Thursday, February 23, 2012

Just when we thought we were over it.....

we are now under a winter storm watch with predictions of up to 6 inches of snow by Friday morning. I just knew old man Winter wasn't through with us that easily. Although it may warm up and end up being just rain like the last storm we had.

I'm not complaining. I'm not a fan of snow.

Not much has been going on in my little corner of the world and that makes blog material very scarce. With the crazy fluctuations in temperatures, it has been a playground for germs. In a 12 hour period our temperatures can go up or down 40 degrees or more. I caught a mild version of the flu....very mild. I'm grateful for that and I do think my flu shot was responsible for that. My daughter and her family caught it and it went much worse for them. One Wednesday night at church it seemed like everyone was coughing and hacking, sneezing or nose blowing. It didn't make me feel too good about all the hand-shaking that goes on. You kinda hate to whip out an antiseptic wipe because that could be insulting, but it does cross your mind.

I finally got the window fixed on my car. It's been only......oh ten years or so that it quit working. I was told that it was going to be horribly expensive to fix it, so I didn't. The last straw was when the credit union moved their ATM to the outside wall of their building, accessible by vehicle only. Since my money is direct deposited, this is how I get my cash I had to do something. I was pleasantly surprised that a friend fixed it for $125.

You know the commercial where the little piggy is going "wheeeee wheeeee"? Well that's just what I felt like doing the first day I drove my car with the repaired window. I wanted to put it down, hang my head out and drive down the road yelling "wheeeeee". Something how such a little thing can give you such enjoyment.

I hope to be back soon but don't misconstrue that to mean I want some drama to happen so I'll have writing material....right now, boring is just fine with me. Hope everyone else is drama-free also. In the meantime, keep smilin'.


Joy Des Jardins said...

Yep, I just e-mailed you this won't be news to you Val...

What a weird weather day. For about a 1/2 hour or so we had flakes falling that were as big as my fist...some of them. Huge. They almost looked fake. Nothing accumulated on the ground. Then it quickly changed to a steady light snow...still no accumulation. Now....NOTHING. It's it rained, but nothing. I'm not complaining...NO SIR....especially since they predicted we would get the same thing you mentioned....maybe 6 to 8 inches. God...I hope I didn't just jinx us. Congrats on the new steps. ~Joy xo

Leann said...

Often times it's the little things that give us the most joy. Glad to hear things are going well in your world. Blessings to you.

Happyone said...

You're having snow and our temperature was in the mid 60's today!!

I actually do wash my hands after all the shaking of hands at church! I have a little bottle of hand cleaner I keep in my purse.

Beau's Mom said...

Use your hand sanitizer and don't care if everyone sees. It's CHURCH ya know? And, of COURSE they think you should trust god not to let you get sick....yeah... and you did.


Wait...I just sneezed and need to wipe my nose....oh! Howdy doo! Shake my hand!

ordinaryjanet said...

I can picture you hanging your head out the window yelling "Whee!".

I don't mind the lack of snow this winter, either-though it might be nice to see a few inches just so it covers the ugliness for a little while. Like, snow during the night so you wake up to a wonderland, then it'll melt during the day-perfect.

I shudder inwardly at having to shake hands in church, too!

gayle said...

We haven't had much snow around here but sure would love a little bit since my grandson got a sled for Christmas!

I'm drama free too and loving it!