Do you remember January 26th, 1978? That was the question of the day last week. Why? Because we had a blizzard run through Ohio.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
My 2017 blog book arrived yesterday. When I first starting blogging in 2008 I didn't know you could make a book from your blog. I didn't post as much back then and when I found out you could put your blog in book form I actually put 2008 and 09 together to make my first book. This year's book is the smallest one I've done since then. I also forgot to check what kind of cover material I wanted and got a soft copy instead of a hard cover. Oh well, I'll probably just reorder another one and give this one to Mom. It's easier for her to read than going on the computer and she enjoys looking at all the photos too. There are times I've considered quitting, but when the book comes and I see all the events and family gatherings put in print I realize it's a journal of sorts. I'm no great author but someday I hope a family member will take the time to look at them and remember what we did together or read about what I did with my time in this life. Mundane? Probably. Repetitive? Yes, many times I've repeated a tribute to a family member and I always put a post in on the holidays and frankly those don't change much year to year...except we all age a bit! Important? It is to me and that's all that matters isn't it? I use Sharedbook.com to make my book. It's pretty easy and depending on the number of pages, not too expensive. Anyway, how can I put a price on a year in the life of us?
Saturday, January 20, 2018
The past few days have been fabulous, weather wise. We've had a slow warm up this week and today it topped out around 40 degrees...flip flop weather up here! Add sunshine to that and you have many happy faces around these parts. I took Chubbs for a little walk this afternoon since the Vet said he had gained a couple of pounds. Jack told him it was because of the holidays! Good for a chuckle but the fact is we haven't been able to get him out walking too much because of the bitter cold. So today I put on my slogging around the Pines boots. (No flip flops for me...I leave those to the Walmart goers!)
Sunday, January 14, 2018
My previous post was one of lush green. The snow had melted and the rains fell in abundance. The 58de temps were such a gift. Then Friday arrived. I got hit by some kind of bug and was sick as a dog! It was one of those times when at first you thought you were going to die and then you were afraid you wouldn't! Thankfully it passed as quick as it arrived since this is my call weekend. It's been quiet so far but it's not over until 6:30 am. It's the only time I truly look forward to Monday morning when it's over! So what do you do when you're hanging around the house on a weekend when Mother Nature decides to pull a fast one? When she reminds you that you are in the thick of Winter?
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Just about a week ago we were in a cold snap...a very bitter cold snap and also snow. Slowly the air started to warm up to a balmy 20 degrees. Funny how warm that feels after below zero! Flash forward to today...56 degrees...above zero! I was expecting to see tulips coming up. Well, that didn't happen but it felt so nice out, even though it was raining. The snow has all melted.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Today the weather was a big part of our conversations at work. We have a TV in our break room but it's very seldom on because everyone is always looking at their phones. However, today the weather station was turned on just to see the temps and the "cyclone bomb" out East. OK, I'd be a liar if I said we weren't smirking at the shots from South Carolina's snow and the 44 degree temps in Miami. Us Northerners can be mean! Still, the conversations going on were kind of funny. Here's how one dialog went: "Hey, I thought it was suppose to be really cold outside today" (This is at 7 AM) Someone chimed in and said: "Yeah, I walked outside and thought it was pretty warm!" I had to put my 2 cents in: "I know! My car thermometer said it was 18 degrees! I don't know what everyone is complaining about." We all agreed that it would be really cold by tomorrow so I guess I'll have to wait and see how the talk goes in the morning. This afternoon one of our co-workers came in from another hospital building down the road all bundled up from head to toe. I heard at least 3 people ask her if it was cold outside. Seriously? She had a few words to say about the cold and I won't print them here because it's a family blog after all. So, I'll ask the million dollar question: "Is it cold outside in your neck of the woods?" Hello January.