Sunny Summer Thoughts to Combat the Polar Vortex

When my husband and I decided to leave sunny Colorado and head back to our roots in the Midwest, we were prepared for tough winters. I, however, was not prepared to suffer through the coldest, snowiest winter in 20 years. ...more

Baby, It's Cold Outside

If you happen to be stuck indoors because a Polar Vortex has descended and it's seven degrees outside, and your garage door breaks so you can’t leave the house until the repair guys come, and school just announced a 2-hour delay, making it futile to bring your kids to school for the remaining 15 minutes, then I have a great activity for you to try....more

Having a Heat Wave**as if**

Well, I guess the fact that it was 33 out made me feel that way.The movie about Day After Tomorrow,with Dennis Quade, would have adored the ice formations in the bay this weekend.If you wanted rocks for your liquor, all you had to do was go down to the jetty and there was all the rocky ice!...more

Define Chilly

Yup, call it what you will: polar vortex, icebox, or just too damn cold.While we are between houses, our bed currently has its’ head by a window, and you can just feel the cold air.Fortunately for us, we sleep underneath a down feather comforter,so our body heat is trapped and we are warm BUT oh, that morning slap of cold air.Being a December baby, I normally love cold and snow.Now, being a 54-year-old person,heh, I think there aren’t enough polar fleece shirts and thermal underwear to keep me warm.There is no happy medium, you know?...more

Random Thoughts on the Polar Vortex

When I moved to Minnesota, I looked forward to having the occasional snow day.  Work from home, bake something to warm up the house, feel cozy.  I didn’t expect to be afraid of the temperature.  Seriously....more

Boiling Snow

One of Mama Kat’s writing prompts this week is for us to show off what winter looks like in our neck of the woods.  This week, thanks to a disgusting thing called a ‘polar vortex,’ winter in my neck of the woods feels wretched.  It looks …. slick....more
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