual birthday was Sunday, but the … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: My Mom is 90
Like most of the area, we had a doozy of a winter storm here yesteday. Snowed pretty much all day, with lots of wind and drifting. The official snow total here is 13.5", but I think we got a bit more up here on the hill. The dog was rather unhappy about the whole affair. … Continue reading Monday Musings: We Got Snow!
We welcomed the New Year of 2018 in at midnight. I know a lot of people are saying how glad they are the 2017 is now past, and, to some extent, I can sympathize. But, really, every year has its ups and downs, doesn't it? Some do seem to be more down than up, but … Continue reading Monday Musings: Happy 2018!