Monthly Archives: January 2019

Glad That’s Over

January is a rough month for me . . .

The third week of January is THE WORST WEEK OF THE YEAR for me . . .

There’s an old quote about having a 100% success rate for getting through rough days . . .

I’m happy to keep that streak alive . . .

But to quote Conan O’Brien . . . “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.  But what they forget to tell you is that it almost kills you . . . ”

And then I remembered my other favorite Conan O’Brien quote “There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized.”

Hopefully the annual “Damn this sucks” week is over . . .

Just in time for the next polar vortex . . .


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Things I Learned This Week

That grief is grief is grief. Those who tell you it gets better with time are liars.

That no matter how you think you’re prepared for Ohio winter you’re never prepared for an Ohio winter.

That worry is a total waste of time. Whatever the worst case scenario is, your worry won’t help fix it and when it’s not the worst case scenario you’ve wasted all that time for nothing.

That family drama is actually entertaining when it doesn’t involve you.

And finally – there’s a reason why they’re called ex-husbands

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Heat Wave

The high temperature today was 48 degrees . . .

The snow and ice that accumulated last weekend is now making the back yard a soggy mess . . .

Millie is outside lounging in her favorite spot on the deck . . .

Gotta love January in Ohio . . .


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Happy Day

I never dreamed I’d ever say January 20 would be a happy day but I’m saying it today!

My oldest niece got engaged today!

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Poor puppies have been waiting all day for the snow. They’ve endured freezing rain and sleet all day. Now they’ve got the snow they’ve been waiting for . . . and some pretty wicked wind they don’t want.

Tomorrow should be big fun for them.

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You Know It’s Bad

There’s an unwritten rule that Catholic Churches never cancel services because of weather.

During big snow storms all kinds of Churches cancel services but never a Catholic Church.

There’s a big storm coming my way tomorrow. Cancellations for weekend events have been rolling in all afternoon.

Imagine my surprise when one of the first Churches to cancel services was a Catholic Church.

Y’all it’s the end of the world as we know it.


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Deja Vu

Hello winter. Guess you’re gonna stay a while, huh?

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