It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Yippee!!

the countdown to Spring is on a downward trend.  It is 65 days now till spring. 

I know a lot of you like the snow and the winter weather.  Me, not so much.  I like to look at the snow and I feel all warm and fuzzy when I am safe inside and a blizzard is blowing outside.  A good book to read and something fattening to eat and I am in HOG HEAVEN for 2 or 3 days.  Then reality sets in and I start to realize that I am stuck indoors for an indeterminate period.  Winter weather started here right after the tornado on November 17th and we have had bouts of bitter cold temperatures and mega amounts of snow.  We have a winter weather mixture predicted for this afternoon.

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hog heaven

noun

: a very pleasing or satisfying state or situation

 

Full Definition of HOG HEAVEN

:  an extremely satisfying state or situation

 

Example of HOG HEAVEN

  1. We had plenty of food, good wine, and beautiful weather. We were in hog heaven.

First Known Use of HOG HEAVEN

1944

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Have a wonderful day.  I hope the sun is shining where you are.  It is dreary and cloudy here this morning.

Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

31 comments:

  1. Like you Yippee to every day nearer Spring. Hugs Nita

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  2. I think the reason I love snow so much is that we don't get enough of it here in KY :)

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  3. Raining here but we know we just have to stick it out until the sun shines again. I use the term 'hog heaven' often but didn't know when it was first used. My dad used to say it when he finished a difficult project.

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  4. I am definitely in Hog Heaven in SW Missouri. Sun is shining, nice temps. Not only am I counting down to spring, I am counting down to spring training! Go Cardinals!

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  5. no sunshine here but I love that saying!!!

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  6. I like that phrase. I was in a chocolate shop yesterday and that was HOG HEAVEN! Stay safe and warm.

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  7. Beth Marie, you KEEP calling that spring to us. It has to get here eventually...right? lol Went out to the chickens and it was cold and raining big drops. That seems to have passed now and the sun is finally coming out. Hoping we don't get much in the way of that prediction--I've about had enough cold and snow. (BTW--we still have snow. Even though it was 50 + degrees yesterday!!)

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  8. My mother says Hog Heaven:) That made me smile:)

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  9. Rainy and miserable here. I am grateful for a warm home, but have not yet achieved hog heaven. =D

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  10. I thought our hog heaven arrived with warmer temperatures and melting snow and ice but horrific wind spoiled the party. Still the spring countdown continues!

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  11. Hope springs eternal...winter will end! Have a good one.

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  12. Hi Beth, it's still snowing here with bouts of rain mixed in. Not very pleasant. Most snow we've had in a very long time. Can't wait till spring.

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  13. Hi, Beth! Well, here, in Madrid, we have rain and cold (though not too much cold), but not snow for the moment. I feel like you with bad weather: better staying safe at home, but not too many days :)

    Hope you have a beautiful week!

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  14. Hog heaven....hadn't heard that saying in quite some time!! As for spring....we saw a robin in our back yard Sunday....HOPE that's a sign that spring isn't very far away!!!

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  15. I heard my grandparents use this phrase. Also 'happy as a dead pig in the sunshine"! Looking forward to spring and sitting on the porch!

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  16. You have me chuckling at the word study for "hog heaven!" Any sign of snow puts me in "hibernation mode." Soup-making time! We have had blue skies here with high temps in the mid-fifties today. How do we have a chance of snow on the ground tomorrow!?! I may join you in your countdown to spring! xo Nellie

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  17. hehe....i am always in hog heaven!!

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  18. I like opening your blog and seeing the days counting down to spring. We are having cloudy, windy, cold weather today with a few snowflakes.
    Thanks for visiting today and your nice comment.
    Oh ya, Debbie's comment made me smile.
    o

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  19. Can't stand snow and we're in the middle of an 8'inch one now. White out conditions, high winds - not fit to go out in and downright hazardous. I love that phrase "hog haven" but haven't used it or heard it in a few years. I'm happy you mentioned it and I'll put it to the forefront of expressions to use.

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  20. It was a rainy day here, but the sun came out at the very end of the day so it could set again!!

    I'd rather have snow than rain.: )

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  21. Hi Beth, I like your countdown to spring and I can't wait. I am tired of having to dress in layers and wear my winter boots. We have had sunshine and some warmer weather, but now the temperature is dropping. The North wind was really strong, but a lot of the snow has melted. I still like to hibernate at times without going out. Have a great day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

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  22. I hope and pray I can be in HOG HEAVEN tomorrow and not have to go out on the awful roads like I did today! xo Diana

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  23. blessings Beth....
    sorry i've been mia, was sick for a bit, getting back to 100%.
    I think with the winter we've been having, everyone is looking forward to spring.

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  24. I wonder what led to the initial use of hog heaven. I often say I'm happy as a pig in the mud.

    Love,
    Janie

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  25. 65 days sounds doable. :) Spring is my favorite time of the year when all of the beautiful flowers and trees become new and happy. I love color too. But maybe we like it better because we have endured winter. My grandmother always loved Fall best, because of the colors. I like it but prefer Spring. Winter can be pretty and I agree a few days with no need to go out is very sweet. Well enjoy it all and make the best of it. Most of all, stay healthy because that makes all the difference in our attitudes, doesn't it? It is now only about 3 hours from 64 days to Spring. Bertie

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  26. Keep warm. The days to spring are deceasing for you. That's interesting about Hog Heaven, never heard of it, but then that is understandable.
    Hog for us is noun, meaning a domesticated pig. There are a few more meanings.

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  27. You are counting down to warmer weather and you know I like to see your photos of how cold it is there, they help make me feel cooler as we are having a heatwave here, temp today of around 35°C or higher

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  28. Ya know if there is a "Hog Heaven" then logic dictates that there is a "Hog Hell".
    Thank you for the card Beth and I am looking forward to the cook book. I still haven't made it to the post office, but soon.

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  29. I am wondering if we are going to have some snow here in GA this year. lol

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