Gardening – Late Fall Pleasant Surprises

It’s November 10th in Gardening Zone 5A (South Central Wisconsin) and we are still pulling product out of our garden each workday morning to make salads for lunch. We have 4 garden beds that are still actively growing. This is our second season of gardening. From novice to either advanced beginner and marginally competent. WeContinue reading “Gardening – Late Fall Pleasant Surprises”

Travel – Olympic Mountain Peninsula Washington: 4 Distinctly Different Regions…only 1 Day to get them all in!

Best laid plans. Our intentions for the trip? Spend a large amount of time in the mountains hiking was part of our planning session. How do we plan? We plan by including all things we can see and do, prioritize them by must see, to would like to see, to no strong desire to see.Continue reading “Travel – Olympic Mountain Peninsula Washington: 4 Distinctly Different Regions…only 1 Day to get them all in!”

Travel – Amtrak’s Empire Builder: Seattle to Milwaukee

Train travel. There’s nostalgia in the thought of it. If you are of a certain age, like us. Perhaps your mind’s eye see’s people waving farewell from the back of a caboose that is adorned with red, white and blue swags that hang from the back railing. Or perhaps a scene from The Wild WildContinue reading “Travel – Amtrak’s Empire Builder: Seattle to Milwaukee”

Travel – Planes (Plains) Trains and Automobiles

Part one of a multi edition travel series. We like to travel, we like to travel together. Conversation never lulls and we tend to have similar likes. Bonus: our birthdays are a little over a week apart so we try to plan our travel around that time of year. A gift to each other. AContinue reading “Travel – Planes (Plains) Trains and Automobiles”

Traditions – Lenten Meatless Friday’s: There’s Meat and Then There’s Meat

Sure, there’s only one Friday of fasting left for this Lenten season, but…better late than never. We posted this in 2021 shortly after Fat Tuesday. This year on Maundy Thursday. Lenten fasting and abstinence. Millions of people will abstain from meat during this the Holiest of seasons for the Christian faith. My Catholic friends understandContinue reading “Traditions – Lenten Meatless Friday’s: There’s Meat and Then There’s Meat”

Working – The Year of the Resignation: How’s It Working Out?

R Dub originally posted this one a few months ago. While enjoying my morning cup of “pick me up” today, a news blurb announces that a full 40% of 2021’s Resignation Nation have left the job that they left their jobs for already. Sigh… The grass is RARELY greener on the other side of theContinue reading “Working – The Year of the Resignation: How’s It Working Out?”

March – In Like A Lion…

As the saying goes; “March: In like a lion and out like a lamb.” “If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.” But where does it come from? According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the weather folklore stems from ancestral beliefs in balance, meaning if the weather at the start ofContinue reading “March – In Like A Lion…”