Category: Michigan

Winter Diary: Ahhhh…. The Warmth

I am over it. My Louisiana blood tells me it’s Azalea time, and the dogwoods should be popping soon. I watch my Instagram feed as my friends don shorts and tank tops for Mardi Gras parades. Here in Michigan we are still in it….

Road Trip: Historic Bridge Park

Saturday was a wash. It literally rained and rained and rained. I finally got stir-crazy and packed up the car in the hopes of finding a drier landscape with a trail. But as soon as I got on the road, the freezing rain started….

Winter Diary: Good Morning Saturday

It’s early. Rain pitter patters on the metal frame of my picture window. My still bedecked Christmas tree twinkles a reflection in several windows. I could be in a lighted forest except I’m warm and cozy under this Michigan-made red plaid blanket. In a…

Winter Diary: Just Move

The biggest challenge for me in the long winter is continuing to move. It gets dark much earlier, and, let’s face it, it’s cold outside. In order for me to have the most success with exercise, I have to do it in the morning….

Winter Diary: Day 2 Eggnog Latte Season

I left early yesterday to arrive early to my Thanksgiving Dinner location. NPR was playing a special that was of particular interest to my life so I passed up my hosts’ driveway to find a parking lot where I could listen to the end…

Winter Diary: Wind, Wool and a Wonderful Read

Lake Michigan smashes into winter with a vengeance. Wind-whipped waves churn the silvery green water into an angry sea. I could hardly walk against the hurricane-force winds today at lunch after a steamy bowl of chili warmed my tummy. Brrr… I wish I’d known…

Hello Winter

It was a beautiful day today. I took Ashok for a walk by Lake Michigan. Temps were in the low 40s, and everybody was out. Parents with strollers lined the sidewalks taking in the warmish day before the holiday rush and the onset of…

Snap… and It’s Here

A cold snap came through this week. It was still 75 degrees yesterday, but with the low humidity I opened up my windows and let the breeze blow through the summer cobwebs and stale air-conditioned air. The cool respite is a reminder that fall…

It’s Coming

“It’s coming,” Michiganders say as they scrunch their face and chuckle. The end of July signifies the countdown to the end of summer here in Michigan. This one was short, too. We were wearing sweaters at the end of June. This morning I wore…

Sunday Night Check-In: A Michigan Summer’s Bounty

It was hot yesterday. It was Louisiana hot. I got out in the morning but opted to spend the afternoon inside in the AC washing clothes, cooking, and basically getting my chores done. I made some homemade mouthwash with essential oils and baking soda…

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