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January is Blue

Blue and green are next to each other on the color wheel, but around this time of year, they couldn’t seem more opposite to me. When I look outside right now, I see white, gray and, if I’m lucky, a … Continue reading

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Seasonally Deviant

I’m breaking the rules. Considering my dislike for the cold, tendency to deal with SAD and passion for spring, I think I’ve done quite well with winter in recent history. Wonderful traditions like Winterfest and Chinese New Year, not to … Continue reading

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Cold, Fresh Air

I work hard at not hating winter, mostly for Iris’ sake. But, in all honesty, it’s tough to get excited about playing outside in this weather. So, I look to the benefits of getting out in the frigid air. Did … Continue reading

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Anticipating Thaw

My favorite thing about Winter is Spring cleaning. I recognize the necessary death and destruction of spent foliage and harmful microbes that the cold temperatures bring. I appreciate the sense of clean slates, quiet reflection and beauty in silence and … Continue reading

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Not a Resolution

I’m not one for labels or resolutions. Something about the absolutist attitude just makes me uncomfortable. However, one year ago, I was resolute. I intended to waste less time on Facebook, and have been somewhat successful. I also had a … Continue reading

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It Feels Like Years Since It’s Been Here

Spring is here. There may still be snow, there may still be clouds. But the calendar don’t lie. If you’ve been living in this Narnia with us, breathe in the slightly warmer air. Breathe in relief. Breathe… outside. Be in … Continue reading

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I Am a Winter Lump

That. That picture. That picture right up there. That’s how I’m beginning to feel this winter. Not because I’m depressed or lonely or fatigued. No. Because I just want to get out and move and the Snow. Just. Keeps. Falling. … Continue reading

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Cooking in Big Pots

There’s a lot of cooking in big pots at our house this time of year. It’s too cold, and the days are too short, to mess around with entrees, side dishes, etc. Just throw it all in a pot and … Continue reading

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Warm, Green

The trees look better with leaves and the grass looks much better when you can see it. The roofs should be black; the sky should be blue. I see you, pretty winter and raise you no glass.   …sorry, just … Continue reading

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Fire Trees, Black Bean Chili and Sweaters

This weekend was one of those “I’m slowly accepting that summer is over” kind of weekends. Really, I do love fall. It’s got a ton of awesome things – Halloween, chili, pretty colors, pumpkin stuff, lessened concern about body hair… … Continue reading

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