Saturday, December 21, 2019

Shortest Day

Hello there!  I hope y'all are enjoying this Christmas Season wherever you are.  Today it's winter again here in Spring Branch.  Another cold front is coming through and yesterday was dreadful!  Rain and cold all day.  Neither one of us went out except to drive the trash down to the dumpster and check the mail.  Great day to do laundry and indoor chores.

The temperatures have fallen below the freezing mark a couple nights and don't you know, we forgot to check one night and had to deal with frozen water lines.  You would think after all these years of living in our rig we'd be checking the weather morning, noon and night.  Oh wait!  Usually we're not this far north in winter.  When the temperature drops below 40 we put the plumerias and tomato plants in the compartment.  Looks like today I can let them out!  Some sunshine will do them good.

I had a very nice birthday a couple weeks ago.  72 years I've been on this earth.  Sonsearae sent me a new paper trimmer and a die set to aid in my card making.  Received several cards from crafty online friends.  Speaking of cards, I still can't figure out how to get the pictures off my phone and onto this blog.  I don't think I'll reach my goal of 500 cards as my total now is 283.  If you add the 24 tags the total is 307.  Some of you have received the cards and tags!  I've got more projects in the works but there aren't  a lot of days left to this year!

Are you ready for Christmas?  We don't do much to celebrate. I no longer decorate.  I display the cards we've gotten which is about it.   

We haven't been doing much lately.  Earlier this month we both had the sniffles and Jim's developed into a cold.  Mild tho it was.  I think our sniffles were from an allergy.  I found out that Texas cedar puts out pollen from around Thanksgiving and ends around Valentines day.  Maybe that contributed to our discomfort.

Jim doesn't like cold weather and doesn't get outside much when it's cold.  Just takes care of the necessary things like the bird feeders, sweeping and raking the leaves, black tank etc.

Last week I had lab tests done and before we could leave Jim had to warm up the truck by plugging it into power.  Diesel engines (especially old ones) don't like freezing temperatures!  This week I'll get the results of my labs when I visit my doctor.  Hopefully they'll be good because I do not want to go back on medication.

How about dem Saints???  Who Dat! I sure hop they get to go to the Super Bowl this year.  Unfortunately there are several football teams Worthy of that honor.  I'm excited to watch the season unfold.

Today is the shortest day....from now on, more sunshine each day!  Before you know it spring will be here, so hang in there.

All is right in our world