When the temperatures rise over a certain degree, I switch from my regular hot mug of coffee to cold brew I make at home. I just heap ground local coffee into my French press, fill with cold water, and let it sit overnight. It is a summer treat that I look forward to every morning when Showgirl wakes me up. I rise giddy and excited knowing that I don’t have to wait the two minutes for my hot coffee to brew. It’s like I’ve gotten ahead of the game. continue reading
The snow in Central Oregon is up to my eyeballs. Like most writers, I am prone to exaggeration. But this is not that. We had 51 inches of snow in a five-day period and are expecting another 3 inches this afternoon. I stand 65 inches tall so the snow is literally up to my eyeballs.
This means that I am spending a lot of time indoors. Of course I am using these snow days to write and to catch up on my quilting. But I’m also deeply immersed in another favorite cold weather pass time: binge-watching stuff on Netflix. continue reading