Thursday, January 11, 2018

It's In The Air

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.
Green grass!   Yesterday was nice too and Jack and I got all the outside decorations down and put away for another year.   But there is change in the air along with the rain.
If you click on this pic you can see the big drops coming down!  I left work early today and took time to read a new book and enjoy the rainfall.   I was also able to get out before it really came down hard to clean up the yard.  Having a dog makes that a necessary chore.   I call it picking up the Chubber can call it hauling poo...whatever.   Clean yard, clean deck, no decorations and now it's time for the snow to return.  We're under a Winter weather advisory starting tomorrow.   Much ice is coming this way followed by much snow.   How much snow nobody really knows for sure, but of course I'm on call this weekend and I'll be very happy to not have to haul my keister into the hospital during a blizzard.   Wish me luck.   Speaking of something in the air, some changes are happening at our hospital and it's making for some very unhappy employees.  Welcome corporate medicine.  One of the changes has to do with overtime pay..or lack of.  That's a hot topic I'd rather not get into but the other one is the taking away of the Kuerig coffee machine.  That doesn't bother me since I don't drink the stuff or use that machine but it sure has everyone else in a panic. Plus the cafeteria used to give employees free coffee, tea or hot chocolate.  Not anymore.   So I'll just leave that hanging in the air and show my new work shoes:
Comfy and cute...something to smile about at work at least.  If the air is changing in your neck of the woods I hope it's a good change and everyone stays safe and warm!


Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, Yaya!

Wow, your temperatures are really seesawing! I assume it was not a typo when you wrote that your temp was recently below zero! When your temp rose to the mid 50s a couple days ago our temp shot up to above 80 and we needed to go from heating to air conditioning again. It doesn't sound like a good combination to have an ice storm approaching followed by a snowstorm. Please be careful when driving and walking on the sidewalks.

I don't think it's fair for you to blame Chubbsie for all that poop in the yard. I am sure much of it is Yeti droppings. Sasquatch dung is used as currency (and worth its weight in gold) in certain cultures. You should bag it and sell it on eBay! :)

I hear you about corporate medicine taking over and eliminating some of the perks that made the workplace a friendly, happy environment. Mrs. Shady has been complaining about those changes for years. Surely those colorful shoes of yours are conversation starters and do a great job of cheering up patients.

Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend YaYa!

acorn hollow said...

Lucky you no snow! we are up to here in snow. We have had the cold and the past couple of days have been wonderful but alas the rain and the ice and the snow is coming! I hate ice there is no dealing with it.
Really no free drinks how much did it cost them really and it was a good will thing.
I am having some changes at work and never good but my time is limited and I will put my head down and plow through for now.
love your shoes very springy they must put a spring in your step.

joeh said...

I'd be working on my sign "No Coffee, no OT pay, we refuse to work that way!"

gin said...

You can't do anything about Mother Nature or about changes coming at work . So you just st go with the flow and sport those awesome new shoes!! I'm ready for summer for sure. we had snow flurries this morning. That is just too crazy for us.

Rick Watson said...

I love the smell of bread baking. My family lived in Whiting, Indiana for about a year when I was in kindergarten and there was a commercial bakery a few blocks over. Each morning when I walked outside, all I could smell was the aroma of freshly baked bread. A great memory.