Title Two

I sure wish they would stop telling me to add a title so I could come up with one of my own, but as long as WP says “Add Title” I guess I’ll have to continue to do a title series.

It was so nice here yesterday that I went out for a short drive, drinking in the 66 degree F that we had. After a couple of weeks of single digit temps it was wonderful and since the forecast was for the rain that we are having today it looked like the only time for enjoying some sunshine and warmer weather. And today I’m hoping the rest of the forecast will be wrong since the weather people say freezing rain and snow for tonight. Anybody else tired of winter?

According to a groundhog if Pennsylvania we have six more weeks of winter ahead. Just when did we all get so wrapped up in what a silly overfed groundhog has to say? My apologies to the people in Punxsutawney for denigrating your groundhog. I’m sure there is a reason for us to give credence to whether he sees his shadow or not, and he probably has more weather sense than most of the forecasters we put our faith in every day but why not use the lowly woolly worm? You know, the darker the wool the harder the winter?

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Well, I’m not sure if any of the meteorologist’s with all of their fancy equipment can really know about what is going to happen weatherwise, but I do have some faith left with the animal kingdom. If the weather is going to be bad they take measures to protect themselves while we two legged members turn on the TV weather and at least in my case, pretend to know just what a bunch of lines on some graph paper really mean. I also think we could all be weather forecasters. Just go outside and look up and around. If you are standing in a puddle that is getting deeper and you see drops of water coming from the sky then it is raining. If nothing coming from a sunny sky you should probably call the water people to ask about a possible water pipe leak or a water main break. Same with snow: cold and white stuff all around and still coming down you can bet it is snowing. I guess that makes us all capable of being weather forecasters.

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I hope all of this comes out okay. I’m feeling adventurous today in spite of the weather, so these photos all came from Pixels.com. They are all out of line on this area so I’m anxious to see if they work in the regular post. Ya all have a good day and Happy Groundhogs Day to all the groundhogs out there.

25 thoughts on “Title Two”

  1. Yes, I am sick of winter and more than ready for SPRING!!! Here, tomorrow is predicted to be a disaster with 2-3 inches of ice, covered by 4 or more inches of snow. Duke Energy sent me two emails yesterday warning of possible power outages and telling me to prepare. How the heck does one prepare to be without heat when it’s zero degrees outside???? Needless to say, the grocery shelves here were already bare last night and I am waiting for Kroger to call me and let me know when to pick up my order, as they called early this morning to tell me it would not be ready at 2:00, the time I had selected. A pox on ol’ Phil up in Pennsylvania!

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    1. I’m behind you all the way on that one Jill. I should try to find out the story about Phil but just too lazy to try. I have plenty of hand stitching to do if we lose power, but lack the eyes for a long haul there. I think it;s beginning here already so look out, it is definitely coming your way. I got a grocery order from Walmart yesterday and then picked up more from Kroger later in the day. Sure wish I had asked the name of the lovely lady who saw me struggling with the two bags on my lap and stopped her own shopping to put my stuff in her cart and follow me around the store while I got the rest of my stuff, go with me to checkout, arrange the bags on my chair, and then go back to her own shopping. My thanks to her, a lovely black lady helping a white woman who was in over her head. I wish I had remembered it was Black History Month so I could have wished her a great month but was just thinking about getting back home asap.

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      1. Thanks Jill. I thought I was the only person in the world still awake and up at this hour. We’ve had rain all day yesterday but the temp is only 31 now so I’m not sure if or when it will begin freezing. Any time now I guess, but usually when I’m well prepared for bad weather it doesn’t happen. Hey, David’s awake and reading now.

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      2. Nope, I’m awake and not really feeling ready for bed yet anyway, though I should be. Good thing I just finished answering David’s letter if he’s already awake … well, it IS 7:00 a.m. there! The temp here is the same as yours and the rain has turned to a mix, so I’m sure by rush hour it will be a mess. My daughter’s company was going to close for the day, but then they decided they didn’t want to lose a dime’s worth of profit, so she’s planning to try to make it to work, though she’ll take a change of clothes in case she needs to stay there overnight. Most of their patients are elderly and likely will cancel their appointments anyway, but … the show must go on, I guess. Sleep well, my friend … talk to you tomorrow … er, later today!

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      3. I seem to be doing most of my sleeping during the day lately. Up all night almost every night and every time I sit down and start something I end up waking an hour later wondering what the heck is going on. It’s been this way for years now but the only way I sleep at night is if I take a pill and I hate taking pills. I used to work second and third shifts and I think I just reset my internal clock to daytime sleep and work at night and it just won’t reset now that I don’t work. They tried to do a sleep apnea test on me once but since I never slept at all while hooked up to their machine it didn’t work.

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      4. You and David would get along well! He sleeps almost none at night and then snoozes in his lounge chair for several hours most days. I just cannot sleep downstairs in my chair … I doze sometimes, but never for more than 10 minutes and then I’m wide awake for the rest of the day. I’ve not been sleeping much at night, either, but still cannot nap during the day. My daughter tells me that my circadian rhythm is off and perhaps Melatonin would help. I have no idea what a circadian rhythm is and know nothing about Melatonin, but at this point I’ll give it a try.

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      5. Melatonin is a natural herb that induces a state of relaxation and in some people can make them sleep. Great to take if you have done some air travel and need to reset your circadian rhythm, which is a brain setting that happens to us all. If you work third shift you will begin to naturally wake at certain times and sleep at certain times. Bad way to explain but too tired right now to try for a more lucid way. My inner clock — that’s what it is called at times, is still set to wake me at 4:00 a.m. because of the 30 years living on the farm. I have had insomnia since I was a teenager so there is no good bedtime for me. I have to go long enough to be exhausted before I can fall asleep and sometimes that happens while I’m standing up. I call those moments crashing, and the first time in recent years I had a sandwich in my hand and was about to take a bite when I crashed. Woke four hours later completely rested but realized I then had to go lock my door because I had company when I crashed and they finally left but couldn’t lock the door behind themselves.

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      6. Your description of your ‘crashing’ reminds me of a friend I used to have, Patsy, who could fall asleep in the middle of a sentence! More than a few times I had to walk up to her house to tell her kids to hang up the phone, ’cause mom fell asleep talking to me. Her condition was called ‘Narcolepsy’ … be careful, my friend!

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      7. I think I already knew it is Narcolepsy but am in denial. Trying to be more careful since I fell asleep a couple of years ago sitting on the throne and toppled off. Talk about your rude awakening!

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      8. Okay, then I shan’t disrupt your denial as long as you promise to be careful! Heck, I have fallen asleep on the throne numerous times when waking to pee in the night, but luckily never toppled off!

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      9. Probably my slumping forward at times to try to stay asleep enough to get back to dreamland when I get back in bed. I just hate to have to wake up completely and try to get back to sleep. Very careful now about everything.

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      10. Salt seems to be the bad guy in a lot of health problems. Trouble is that I love salt. Tried to give it up, or at least cut back at one time but it was terrible. imagine trying to eat an unsalted potato chip or a bowl of unsalted popcorn! Might as well give up eating!

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      11. I’m just like you, my friend. The docs have recommended cutting way back on salt due to my current heart issues, but as you say, why even bother to eat if it doesn’t taste good, and I do like my salt!

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      12. I wonder how people ever managed to stay alive before they discovered salt. My grandmother was a champion salt eater, pouring it on everything before even tasting it at the table. She only lived 97 years though, so that disproves what the docs all say.

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    2. Just read your post on Phil. Still laughing at the whole thing but fuming a bit at some of the comments. But what can I say? Well, first of all, my dad was first gen American so that puts me pretty close to Germany, a country I fell in love with when I visited in 1985. As for weather forecasters, around here we watch the color of the wooly worm. The darker the worm the harder the winter. Can’t remember what the albino’s mean though. I might actually check that out on Google eventually — if I ever see an albino worm.

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      1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and even got a laugh from it! The only comment I was really bothered by was rawgod’s, but then that is his nature and I should be used to it by now. I didn’t repost it this year, for time just got away from me, nor did I write a new post. Sometimes if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Ah yes, my late father-in-law used to swear by the wooly worm … something about the rings on it?

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      2. I’m not sure about the rings on the worm. I’ve always heard it had to do with how dark the wool is, light color means a mild winter while the darker it gets the worse the weather. Haven’t looked at any myself for several years but my boys told me some of them are black this year. I don’t wANT to see those.

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  2. We are in the midst of a major snow – already over 10 inches of the nasty white stuff and it is still snowing. I really want spring to arrive too. Hope you stay warm and safe – we are cozied up to the heater and planning some movie watching for tomorrow since all the schools, work and events are cancelled!

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    1. So far so good here, or at least I think it is. Can’t see the window from here and have no desire to move over there at this hour. We never get that much snow, but always have lots of ice under it just to make sure we don’t actually have fun in the snow. It always starts out with ice and we are under an advisory now with the nasty stuff due to begin any time now. Of course, since I’m prepared for whatever happens it will all hit on the Indiana side of the river and we will not have any problems here.

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