We are plagued by technical difficulties this week. Since I am doing this on my phone and that is unwieldy at best, I will leave you with a picture from an actual wander. This was taken near a local orchard that the dog and I wander to sometimes. Behold the autumnal splendor!
Dear Sir, I think we get it: You are cold. You are wet. You are mighty and swift to punish. But, really, enough is enough. Oh, sure, I live in an area where Winter is expected to be cold and snowy, but this is getting just a bit ridiculous, don't you think? I will freely … Continue reading Monday Musings: An Open Letter to Winter
The snow continues. I think I am going to just go ahead and call this whole winter Snowmageddopacalypzilla! It is like a huge, white, frozen monster that just keeps attacking and swallowing everything. I can just barely see the tops of a few of the corner post finials on the garden fence. When I walk … Continue reading Monday Musings: Enough, Already!
I called The End on the novel revision about a week ago. It's a tough thing, at least for me. I mean, you can always make it better, right? Up to a point, yes. And, then, you have to realize that you have done all that you can, at least at that point. When I … Continue reading Monday Musings: Finished? Now, What?, Even More Snow, and Books
As I type this, we are watching football. Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers. If there is anyone who doesn't already know this, we are Packer fans here. Heck, we named the dog Lambeau! Green Bay is my sentimental team. My Dad was a Packer fan, and my memories of watching and learning about pro … Continue reading Monday Musings: Football, Reading, and Writing (No ‘Rithmetic!)
Yes, I know the shiny, purty ball dropped a few nights ago. I did make it to midnight this year (something that does not happen every year!) , but not much past. Need my beauty sleep and all that blah, blah, blah. I know the burning question on everyone's mind. Well, okay, maybe not everyone. … Continue reading Monday Musings: New Year, New Stuff
We went out on Saturday and got our tree. We had an artificial one for years, but in all honesty, it wasn't all that much better than a real tree. I think the darned plastic thing shed more "needles" than any real tree we've had. And then, there is the annual Fight-To-Get-The-Thing-Out-Of-The-Attic fun. And the … Continue reading Monday Musings: O Chistmas Tree, Deck the Hall, and All That Seasonal Jazz
I got a new computer a few months ago. My old laptop was just that- old. It was getting slow and cranky, and hadn't been happy with a second monitor attached for a long, long time. I have gotten very used to working with two monitors, so it was not an ideal situation. I got … Continue reading Monday Musings: Computer Woes, Garden News. Autumn, and Thanksgiving Changes
It has gotten decidedly chilly lately. Not quite freezing yet, but the overnight temps have dropped into the thirties a few times. The tomato plants in the garden have pretty much given up, along with the cucumbers and squash. I have a few beans on the vines, and the carrots are still going. The peppers … Continue reading Monday Musings: Garden’s End, Puppy Days, Italian Markets, and Football
We were in New Haven, Connecticut on Saturday for the CT State Chili Cook Off. This was the 22nd annual CT State, and, as always, it was a great event. It benefits the Community Action Agency of New Haven so that they can continue their Meals on Wheels program. It was a beautiful day, and … Continue reading Monday Musings: Chili Weekend, Visiting Family, and Cooling Down