Winter arrives

Apparently winter just got the memo, a month or so late. That’s OK. I hope it leaves before it overstays its welcome.

But given my distaste for winter, it’s already overstaying its welcome. In the meantime, there’s a wind chill advisory in effect until Wednesday, with more snow on its way.

Silver Lake feels the chill of winter. Given that this is only the second snow of the winter (and not much of one so far), I can't complain. But sometimes I still do.

Silver Lake feels the chill of winter. Given that this is only the second snow of the winter (and not much of one so far), I can’t complain. But sometimes I still do.

Somewhere out there a goose (I think) is missing a feather.

Somewhere out there a goose (I think) is missing a feather.

Not quite ready for ice skating. Or ice fishing.

Not quite ready for ice skating. Or ice fishing.

The gorge on the Cuyahoga River.

The gorge on the Cuyahoga River.

Winter sun

Winter sun.

Wouldn't want to be rafting on that water today. Brrrrr.

Wouldn’t want to be rafting on that water today. Brrrrr.

Two years ago the icicles were thick and blue.

Two years ago the icicles were thick and blue.

Attention, Kmart shoppers ...

Attention, Kmart shoppers …

A ham for all occasions.

A ham for all occasions.

Christmas Day

Again, a week late. But I’ve been busy.

This Christmas was a fairly low-key affair, but really nice and relaxing. Grammy and brother John jetted up from Columbus and made a couple of stops in NE Ohio. Then we hopped over to visit niece and nephew Logan and Scott (and ex sister-in-law).

Actually tricked Matt into not making a goofy face. Won't make that mistake again!

Actually tricked Matt into not making a goofy face. I won’t make that mistake again!

Comfy jammies!

Comfy jammies!

The Christmas morning crew

The Christmas morning crew

Moose mugs from "Christmas Vacation."

Moose mugs from “Christmas Vacation.”

Not impressed

Not impressed with my silver medal in gymnastics. But the moose mugs were awesome!