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Random 5 Friday and a time for Home

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.

Vicks, Puffs and a hot toddy ~ he'll be OK

Vicks, Puffs and a hot toddy ~ he’ll be OK

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.

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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.

It was that cold. Image from Pinterest.com

It was that cold. Image from Pinterest.com

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. 

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I remember winter like this. google.images.com

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.

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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?

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25 thoughts on “Random 5 Friday and a time for Home

  1. Roxanne

    Can so relate to this! And I think: Sweaters, Shivering, Snow! Best of luck and keep warm this winter!

  2. So that’s where the cold air is coming from. Houstonians are navigating icy conditions this morning. May everyone drive safely and I hope your hubbs feels better soon.

  3. I had to laugh at your #1….when my hubby is sick, there’s a lot of moaning, too, and it seems, with every breath: “oh, me….oh, me…..oh, me…”. Hope yours feels better soon!

  4. We just got our winter forecast this week. Half the snow and a lot less severe weather than last year. Personally I was hoping for weather where I could use the margarita machine on the porch but that’s not to be. Nothing is worse than a sick hubby.

  5. Which “S” words do you associate with winter? solitude; silence; snowflakes; serenity.

  6. Vicks is so soothing, we always keep it on hand. Hope your hubby is all better and back to chatting beside the fire soon. Today, I’m thankful I don’t live on the U.P! Slippery, slick, slop come to mind. Summer wasn’t long enough this year.

  7. S…….Soup! I start craving soups! 😉 home made potato soup, lentil soup, (w/ a big ham hock) Yikes that is a lot of snow in a short amount of time. Must be some hearty souls who live up there.

    • I love soup, too! Making some chicken noodle soup today 🙂

      They are definitely hearty. Rifle Deer season begins today and, even with 3 feet of snow, the men are still headed to deer camp! MJ

  8. We know da UP!

  9. Ha! I love your humorous take on the coming months. Gotta maintain a sense of humor if we’re going to get through it. I have to remind myself extra often with everything starting so seemingly early this year. (I was wearing my Cuddle Duds already yesterday!)

    • It was bitter cold & windy last night ~ we had the heat at 73 and I was wearing fleece and huddled under one of my FIL’s afghans! Brr. I think it feels colder at the start of winter .. but maybe that’s just me 🙂

      On a happy note, I am all caught up on my magazines and reading!! MJ

  10. Yes! When I think winter I think “cozy” and you have set the stage for a warm and cozy home. There are some positives to winter aren’t there?

    • one positive I like is that all the bugs freeze – ha!
      🙂 It’s snowing right now – big, fluffy Christmas-like snowflakes. Super pretty and a good day to be tucked inside. MJ

  11. What is it about men and being sick? They become helpless. If women were like that, the human race would be extinct. On another nite, I’m envious of your snow!

    • Absolutely – helpless and hopeless.
      I shouldn’t say anything b/c now I have it – ugh! We are getting another 10″ of snow today!
      MJ

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