It’s Friday! Time for 5 random thoughts. Here we go!
1. Hubbs has a cold. Call the CDC. Seriously. He’s moaning and limping around as if he’s dying. Every move is announced. Every. Move. I’m doing my best to help and comfort him but … it could be a long winter.
2. Like other parts of the country, winter slammed into us on Monday. Employees in ‘da U.P. (that’s Yooper for people who live in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula) received 35-42 inches of snow in 2 days. Yesterday, here in Grand Rapids, we got a light dusting and everyone lost their minds and forgot how to drive. It could be a long winter.
3. At the office we had some difficulty switching our system from a/c to heat. Last year we switched it on our own and managed to successfully blow cold air … harder. It’s finally pushing heat and employees are no longer wearing “Oliver Twist” gloves at their desks. It could be a long winter.
4. When I was a kid we couldn’t wait for winter! We couldn’t wait to use our toboggans and super slider snow skates and crazy carpets. And snow days? Snow days were the BEST! Farm kids were designated a “town buddy” to stay with if bad weather picked up -as it often did. And who could forget two – count ’em – two whole weeks off for Christmas break to snowmobile, snowshoe, ski, skate, slide and more? Now – as an adult – winter is just not as much fun. It’s work. The “s” words that brought so much joy have been replaced with new ones: scrape, slide, swear and soldier through. Every year I try to get out to do some of the fun “s” words but … It could be a long winter.
5. On a positive note, our house feels very cozy, I’ve got plenty of books and projects to keep me busy and, once Hubbs feels better, fireside chats will return. Maybe it won’t be a long winter after all.
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
― Edith Sitwell
Which “S” words do you associate with winter?