Sunday, December 21, 2008

Season's Greetings

Ah the joy of Christmas! Time to gather with family and friends. Well, maybe not so much.

I am doing mental gymnastics in order to stay 'up' this season. I'm actually better this year than in previous ears, but the season is still young. I think what will help the most is sharing Christmas day with friends that are also alone for the holiday. The worst is sharing Christmas with friends that have family gathered around them and children.

And as long as I stay focused on traditional carols, I'm ok. Those sappy contemporary songs on the radio depress the hell out of me.

On a bright note, I bought my present yesterday. 1485 yds of Plymouth Mulberry Merino in bright beautiful red. If you haven't petted this yarn you are soooo missing out. I'll post later on hw it works up. Haven't decided whether to knit or crochet it yet. I may just use it for the CAL at Yarntopia next month. It would make a gorgeous Stepping Stones Cardigan.

On a sour note, I didn't go to church today, though I promised myself I would and I was looking forward to it. I'm just in so much damned pain it hard for me to be nice to the pups, much less strangers. And concentration is a hit or miss right now. Think I'd better call the dentist tomorrow and see what can be done to alleviate this pain. Even toothless would be preferable right now.

Well, that's my bitch for the day. Currently listening to Christmas Carols like Silent Night played on the Oud and sung in THAT'S different and quite beautiful!

I'll leave y'all with this:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I drove home in the snow/sleet today. That is freaking unusual for this part of the country. But the white stuff was flying as I left the building. Not even the middle of December. I think I'll go get me some snow boots-might have need of them this year.

Can I start singing now?

Let it snow, let it snow, let it....What?
Yep, snow, sleet...winter stuff. Right down here on the coast.
I learned a new meteorlogical tidbit yesterday. The last time we got significant snowfall down here was in the early 80s, the year this area got hit by a significant hurricane. It has something to do with the hurricane cooling the Gulf waters.
Well, guess what happened this year. See previous weather posts....
Now today..before the middle of December, they are predicting sleet and snow. The area just north of us is already seeing frozen stuff.
I just don't even want to get out and get on the road with the other commuters (not to mention the icy blast of air).
OMG....the weather map on the morning news is showing slow less than an hour west of me!
crap, I gotta go get bundled up and go play in the street.
Otter: You what???!!!! Let me get this right.....You live on the tropical side of the state, I live in a more temperate region of the same snows west, north and east of me....I got maybe 2 tenths of an inch of desperately needed rain (if you discount the bee that was rehydrated in the rain gauge), and 24 degree temps......and you get snow on the tropical coast????!!! There is absolutely no justice whatsoever!