Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Weather

An annotated thermometer (degrees Fahrenheit)

* New York tenants turn on the heat
* Minnesotans plant gardens

* Californians shiver uncontrollably
* Minnesotans sunbathe

* Italian cars don't start

* Distilled water freezes

* You can see your breath
* You plan a vacation in Florida
* Politicians begin to worry about the homeless
* Minnesotans eat ice cream

* Boston water freezes
* Californians weep pitiably
* Cat insists on sleeping on your bed with you

* Cleveland water freezes
* San Franciscans start thinking favorably of LA
* Green Bay Packers fans put on T-shirts----Hell YEAH!!!

* You plan a vacation in CANCUN!!!!!
* Minnesotans go swimming

* Politicians begin to talk about the homeless
* Too cold to snow
* You need jumper cables to get the car going

* New York landlords turn on the heat

* You can hear your breath
* You plan a vacation in Hawaii

* American cars don't start
* Too cold to skate

* You can cut your breath and use it to build an igloo
* Miamians cease to exist
* Minnesotans lick flagpoles

* Cat insists on sleeping in your pajamas with you
* Politicians actually do something about the homeless
* People in LaCrosse think about taking down screens

* Too cold to kiss
* You need jumper cables to get the driver going
* Japanese cars don't start
* Minnesota Twins head for spring training

* You plan a two-week hot bath
* Bock beer production begins
* Minnesotans shovel snow off roof

* Mercury freezes
* Too cold to think
* Minnesotans button top button

* Californians disappear
* Car insists on sleeping in your bed with you
* Minnesotans put on sweaters

* Congressional hot air freezes
* Alaskans close the bathroom window
* Green Bay Packers practice indoors

* Walruses abandon Aleutians
* Minnesotans put gloves away, take out mittens
* Boy Scouts in Eau Claire start Klondike Derby

* Minneapolis residents replace diving boards with hockey nets
* Ridgeway snowmobilers organize trans-river race to Buffalo, WI

* Polar bears abandon Baffin Island
* Girl Scouts in Eau Claire start Klondike Derby

* Lawyers chase ambulances for no more than 10 miles
* Wisconsinites migrate to Minnesota thinking it MUST be warmer

* Santa Claus abandons North Pole
* Minnesotans pull down earflaps

* Ethyl alcohol freezes
* The University of Minnesota (Twin Cities Campus) closes

* Superconductivity

* Helium becomes a liquid

* Hell freezes over

* Illinois drivers drop below 85 MPH on I-90

* Incumbent politician renounces a campaign contribution

-460 (Absolute Zero)
* All atomic motion ceases
* Minnesotans allow as to how it's getting a mite nippy
* The University of Minnesota-Duluth is closed

Friday, January 29, 2010

Winter and Deer

Winter seems to have finally arrived here. We've had colder days, but today is our first snow. There was a beautiful deer just outside my office window early this morning. The crows have gone into hiding.

We have a pot of fiery hot chili simmering away on the stove and logs are ready to be put on the fire. Life is good!

Ruth Ann

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Lazy New Year

Good afternoon, all!

It's a beautiful, sunny day here! Ray is out chopping wood from our forest to provide for the cold weather to come. It's glorious to snuggle down in front of the fire with a cup of hot cider, a good man, a good dog, and a good book.

I've been diagnosed with severe anemia and I can't take iron in any form. While I was at it, my thyroid decided to die. I have to have help to walk to the bathroom, so I've decided to learn to do something new. I have a new kumihimo disk and an assortment of threads from Primitive Originals and am having a great time playing with them. I wish I could say that I made the cords below, but the photos are from Primitive Originals. I'll get there!
Happy New Year and Happy Beading to one and all!
Ruth Ann