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A Day of “Almosts”
Thursday, February 25, 2021      2 comments

I “ALMOST” lost my streak of drinking 8 cups of water today, because I had ignored the full glass nearby and it was after 6pm, which I’ve set as my cut-off time for drinking liquids before bed,...... and I ALMOST believed myself when I told myse... Read more
Ideal Job?
Thursday, February 25, 2021      9 comments

If you could have ANY job you wanted, what would it be? I’m not exactly sure how I would answer that, but I certainly have ideas on jobs that I would NOT like.. ... Read more
A Day Worth Savoring
Wednesday, February 24, 2021      8 comments

Another gorgeous day today, with sunshine and temperatures in the 70s! You would never know that we were suffering power blackouts and lots of ice just a week ago. ... Read more
Snow Stories
Tuesday, February 23, 2021      9 comments

While we enjoyed an afternoon in the mid 70s, full of sunshine, some of the stories of snowstorm generosity began circulating, from neighbors who shared water with neighbors whose pipes were frozen, and delivering firewood to homes that could us... Read more
Snow B Gone
Monday, February 22, 2021      8 comments

It was a glorious day today, warm and sunshiny, and even hot if you happened to be wearing a sweater..... we are back to typical south Texas February weather!!! But after an epic week, I get the feeling that we all feel like kissing the gro... Read more
Recovering From the Deep Freeze
Sunday, February 21, 2021      9 comments

Woke up to freezing (barely ) temperatures but it quickly warmed to the 60s today. Only a vestige of snow remained but one bucket full of roof drai... Read more
The Big Thaw
Saturday, February 20, 2021      9 comments

I confess that, having lived in south Texas for some years now, I am a wimp when it comes to really cold weather And it has been really cold for se... Read more
Laughing at the Cold
Friday, February 19, 2021      15 comments

Well, we got another inch of snow last night and today! This is such a weird year! And LOTS of people offer advice ... Read more
Burn! Burn! Burn!
Thursday, February 18, 2021      10 comments

I have power back! Yay! Whether I have power tomorrow or not, I have it today, and it is/was wonderful! Oh , how I missed hot showers! My fireplace is supplementing my heat pump in keeping the house warm, and I found an excellent use for my... Read more
From the Deep Powder: Respecting Optimism
Tuesday, February 16, 2021      13 comments

There’s still a LOT of snow on the ground here in south Texas, and by “a lot of snow”, I mean 3-4 inches, which is amazing since the only snows that I remember were pretty much gone by the next day..... the Powers That Be are calling this a Once... Read more
We Salute You, Nanook of the North!
Monday, February 15, 2021      11 comments

Brrrrrrr.... it’s cold in south Texas today, AND we have 4 inches of snow on the ground so we are virtually, and in all other ways paralyzed!!! There is not a snowplow within 200 miles (and I wouldn’t be surprised if it were closer to double tha... Read more
Last Chance to Make Fun of Valentines Day (for a year, anyway)
Sunday, February 14, 2021      9 comments

Not that I’m part of the anti-Valentines Day Movement, but I’m OK not celebrating it, too! And I don’t mind being single too much ... Read more
Fire in the Fireplace
Sunday, February 14, 2021      12 comments

It has been SO LONG since we’ve had a fire in the fireplace, it has taken me a while to remember the knack of it ..... I’ve had a stack of firewood that is several years old, and I figured that it would burn really fast, but so far it has been f... Read more
Getting Ready for the Big Freeze
Saturday, February 13, 2021      12 comments

As residents of south Texas, we are used to blue northers barreling in and chilling things down occasionally, like maybe once a year, and having the temperatures drop into the twenties, and then go back to the high sixties by the weekend........... Read more
Chicken and Dumplings- Flat? Or Fluffy?
Friday, February 12, 2021      15 comments

I didn’t know until I was married that there are two distinctly different kinds of dumplings in the quintessentially Southern dish Chicken and Dumplings..... I grew up with fluffy dumplings, cloud-like pillows floating on the surface of a ... Read more

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