• storms
    House & Home,  Seasons

    April Showers And All That Jazz

    As I sit at my computer this morning, thunder occasionally rattles my windows and shakes my house, lightening brightens up the room, and the rain steadily falls outside. The weatherman predicts a possible snow. WHAT? SNOW? He can’t be serious.…

  • Winter
    House & Home,  Seasons

    Brrr! It’s Cold Outside!

    This January, the temperatures here in Northern Illinois have been registering in the teens and single digits. The other morning, for example, the “travel to school temp” hovered around the 5 degree mark. To me, having lived here all my…