THE ICE MELTED AND THEN RETURNED EVEN THICKER THAN BEFORE!
Right now, as Saturday comes to a close, I’m thinking of putting a sign on my front lawn. NO VISITORS PLEASE — I JUST RAN OUT OF ROCK SALT! And Mlle. Renee has become an expert on ice and freezing rain. Before she steps out of the back door and onto the deck, she puts one foot out to check for slickness. This afternoon she waited until I resalted the deck and ramp before she would go out. But according to the weather wizards, we won’t be seeing any ice in the morning locally. It will all be covered with snow. And it will also be Grundsaudaag, but do you really expect the groundhog to stick his head out tomorrow morning?
If he did see his shadow, we’d just have six more weeks of polar vortex! Just what we need a little rodent being blamed for global unwarming.
Today’s mug was filled with hot peach tea. This circa 1975 mug emblazoned with my name in gold was a prototype for an award mug that would go to retail shoe salespeople for recording exceptional sales. Because it would be impractical to personalize every mug the name was replaced with an imprinted gold medallion. Didn’t make any difference, the shoe company no longer exists anyway.
TODAY’S ORIGAMI PROJECT:
Even though you might think today’s folding looks like a seal, it is really a classic Spanish example of paper-folding. Pajarita is really a little bird or parrot.
Update on last night’s slip on the ice. As I suspected the only injury incurred was to my pride, and a small bruise on my hand. Mlle. Renee claims that she was not the one who chortled at my fall. A chortle by the way was coined by Lewis Carroll in THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. It is a combination of a chuckle and a snort … a common noise canines often make.
Today is my little brother’s birthday. He’s very old!