Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

A good time to remember to be grateful. I try to be mindful of that as often as possible; I feel very lucky for everyone's good health and happiness, to have found our house and moved in last year. For little things like geekMan's handiness around the house (he finally rewired & replaced the bathroom fan; it was wired together with the light, so it was always a noisy twofer). Bittersweet about the kids getting older, but..... mostly grateful on that account.

Otherwise short post. I've gotten quite out of the habit of writing. I think it fell apart in September after the death of a friend of mine. It was such a shock, and I was more bothered by it than I expected. I never felt like being alone inside my head enough to write.

Anyhoo, time moves on, as it must. And I miss being here. I'm gearing up to do a lot of canning; we have strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, tomatoes stuffed into the freezers and they need to made into something for on the shelf. I've also been playing more with yarn. No real time or desire to work with wool when the yard needs weeding. Hobbies falling prey to seasonal dictums (or would that be dicta?).

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

We are doomed.

Recent news from the city of South Milwaukee indicates that a new Walmart is coming. The goal is to plant it on Chicago Avenue just south of College Avenue. This section of Chicago Avenue is not wide enough to handle significantly increased traffic, meaning down the line - sometime soon probably - the homes and residential neighborhoods along this stretch will be traded out for high traffic runways.

What a disappointment. Between this and the recent election outcomes, moving to Iceland looks pretty good.