Reprieve – To give relief or deliverance for a time.
That is what we had today – a one day reprieve from this tirade of winter 2019. The temps today got up to 48 degrees here in western Iowa and even thought we know that Nadia is closing fast, we accepted this gift of a reprieve to helps us not lose hope in spring forgetting us as in Horton who heard the Whos – We are here! We are here! We are here!
So today I was actually able to get out and run a few errands and of course refill the bird feeders. With all of that ice on top of the snow, I was just too fearful to try. But as we type the temps are already falling and will drop back to single digits. I was ever grateful for this reprieve of shining sun and “balmy” temps.
As as we brace for another cold and snowy onslaught, we will remember this breath of fresh air in hoping spring to come sooner that later.
And as we wait for milder weather, let us remember to be mild ourselves and show kindness where we can.
What a strange title…goes along with this strange winter. There are 26 letters in the English alphabet and the meteorological gurus now name winter storms like they have names hurricanes for many years, using the alphabet. We are at the 13th named storm – the M which is Maya. Folks its only the 11th of February and Nadia, the N or 14th named storm is right on Maya heels. So, since the majority of us are DONE with winter, I refuse to play anymore and am going to post happy thoughts and cute pictures from the internet. Hoping for spring to be calm and gentle; no “lion” antics allowed – you know “in like a lion out like a lamb” stuff. Only lamb stuff allowed this spring.
On to happier stuff….nothing says happy like a warn puppy…
Or maybe a cute kitten…
How about puppies AND kittens…
Other cute animals babies always bring a smile as well…
So as we push through Maya, I also bring you happy thoughts and many smiles.
Always try to smile…even when you want to scream….
And please remember to be kind. While the weather is not being kind, we need to up the ante and outdo the weather.
Really! I dare not ask what’s next because enough is already enough. With all the subfreezing temperatures, ridiculous amounts of snow, horrific wind chills finally took its toll on my sump pump line. Of course if it had been properly installed….That was a scheduled project slated for spring. The short of it is, I now have my own personal ice rink, not that I wanted one; when in fact I am still not walking without a limp.
Temporarily I have adding another piece of PVC, to at lease divert the water to the yard instead of the porch. But depending on what amounts of snow we get tomorrow….oh good grief! This is how I currently feel.
Initially I was not going to post for Linda G Hill’s Stream of Consciousness because I could not come up with anything on words ending in “ly”. But, guess what! I think I would have rather not found ways to use “ly”.
And I guess I can also use it in my normally nice ending in remind you to think and act kindly towards others.
Prayerfully waiting for the 60+ degree warm-up on Saturday of 40+ degree highs with one sentence but many pictures. Thanks to John for the picture I am copying as it helps give the visual of…GOOD GRIEF!
And this is my local area. Live within 15 minutes of the Quad City Intl Airport @ -52