Jan Stafford Kellis
It’s All Relative

It’s All Relative

It’s All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine by Wade RouseMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Wade Rouse takes the reader on a year-long journey through holidays large and small, sharing his experiences in his signature self-deprecating way.  The book progresses from New Year’s…

De Tour Village: A Village Christmas

Join us on December 1, 2012 for A Village Christmas!
 
It’s a Village-wide event, featuring various artisans and crafters from the Eastern Upper Peninsula.  The Village merchants join in the fun too, offering sales and great deals during this festive day.
 
See the official Facebook Event page for more information, and plan a trip to De Tour Village!  If you haven’t been here yet, it’s time you came to see what all the excitement is about.
Weather or Not

Weather or Not

Winter is breathing down our necks. We’ve had one hard frost already and the old folks and the Farmers’ Almanac are predicting a brutal season. The leaves are turning, still clinging loyally to the trees along my five-mile commute to work (see photo of my favorite stretch of road, which I’m forced to travel daily between work and home).

It’s time for Winter Preparation: clean up the yard so no toys/bikes/tools/potted plants/landscape sculptures will be harmed or displaced by the snow plow; drain and winterize the boat and camper; move all large trailers, boats and campers to the storage garage for the same reason; check the garage for anything that shouldn’t freeze, and move it to the basement; finish summer projects; stock up on books.

UP Fashion Show

UP Fashion Show



I attended the 2nd annual Easter Upper Peninsula Fine Arts Council Fashion Show today, where two of our charter-member Bookworms (Jean & Janelle) were modeling fabulous ensembles from local clothing stores.

In a town as small as ours, it’s necessary to play many roles. Jean & Janelle have both acted in local productions and participated in the fashion show. Bravo!

Now it’s time to go shopping.

PS, in case you wondered, not a shred of flannel was in sight at this magnificent UP fashion show.