Tag Archives: winter

Cold Weather: Soup & Random Conversations

It’s soup weather for sure. I spent a good part of yesterday making stock from the Thanksgiving turkey carcass, and then made soup with a bunch of random vegetables in the fridge. A friend used to describe her plans for … Continue reading

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Good Bye Wool, Hello Down!

Upon arrival in New Orleans this week, I jammed my down coat into its stuff sack, and stored it in my suitcase. I needed a warm coat in New Jersey and only a light sweater there. When I’m in cities, … Continue reading

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Finished Projects: Winter Knitting

I’ve been knitting up a storm the past several months. I made matching sweaters for the 4 grandsons in royal blue, navy, and green and light blue.  The eldest grand-daughter got a jumper with a cabled top.  Of course, I … Continue reading

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Shared Winter Reading: Curious George, Dostoevsky, & Mantel

Cold weather is for reading and there’s nothing like a grandson and a favorite book to spend a wintery afternoon. My son surprised his wife with a few days away this week and asked me to help his sister-in-law (their … Continue reading

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Extreme Sports & No Limits? Not for Me!

“There are strange folks who run across a continent, climb the highest mountain, swim the deepest ocean, take a solo ride around the world in a small boat and sail aimlessly aloft in a hot-air balloon. I don’t know why … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Ode …to my Snow Shovel

Ever reliable, waiting to be grabbed The perfect size Never causing arms or back to ache You stood among the others Not as wide, not as heavy, not as tall Inconspicuous, modest, humble Your  strip of metal, secured by screws … Continue reading

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Snow Day Books

It’s been storm after storm in the Northeast.  I’ve read a few books. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. The post- traumatic stress story of a young boy and a famous work of art.  I read this on my e-reader intermittently … Continue reading

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Bean and barley soup on the stove.  Shovel and boots by the door. And a bunch of new books to read. Here’s a couple I recently finished that might help pass the time if you’re snowed in.   From the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter

Cold, ice floes, no snow. Awaiting summer swimmers. Blog in hibernation this past week; hope to return soon. Happy New Year!

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