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Monday, January 16, 2017

Almost like spring

Good morning, pixies! Our long cold snap has broken, and we are experiencing respite from the blizzards, and what a relief that is. My head feels functional for the first time in a week. Today, it is -15C (6F) outside, and while that is likely still ridiculously cold for everyone else (and was for me, a little more than a month ago), after that stretch of -40 (the point where Fahrenheit and Celsius meet), and without the driving winds, it feels like spring today. E and I were able to walk to school today. I walked back with my new friend, who lives down the street, and we stood outside and chatted for a few minutes, our faces fully uncovered, instead of running for shelter. We might go skating this afternoon, for the second day in a row. I'd better take advantage of it while we can: this week is supposed to involve a lot of melting and re-freezing, every day, which I suspect will turn the roads into skating rinks (and the skating rinks into puddles, I guess?).

How's your day going?

Monday, January 9, 2017

Stormy weather

I think it's not just here, where we're getting an ongoing load of rain!

We had a fun birthday dinner.  My cousin joined us (haven't seen him in a while), so the birthday girl got to share some exciting news that she's been saving -- there will be a big reveal at a family party next weekend.  Wedding plans continue apace, with a catering friend of son and his beloved all set to deliver a lovely meal.

What's new with you?

Monday, January 2, 2017

A New Start to Whining

A new year...so far, I have
* eaten the requisite (for my people) black eyed peas and cornbread (for luck and gold, respectively)
* foregone the requisite (for my people) greens (for money. Foregone because they are yucky and money and gold both seems like double coverage).
* started the new position
* seen a high school friend

Whines:
* too much screen time for Baboos is sucking out my brain cells.
* have not slept well for the past two nights.

How is 2017 going for you, pixies?

Monday, December 26, 2016

So long, 2016!

I'm really ready for this year to be over.  You?

Christmas dinner was lovely.  My back is ouchy today, though.

Sue, sounds like things went well with your inlaws, too, which is great news!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Busy busy busy busy....

I've got several lists to get through this week.

You?

Monday, December 12, 2016

Here I Am, Remembering to Do Something

Last week, I forgot to post a Whining post for the week, and kathy a graciously stepped in. Then I forgot to do a similar thing on Saturday, and someone else graciously stepped in. What is wrong with me?!? So I'm doing this first thing this morning, and have already scheduled my post for Saturday's obligation. Let's see what else I can forget to take care of today.

What is slipping between the cracks at your house?

Monday, December 5, 2016

It's a new week, and we're gonna have a wedding!

No wedding this week, but cross everything because my son and I are going to make a contract for the wedding venue today!!!  The wedding will be in June, so whew, lots of time to work out all those pesky details. And -- I'm bonding with the rental person for my city's lovely facility, who has already answered most of the questions we came up with.

Meanwhile, getting prepped for an annual fundraiser for a do-good organization on Saturday.  Yay!  

We'll start the holiday decorating after that.  It still seems too soon!  (I know, but we get the tree -- a real one -- about 2 weeks before Christmas, and that's when all the decorating happens.)  And when I start freaking out about how much cleaning there is to do.

How's by you?