Sh*tstorm

I seldom have the desire to consume alcohol. On the rare occasion that I do, it’s typically during times of celebration . This morning, however, had there been a bottle of something in the house, I’m sure I would have poured myself a glass. The day began like any other. I got up, made my…

Thursday Doors—Throwback To Summer

Norm, host of Thursday Doors, stated in his blog post today, “We’re getting close to the dog days of winter; that post-holidays period in winter when in this part of the world it’s too damn cold to be outside for any length of time, and spring is nothing more than a faint glimmer of hope that’s…

I Spy With My Little Eye…

Me: You dripped coffee all the way down the stairs! Boyfriend: I think I liked it better when you couldn’t see. Me: Sometimes I think that too.  I’ve been tidy my entire adult life, but, I swear I’ve cleaned more in the five months since my cataract surgery than I have cleaned in my entire…

Netflix and Chilly

It’s a gazillion degrees below zero this evening. My body temperature is about the same. Nothing—absolutely nothing—is warming me up. If I drink any more “hot” tea, I’m going to float away. Right now, the furnace is cranked, I’m tucked under three blankets, and I’m dressed in my pyjamas and my fuzzy robe. I’m sill…

Bedazzled

Two days! That’s how long it took to decorate the Christmas tree in the foyer. Crazy, I know. Let me explain. Sometime around noon on Saturday, my dad climbed up into the attic of his garage to get the pencil tree I use in the foyer out of storage. Then, he brought it to the…

Another Day, Another Dumping

It’s snowing again. This time, however, I’m not whining about it. Instead, I’m pretending it’s Christmas! As I type, Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers’ Once Upon a Christmas album is playing in the background, a 3′ Santa is standing proudly on the landing near the bottom of the stairs, the framed photograph that was on…

Momentary Insanity

This morning, I watched a vlog in which a semi-famous Canadian photographer made his way along a snowy forest trail, all the while, giddily proclaiming his love for the season. The vlogger’s enthusiasm was contagious. As soon as the video ended, I leapt out of my chair, bundled myself up in my down filled coat,…