Thursday Night


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So I’m sitting here thinking of what to say and then I look outside.  It’s grey and wet and brrrr out there.  No, you really don’t wanna know what the temp is out there right now.  I don’t even wanna know what the temp is out there.  And you’re probably thinking to yourself “Hey Jim.  Why is it so brrrr this time of year in central Minnesota?

Yanno, I think it has something to do with all of the Swedes that moved here back in the day.  I think they brought some of that Swedish weather with them so they wouldn’t feel so homesick and it just stuck around here ever since then.  It’s a good thing I have one of those wall thermostat thingees to warm the house back up.  It should be all back to normal come next Wednesday anywho.

In the meanwhile, I think it’s a hot tea night in this house.

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Hump Day Morning


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So it’s another wet one this morning for central Minnesota.  It’s cool out there as well.  “Cool” is defined as anything below 55*F and not snowing.   Anything that’s cool and has that icky bad stuff is commonly referred to as “Early Spring” around here.  No, I really don’t think I want to tell you what tomorrow’s sunrise temps are forecasted to be.  Let’s just say that we could be keeping pace with Miss Anna’s Sweden.

It was doggone cool out there in that damp and I took a quick look for my gloves.  Gloves?  Where are you?  I forgot my gloves this morning which is kind of a God awful thought once you really stop to think about it.  Gloves.  In late April.  God, where am I living at where one needs gloves on their hands in late April???

At least the coffee is strong and hot and it steels my resolve back up.  I may just maybe wanna kinda sorta actually talk to one of our staff members this morning.  Nah!!!  Let’s not go to extremes on a Wednesday.

Let’s take a walk


I was a few thousand steps behind after I got home for work, so it was time to change clothes and have some supper.  There was a nice light rain coming down when I finished up with supper.  I put on my hat, on went a good rain proof coat and I grabbed an umbrella.

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I got a couple blocks from home and the light rain decided to come down at a steady pace.  It wasn’t hard; just a good soaking rain.  Light traffic, no barking dogs and no yelling kids.  Everyone was all buttoned up inside except some nut out for a walk.

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We get a little further down the course and you can smell the smoke from a wood fire that someone decided to have.  Others must have thought it was a good idea because there some other houses that decided that a fire on a day like today was a good idea.  The fireood smoke smelled kinda good as it drifted on the wet air.  Maybe it’s just me but I kinda like that smell.

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I also noted that my mini umbrella was a bit worse for wear since one of the arms was broken.  It still kept the rain off but that’s one umbrella that is going to meet the recycle gods and be replaced with a new one.  It doesn’t matter.  It was a nice quiet night for a walk other than listening to the cars go by as Moms and Dads were going home.

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So my Fitbit had done it’s little celebration party on my wrist and my shoes were wet from the rain.  It was time to head on home for some dry clothes and dry socks.

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Oh yeh.  I had baked some pecan bars after work tonight, so there was a little treat for me when I got home.  I’ll have to take these things in tomorrow.  They’re extremely addictive.