Monday Musings: An Open Letter to Winter

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

Monday Musings: Finished? Now, What?, Even More Snow, and Books

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

Monday Musings: Football, Reading, and Writing (No ‘Rithmetic!)

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!)

Monday Musings: O Chistmas Tree, Deck the Hall, and All That Seasonal Jazz

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

Monday Musings: Computer Woes, Garden News. Autumn, and Thanksgiving Changes

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

Monday Musings: Garden’s End, Puppy Days, Italian Markets, and Football

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

Monday Musings: Chili Weekend, Visiting Family, and Cooling Down

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