Munchie & I have not stepped outdoors yet. We’re still tending the plants & chowing down on leftover pizza. It’s official. This is the second coldest day in northern Illinois in weather history. (I guess the weatherguys have been keeping track since 1870.) Right now, it’s almost noon, & it’s -24F (-31C). That’s not counting … Continue reading Still Indoors Tending Plants
(Sycamore, Illinois) Heavy fog early this dreary winter morning as I was running errands………… Continue reading Just. One. Push. One. Little Push.
(DeKalb, Illinois) “People say, ‘I’m going to sleep now,’ as if it were nothing. But it’s really a bizarre activity. ‘For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I’m going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life. If you … Continue reading Sleep
(Sycamore Baptist Church, Sycamore, Illinois) Blue Christmas (words & music by billy hayes – jay johnson, sung by elvis presley) I’ll have a blue christmas without you I’ll be so blue just thinking about you Decorations of red on a green christmas tree Won’t be the same dear, if you’re not here with me … Continue reading So C’mon In For Christmas!
Nope, it didn’t snow last night. But we woke to a very pretty combo of frost & heavy duty fog. (DeKalb, Illinois) (DeKalb, Illinois) (DeKalb, Illinois) (Sycamore Public Library, Sycamore, Illinois) (Sycamore, Illinois) Continue reading Frosty (& I’m not talkin’ snowman)
Being as how the weatherman decided (with a little help from the groundhogs) that, not only would there be six more weeks of winter, but there might be six more feet of snow, we decided to go grocery shopping & stockpile a bit of food. We decided that this should also include a hearty meal … Continue reading Snowed In
Mrs. Claus had no idea that Mr. Claus hadn’t made it home after his last delivery Christmas Eve. Two days before Christmas she had noticed the elves sneaking more than just presents into the sleigh. Knowing no little boys or girls who would have added whiskey or rum to their Christmas lists, she filed for … Continue reading Gutter Clean-Up Needed in Aisle Five