Let It Snow, Let It Snow…Ah, Heck With It

I know it’s not official for another few weeks, but it sure looks like winter out there to me.  There’s actually snow on the ground in a few places, and it’s been sincerely cold the last couple days–not “exposed skin freezes immediately” cold, but cold enough to require hats and gloves.

Sadly, I am not feeling the winter love this year, for no readily apparent reason.  Maybe I’ll perk up when more people get their holiday lights out.

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Knee Deep in De Nile

It’s November.  There was frost on the car this morning.  I can no longer even pretend to pretend that a straw bag is the thing to carry my stuff in.  Thus, I must find alternatives.

I suppose I could make a bag.  Canvas for lining, maybe, to make the sides stiff, and I could put a shoulder strap on it (which is my one problem with the straw bag: the handles are wood, and kind of sharp).  Kind of a lot of work, though.  If I could find a bag I liked, I’d buy it in a second, but I don’t know if I’m going to be able to find one.