Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bleak Midwinter

*Le sigh*  
I am on the East Coast, which, if you watch the news, you know was iced two nights ago by Winter Storm Janus (visions of the Friends'  character looking quite insulted).  Of course, I was not distraught by the school closings for 2 (that's right T.W.O)  days in a row!   

I realize I could get so much done if I didn't have to work!   I went early morning (seriously 6:30 am) grocery shopping, cleaned , rearranged, and prep-cooked all our meals for the week. (Huzzah for domestic goddessry!)  I made some new letters for a simple Valentine's Day decoration. 
Cut out from cardboard boxes, painted and stained to look rusted metal. 
(And all that was in one day... I could be more productive, see.... really!)

Today was a glorious snow day.... sunny and icy cold with no new snow flurrying down!  
I might say the perfect day to take a little drive just to go for a walk!  
Feeling true Yooper with my gollashes, mitts, and tuke!

Is it wishful thinking that the plows didn't make it to the schools yet?  


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Just a Vision

With the turn from chilly to a polar vortex 
(I've learned that 20 degrees is colder the further south you move;  Springy temperatures to my senses are Apocolyptic freezes to those around here),
 my legs grow more and more restless.  
 
Winter chills are prime for re-visiting local favourites.  On our list for today?   
The American Visionary Art Museum
We were the ones tilting our heads to the side and creating back stories for all the mirrored and mosaic wonders.  The two people caught making badger faces at the art work in an awkward stand off, well, that was us, too.  Food truck lunches and harbour strolls make for a perfect sunny chilled day. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Just a Thought...

...while I sit here, inside, awaiting slightly warmer weather and the sniffle sneezes to pass. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A New Year Theme

The end of the year brought the final harvesting (our winter carrots)  new hiking/exploration gear,  new boots, and new flu-ey germs 
(combated with an electrifying New Years Eve on the sofa, sipping orzo soup, and watching indi movie marathons)
Let's Go.  
Last of 2013's garden.


And now the new year begins.
 So many New Years resolutions and so many skeptics and killjoys chanting that resolutions 
are impossible to keep, foolish to set.

My goal is for a more daring, more adventurous, and more creative year: 



The THEME for 2014: