Tag Archives: winter

Unless the child in you is entirely dead…

Last night I was convinced that today would be a snow day. I am fully aware that this belief was not founded on anything logical. It didn’t snow yesterday, it wasn’t supposed to snow much last night, and I teach … Continue reading

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The enchantment of the first snow.

In DC we woke up this morning to about an inch of snow. Now I know that Bill Watterson said that “an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents at the lottery.” But that still counts as winning, right? … Continue reading

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Inauguration

James got us sweet tickets for the Inauguration on Monday. It was freezing, but once I wore an extra pair of gloves on my feet it wasn’t so bad. Actually, it was so bad, but eventually we lost all feeling … Continue reading

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Kentucky Winter

Winter in Kentucky is a wet and muddy mess. States further north get snow to hide their naked winter selves and states further south get spared some of the cold. Kentucky just gets long, cold, soggy winters broken up by … Continue reading

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December is

December is finally leaving out the scarves and winter coats and ending evenings with hot chocolate. It’s rushing from one holiday event to the next and feeling so busy that you have to stop and wonder if it’s actually fun. … Continue reading

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“Wegmanns at home.”

Lately there has been a lot of time spent at home, just James and me. Sometimes we just declare to each other that we need to be Wegmanns at home, rather than Wegmanns out being social and fun. There has … Continue reading

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The Resurrection Flower

I never thought I would say this but I actually miss winter. Last year spoiled me. It erased some of the pain of 4 long Michigan winters, and taught me that winter meant lots of snow days, BBC marathons, and … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

I love Christmas for many reasons, one of which is that it is a chance for those of us who HATE change to force everyone to join us. We insist on doing things exactly as they have always been done … Continue reading

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They have eaten on the insane root

Perhaps it is this unremitting winter, or perhaps it is the inconsistent schedule due to snow days, or maybe it is something in the water, but whatever the case, reason has been taken prisoner.  High school students are always prone … Continue reading

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White Christmas

This year Kentucky had a white Christmas for the first time since I was in middle school. Something about snow endows Christmas with a legitimacy that is completely irrational as Christ’ birth almost certainly came with no snow in sight.  … Continue reading

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