Ashley: The Birth of Winter

Winter was born in Wisconsin overnight. Labor began on Monday with howling, gusting northeast winds. The feet came out mid afternoon. Yes, I said feet. Considering how the weather has been during late fall (which we usually call winter), it’s only natural that there is a breech birth.¬†Natasha equates this to a C-section, because Dude Winter didn’t want to come out and play. We went from a dusting of snowfall through December 27th to a blizzard called Ashley that leftRead more

Habits Breed Familiarity

  Same is it ever was… Ten years ago, living on a different side of town, I used to frequent a gas station most every weekday morning. This familiar place served the best coffee around, a morning copy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel¬†(loved their sports and food sections), and a sweet treat. I would pick out a cranberry nut muffin or a nut-topped, persian donut with butter cream frosting. The latter was almost irresistible. Every morning, Kwik Trip was homeRead more