A Minnesota Winter Poem (author unknown)

It’s winter in Minnesota,
And the gentle breezes blow.
Nearly 50 miles an hour
At twenty-five below.

Oh, how I love Minnesota,
When the snow’s up to your butt.
You take a breath of winter air,
And your nose gets frozen shut.

Yes, winter here is wonderful.
So I guess I’ll hang around.
I could never leave Minnesota
Because I’m frozen to the ground.

Friday Afternoon


I’m all settled in for the evening as that icky bad white stuff falls down out of the sky.  Yeh, Armageddon has begun for us.  The end of the world is near and life as we know it will soon come to an end.  OK, maybe that’s just a little over the top to let everyone know we’re about to be hit with a typical central Minnesota/upper Midwest winter snow storm.   But it’s just me being me and it did kinda sorta sound just a wee bit dramatic.

Sometimes I wonder what ever happened to the little kid in me that used to watch it snow with a huge sense of awe and amazement.  I mean just the thought of us having snow would get me all excited.  Where is that little kid that would be sitting in class and suddenly exclaim “It’s snowing!” as I looked out the window instead of paying attention to the spelling test that the nuns were giving us at the time?  Yeh, Catholic nuns hate it when you interrupt a test that they’re administering.  It was yet another “stern talking to” moment.

So I guess it goes back to one’s ability to stay warm in the moment of experiencing the exhilarating feeling of having frozen water bits on one’s face and hands.  I think the degree of tolerance is directly related to one’s age and it goes down as one’s age goes up.  It’s like the ying and yang and keeping the universe in balance.  It’s my theory and I’m sticking to it even if it does kinda sorta sound very hokey when you read it.

Hey look!  It’s snowing!


Five for Friday


We’re a tab bit late this morning on this but let’s see if I can get the squirrel fired up so it will spin its wheel and power up the old grey matter.

1. This is a baking weekend for me.  There’s a new layered dinner roll recipe to try out to see if I can actually pull it off or not.  Otherwise it’s on to Plan B.  I think I’ll warm up the house by baking a pumpkin nut bread this afternoon.

2. I’ve been working on my list for the market.  My brain is a tab bit fuzzy this morning and it’s not going so well.

3. I stood there and watched one of the bunnies feeding last night.  It was too dark to even try to attempt to get a pic of it but we’ll try something tonight and we’ll see what happens.  The gummys say that I have to feed them because they will starve cuz it’s so cold.  Sometimes I think that they think too much like me.  I’ll have to check the feed dish and make sure it’s full because of #4.

4. There was a nice little snow early this morning dropping maybe an inch of snow.  We have a winter storm warning running from noon today until 6:00 PM (1800) tomorrow.  I feel like I’m back in the Dakotas after reading the warning.  I guess that means taking some photos.

5. I’m looking at this other type of memory card that my camera takes and I’m wondering if it would be worth the expense of getting it.  It won’t plug in to my MacBook so I would have to use the cable to download pics off of it.  Plus, I have two back up memory cards.  I’ll have to think about it some more.  Does anyone have any experience with the CompactFlash memory cards?  Maybe it’s a “Google to the rescue!” moment.

Okey dokey Pokey.  There ya have it.  Feel free to comment and/or leave a “Well that’s another fine mess you’ve gotten me into.” if you feel the moment.