Did I Say We’re Moving This Year?

Did I Say We're Moving This Year?
What I meant was: we’re moving twice this year. Our landlord is moving back into this house after many years, so we have to find a temporary place to live before we actually move south this fall. What we’ve discovered in apartment hunting is that we’ve been truly spoiled with our rent here; we have a nice smallish house in ...

It’s Battle Hymn Time.

It's Battle Hymn Time.
We had a really gorgeous fall for the first time in recent memory, so it was extra-shocking when it suddenly became winter this week. Ok, not technically winter, but cold enough for me to acknowledge that I’m not going to feel my fingers and toes again until April or so. (And that is why we vacation.) So I’ve joked for ...

No mas frío

No mas frío
I’ve been seeing extended weather predictions stating that we’re supposed to have a gigantic storm tomorrow and return to subzero weather in Minnesota for the end of February, which makes me really happy that we won’t be coming back here til March. At which point I assume there will be flowers growing and rainbows in the sky every morning. Right? ...

Surviving Winter

Surviving Winter
It has been hellishly wintery here, as in most of the country, but this year it’s been a special soul-crushing form of winter where you’re constantly trying to come to terms with the fact that you live in a place where you could die simply by being outdoors. We have a lot of good reasons for living in Minneapolis, but ...