It’s going to be a long weekend for many of us who don’t work in retail.
Happy New Year. Truth be told, I’m a teensy bit sad to say goodbye to 2019. It was a great year for my family. All the kids were healthy, learning, growing. and most important becoming increasingly self-sufficient.
Once I wrote a column about Christmas trees. I’d been enjoying artificial trees for the better part of two decades, ever since I’d been an adult and living on my own.
Hot on the heels of successful early archery and muzzleloader seasons, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has just announced that the opening day of firearms deer season saw a 29% increase in deer harvested over 2018’s Saturday opener.
This past weekend, I was seated next to a lovely woman at a holiday party. While our husbands were outside patting themselves on the back for a good year and smoking cigars, I listened — intently — as she told me about planning her daughter’s wedding earlier this year.
It’s that time of year again. Every day my mailbox is filled to the brim with catalogs from retailers attempting to lighten my wallet this Christmas. Not to alarm anyone, but there are only 21 more shopping days till the 25th.
I do so hope everyone had a chance to give thanks and spend time with family and friends on Thanksgiving. After all, being with loved ones is one of the greatest gifts of all.
Last month, two of the biggest names in bass fishing tournaments made a major announcement that they’d be joining forces. And this month the papers were signed to make the deal official. Major League Fishing has acquired Fishing League Worldwide.
I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see it with my own eyes, but that honest-to-God wintry precipitation last week at my home in St. Mary’s County got me thinking about a four-letter word: Toes.
Last week I heeded the warning of the weathermen and brought in my potted plants on Friday evening, expecting a hard frost to finish off any left outside overnight. I needn’t have worried, for the next day was cold, but not freezing.