Happy Groundhog Day! – It is the custom in our state to pluck a poor sweet hibernating groundhog (woodchuck) from its sleep to see if it sees its shadow. If it does, it means six more weeks of winter. It sounds silly but it’s about as reliable as our local forecasters. Wherever they do it (western Pennsylvania) is cloudy so he did not see it this morning. I am celebrating an early spring! Temperatures this week will be unseasonably mild. Curmudgeons everywhere are complaining about all the bugs we will have in the summer since there won’t be a proper winter kill. On the other hand, I am celebrating good weather! (Insert Snoopy dance!) #soreadyforspring
The walking group – There was a new person walking this week. My walking partner knew him as he used to walk a few years back. She told me he is a sex addict. I didn’t know what to say. She is 85 and he is in his upper 70s at least. She left early and I continued to walk and damn if he walk with me. He used to work at the same place I did a long time ago. We worked on different floors of a high rise. I didn’t know him nor had I heard of him (a reputation as a sex addict gets around fast). As I relayed the story to the beloved husband, he knew him (having worked at the same company) and didn’t think he was a sex addict at all. I wondered whether that enhanced a reputation among the seniors. #isthatarthritisorswagger?
Who ya gonna call? – Over the past few weeks the beloved husband has been losing guitar picks. They are costly to replace and we couldn’t figure out what was happening to them. (He even checked under the refrigerator!) We still don’t know where the lost ones are but he saw Gracie (our one-eyed cat) romping around on his music cabinet. We think the mystery is solved but where are the missing ones? #Gracieisonebay
Say what? – On my way to Starbucks the other morning I passed a house in our neighborhood that had been tp’d (toilet papered for those of you unfamiliar with the term). Locally (I don’t know if people do this in other areas) if a high school athlete performs well for a particular game, like a playoff, the other players come in the middle of the night a throw toilet paper all over the trees and house. It’s meant to be a positive celebration but what a mess. It has rained on it twice so it’s getting all mushy and there are lumps of white stuff all over. I suppose it disintegrates eventually. #toiletpaperstreamers
Speaking of messes – About two weeks ago we had two inches of snow. That’s all. Just two inches. However at our local mall the snowplows were overachievers and were able to make 8 foot mounds of snow that are now all black and disgusting. Even with the warmer weather, they are still there and probably will be for a while. #don’teatthedirtysnow
So how was your week?