Six More Weeks of Winter for 2023

It’s Groundhog Day 2023! This morning, the world’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, emerged from his winter home and saw his shadow. Again. In other words, Phil predicts that we’re getting six more weeks of winter. (Here’s a link to live footage of Phil from this morning.) Of course, Phil is not the only prognosticatingContinue reading “Six More Weeks of Winter for 2023”

A New Semester Begins

Winter break is over, and my son went back to campus today. It’s also his 21st birthday! So he’s out of that gray area between 17 and 21, when he was an adult for some things and not others. It shouldn’t be that hard to believe. He’s 6-foot-3 and wears a size 15 shoe. ButContinue reading “A New Semester Begins”

2022 Reading Challenge Completed: 137 Out of 130

Happy New Year! The year 2022 ends in a few hours. So does my 2022 Reading Challenge on the Goodreads website. My goal for the year was 130 books read. I completed the 137th book earlier this week, which brings me to 105% of my goal. A few months ago, I’d fallen behind on myContinue reading “2022 Reading Challenge Completed: 137 Out of 130”

NaNoWriMo Success, on My Own Terms

National Novel Writing Month ended at midnight. Technically, I did not write 50,000 words, which is the goal set by the annual November challenge. But I won anyway. My personal goal was to finish the draft of the book. And about a week and a half ago, I did! It’s about 90,000 words total (mostContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Success, on My Own Terms”

More Thanksgiving Recap

We had a very nice Thanksgiving celebration this week at the home of some friends in the neighborhood. I bought food to bring this year. I kept thinking about cooking and baking and even brought ingredients, but in the end I decided I had a stressful enough week without worrying about that, too. So IContinue reading “More Thanksgiving Recap”

The Greatest Turkey Event in Thanksgiving Day History

Oh, no! Thanksgiving is over, and I never got around to posting the classic WKRP in Cincinnati Thanksgiving episode. I will have to remedy that. So, now it’s time to go to our live remote man on the scene at the Pinedale Shopping Mall for the big WKRP Turkey Giveaway….