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Post image for Minnesota. Welcome to the Land of Whether

Recently, I was walking around Lake Calhoun under a spring sun.  Huge puddles of melting snow were everywhere and the temperature felt balmy.  Sure, the lake was still frozen, but the possibility of spring was in the air. Last night, it snowed.  Again. Welcome to Minnesota, or what I like to call, the “Land of […]

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Post image for Florida is Just a Balmy Dream, Welcome Back to Minnesota and Reality

I just returned from eight days in Southern Florida, where the palm trees were swaying, the sun was shining and the water was sparkling.  My sister and I strolled on the beaches on Sanibel Island and ate lunch at the very tip of Captiva.  I walked every single day and loved every single minute. When […]

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Post image for To Clean or Not to Clean: The Winter Vehicle

Last week, I did something stupid.  I had my car washed.  Less than a day later my white Camry hybrid was completely filthy again.  The outside looked as though it hadn’t been cleaned off in many a year.  Inside, the pricey, molded floor mats were again a melty sea of gravel, dirty slush and salt […]

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Today is bad day.  It’s snowing and I can’t get out of my driveway.  My neighbor, who usually empties my driveway of snow, is in Mexico. He took his snow blower with him.  This makes me very sad. What makes me even more sad is that I have to complete my tax planner today.  Thursday, […]

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The White Stuff is Here

by Nancy Wurtzel on November 12, 2012

Here’s the thing about snow: It’s sneaky. Last night when I went to bed it was misting lightly.  Innocently,  I drifted off into slumberland.  When I opened my bedroom blinds this morning, there it was — a heavy dusting of the white stuff covering my lawn, accenting the trees and swirling in the air. I […]

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When you live in the upper Midwest you get fixated on the weather.  The sun didn’t come out for a week and I was getting seriously  down.  I ruminated about the sun a lot — like an old friend who had gone on an extended vacation and was sorely missed.  It wasn’t only me, however, […]

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Now that I’ve relocated back to my hometown in Minnesota, I can’t help but compare my former life in California with my new reality of small town living in middle America.  For example, when I was shopping at Walmart recently, I noticed almost all of the vehicles looked alike. You see, it’s late fall here […]

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This is a re-post from last November when I had just started blogging.  So much has happened since then. I’ve relocated to my small hometown in Minnesota after living in sunny, warm California for 33 years.  I think I’m still in shock! Today we are getting our first big snow storm and I am so […]

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It’s Snowing Somewhere

by Nancy Wurtzel on November 7, 2010

I’ve had people tell me that I’m much too focused on the weather.  It’s probably the fact that I grew up in the upper Midwest where there is indeed LOTS of weather and it can change on a dime. Fall has always my favorite season by far.  In California, my home for more than 30 […]

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