Ye olde wind chill factor. Brr. According to Mr. Porter today might reach as low as -40 ! Even Bailey, who loves long walks in the cold weather, started limping because his paws were getting too cold. Even Bailey wanted a shorter walk. Yesterday I discovered another bag of winter clothes which included my heavy … More Just a little #chilly
Last summer while in Canada I picked up “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy. Big mistake. I was going to re-gift* this book at my Writer’s Group party next week but I wanted to read it first. First, let me confess: there are very few novels that I actually finish reading. They just don’t hold my … More Being cold, wet, tired and hungry makes me feel unloved. So why read a book about it?
Bailey is so happy the hammering has stopped. We now have hardwood in the hallway. This replaces the cardboard which replaced SHAG carpeting from 1980-something. We never liked the rug, and actually glued a runner over it. It was a cheap and easy way to hide the carpet. No hiding is necessary now. Friday we … More Voila! It’s a floor! #homedecorating
Recyclables roll down my street, pushed by icy winds. I am wearing layers of my heaviest clothes, and three scarves. A portion of my face is uncovered; the wind burns my skin. Bailey is content. He loves the winter. I bribe him with treats to come back indoors. Why do I live in a place … More February, the longest month of the year
Today’s the kind of day when the snot in your nose freezes when you take your first breath outside. So you wrap a scarf around your neck and mouth and breathe through your mouth, not minding too much the taste of polyester, or the fear of breathing in one of those little balls of fabric … More Breaking News: Winter is cold
We wanted to get away from it all, so we picked an “Off Peak” time to go to Lake Placid. Little did we know that this would correspond to the timing of the Great Arctic Blast of 2014. We selected our room online, as we usually do. A King Bedroom for $129. Not too shabby! … More The Arctic Blast, Katniss, and the German Yum-Yum Guy
Is it really June 18? It’s cold here…well it’s in the 60’s. My feet get cold at night when it dips below 70. So here it is, supposedly 2 days from summer starting, and I have to wear socks to bed. Yesterday, it was so hot and muggy that I was wearing shorts and a … More I have to wear socks to bed tonight
It’s that time of year. Every January in the North East, we get about 10 days were the temperature plummets. We are here. Clothing is not so much about what “looks” good these days. A hat that flattens my hair, then makes it stand up straight like Kramer-head? (sometimes referred to as “hat head”…)If it covers my ears, … More Dressing like a Canadian, and other random thoughts