Our Daily Thread 3-17-22

Good Morning!

It’s St. Patrick’s Day.

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The header is from Kim.

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Anyone have a QoD?

26 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 3-17-22

  1. I sent a text to LindaS yesterday. She had gotten Jo’s email off of Chas’ computer and said Chuck had been reading it for hours.
    Isn’t that a blessing? Because Chas posted so much wisdom and history here, Jo was able to compile it and now his son can read it. What a great way to have his father still here.
    I loved reading through it. I skipped around a bit and will have to go back to it later.

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  2. Morning! Jo your foresight has most certainly blessed us all. Thank you ❣️
    7 inches of snow thus far and it is wet heavy cement consistency… good moisture but back breaking removal!! 6 more inches predicted throughout the day

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  3. Meanwhile in AZ, we have not seen so many mask-less people thronging restaurants on a Wednesday night in literally years!

    Every place we stopped had over an hour wait!

    We ended up at the hotel for a meager meal at the bar!

    It’s suppose to be 80 today.

    I’m wearing sandals and a skort.

    There’s your question: what is a skort?

    😎

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  4. It’s a good morning full of the Lord’s blessings!♡

    A skort is a combo of skirt and shorts?

    So thankful that Chuck and Linda can enjoy Chas through his postings. Sweet!

    I am doing a fast from 6 p.m. last night until 6 p.m. today. The pastor asked us to take one day this week to do so and pray for revival. Special services are being held on Sunday morning and evening. Out of town pastors will be visiting and preaching.

    I am doing a juice fast. It’s been a long time since I last fasted.

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  5. I wore such short skorts that they were shorter than the smock I was required to wear to work. (This was mini-dress years) My dad did comment how short my dresses, skorts or skirts were, but didn’t forbid me wearing them. He also commented how all the old guys would sit in the cafeteria tables right near the check-out lines to watch the girls when they bent over. Now that gave me something to think about! I am short waisted, so tops can be long on me. Still…. I try to remember that youthful foolishness when seeing the young today. Skorts can be quite sensible and cute when not worn with a smock that completely covers them.

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  6. We called them culottes.

    Friend taking care of her mom in Arizona has had a battle with that state as she’s diabetic and her mother is elderly, so both are at high risk for complications from Covid.

    M, I don’t think what you’re seeing is any different from what the norm has been in that state for the past two years — at least from the laments I’ve heard from my friend who’s been mostly housebound all this time, waving through the window at the food and grocery delivery folks.

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  7. I think skorts are much shorter than culottes. I wore culottes but never owned a skort. I think of skorts more like part of an outfit for playing tennis. My culottes were near the knees in length. I did have at least one of those ‘hot pants’ outfits when those dressier shorts were in style.

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  8. Oh I can just hear Chas saying “I don’t know nothing about that” concerning this discussion about skorts!! 😊 But I do remember Elvera loved to shop for clothes so maybe some point in time she own a skort or two…

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  9. Frozen fingers….maybe at some point in time and …..she owned a skort! It is cold outside and my gloves didn’t do the trick of keeping these fingers warm….the dogs ran to the door pleading with me to come back inside!!

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  10. Well, here’s a deep dive:

    ~ Coulottes are loose fitting shorts that look more like a skirt when worn. They are similar to a skort (garment that is mix between short and skirt) but not exactly. A skort has a skirt panel and shorts underneath. They were originally a pant worn by men (knee-breeches).

    According to Wikipedia April 2015, “Culottes are an item of clothing, originally the knee-breeches commonly worn by gentlemen of the European upper-classes from the late Middle Ages or Renaissance through the early nineteenth century. This style of tight trousers ending just below the knee was first popularized in France during the reign of Henry III (1574–1589). Culottes were normally closed and fastened about the leg, to the knee, by either buttons, a strap and buckle, or by a draw-string. During the French Revolution of 1789–1799, working-class revolutionaries were known as the “sans-culottes” – literally, “without culottes” – a name derived from their rejection of aristocratic apparel. In the United States, only the first five Presidents, from George Washington through James Monroe, wore culottes according to the style of the late 18th century.”

    Although they started out for men, in the modern world they are more important in womenswear than menswear.

    Coulottes are loose fitting shorts that look more like a skirt when you wear them. They should not to be confused with a skort which has a skirt panel and shorts underneath.

    In place of the term culotte, the term skort (a portmanteau for skirt and shorts) is more widely used in some areas. However, as mentioned, a skort is different than a culotte. While some garments sold as culottes resemble short trousers, to truly be a skort it needs to look like a skirt. Thus, they differ from trousers or shorts by being much fuller at the bottom (hem) than at the waist. A skort is shorts that have a front covering to resemble a skirt or short pant legs with a same length or longer skirt sewn over the top. ~

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  11. Twenty certainly is on a roll of good behavior. She is talking positively about the new place. And other than a few manic episodes, is respecting other’s rights.

    Okay, so now she says she accidentally swallowed the tip of her fork. I give her plastic ware as she uses metal to cause damage. She breaks the plastic when she is getting angry.

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  12. Wait! Who else is here?

    I don’t think that was me!

    In Chandler headed to Tucson later.

    Warm and beautiful, having lunch with a friend soon.

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  13. I wear culottes a lot here. Capris are being worn by nationals more. Here the climate is such that one can wear skirts everyday, so I do. It used to be much more acceptable than pants. But times are changing.
    When I go walking in the evening I put on my culottes. They are quite long and loose.

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  14. Driving to Tucson from Phoenix on I-10. A lot of people find it boring, but I don’t anymore. After being away for so long, I miss the view of mountains.

    So, Michelle. I should have asked sooner if you were driving south. I would have suggested a stop at Picacho Peak State Park. At that place was the Civil War Battle farthest West. A skirmish, really. April 15, 1862. At that time the Confederacy help Arizona territory, and heard of a Union contingent coming from California. It wasn’t a major battle, but it kept Arizona in Confederate hands.

    More at: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/picacho-peak

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  15. I’m confused but I’m pretty sure Peter wasn’t wearing a skort. Unless that’s why he used the pseudonym.

    I had a morning zoom meeting to cover then a story to write, but was also juggling a guy who came to replace my chimney cap (it had fallen onto the roof); he told me oh, by the way, you need $5,000 worth of work on that chimney … haha

    I asked him also for a quote to repaint the south exterior wall which peeled after the first painter did the house — $5,000 for that, too, which was more than I paid for the whole house to be painted.

    Not to be deterred, he said I could get a special “deal” if I did both projects — $8,000 for the two jobs together, payment plans were possible.

    So I had my shock-and-awe treatment for the day.

    Laughing.

    Real Estate Guy thinks wall painting job should only take a couple days and cost a couple hundred dollars (I buy the paint). He’s almost certainly on the low side, but I definitely need to find someone to do it for hundreds (as in a few), not thousands, of dollars.

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  16. Husband is home with more paperwork to fill out. She has to see her med doc and get a form filled out in no more than twenty four hours from signing in to the home. The doc is on vacation for a week.

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  17. Lots of vacations for people now that they can travel and go places again.

    So I just emailed all my attachments over to the tax guy, large files, hope everything gets there OK and they can open them.

    It feels so good to get that over with.

    Meanwhile, the chair with the nice new wheels? Now the gizmo that keeps it at a good height is shot and I keep sinking. I feel like a midget on wheels, having to reach up to the desk to get to my keyboard.

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  18. Should be a lively night, guy next door is yelling, cops are being called — some dispute with someone else, cops were out here last night too.

    And the rock music is blaring in the garage.

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