Wolf Moon

Did you know some full moons had names? I didn’t either until a dear friend of mine opened up a bakery and called it Harvest Moon. She had these lovely placards instead of numbers that she would place on tables while the food was being cooked so they could remember what customer got what. IContinue reading “Wolf Moon”

Hot Chocolate

Because of a condition, I am unable to consume more caffeine that what is in a candy bar. Caffeine consumption makes my heart feel like it is beating out of rhythm and it feels like what I would imagine a heart attack might feel like – but I have no idea what that would feelContinue reading “Hot Chocolate”

Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain and Rain

It’s winter and many places all over the US are getting some snow. It’s that time of the year after all. However, thanks to climate change, global warming, etc. there are some crazy amounts being dumped in various areas. Snow is exciting for kids of all ages. At the first sign of the possibility, theContinue reading “Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain and Rain”

First Day Of School

So today is the first day of school in our county for traditional calendar. We have had 50-70 Fahrenheit weather for a couple of weeks which is very out of season for this area. Suddenly it dropped to zero last night and now we awaken to Flash Flood Warnings, heavy winds and a deluge. OhContinue reading “First Day Of School”

NC Chinese Lantern Festival

Another activity we have participated in the past and revisited this year is the Chinese Lantern Festival at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary, NC. It was sold out this year as many families tried to find outdoor activities that were less risky with COVID lurking around. It was too busy for my taste but weContinue reading “NC Chinese Lantern Festival”

Ice Skating

Every year Raleigh hosts an outdoor skating rink to bring that holiday feeling to the city. Sure, it’s not a real pond like in South Korea, Canada, Vermont or any US state that can keep a frozen body of ice for weeks, but you see what they are going for. I was a speed skaterContinue reading “Ice Skating”

Farmer’s Almanac Winter Prediction

My Papaw and Daddy always relied on the Farmer’s Almanac to help predict weather. Make sense since Papaw was a farmer. I would say in my experience the almanac is 70% accurate which is pretty good for any sort of prediction since Mother Nature doesn’t give a f*%# and will do whatever she wants. Still,Continue reading “Farmer’s Almanac Winter Prediction”

Too Cold For A Firebowl?

That looks ridiculous typed out but that is exactly what happened this past weekend. For my 54th birthday I just wanted a few friends around a roaring fire outside, sipping spirits and playing some silly board games. I got two out of three so I really have nothing to complain about. JoAnne and her guyContinue reading “Too Cold For A Firebowl?”

Teenagers’ Halloween

Halloween was busy and it came and went. This year I was not feeling up to decorating so I didn’t. The kids did not seem to mind. At 12 and 15 they have finally realized that if they want something they might have to do it themselves so they kept quiet. LOL I raise smartContinue reading “Teenagers’ Halloween”