I have been playing KnotWords on my phone daily for a while now, with a streak of over 570 days*. Below are my current best times for both the Mini…
THE SHORTEST DAY by SUSAN COOPER So the shortest day came, and the year died, And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world Came people singing, dancing, To drive…
It’s mid-March and another winter storm is expected to hit us. We had a foot just a week ago, since melted due to the warm, sunny days. The same is expected to follow this next storm. Wash, rinse, repeat. Each cycle creating a mini mud season with the road turning to muck.
I don’t mind the process of removing — or more accurately, moving — the snow when it falls. However, I still get nervous each time I mount the plow to the front of the truck and sit at the top of our steep hill, before inching the vehicle forward over the edge. Each time recalling the worst experience I had plowing my own driveway.(more…)
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of my marriage to my best friend, I thought it would be nice to share our engagement story.(more…)
In a previous post I mentioned that my grandmother was quite a character. She had what people refer to as street smarts. She knew how to get what she wanted. She knew when to fight and also when to play the victim.
The summers and holidays I spent in western Pennsylvania were always a blast. Being around one’s people, but only doing so for brief periods at a time, is the best. My aunt’s and uncles showered me with affection. My cousins and I played and made memories. I also got to spend time with my Nana. Sometimes she was sweet, and other times she was swinging a wooden spoon at my culo.(more…)