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Never stop playing…

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“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

Bernard Shaw


Bad to worse…

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Nothing is so bad it
couldn’t be worse,

Irish Proverb

Image: TomiTapio K


Well, here we are again.
Schools and businesses closed today.


It rained, sleeted, and snowed.
It melted a little then snowed, rained, and sleeted.
What we have now is ice.
Is sleeted a real word?


Thankfully, no power outages in this area.
The rain, snow, and sleet is to continue off and on tonight.
What tomorrow will be like is unknown.
It will be icy in the morning but supposed to warm up a bit
and the ice will begin to melt.
Then the temperatures will drop and all the slush stuff will freeze
and Friday morning will probably be icy but the afternoon temps
should be more seasonal and maybe the ice will go away.
One can hope.

I know the pictures don’t look so bad especially to folks with tons of snow
but all that on the road is ice and that is bad.

Wonder if where I work will be open tomorrow?
Wonder if I will go to work  tomorrow even if the store is open?
Nice to have the option to stay home but I do have work to do.


Teddy refuses to go outside.
Smart cat!


Love is to let them be…

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“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”
Thomas Merton

Winter storm warning in effect…

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Well, here we are waiting.
There is a winter storm warning issued.
Snow on the way….probably.
Somewhere between 1 and 4 inches.
I know that sounds like nothing to those in Northern climes
but here in the Southern states it is a big deal.
When snow comes to us it brings ice and that is the big problem.
When ice coats the tree and wires they tend to fall.
Then we are without power…no heat or lights.
If it stays off long enough then it means
dead batteries in phones and laptops and tablets.
What will we do?  How will we survive?

In anticipation of foul weather schools
and some government offices were closed today.
Today was cold and gray but no rain, snow, or ice.

Now there is rain and snow falling and it is 30* and getting colder by the hour.
I doubt there will be school or working government tomorrow.
I think, if there is snow and ice in the morning I will have the day off.


Snow can be enjoyed.

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All you need is enough…

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“Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.”
Charles Dudley Warner


Photo: pixabay

Calling friends…

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It seems everyone has a cell phone these days.
Even some elementary school kids have them.

If a kid today wants to see a friend they call or text from their phone
and make a play date.
But back in the days of my youthfulness it was different.

When I was a kid there were no cell phones
just phones on a table or attached to the wall.
Neither one could be moved from where it was because
it plugged into the telephone company box thing on the wall.
Children were not encouraged to use the phone.
Phones were for grown-ups.

If I wanted to see my best friend, Linda,
I would walk down the road to her house and stand on her front porch.

Then I would call for her.

Oh, Liiiiiiiiiiindaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

at the top of my lungs until she came to the door.

She would do the same at my house if she wanted to see me.

Why didn’t we knock on the door or use the doorbell?
I have no idea.
All I know is we called for each other.
Hey, it worked.

Click on the shoes to see what others have to say.

Click on the shoes to see what others have to say.

Today’s prompt was call or frost



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