It’s Friday, Y’all!

It’s Friday! I did not want to get out of the bed this morning. I hit the snooze twice which is not a habit of mine. Ashok stood there nose-to-nose with me until her cold little nose irritated me enough to crawl out of bed. Now I know I’m going to struggle getting off this couch […]

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On a Cold Day in Chicago: We Run

I packed my running clothes for the trip to Chicago. The last time I was here, I had a blast running downtown Michigan Avenue. The forecast was cold, but it’s almost never TOO COLD. I just have to dress for it. Last night I looked at the forecasted temps with wind chills below zero. Hmmmm […]

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Louisiana Cool-Down

I chuckled when I arrived at the hiking club hike last Saturday. There were 2 people there in jackets. It was early, and it was cooler out, but I didn’t think it was jacket weather cool. But I did don a hooded sweatshirt Saturday night when my phone read 70 degrees. I was stunned that […]

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Celebrating the Winter Solstice From the Beginning of Time

Last Friday I brought a Yule Log over to my brother’s house for dinner. I saw it at The Fresh Market, and it looked particularly decadent. I’m not eating sugar, but I know everyone else is, and I’m always the dessert gal. Who am I to break with tradition? My sister-in-law Sharon asked what the […]

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Jack Frost, Please Go Home… You Are Not Welcome Here!

First, let me say that I know our little cold spells here in Southwest Louisiana don’t compare in the severity of the cold my friends are experiencing up north. This winter has been brutal. I’ve been seeing my friend Suzanne posting updates about having to get up 3 and 4 times during the night to […]

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St. Joseph MI…..A Cold Winter’s Night

It’s cold in Memphis. Tonight and last night, the temperature has dropped below 32 at night. For Memphis, that’s pretty cold. It’s not unusual in the winter, but we sort of like it around the 45 degree mark here in the winter. It’s just cool enough to pull out sweaters and scarves, but you don’t […]

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