Category Archives: Wisconsin

Back in the zone

After almost two months without an entry, I’m happy to be back. What better reason to break the silence than Kailas’ seventh birthday party. It was held in the small, downtown theater that has been renovated by a tenacious and … Continue reading

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Sub(zero) Culture

Okay I’ll admit this Texas gal is not in her comfort zone right now. In fact, forget comfort – it’s survival mode when the temps drop below zero. Twenty years ago I moved to Wisconsin, but the winters still scare … Continue reading

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Our family traditions

The winter break is nigh and most people around us are celebrating the traditional American way; shopping, decorating, getting together with family and probably eating too much. We are also planning on doing all of the above. Traditions are fun … Continue reading

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Cold Comfort

Winter is upon us in Wisconsin and so far it has been fairly mild. It hasn’t even dipped below the zero mark yet and the ice on the lakes is still dangerously thin. Here’s a live weather cam for our … Continue reading

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Sorry, Mr. Turkey

I’ve had a nasty case of strep throat this past week and wasn’t sure what shape I’d be in to make the mountainous meal that was expected by my kids on Turkey Day. Yep, after all the promotion this past … Continue reading

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Fall in the Northwoods

It has been several years since we’ve spent autumn in a place that offers such a strident change of season. Yesterday as the kids and I walked home from school, an emphatic wind whipped by us, liberating the leaves from … Continue reading

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Making a home

From this blog, you might get the idea that I have no nesting urge. On the contrary, hoarding is a dominant trait I’ve inherited from my mother’s side (and Sagan’s closet is proof she’s got the hoarding gene as well). … Continue reading

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