Where’s Mr. Heat Miser!

And just like that the Christmas holiday is over, the decorations have been put away, January is almost over and February is knocking on the door. January is a strange month for me. I grew up loving the winter months, mainly because it meant the chance of snow and getting a snow day. (I hear... Continue Reading →

Fighting the gray skies of January

We’ve hit the middle of January. In the U.S, we’re one month into winter with two months still to go. This is usually the point in the winter when I get tired of the cold and gray skies and need to regroup, remembering that the dark days of winter will not stay forever. It's usually... Continue Reading →

A quilt made with love

My dad smiled and spoke quickly like he had just stumbled across his next furniture restoration. In his later years, my dad restored furniture as a hobby and to help bring in a few extra dollars to his fixed income. He inevitably would come across a battered coffee table, drawer set or armoire that had... Continue Reading →

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out

Okay, who was the fool who wrote a few weeks ago that he wanted more snow. I believe he even challenged Mother Nature to "let it snow, let it snow." Um, yea, that was me. Yea, that was stupid. Well, I'm officially done. The first day of Spring -- March 20 -- isn't for another... Continue Reading →

The Ice Queen

The woman stood in the middle of the ice rink, one toe up on the edge of the skate, and watched over the rink like a queen inspecting her staff or a hardened general watching over a battlefield. The woman wore a matching blue jacket and pants and a white headband that kept her hair... Continue Reading →

Taking a snow day!

California has the sun. Oh the beautiful sun. Florida has the beaches. They’ve got Pennsylvania beat by a mile, but William Penn’s commonwealth does have one thing they can only dream about: Snow Days. I woke up the other day to  dreary skies and a forecast of several inches of snow and ice. Most of... Continue Reading →

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