Beautiful Night

It's so cold the snow sounds hollow under my feet.  I'd just spent 40 minutes sitting in front of our heater trying to get warm and was all ready to go to bed, when I heard the intake valve of our heater crying which means it needs to be cleared of snow (from the outside).  Exclaiming a hearty, "Crapola", I donned my boots, jacket, hat and scarf and went out....more
@victorias_view You and me, both. LOL! Brrrrrrrr...more

On the inside looking out

It has warmed up to -18 degrees F.  Still brrr.  I was in a lot of pain yesterday so I decided not to sneak outside for a picture. I still captured the snow covered landscape though….. through my kitchen window.  I had been cleaning my sink.  It is white porcelain so it always looks dirty.  It was the builder’s idea since he wanted to show off the house after it was finished.  He also threw in a white faucet.  I wish I had put more thought into that because now it is the bane of my existence....more

Dear Minus Thirty-Six Degrees

Dear Minus Thirty-Six Degrees (I think to myself as I walk to the post office at lunch bundled up in layers of clothing),I don’t want to say something to offend you and get the “cold shoulder” (ha-ha), but I think we really appreciate you best in small doses and this dose is getting a little long. We DO appreciate the lack of wind, but we would not be offended if you wanted to breeze along for a while.Sincerely, A Person Tired of Feeling Stuck Inside ...more
Very cool! Thank you! :) @edavismore

Bering Sea Superstorm - It's a Big One

When a storm of epic proportions comes ones way, but doesn't get to its peak till midnight or so, do you stay awake or go to sleep?  Do you try to sleep upstairs where the house is really creaking and moving, but which will stay warmer if the electricity goes out,  or downstairs which is quieter, but more airy? ...more
we were debating whether or not to prop a chair in front of the sunroom door. There's a ...more

NaBloPoMo: Daddy-Daughter Days

With no prompt in sight for today on our monthly blog challenge at NaBloPoMo I thought I would take the time to introduce the world to my daughter. Her name is Nicole and she is like me in so many ways its not even funny. No, I am not taking away anything from the other two kids, they are boys. I will introduce you to them another day......more

Snow 'n Tell

It’s snowing…  big beautiful snowflakes drifting to the ground like white feathers.  I’d take a picture but I’ve found it’s nearly impossible to capture snow with my camera.  So just close your eyes and picture it.  Outside my window there are huge spruce trees mixed with a few paper white birch and they are dusted in what looks like powdered sugar.  The sky is a whitish grey and the air is heavy with quiet peace.  Sitting inside on my comfy couch with my cup of tea I feel like I have my very own big screen snow globe that just got a good shaking.  It...more

Pen or Peck?

I am participating in NaBloPoMo this month and each day they give us a prompt to write about. Today’s is: When you are writing, do you prefer to use a pen or a computer?...more
@robertforto I agree. There is no competition between a screen and a page.more

Music: 30,000 feet and life to go

I wrote this post in May but I thought it would be appropriate to re-post on NaBloPoMo. Today's prompt is: Music...more

Last meal. What would it be?

If you knew that whatever you ate next would be your last meal, what would you want it to be?...more

My favorite part about writing

I am participating in NaBloPoMo and our prompt for the day is:  What is my favorite part about writing?I would have to say it is the ultimate freedom of speech. If I am willing to accept the consequences of my actions then I can say anything I want.I majored in Communication in grad school. I didn’t enter school thinking I would one day become a star reporter for the local news beat, nor did I think I would be freelancing for the weekly supermarket rag....more