Blargh

I’ve spent the weekend trying to kick a terrible cold to the curb. It doesn’t help that it’s been terribly cold outside as well. We had our first snow of the season on Friday, and I really could have done without it. The kitties seem to agree with me:

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George is not amused. Mr. Fluffy demands a return to warmer times.

On the other hand, it was very pretty to look at from my blanket cocoon…

Have you encountered any of the vile whiteness yet? Are you ready for it?

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I’m inspiring – Part IV

VeryInspiringBlogAwardThe very kind (and very talented!) Mark Nolan has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  This is the fourth time I’ve been nominated (the second time this year, even!), and while these sorts of things are always fun, I am fresh out of interesting things to say today.

With that in mind, I’ve decided to share one answer from each of my previous posts, which you can read in full here, here, and here:

1.  I’m ready to head somewhere warm and stay till spring.  Yesterday when I left for work, it was -11°F with a windchill of -27°F.  This morning, it was -13°F with a windchill of -38°F.  Our windows are horribly drafty and our heaters are on their last leg.  I am so over this winter. (from my third award)

2.   As a teenager…

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I just can’t get enough of that beautiful blue sky.  It’s been so long since we’ve seen it this regularly, and I’m enjoying it as much as possible.

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What about you?  Are you ready for winter to kiss us goodbye?

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Photo 365 #211

It’s another beautiful sunny day out there!

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I just love that blue sky.  And compared to the temps we’ve had lately, it’s downright balmy out there this afternoon!

Happy Friday, everybody! 🙂

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Photo 365 #209

The sky was a lovely shade of blue this morning, and I couldn’t help taking pictures:

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There’s nothing quite as thrilling as the sight of a bright blue sky after a long winter. 🙂

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Photo 365 #205

I was pleasantly surprised this morning to find I’d awoken in a winter wonderland.  Forced to brave the subzero cold, I at least had the pleasure of watching the snow sparkle in the sunlight as it clung to the trees:

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I may grouse about winter an awful lot, but I can’t imagine a prettier sight than this after all the gray days we’ve had of late. 🙂

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Photo 365 #204

A gorgeous sunset capped off a gorgeous day yesterday:

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The colors in the sky were almost as pretty as the colors the fading sun cast out on the snow. 🙂

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Photo 365 #203

Funny how much can change in a day, isn’t it?  Driving into work yesterday looked like this:

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Meanwhile, this morning was bright and sunny, and the few clouds in the sky added to the scene, rather than detracting from it.  If it weren’t so blessed cold (we’re talking record lows), I’d say this is the kind of day that makes a person feel good to be alive, but since it is, I’ll leave you with something Bubbles said last night:

B: “When I got off the bus, I thought I was on Hoth.”

Kid’s not wrong… 🙂

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