Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Weather Outside Is ...

The weather outside is frightful, ...

Not really. It is cold and starting to blow, but the snow has not yet started. The weather critters are now predicting the snow to start in the early AM tomorrow. That is a shame because the funeral and interment of our friend's mother is tomorrow morning. We'll have to see if it is as raw and blustery as predicted. I hope not. I would be happy if it held off until Christmas Eve, but I suspect my wishes will have little effect.

Today it got up to a blazing 35 after yesterday's 60 degree balm. Since most of the snow was melted for the first time in a while, it was a good opportunity to perform poop patrol in Molly's yard. I've never figured out how a medium sized dog can poop so much. I think babies and dogs must poop their body weight every few days. In any case, since the temperature was above my shorts threshold of 20 degrees, I was out cleaning the yard in shorts and jacket. Is it any wonder my neighbors think I may have a few screws loose?

L heads down from the mountains tomorrow for Christmas here. I am really looking forward to that. The Son will be working in the mountains over the holidays. For some reason this year seems not to have the normal Christmas feel about it. I'd assume it was just me, but other people have mentioned the same feeling. Maybe we are all just turning into old curmudgeons.

Time to get some real work done.  I'll leave you with this thought:


  1. My gf and I were just commenting how grumpy we were over the weekend. No reason. She knew other people who were as well. Wonder if it has anything to do with the economy putting a damper on the holiday spirit.

    Enjoy the time with L and I love the cartoon.

  2. Stopping by from Foursons - couldn't resist after your comment on her TST post. Sounds like your Christmases are exciting! :)

    Loved the cartoon... cracking up in the quietest way I can to avoid waking up the rest of the house ;)

  3. hope you shake off the whatevers and enjoy yourself.

    Merry Christmas, Dan


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