and good morning from the heart of Illinois. It is the day after the storm that mostly passed us by (Thank you God!) It is 19 degrees here right now and the new snow on the ground only amounts to about 1 inch. My son in the Chicago area wasn’t as lucky though as they got several inches.
I do need to go out in a bit and start the car as it hasn’t been started for a couple of days. I am not planning on going anywhere today though.
You know, I have been thinking after my post a few days ago about rules to live by, and how very important a smile is. It can brighten someone’s day and it sure is a lot easier on your face than a frown. I spent many years working with the public, my last years working with the military at an AFB. In my last position at the AFB I dealt mostly with officers. Most of them were very nice although I can remember two in particular that were real horse’s patooties.
patootie (plural patooties)
These two were really difficult to work for although they each were responsible for me getting high commendation letters from HQTRS ATC in Texas. So the best thing to do in respect to them was just to grin and bear it and get on with the job. I was the only civilian in this particular office and the work I did was not shared with the others in the office because they were enlisted personnel. But getting back to the smile; I dealt with quite a few satellites connected to our base. There was one colonel I dealt with at an arsenal here in IL that often told me I sounded liked I had a smile in my voice. I have never forgotten that, or that gentleman. I suspect by this time that he is long gone, perhaps one of my guardian angels. Heaven knows I need all of them I can get.
Enough nostalgia for today. I hope you all have a peaceful weekend. Do try to stay safe and be happy!!
OOPPS!! I almost forgot to mention that Spring Countdown stands at 59 days.