Making Lemonade Out Of Stormy Lemons
One thing I noticed from social media is that some nice things happened because of the storm. I thought it might be good to write about some of them in today's blog post. You know me...always trying to make lemonade out of life's occasional lemons.
Stormy Weather Comfort Foods
Growing up, I remember snow days meant chicken noodle soup with saltine crackers. And hot chocolate was served after we'd come in from sledding or playing in the snow. Grilled cheese with tomato soup is served in many New Jersey homes on a day like today. Pancakes, chili, chicken pot pie, la…
Keeping From Getting Sick in Ocean County
I know that it's pretty inevitable to catch something during the winter. We're cooped up in closed houses, sharing germs as we go about our lives and touch door handles, remote controls, etc.

It's also been a pretty social few weeks with holiday parties and lots of kissing and hand …
Here Comes the Snow for the Jersey Shore
Ok, a couple of things, it's COLD and if it's going to snow - let's have it on the weekend.  Hopefully there won't be a lot of people on the road.  Also, if the snow comes tomorrow (Saturday, December 30th) it won't interfere with all the New Year's Eve celebr…
Who's Still Wearing Shorts This Time of Year?
When it's NOT summer and I see a guy wearing shorts, he looks a bit out of sorts to me.
But over the years I've met more and more males exposing their legs no matter what the temperature. And it seems they just don't feel the cold like many of us do.
Dressing for Cold Weather
The big lesson that I learned during my winter trip to Iceland is that dry feet make all the difference. I'm so grateful I invested in a pair of good boots so I didn't have that double whammy of cold wet feet while trekking through snow and slush.

And as shown in the infographic, coverin…
Do You Turn On Heat Based On Calendar or Degrees?
I caved in a few weeks ago and turned on the heat when it felt damp and chilly in the house. But I know some of you are holding out. Do you have a set date every year when you switch the thermostat from "Cool" to "Heat"? Or do you wait for the outdoor temperature to drop belo…

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