Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

My daughter’s birthday month got off to an early start when she received her birthday card from the Green Bay Packers on October 31. Finally, an organization that appreciates November with the same enthusiasm as my daughter! Typically we don’t get excited about November. It’s that brown month between the captivating color change and crisp …

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Back in September when I ordered my daughter’s Halloween costume, the end of October seemed an eternity away, but it’s here now. Crop dust fills the air now, creating orange, pinks, and purple-greys at twilight against which the newly naked trees find themselves silhouetted. No longer do colorful songbirds hide among leafy branches, instead giant …

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We were blessed with positively beautiful weather in Southern Wisconsin, the beginning of an “Indian Summer” of sorts—with bright sunshine, crisp, clean air, brilliant blue skies. Although the fall color change is past its peak, bright gold and deep red leaves still adorned enough of the canopy to lend a sparkle of color to the …

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Updated 9/27/2012: So apparently the NFL got the message and got to talking. Or they planned to start negotiating this week anyway. Apparently there will be trained refs tonight, even before the deal is finalized. It doesn’t matter to me. I’ve fallen in love with the ideal of listening to the Packers game on the …

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