Category Archives: Weather

Whoa! Winter Storm Watch this weekend!

They are predicting 6-10 inches of snow!  Yikes!  I have to work Saturday night, too, so yeah, I’ll have to drive in it. It’s a good thing  that we dropped Sarah off in Madison a week ago.  It snowed that day, too, but not like what’s coming! Keep you posted! This is a picture from 2013! That storm dropped about 15 inches!  LOL!

Drifts on the north side of the garage

Drifts on the north side of the garage. 2-27-13.

Fall Fun Day

On October 8th, my kids and I had our Fall Fun Day, where we visit Whispering Orchards for apples and cider, Parnell Tower for views of the countryside, and Spieker’s to buy pumpkins. We had a beautiful fall day and all of these venues were crowded with other people also having a fun fall day! Wisconsin is beautiful in the fall!  I love living near the Kettle Moraine State Forest, which is where Parnell Tower is located.

10-08-16 Apples at Whispering Orchards

10-08-16 Apples at Whispering Orchards

Pumpkins at Whispering Orchards

Pumpkins at Whispering Orchards

10-08-16 Maple Tree at Whispering Orchards

10-08-16 Maple Tree at Whispering Orchards

10-08-16 Pretty Trees at Parnell Tower

View from Parnell Tower 10-8-16

Parnell Tower

10-08-16 Dawn on Parnell Tower

Dawn on Parnell Tower

10-08-16 Maple Tree Near Parnell Tower

Maple Tree Near Parnell Tower

10-08-16 Sumac at Parnell Tower

10-08-16 Sumac at Parnell Tower

10-08-16 Colorful pumpkins and gourds at Spiekers

Colorful pumpkins and gourds at Spieker’s.

Finished a knitting project

I actually finished a dishcloth!  I wanted to get a dishcloth knit, during the Games in Rio, to go along with the Ravellenic Games on Ravelry. I picked a small dishcloth, which probably helped.

Here’s my medal for the Household Heptathlon.
Household Heptathlon (Wow, they spelled heptathlon wrong.)

Here’s the picture of my Summer Breeze Dishcloth.
Summer Breeze dishcloth for Ravellenics Games August 2016

My days are crazy with work, trying to have a life, making a lunch for my supper meal, going out for lunch before work, etc. I’m just amazed that I actually got this done.

Speaking of work lunches, something I had recently was so good. I spread roasted red pepper hummus on a wholewheat tortilla, added turkey, cheese, and some veggies (red pepper strips and cucumbers). I took that 2 days in a row! I work less days in September. I might have time to actually cook and be able to bring leftovers to work!

Who is looking forward to fall? ME-me-me-me! I’m so sick of sweating at work! I’m so looking forward to days of less heat and humidity! Who is looking forward to apples from the apple orchard? ME-me-me-me!
Look at this beauty from 2010!

It’s late fall

The weather is cooling off, but still gets into the 40s during the day. I keep thinking I don’t need my winter jacket, but tonight it’s in the high 20s, so it’s pretty cold out!  I’m all bundled up sitting by my computer in the basement.  We had a little dusting of snow last week.  It’s all gone now.  Some places in southern WI had about 11-17 inches of snow.  We got about an inch in Sheboygan.

The kids are both driving now and snow makes me nervous.  The snow we did get, didn’t cause snowy roads.  It melted on the pavement, so they haven’t driven in snow just yet. I just got a different car, a 2012 Camry and I have yet to see how it drives in snow, too.   We needed an extra car because everyone is driving now.

Sarah is excited about Christmas.  Her room is al dolled up and she has been listening to Christmas music all the time.

Almost the first day of spring


As you can see, our snow is gone. That one snowstorm was the only “big” snowstorm we had. We had some really warm days at the beginning of March and the snow just vanished.


The Sheboygan River is starting to melt slowly, too. Picture was taken 3-17-15. Tomorrow, the temp is only supposed to be in the 30s.

Emily working on painting her bedroom

Our living room storage area

One painted wall

Emily is busy repainting her bedroom. It’s been quite a project. All of her stuff is in the living room! Plus, she just got a new mattress and box spring delivered today, but she can’t put them on her bed until she gets her room back together, probably sometime on Friday. I can actually get to the loveseat, to sit and knit while watching videos on my iPad.

Finally, a big snowstorm!

We had to wait until Almost February! It started on Saturday, January 31st and ended late on Sunday, February 1st. All day Sunday it was snowing and blowing. It would not have been a good day to drive anywhere. Often the visibility was about zero! I was at work on Sunday and sometimes you couldn’t see across the street! I think we got about 8-9 inches, which was more than they thought we would get in Sheboygan.

The side yard on 2-5-2015 The backyard on 2-5-2015 The front yard on 2-5-2015

I’m finally getting over whatever virus hit me, about 2 weeks ago.  It might have been the flu, despite my having a flu shot, or just some random respiratory virus.  I’ve been at my current job for a year-and-a-half and I missed work for the first time, since I started.  I had a fever, though.  I had no business being at work.Fortunately, no one else in my family got sick.

First significant snowfall

Tuesday, 11-24-14.  We had about 2 inches of snow.

Tuesday, 11-24-14. We had about 2 inches of snow.

We woke up to this on Tuesday morning. The weathermen said our area had about 2-4 inches of snow.  The snow is starting early this year!  A couple of years ago, we didn’t get our first snow until January!  That is pretty late. This was a wet snow and it stuck to the west-facing street signs.  You had to be a bit careful that you didn’t miss the stop signs.

I work so much, I haven’t been able to get a picture of the snow still falling.  I know it will snow again and maybe I won’t be working, or in a rush to get to work, so I’ll be able to photograph the snowflakes.

Looking forward to roasted vegetable fall pizza for lunch today.  Later on the kids are going to make a turkey breast in the crockpot and all the things that make up a Thanksgiving meal.  I’ll get to eat it, when I get home from work.

It’s still cool outside!

It’s about 6 weeks since the 4th of July and it’s still cool outside.  Today, we got into the 80s and it felt nice, but then a cold front came through and we are supposed to get down into the 50s.  Tonight, we were doing a bit of shopping and I couldn’t find my fleece before we left, so I went without it.  With the rain and the brisk wind, I was so cold!  

Emily is excited to have her new iPod 5.  My iPod 5 is coming on Monday.  Then I have to pick out a case for it.  The stores around here, didn’t have many cases to pick from.  I will probably have to go online.  I will love having iOS 7 on my iPod.  My iPod has a black mark on the screen, where apparently I’ve tapped way too many times!  LOL!

Looking forward to church in the morning.  We voted to call a pastor last week.  I think we are going to find out that she accepted the job.  That will be exciting news!

What’s with the leaves all changing colors already.  Well, not a lot, but even if just a few trees, it seemed pretty widespread.  The trees are losing their green color, too!  Yikes.  Fall is coming and we barely had a summer in eastern WI.

Chilly 4th!


Here’s how we Sheboygan, on the 4th of July!  Lake Michigan was almost entirely frozen over, during the winter, and it’s now taking a long time to warm up!  So, it’s been keeping Sheboygan and other lakeshore communities in eastern WI rather chilly.  Hubby’s iPhone said it was 66 around the time he took this picture, but that would be at the Sheboygan airport a few miles inland.  We think it was in the 50s down by the beach.  Despite how bundled up we are, there were plenty of people in shorts and t-shirts and plenty of people in the lake, too.  Brrrrr.

The fireworks were pretty, once they started, though!  We didn’t have to be quite this bundled up for the morning parade, but i still had a sweater on to start.  I saw plenty of people who didn’t have on sweater and I thought they must be cold.

Today, however is in the 80s and humid, so maybe some warm air has found us, at last. Yay!  This weather will be good for the tomatoes and maybe it will encourage the green coneflowers to grow and turn pink!  The lilies will be blooming, soon, too.  Sadly the lupines are long over with, but we still have a lot of daisies blooming!  The moss roses have finally taken off, too!