Friday, November 19, 2010


Living where Big Winter a fact of life means being prepared before the drifts hit the top of the fence.

DH has tuned up the snow thrower. He has also put his ice fishing gear in order.  This includes several month’s supply of live bait; also known as mealworms.

 "Common mealworms" (Tenebrio molitor) are probably the most widely raised feeder insect available. Mealworms are extremely easy to keep. Just store them in your refrigerator at 45-50 degrees F. and they go into a dormant state and will last for months.”

“Gross maggots,” is what I call them. I drew the line at them living in our fridge when they escaped their container and were chowing down on the lettuce. 

Now DH and his buddies keep their mealworm stash in a refrigerator in a garage far, far from our house.  That doesn’t mean they don’t show up in the pockets of jackets; therefore, adding another adventure to doing laundry.  One year some of the little beauties survived in a pocket long enough to hatch out and fly about the house as huge insects.

Beavis is looking forward to snow.  He brought home a new snowboard from the ski swap.

My investment in winter…
 New snow shoes for Baby Blue Subaroo.  She should be able to get me to my favorite cross-country ski spot without a blowout on the hill of terror this year.

Now my bank account is empty. I’ll have to wait until next paycheck to buy a new all-in-one snow brush--ice scraper.

Update on weather, Saturday morning.  Snow's coming down wet and fast.
It's not my fault!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I've been for a walk
on a winter's day.

All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey.

Look around you, look up here.
Take time to make time.
Make time to be there.

Look around, leaves are brown.
There's a patch of snow on the ground.

Look around leaves are brown
And the sky is a hazy shade of winter.

Look around, be a part.
Feel for the winter
But don't have a cold heart.

Can you name those three tunes and their artists without looking them up?

Monday, November 15, 2010


I've looked for things in my closets in just the same way.
At least I wasn't in a public place
when I was acting like a turkey.

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How many cooks does it take to stuff a turkey?
One, but you really have to squeeze him in.

What always comes at the end of Thanksgiving?
The letter G!

Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?
The outside.