Hello, Head Cold, my old friend. You've come to visit me again. With your phlegm always creeping, And my tired eyes are weeping. And the germs that were planted in my brain Still remain Within the sounds of hacking. And that, my friends, is how my week is going. How's yours? ====================================================== Medusa “Deuce” Grainger … Continue reading Tuesday is Tough
We had snow last week. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. I live in New England, and it is November. Snow happens. It isn't like it was a full on Nor'easter blizzard. It was maybe six inches, and although it was wet, heavy stuff, the air temperatures stayed high enough that we didn't get any … Continue reading Monday Musings: I Guess It’s Really Winter
Of course, that is a quote from Jimmy Buffett's Mañana, but it sure is appropriate these days. It's past the middle of March, and this morning when I came downstairs, the weather station was reading 11 degrees with a "feels like" temperature of 4. That's just not fair to those of us who muster our way through … Continue reading Monday Musings: It’s So God-damn Cold, It’s Gonna Snow Until June
Although there are many reasons for always feeling chilly, even when most other people are comfortable, there a few that you might want to have checked by your doctor: Always Cold It turns out there is some pretty cool stuff under all that ice in Antarctica. Take a look: Under the Ice Science now says … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: If You Are Always Cold, Under Antarctic Ice, Late Sleepers Explained, and Hilarious Dog Trait Cartoons
February is my least favorite month. It is pretty much 28 days of gloom and dank. Oh, and the bonus? Every four years we get an extra day of it. Whee. Oh, sure, every so often you get a teaser day. Sun, warm temperatures, and it feels like Spring. But then it's right back to grey, … Continue reading Monday Musings: Good-bye, February. And Good Riddance!
Like most of the area, we had a doozy of a winter storm here yesteday. Snowed pretty much all day, with lots of wind and drifting. The official snow total here is 13.5", but I think we got a bit more up here on the hill. The dog was rather unhappy about the whole affair. … Continue reading Monday Musings: We Got Snow!
We, along with many other parts of the US, got snow this weekend. We were planning on going to get our Christmas tree on Saturday, but with that being the day of most snowfall, we put it off until the beginning of the week. We got maybe six inches or so. And I see we … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: Winter has Arrived
Oh, look- the world is still out there! And all you lovely people, too. Hello! I know I have been MIA for a week or so and I apologize. Our family Thanksgiving was November 17 this year, due to scheduling, which seems to get more interesting every year. We had out of town company, as … Continue reading Monday Musings: And She Rose, Blinking, Into the Light
And you thought Winter in New England got cold!: Scientists Make Colder Cold We can all use some mental strength now and again. Here are four ideas based on the philosophy of Stoicism that may help: Mentally Strong Do you think they had chili verde competitions, too?: Tomatillo Fossil This is how I like to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings:A Colder Cold, Become Mentally Strong, Tomatillo Fossil, and Winter Photo Slideshow
Sorry about the lack of Monday post. I wanted to. Really, I did. But then there were so many other things to do, and, well, I just never sat down long enough to get 'er done. But I got some stuff done that has been waiting for too long, so I guess that is something, … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: January and Onward