Rough to Exercise

I had my flip fitness exercise class tonite.Even though the weather kept some gals away, there were enough of us to keep moving for a while.It felt good to be able to do so, even though I was a little more pensive than I normally would have been. I found that the physical activity lets your mind work on a few things too!I walked into the class with the world on my shoulders, but when I left, the world wasn’t quite as heavy.Hold a good thought for yours truly .I could use them right now.Thanks....more

Another snow day

Thankfully, our three cats were much better-behaved today. I say thankfully, because as it turns out we have to be cooped up inside with them all day AND evening - even though we'd planned to get out tonight - due to a nasty batch of weather that hit us throughout last night, this morning, and into the early part of the afternoon. Snow, snow, and still more snow. ...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

An "and one" rain...

Lest you think I actually understand anything about the sport of basketball, let me make it clear. Anything I know comes from watching each of my five children play the sport at some level; I never played myself. (And, yes, I am tall. That does not give one the ability or the desire to play that sport. I preferred softball.)...more
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Signed, Cold in Florida

Dear Weather Maker,Dare I say it? I am cold. Yes, I live in Florida. And, yes, I do feel sorry for myself....more
Haha! Good for you! We did end up with a balmy two days of near 80, at least, and then a storm ...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

Dear Polar Vortex

 January 8, 2014 Dear Polar Vortex:      You may have won a few of the battles over the last couple of days here at our house, but you didn’t keep us down.  ...more
I clearly was the last person to hear the term polar vortex (I heard it on tv once yesterday on ...more

The wayward wind

I worked late tonight.Add onto that the fact that the regional rail system lost power for a bit due to the weather. There were 1,000,000 people, or at least it felt like this, with me on the platform, waiting for the train.The last time I was on a train that crowded was when the Philadelphia Phillies won the world series in 2008 and people flocked to town to their victory parade.I hear the wind howling as I sit here by the window typing.I have to get up early tomorrow so I hope this wind isn’t going to keep me up ....more

First Day of School....NOT!

…although I have to admit,that coming off of five days away feels like I am a kid coming back from winter break.**if I only knew then what I know now**The weather is freaking out, to put it bluntly. I am working 9-5 today. Coming in the temperature was in the 50′s. When I leave at 5PM, it’s due to be 36. Overnight it’s going to the single digits and let’s not even go to wind chill factor.I am determined to catch up on work and just see what tonight and tomorrow will bring....more

You call this a blizzard?

          Despite all the attention southwestern Indiana received on the Weather Channel, my slice of the Hoosier state did not get what I call a blizzard Christmas week.          Thirty miles to the west of there was a State of Emergency and a small town just across the Wabash River in southern Illinois boasted a record 18” of snow....more