I’d like a stamp, and make it a double!

There have been so many overhyped storms this winter, it was a shock when we ended up with more snow than predicted last weekend. How much? Close to 10" here in Fort Atkinson. A day or two earlier, they were predicting 1-2" tops. And this morning, the icing on the cake: -9°. The wind chill … Continue reading I’d like a stamp, and make it a double!

O’er the Rampart we watch.

I was scrolling through Facebook today and somebody announced the birth of a new baby in the family. We are THRILLED to announce today's arrival of Baby X! she gushed enthusiastically. 7 lbs, 8 oz., 19 1/2 inches long. I think it's time to stop sharing a newborn's weight and height. Doesn't every single full-term … Continue reading O’er the Rampart we watch.

3.5 Stars is the Sweet Spot

A couple of months ago, Tara told me about this viral TikTok video where some filmmaker claims the best Chinese food comes from restaurants with average reviews. Apparently, 3.5 stars is the sweet spot. I was skeptical at first. It stands to reason that a restaurant with 5-star reviews would have superior cuisine, right? Bigger … Continue reading 3.5 Stars is the Sweet Spot

Seven Prompts and a Whopper of a Sunset

Yesterday was a beautiful day for a winter hike. It might look cold, but the temperature was actually about 50º. Little Elk Creek has become one of our favorite go-to hikes because the trail is mostly level with a gradual incline and the canyon is sheltered from the wind. It was a little slippery due … Continue reading Seven Prompts and a Whopper of a Sunset

Powdered Sugar Landscape

Today was 39 degrees warmer than yesterday. Welcome to the Great Plains rollercoaster! This week it's going to be as warm as 45º and as cold as -10º. Probably within a 48-hour span. If variety is the spice of life, we're what you would call aggressively seasoned. We decided to take advantage of our heatwave … Continue reading Powdered Sugar Landscape

Relationships, Jobs, & Parmesan Cheese

And so it begins... I'm referring to both 2022 and Bloganuary. We'll see what they bring. Our rockin' New Year's Eve was exactly that. We have such an extensive record collection (760 currently), it's very hard to choose an album to listen to when we sit down to play cards. So lately, we have Alexa … Continue reading Relationships, Jobs, & Parmesan Cheese