Tag Archives: winter

Who’s Singin’ the Cabin Fever Blues?

It’s so easy to get—ah choo!–a very bad case of–ah choo!–you know what I’m going to say don’t you?–a very bad case of Cabin Fever at this time of year. It doesn’t matter if you live in a cabin like … Continue reading

Posted in February 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Survival

Lately, oh so lately, I’ve been able to sit with my own uncomfortable inner places much longer without turning away. Because of this, I can stay with a good friend on the telephone for 78 minutes and resonate with her … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 33 Comments

Solely for entertainment purposes.

We awoke to another eight, ten, twelve inches of snow.  Who knows without a ruler? I offered to warm up and brush off Barry’s car before he left for work.  (He does the same for me many days.) It’s zero … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 66 Comments

Guilty

I shouldn’t be here today. I should be listening to testimony from a jury box, attempting to determine the guilt or innocence of a fellow man.  Said man is presumed innocent until proven guilty, sayeth the law. Fortunately or unfortunately–I … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Snow deeper than your knees

Let’s walk to the mailbox, shall we? Barry is plowing snow today, thank goodness, for last night the tractor stopped dead as he plowed the twelve inches of new snow on the driveway. It simply stopped cold, done, finis. He … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , | 74 Comments

What do you do on another snow day?

1.  First of all, relax.  You don’t have to DO anything on another snow day.  The Universe gives you permission to relax and lie on the couch all day–in your pajamas–if you so desire.  Breathe in, breathe out.  Simply BE. … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 68 Comments

Snowy window synchronicity

The oddest thing just happened! I sat upon the couch, meditating, not thinking about much of anything.  My gaze settled on our windows.  Quietly peered through the windows, noticing how they act as frames for nature. A house filled with … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

Just another Polar Vortex in Michigan’s UP

Good chilly blanket-wrapped morning! I hope you’re keeping warm, readers. Let’s pour a cup of coffee–or would you like tea?–or hot cocoa?–and chat for a spell. So many everyday conversations begin and end with weather these days. Our thermometer shivers … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Is it a blizzard, Mr. Wizard?

1.  It’s the damnedest coldest winter I can remember in many years–and we’re only three days into 2014. 2.  The Christmas lights still shine in our Little House in the Big Woods–but I’m taking them down on Sunday.  You can … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, crab apple jelly, and red Georgia clay

New Year’s Day, 2014. I eat toast slathered with translucent red crab apple jelly that glistens like a stained glass window through its home in a tiny mason jar.  It’s a Christmas gift from a daughter who found it in … Continue reading

Posted in January 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 85 Comments