Not sure where I heard the saying “We are in the dead of winter.”
It must be that part of winter that is coldest, windiest most miserable time that makes you want to hibernate and not wake up until spring. We have been way, way below zero, too cold to talk about… and the wind is raw and goes right through you. One night we had windchill warnings…the kind that said “Cover all exposed skin, exposed skin can freeze in just minutes.” I wonder if eyeballs can freeze too?
Chance lifts up his paws trying to warm them… in a dogs mind I suppose that works.
We got all bundled up one day for Dental Appointments, afternoon appointments. I never try and schedule anything for morning in the winter. By afternoon our weather usually warms up and roads are better to travel. Far Guy did great, I had xrays that revealed one small cavity and I need a repair of one of my fillings.
Far Guy took the refresher class for Defensive Driving yesterday. A program in Minnesota for drivers over 55 years old, if you take the class you get 10% off your Automobile Insurance. So he is done for another three years. He said he picked a non perfumy corner to sit in and in walked three retired teachers that were having a perfume war.
I attended Vi’s funeral. It was a packed church, Vi was well liked and had many friends and relatives. After the service her Granddaughter spoke very eloquently about her Grandma. She began with “Two weeks ago I would never have thought that we would bury Grandma today.” It was a long service…one of those High Masses…those Catholics once they get you in church they don’t want to let you back out again. I skipped the funeral hotdish…although I bet it was good because it was one of Vi’s recipes.
Just down the road a bit there was an accident the other night and a young person was ejected from his vehicle and killed. I knew his Mom, she was a First Responder in an area that is adjacent to ours. His family must be incredibly sad.
Life is fleeting and in the blink of an eye it can change.