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Not So Frozen (Wednesday Earworm)

In Summer | Olaf (Josh Gad)

The weather here in MI is a balmy 53 degrees right now, with an expected high of 61. I couldn’t wish for better weather in December, and though it’s supposed to get colder by Friday, I’m definitely looking forward to a green Christmas.

“dah dah, da doo, uh bah bah bah bah bah woo”

Takes Me Back

I miss my grandmother.

A flood of memories hit me this morning, the kind that transport you to another place and time. I was in my kitchen grinding beans for coffee, but my memory was poking around my grandmother’s kitchen, watching her make coffee in the percolator.

Folgers. Always Folgers, with sugar and and bagged milk from Quality Dairy.

My grandmother’s kitchen was a warm and exciting to explore. She had this really clever green dispenser on the wall for tin foil, plastic wrap, and wax paper. The shelves above the sink were full of awesome little trinkets she brought back from Arizona every spring, like the fascinating drinking bird with the blue top hat. And best of all, she had one of those sweeper things for low pile carpet (like they use in restaurants) – my grandmother’s floor was never dirty when I was around.

I really miss her today. I hope she popped in and had coffee with me in my relatively boring kitchen.