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

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

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A warm 12 degrees…

this morning as the countdown till Spring stands at 44 days.  That is 17 degrees warmer than it was yesterday morning at this time.  Our winter storm watch has turned into a winter storm warning.  This event is to begin at 12 noon and last till 12 noon tomorrow.  Expected snowfall this afternoon, 6 – 8 inches.  Unknown amount over night with winds from the northwest gusting at 30 miles an hour.  So you can see that we are going to have a blizzard.  I will go out in a few minutes and start my car as I didn’t get it started yesterday.

I am resting my mind right now and reading a Harlequin romance.  You have to love these books as they don’t tax your brain in any way.  The plot is the same in each book, only the name of the author is changed and the locale is different.  These are little tiny books of just over 180 pages and I can read one of them in nothing flat.

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in nothing flat and in no time flat

Fig. very quickly; in much less time than expected. Of course I can get there in a hurry. I'll be there in nothing flat. We covered the distance between New York and Philadelphia in nothing flat. The waiter brought our food in no time flat.

See also: flat, nothing

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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Some of our phrases here are very different from other countries.  My friend White Angel has been writing lately in her posts about their customs etc. in Tasmania.  I absolutely love reading about the customs, food, etc. in other countries!

And now I should get busy.  I have made up my mind to clean as if it was a warm sunny day.  That means running the vacuum, shaking the rugs and mopping the kitchen floor.  I may procrastinate a bit  though as I am going to get a pot of chili started first.  I love my homemade chili but I don’t like the canned chili.

Stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

24 comments:

  1. They're calling for ice here today. I want the snow instead!!

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  2. Here too Sis..it seems snow is so high now in piles we have no place else to put it. Wish we could truck it to places that are In drought situations.Nice chatting with you :-) Appreciate your friendship. Prayers always for you .. XoXo

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  3. The main thing is to stay safe and warm until it passes. We have it coming too and then again on Monday. At least there is not really boredom setting in with things to keep busy!

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  4. yum! homemade chili is great! (i agree with you - canned chili is nasty!)

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  5. Hi Beth, Oh your weather sounds dreadful. White Angel is one of my favorite new blog friends, also! In fact, I just googled where she is in relation to another blog friend in Perth, Australia.
    I love home made chili too. Have a nice afternoon.

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  6. I too love homemade chili - especially in the slow cooker! Have a good day.

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  7. Our snow finally stopped now wind chill is nearly thirty below zero...oh spring where are you?

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  8. Hello, Beth :) Well, today I have learnt new words thanks to you :) There is a book which I have read in nothing flat: Steal like an artist, by Austin Kleon. I really love that book. Actually, I have read it twice, and I suppose I am going to read it once more. In my next English class, with my teacher, Brenda (she's a beautiful young woman from California) I am going to use this 'in nothing flat', to practise the language.

    Hope you are having a good Tuesday.

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  9. Stay warm!! I so need a book like that :)

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  10. Beth, Canned chili can't compare to homemade, can it? Don't over do. Looks like we are going to have a few days to do plenty of chores. Stay safe, xoxo,Susie

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  11. Morning Beth,
    Thanks for the mention :)
    I can understand why people spring clean after a harsh winter.
    My youngest sister in law makes a nice Chilli Sauce, must get the recipe of her.
    We have that same saying as you. Also as flat as a tack : meaning it's very flat.
    Keep warm in the forecasted blizzard.
    Small page books are ok if you don't have much time to read, plus a change from a 'big' one.
    Have a good day.

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  12. Homemade chili is the best, Beth! You are able to make it so it is healthier for you. The canned chili has other "stuff" added to it.

    I hope you will stay safe and warm with this snow that's coming. The Harlequin book will help rest your mind.:-) In fact, that would be reason for me to delay housecleaning.:-)

    xo Nellie

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  13. Hi Beth, Pleased it is a little warmer for you for a while. Thank you for all your visits encouragement and prayers, I do appreciate it.

    Hugs Nita.

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  14. Every day draws us closer to springtime. I love your picture of the blooming tree. Soon it will happen for all of them again. Stay warm and safe, Beth, and keep the faith. :) Bertie

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  15. We are supposed to be getting ice tonight. Not good.
    Spring will be here before we know it.

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  16. I won't say anything about how pleasant it was today and how I worked in the yard and had the back door and the windows open. Nope. Not saying a word.

    Love,
    Janie

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  17. Snow for us tomorrow! I do not plan to do a lot of cleaning. = D You're a better woman than I, Miss Beth!

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  18. Hope your electricity stays on! Stay warm:)

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  19. The snow is going to miss us tomorrow. But it is going to be cold. Homemade chili sound wonderful on these cold days.

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  20. Good to enjoy the beautiful climate. Good luck for you to do the house hold work.

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  21. Our snow storm is supposed to start at noon. I wish I had a pot of chili simmering away this afternoon but I didn't think that far ahead.

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  22. We went through the storm as it headed east, and we headed west across Missouri. Very bad.

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  23. I have never been one for Harlequin romance novels years ago I tried reading some but they just were not my cup of tea

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  24. Just to clear one thing up, snowmageddon (1 d or 2 I'm not sure) is not my word. I heard it in a novelty song but it sure applies. Two storms down and another one potentially on Sunday. Yippee! I might to get to drive to work through another snowstorm!

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