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

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

Thursday, February 6, 2014

6 Below zero…

on a bright sunny morning in the heart of Illinois.    The temperature is to rise to 7 above today.  I have hope though because it is only 42 days on the countdown till Spring!

I got out yesterday and cleaned the snow off my car again.  Our latest snowfall was 8.4 inches.  Put that on top of the 7 plus inches we had a few days before that and we have an impressive amount of snow here.  Our total amount for the year stands at close to 40 inches.  We have more snow predicted for Saturday.

Yesterday was a non-productive day where I got nothing done.  I wanted to do something but I just couldn’t make myself.  I am having some back problems.  I have had back surgery in the past.  I would never recommend back surgery to anyone except as a last resort because the pain is still there afterwards.  Part of it may have been because I did use the vacuum on Tuesday.  Let that be a lesson to me.  LOL

And now for some fun.  The following is a cartoon from Julie Larson.  She is an Illinois native from Lincoln Illinois.  I sent her an email once and told her she must be patterning her cartoons after me.  she replied that she was the model for the cartoons.

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Copyright Julie Larson…

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Copyright Julie Larson…

Have a wonderful day.  Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

 

19 comments:

  1. Hang in, not out! Getting tired of the cold and winter in general now! Glad to see the neighbor walking her dog by here so I could share cookie bars - we are eating WAY too many sweets!

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  2. well....i hear ya'!! i don't like non-productive days!!

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  3. It is definitely time for this winter weather to give you a break! Enough already!
    Take care, and stay safe and warm! xo Nellie

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  4. We've have the snow but our temperatures not quite so cold as yours. Don't know how many inches of snow we've had so far. It seems to snow here every other day!!
    Cute cartoon. : )

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  5. Keep warm and have another donuthin day. It won't hurt and your back will love it. So cold here too. Like the cartoon.

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  6. Liked that cartoon.
    I have heard many people say not to have back surgery, but some are lucky and free from pain. Hope yours goes.

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  7. I'm about to go out and start my car. I think it's about 17 degrees outside. My warm bed just a memory. What an ungodly hour to go outside. We might be getting the snow you're getting on Saturday on Sunday. I might even have to work Sunday for the first time in 3 years.
    Stay in Beth if you don't have anywhere to go.

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  8. Snow and more you say Phew! Rain and more rain here Beth! Spring oh what a wonderful thought, hope it's going to be a dry year to come. Love the jokes very good.
    Hugs Sheila have a lovely weekend and stay warm. x Sheila x

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  9. Oh Beth the comics made me laugh:) Hug B

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  10. Oh wow 40 inches for the year? Is that close to a record for that area?

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  11. I guess The Farmer's Almanac was right after all Beth....a really long and hard winter this year. Hope you feel better and it's ok to have days of doing nothing at all! Love the comic!!!

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  12. The weather channels here (NJ) keep saying what a cold morning it is. The temp is around 30. Heck thats balmy back in are part of the country huh? lol Stay warm! Hope the back feels better!

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  13. The cold just goes on and on and on and on. I guess by next Thursday/Friday we might actually hit the 20's. Woohoo - a heat wave again. Stay warm and dry.

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  14. Oh, my, snow as far as the eye can see! Visiting up here in MN and I have to say that I have a new found respect for people who have such long winters. We're lucky in Alabama if we get an inch of snow a year! Persevere!

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  15. Time for a Roomba?! Yes, will certainly pray for your niece.

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