Tuesday, February 09, 2016
The morning before the blizzard was supposed to arrive.
Saturday morning. I woke up early--coughing--so I was up before dawn.
I have been coughing here and there for a week, actually. But since it was only 2-3 times a day I thought maybe it was dry air (even though my electric hair has calmed down now that Dagan closed the air-exchange vents for me).
Anyways, the wind sure came roaring in by Saturday afternoon. We did get the tremendous winds that's for sure...
...but we got very little snow here in Fargo. So only half the blizzard conditions--but that's a very good thing.
Karma was watching tiny twigs caught in the vortex on the patio. At first she was trying to catch them through the glass and was running back and forth.
As you can see, I cracked the patio door a tiny bit so we could really listen to the howling of the wind. Karma seemed amazed.
Three jackrabbits came bounding past...and the poor grouse! It was so windy they couldn't fly--no control--they'd almost flip upside-down! So they were running across the sidewalks and slipping all over on the ice. The animals seemed to be panicking out there...trying to find a place to hunker down. I thought they were supposed to sense bad weather coming? Maybe city grouse aren't as smart that way--LOL!
The wind was fierce all night and was still gusting (they had predicted 50-60mph) with great force on Sunday.
But, as you can see, we didn't get much snow at all. Of course, with that wind whatever we did get could have been blown right on into Minnesota--LOL!
You may notice that my metal glider chair...
...was picked up and moved several feet!
It was still being whipped back and forth on Sunday and the back feet were being lifted right off the ground. I was afraid of it being actually blown over and dented or damaging something so I wanted to lay it down on its side.
My patio screen door was frozen shut (eg: it's 10 degrees right now), so I decided to go around outside since my patio is the closest one next to the sidewalk out there it would be easy. I bundled up...thought I was being really careful...but fell down hard on my right knee on the icy sidewalk. Managed to get up, go over to lay the chair down, and limp ever so carefully home.
So, I spent the last couple days with my feet up babying this lovely, swollen knot on my knee. I can move it and bend it so it's fine--don't worry. Jolted my hip bones a bit, too--LOL! It's already better than it was by today...but...now I woke up this morning unable to breathe because my entire head is both stuffed and leaking--and I'm occasionally coughing, too, for good measure. I guess I have been fighting a cold after all, ya think? Come on, immune system! Let's get back in the game here! (Don't let that remark fool you into thinking I may have watched football this weekend--don't even know who played--LOL!)
Tonight there is a pot luck here in the community room. Our first official meeting. (I knew I would be in no shape to cook or bake so I had bought some bakery cookies when I was shopping with Leah.) But now--I am in no shape to go at all. The limping wouldn't have stopped me, but I don't want to go coughing and snotty and spreading germs around. So I will call the lady in charge today and let her know that my suggestion would be to set up the library outreach program here. They wanted people to come and share ideas as to what kind of things we want to do/have here.
So that is what has been happening since Friday--LOL! Embarrassing to admit. First the ice fall. And then to be sick AGAIN! Dang it, anyways. Well, at least I have been writing letters every day. That and Netflix I can manage. Karma loves all the extra comfy chair time...so somebody's really happy over my misfortune--ROFL! It's a good thing you can't spread germs through a keyboard, though.
Oh, I forgot to take a picture of what I am drinking for T-Stands For Tuesday! I've got my cell right next to me...just a minute.
There's my trusty red mug filled with Starbuck's french roast coffee. :)
I'm not at the kitchen table where I normally am all morning. I'm using my laptop table at my chair so I can keep my knee up...
...which Miss Karma is quite happy about.
(But she wasn't happy about me waking her up for pictures--LOL!)
Oh no! I just realized that I never got Elizabeth's Tuesday T-Day post...so I will have to go search for it.
Yes, she had one and I linked it. This means that either my "follow by email" is acting up--once again--or it's google messing with my emails--once again. I need to go check my spam folder. *sigh*
Good thing I am able to laugh at all of this nonsense--LOL!
It is still going to be a good day.
Just ask Karma. ;)
"All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well."
Julian of Norwich