Thursday, January 11, 2018

FroZeN

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Tuesday my brain finally had a chance to thaw out at 34 F degrees.  Wednesday was below freezing, but warm enough to remove one of two hoodies in my Artic Coat combo before going out.

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Last week was a complete wash, in very icy conditions. I did no unnecessary outings, n spent the Blizzard Day Off inside. The power was out only for an hour after everyone else was asleep.
I was fine with all my battery devices n hot water bottle.


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My last week's Day Off errand run was the day before the big storm, n consisted of empty shelf shopping for an hour at the market. People went nuts clearing out the meat, milk, n bread sections.

Image by SnaggleTooth Jan 2018So this week found me out of almost all regular items I use. Tea, peanut butter, sandwich bags, sugar, head-ache pills, ect. 



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Even worse, I ran almost empty on kitty treats! These 4 kits here are spoiled getting some every night after the dogs are put out back for the night. Usually when I arrive back home after work. Really they torture you when they don't think they got enough, by meowing in the hall n waking folks up. Now I am spending too much on their stuff, n skimping on my things...

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At least it is still too hot at work. But getting back n forth in sub-Z, 1, 2, or 4 F (out of the wind), was challenging. Everything not immediately shoveled froze into ice, complete with frozen footprints n tire tred tracks n was so difficult to walk on.

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This week's thaw is going nicely so the sidewalks are almost walkable on the short, lumpy, snow- ice. 

I have been taking very few photos lately. I wanted to get closer to the sea-ice flows, but I chose not to spend so much outdoor time due to the temps. Now it is melting alot. 

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I took some terrible pics thru dirty wpndows, with a reflection showing. One is used for altering today. There's the digital bank sign showing the high temp for that day after the storm. Plus one while leaving of the walkway out of work the other night. The entire walkway covered by inches of ice. I've never seen it so bad before.

50 F but rainy today... I'll take it !



Thursday, December 28, 2017

Poor Rudolf

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 "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer" used to be my fave Xmas tune growing up. We always sang it with a last line word echo, back-up part. I can always hear Burl Ives singing it from the old cartoon in my head.

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In more recent years "Jingle Bell Rock" became my next favorite that I would sing aloud for fun.


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At work, one supervisor drives us all nuts whistling "Jingle Bells" every day, all year long. So I changed all the lyrics for a satire about work for laughs. I dare not put it here tho...


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Except this part to the second line of the bridge:
"... If Santa Clause worked here, he'd weigh 500 pounds. 
Rudolf would  need big magic to lift, that hefty sleigh up off the ground..." 

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So even there I managed to squeeze in poor Rudolf. I used to get teased alot n identify with that character.
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Apparently, in a recent craft kit project young folks were encouraged to mix-up Santa n Rudolf parts in any creative manner they chose. This was on the wall where I spent Xmas Eve.

New Years Eve plus Day Eve will be work for me again! I feel like Rudolf...

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Elves Party




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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy Holly Dings

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Yep, it's a holiday of fave things for most. Old decs, new stuff, Nannie's recipes, n old home folks. (My best things are in storage somewhere waiting for better times). Some still sending snail-mail greetings from afar.

Me still trying to get all this extra stuff done for very little in return. Wanting to sleep n be be lazy, but pushing myself to get the extra leg work done. Just hoping a bit of joy gets crammed into that few hours spent as "My Holiday." A wierd mix of what to do with some available family members.


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 Knowing I won't really get what I want or need, because those are big things no one can afford now. Maybe just a few little things like kid photos to brighten my mood.

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Watching other folks here with all their expensive new things tends to get me in a bad mood easily. So many teaching greediness to the next generation, spoiling ad nausium. Some will teach patience with family gatherings, importance of group meals, n being kind n giving to others, even if you don't know them.


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Xmas is more fun when the kids are young n easily pleased. Teens tho are usually difficult n want expensive stuff that is a hardship to families. Hopefully by then they learn to start giving back n  not expecting to always receive.

I have done a few kind things for folks around town recently, but I won't list them or post it on facebook to toot my own horn. No one needs to know it was me. I can't afford alot, but if someone has a tiny bit of worry lifted from their stress it is all worth the tiny sacrifice on my part.


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My fave Xmas quote:

"The best present is your prescence"

Best Quote ever found while in Walmart:

"The Best Things in Life Are Not Things"

Give from the heart. Stop judging. Make a child smile. Build memories in others futures to be remembered long after you depart the party of life.  


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Learn what is important, n make sure some young folks get the lesson.

I'll see folks on Xmas Eve, a small gathering. Xmas Day I'll be bringing candy for all to work, in memory of my father who always gave candy, n I requested others try to do it too. I don't expect them to feel obligated, just hope they learn the lift of giving. 

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Yep, this is my itty, bitty tree!

Have a good holiday! 




Thursday, December 07, 2017

I Do Want to Post

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Wow, alot has has conspired to get in my way of blogging the past few weeks. I wasn't able to get to a computer, or play with pics, but did get some photos for playing with later.

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Unexpectedly I was able to get to my uncle's memorial service because it was scheduled for 2 weeks later, plus a long-distance ride was offered.

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So began days of compounded allergic reactions n days in a row of missed sleep. I still don't feel recovered. My regular errands never got done last week n a game of Catch-Up is in progress.


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It seems trying to get Xmas stuff begun is taking priority in my brain this week, as I try to squeeze in extra store browse time somewhere. Last year at this time my shopping was mostly done. I have just started, n have few ideas.

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Then after I got back I had moved so many items to bring with me, I couldn't find them after returning because they weren't in the normal spot.

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Most notably, was a 4 hour search yesterday because I knew I'd moved my data stick, that I always put pics on from the cam to use in the paint program, plus bring it to the library. I could remember they were keeping my cam charger company somewhere when packed up to leave for the ride back.

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I went nuts unable to locate it, thinking I couldn't even transfer pics to play with, n what would I do were it left somewhere. All my passwords for payment online is in there... Need a back-up in a home location soon!
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Bingo, it was in my drink cooler bag- whew! That's the only reason I had time for a few images to post today.

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Now the rush is on to spend all my dough, but missed some work-pay so gotta keep it cheap this season. Back to the shopping with no time rush.

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Happy bargain  hunting! 

And finding...

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