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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Glaring Truth

Yes, that IS Glare Ice. New Years Eve Day, slid out with style. The temperature here in north central WI was beautiful, at 42 degrees. We were told a cold front was coming in. By evening, the freezing rains came, then sleet, to snow, then high winds and bitter cold. We woke to 4 degrees with a wind chill of minus 20. I'd swear on a stack of Bibles, it felt a lot colder than that....Arctic cold with wind devils whirling across the fields. Down the road, the neighbors stubborn horses were hugging the edge of the trees, too bull-headed to head for the barn, or do they know something we don't?

Ya know what they say, if you don't like the weather here, wait a minute, it will change.

We visited Bill's brother, Pat and wife, Tina, today. His brother had been in the hospital again. We are grateful to God, that he is home again, but still a sick man. We just saw him 2 weeks ago and he lost 25 lbs. Scary, tho we are told he will be alright. Somehow, I think he needs our prayers. He and Bill are very close, talking often on the phone and visiting when they can. Had we only known just how bad he was, we surely would have been there sooner. He's such a kidder about everything, that sometimes we just don't know when to take him seriously. With everyone so busy during the holidays, we didn't see one another as often, tho we were talking and thinking about each other. I wish him well and his wonderful wife. They have wanted us to get a camper and sit at the campground with them for years, maybe this is the year. We get along so great and love each others company and interests. You'd think we had done it years ago.

The house was warm, the wind blowing cold air through the cracks and down the chimney, so, what a better thing to do today, then to drink cocoa and take the Christmas tree down. While taking each ornament and dusting them off before retiring them another year, I couldn't help but have a few good memories with some of them. One thing led to another, and before long, the job was accomplished.

Does this mean that it's time to start that Spring Cleaning?

Thanks for starting my year 2011 with a visit. Please leave your opinion. It's valuable to me.



Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Dar, We're warmer here today---with lots of rain and wind. BUT--it's going to clear up and get cold again. Like you said, if you don't like the weather, just wait. It will change... ha ha

Glad you visited Bill's brother and wife. Hope his brother is going to be okay... Scary to lose that much weight. I will keep him in my prayers.

Happy New Year, Dar.

jack69 said...

Sorry to hear about Pat. It is wonderful to have a good relationship and share the same interests. That adds so much when you can live next door in a camper. We miss my sister Kat and her husband. We traveled together. Drove to Alaska and back and over the USA. There was never a misunderstanding or cross word. It is such a pleasure. Hope it will work out for you guys. Life gets shorter and sickness reminds us of that.
Good entry sweet Thang.

Wait about a week before spring cleaning. hahahaha

Fred Alton said...

May the good Lord look down on you and yours and give you a brightly blessed New Year for 2011. My opinion? Put off the Spring Cleaning til next year! ☻

Kellie said...

Morning Dar ~ And another chilly one it is, at least the wind isn't blowing (yet) today.

I tried to get our tree down yesterday, but the Hubby said just one more day :) So today back to the basement it goes.

Hope Pat gets back on his feet soon.

Take care.

Cher' Shots said...

Sorry to hear Pat has been visiting the hospital again. Added him to my prayers. Get that camper!!
Stay warm - it's chillin here too!
'love and hugs from afar'

Sharmila said...

it's nice to know about someone n what's happening in their life yet being so far away ... off course prayers do have healing elements n i too will pray for Pat to get well soon !!

Friko said...

Forget about the spring cleaning for a bit longer, there'll be plenty of mud and dirt to come into the house before winter's over.

Hope you, your friends and family will have a happy and healthy 2011.

imac said...

Enjoy the beauty of winter and spring will soon be around.

chubskulit said...

It is so cold in here too although we don't have a lot of snow.

Darla said...

Your cold is just insane!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, leaving such a nice comment and becoming a follower of my blog (which I will reciprocate). I'm sorry to hear that your husband's brother has been so ill. Twenty five pounds is a lot of weight to loose in a short time, although I wouldn't mind shedding that much weight in short order! I pray that Pat recovers quickly from his illness.