29 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 2-23-23

  1. Good morning, everyone!
    What a wonderful morning! It’s the first day this year that it was so mild outside that we kept the bedroom door open, and now I get to wake up to the sound of birds chirping. That is one of my favorite ways to wake up. It’s quite foggy outside, but at the feeder all is well. On the down side, the peach tree is definitely blooming. While I love the beautiful buds, February is too early. If we get snow or a very hard freeze there will be no peaches again this year. Oh well. I will just enjoy the little blessings I get, and not worry about the ones I don’t. We have a young pear tree that hasn’t bloomed yet, so we’ll see what the summer brings.

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  2. Morning all! -10 this morning but the sun is making an appearance and it is oh so lovely!
    Schools are delayed and roads are a slick mess again. How many more days until winter is over? Too many to count! โ›„๏ธ itโ€™s been one of the coldest winters I can recall around here. But maybe one of the benefits will be that the pine beetles will be wiped out! ๐Ÿชฒ

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  3. We broke a record at 81ยฐ yesterday. The newscasters used the word muggy that should be reserved for summer. I did not feel it was muggy nor ‘sweltering’ which I heard one say. It was pleasant to me. But bugs came with it. Bugs in February? That bugs me! But if that Arctic blast did away with those huge spiders? That was definitely worth it.

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  4. I hope the pine beetles got killed, NJ. They are so destructive!

    Debra, you live in such a beautiful area near where Wes went to college. I still want to do a day trip up that way sonetime. Do you ever go to McKay’s bookstore? My family could spend a day in that store.

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  5. Good morning, all. A beautiful day in the neighborhood this morning. Sun is shining, clouds are looming and word is that it is cold outside! Hmm, says seven with a feel of negative two so, yeah, it is cold out.

    I was awakened around three by Bob. You remember Bob? A feral cat that comes around with his very loud voice. I heard a big thump on the deck and thought, wow, Bob has grown. But the tracks in the snow indicate a racoon so who knows what was going on last night!

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  6. We have been having a relatively warm winter for Connecticut, with very little snow. I think I’ve only had to shovel off the porch once this winter. (Not complain about that!) We’ve gotten snow at other times, but not much, and then the above-freezing temps melted it away, so no shoveling necessary.

    We are supposed to get a wintery mix of snow and rain for the next couple days, and the temps are supposed to dip way down sometime within that time. Our local weather guy (he is an amateur, but educated enough, and has access to the info and models that the meteorologists use, so he is pretty accurate) posted that one model shows that the end of February/beginning of March could possibly bring us a huge snowstorm with twelves inches possible. But he also said that the model is a long way out, and conditions can change.

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  7. And we are having June in February! It’s warm and humid but overcast and feels like the beach in winter around here. We did not have to visit Hilton Head for the weather. It came to us! Still, I have missed seeing the beach. I suppose I could drive over to Stone Mountain and see the white sand man-made beach at the lake, about twenty minutes away๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ

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  8. NJ, am I wrong to remember that you love winter?

    We had quite the ice storm yesterday and last night. Big branches broken off of trees making the streets an obstacle course. Downed power lines closing down major intersections. Lots of power outages.

    Our power’s been spared, but cable/internet is out with no estimate of when we’ll get it back. I’ve learned to use my phone as a mobile hot spot so I can connect my computer to the internet through the phone. Very slow connection but it works.

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  9. Yesterday I had on multiple layers. Long silk underwear, t-shirt, bunny hug, jeans, technical socks, wool lined boots, down-filled parka with fur trimmed hood, scarf, hood up on the bunny hug in lieu of a hat, gloves inside mittens. I take the mitts off for driving as the liner gloves have grippy things. We also let the car warm up for 10 minutes (for comfort and safety)

    Oh, here in Saskatchewan we call hooded sweatshirts bunny hugs.

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  10. Oh, I like the name bunny hug better than hoodie! (I don’t wear them, so it really doesn’t matter. But if I ever have one, I will call it my bunny hug. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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  11. Janice, we definitely should get together! How did you know about McKay’s? Cyrus could practically live there. He comes home with armloads of books. Sometimes he reads them and keeps them, and sometimes he reads them and takes them back to resell for store credit. I go too, but not nearly as often as he does. :–)

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  12. Bunny hugs is great! Hope I can remember that when my grandsons are wearing those. ๐Ÿ™‚

    My grandson got to take his test for his first driver’s license. We were so surprised with the storm going on. The roads were plowed, but not the best. He was so happy to have passed. I was not surprised he did.

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  13. I do have several bunny hugs! One that my friend Karen gave me has a pouch with a drawstring to use for carrying a kitten or small cat. That hoodie has cat ears on it! Wes gave me one from the school where he teaches, and I bought one at Hilton Head to wear on the beach in winter.

    Debra, we have always been used book junkies so when Wes was at Covenant he introduced us to McKay’s. We went several times a year and might have even been there when y’all were there. We liked to go for dinner at Mt. Vernon restaurant, the Purple Daisy, or a taco/burrito spot maybe named Mojos (all around the base of Lookout Mt.). Or we’d go to Chili’s in downtown. I have a t-shirt from the Moonpie store๐Ÿ˜€

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  14. Old neighbor from my 1920s apartment days in Long Beach, Marshal, was from Saskatchewan. His mom still lived there and she’d come down very so often to visit.

    Marshal, was rather, well, odd, a bit reclusive — he lived alone in a tiny one-room unit below my upstairs apartment — and rode his bike around town, morning to night, collecting “things” and bringing them back to his apartment or taking them somewhere else, not sure where. We were a block and a half from the beach. He was socially a little awkward but when my mom died was so sweet and sympathetic. I could tell he was so worried about me.

    I moved a couple months later, forced to rent a nearby house in order to keep my mom’s dogs; shortly afterward, he and Maude, the 90+ year-old apartment building manager, took a ride over to the house in Maude’s 1950s-era gigantic car in order to check out my new place — but they wouldn’t come in, just sat in inside the car out front to look, then went back home. They wanted to make sure I was OK.

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