Random Thoughts for Friday


IMG_0029-XLThey must really be driving kinda wild and crazy like out there tonight.  The commute home was bad enough but I’ve seen the police cruise by with sirens blasting three times now in the past hour.  There must be a whole lotta guys in a hurry to get to the flower shop before it closes today.

And it was one of those crazy days at work today.  I just couldn’t get anything done at all this morning or this afternoon.  It was one of those kinda days where you just say “Screw it!” and head for the door.  It will all sort itself out next week.

I had four different PowerBall quick picks and not a doggone one of them even won $4.  But let’s stop and think about it.  In my humble opinion the best time to win the lotto is the drawing right after someone hits a really big jackpot.  All of the attention is on them.  Besides, I’m not greedy.  I can live just fine on a $20 million jackpot .  They’re usually a little bigger than that after a really big jackpot but who’s pinching pennies?

Tomorrow is bread baking day.  It will keep my mind occupied. At least we’re halfway thru February.

I looked at the long range weather forecast.  Cold.  Need I say more?  It’s Minnesota and it’s February.

Late Winter


The winter for this part of the Hundred Acre Forest wears on you after a while. You get tired of the cold, the grey skies, the ice and the lack of anything with any kind of colour. We’re lock step in the middle of February and it feels at time like it’s two steps forward and three steps back as we try to progress out of this season. We’re now in what I call “the dirty part” of winter. Why do I call it that? Because of what I usually see during this time of year. The snow and ice have melted and frozen and melted and refrozen multiple times. It’s no longer looking pristine and clean. The ice has that grey and/or dirty look after multiple changes. It’s just “blech” to me.

So we hold on or at least try to hold on. It’s hard to bitch and complain about the seasons and the weather here when you knew full well that by moving here you have to deal with the seasons and the weather here. Still it gets old after a while. This is one of those days where I need a trip to the market to check out the flower section to see what they have in stock. It’s time to add some more colour even if it’s only temporary and will just have to be replaced in a week or two. And once I get that done, it’s time for a road trip to my store of dreams for some materials to start prepping for my Spring garden. It’s time to start thinking about showing life in lieu of thinking about how I’m gonna stay warm today.