Sunday, February 21, 2016

Still Relaxing...

North Island at Dusk
The Nuke has returned to her home, leaving The Missus Herself and Your Humble Scribe to get back to our normal routine. It was a great visit, we didn't do much except watch movies and relax.

She needed the break, her job has her on the road nearly constantly. So it was a good time to catch up on sleep and just relax. Which I needed as well.

This rhinovirus thing is finally starting to abate. Lots of coughing and hacking as the logjam in my chest breaks up, but the four days off from work helped a lot.

February just keeps rolling along, only a week (or so) left and we'll be in to March. The weather lately has been pleasant during the day, still pretty cold at night. As The Missus Herself and I discussed on our way home from the airport, we think the worst of the winter is behind us.

Hopefully we haven't jinxed ourselves with that bold prediction.

I'm still coasting here with light content, you, the readers, have given me some ideas for future posts, but I need to research all those ideas.

Ah well, another nice weekend comes to a close. Back to work tomorrow.


Hopefully we've seen the last of this for a while...
(Though it is pretty.)


  1. Well, I'm glad you're feeling better. It was a chilly 72 here yesterday :-). Chance of rain today and tomorrow which in the grand scheme of things would be good, but I like warm sunny days a lot, especially in winter.

    1. Yes, it's good to be on the back end of this rhinovirus thing. Most annoying. Weather has been kind as well.

      72? Don't put those sweaters away just yet. :)

  2. The only things here that tells us it is still winter is the snow on the mountain tops and the calenda.
    The flowering trees are all in bloom and everything else has turned green.
    Oh, yeah... and the frost on windshields in the early mornings

  3. It's been quite warm here for the last week with air temps approaching 70 at times, cooling down to the freezing mark or below at night. The winds, however, have been fierce. We've seen 70 mph at the ranch; a few miles away in Wyoming they've topped 90 mph; over in the Scottsbluff Valley 80+ mph toppled all the fiberglass oxen at the National Monument.

    I love warm and sunny winter days, they're like finding money in a long unexplored pocket. A LOT of money. But string too many of them together and I begin to get nervous. Warm winters (which this has NOT been) and early springs (?) sometimes precede a drought, and those are hideously painful. It's 28 and nearly calm just now, heading for a promised 45, with snow in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday. What will be, will be.

    1. Yes, the wind is something we're familiar with on the Rhode Island coast. It seems that if it's precipitating, then the wind is also at least 10 to 15 knots. With gusts up to 40.

      The rain always falls sideways in Little Rhody!

  4. It has been a tough month on the medical courier route. Only one day without snow, black ice, high winds, or all three at once. When it does warm up the deer start moving looking for new food sources.

    1. Ouch, makes for an "interesting" day I'll bet.

  5. You're right. It's been a mild winter (so far) this year. I've been thankful for that fact. I'm a bit annoyed that I now have to worry about snowfall. I'm not allowed to even think about shoveling the walk or cleaning off the car . . . and I'm a guy who used to revel in playing in the snow. Was never intimidated by the thought of driving in it. Ah, well . . . there's always Florida. (Nah!)

    1. I understand that, as we age there are things we have to be careful about.

      Driving in snow is something I enjoy, only when no one else is on the road, which is rare.

      Florida? Only for visits.


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