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Invasion of the Stink Bugs

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Still feeling half asleep, I stumble into the bathroom to take a shower.  Pulling back the shower curtain, I glance into the gleaming white tub to find three large stink bugs in the bottom.  Back when we first moved into our house, this probably would have…

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Heat Exhaustion in the middle of winter?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The glare of the sun off the snow is intense.  Thank God for polarized sunglasses.  Still, within 20 minutes, I realize I have massively overdressed.  My ski pants feel like a suit of armor on my legs, and my ski parka makes me feel like a…

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Eleven Years Ago…

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Eleven years ago today, I fell in love.  I don’t know whether it was his beautiful brown eyes or his smile.  Simon was his name.  He won my heart over one February night in Hagerstown, Maryland.  We got off to a bit of an inauspicious start…

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Nederland or….Siberia?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I took the whole day off.  The whole day off that I wasn’t getting paid for because I didn’t have vacation days to use.  At 8 a.m., the phone rang. “This is Home Depot, calling to let you know delivery will be between 1 p.m. and…

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