December 23, 2015

Dear Mother Nature

What the heck? I think you may have turned to the wrong page on the calendar. Perhaps Father Time was looking at your date book while watching porn and some of the pages got ..ummm, stuck together? It is December twenty-third, not April twenty-third. The weather man is calling for temperatures in the mid-sixties and rain and thunderstorms. There is even a chance for tornadoes. The only twisters I expect for December are found in the annual showing of The Wizard of Oz on cable TV. My neighborhood was struck by a small tornado a week or two prior to Thanksgiving a couple of decades ago, but this kind of weather in December is crazy. what happened to let it snow, let it snow, let it snow?

I passed the wife on the stairs this morning. I was getting up, she heading to bed after a night of wrapping presents. She said she wants to bake cookies and make fudge and candy this afternoon and evening so she wanted to get the wrapping done. She didn't start until well after midnight. She is a grown up, she can make her own bedtime rules.

I have plans to meet a buddy down at the smoke shop this afternoon for a nice cigar. Don't tell the boss, but I'm knocking off early today. I have had to travel on Sunday a couple of times in the past few months, so I think It will be fine. No customer wants to hear from me today anyway.

I hope you have your shopping done and are ready for Christmas (those of you who celebrate). If you don't, enjoy your days off courtesy of those who do!  I have the very few gifts I bought the wife to wrap and I promised her I would vacuum the house as my only tasks for the day. I think I'll check work emails, grab some fresh coffee and go meet Judy in St Louis.

Have a great day.


Jean said...

I have one gift card left to buy and groceries to get for Christmas dinner stuffed cabbage and cookies.
Switched to gift bags instead of individual wrapping. Love em.

Anonymous said...

Shopping is all done, wrapping yet to be completed. The good news the ramp will go in today so the wife can go to the Dr. and to Grandkids for Christmas. I can deal with 80 on Christmas,I know it won't last.


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Apparently the song this year is, "Let it blow, let it blow, let it blow."

Anonymous said...

Glad your holiday was nice HB. Mine was too. My meltdown came 2 days early so I had it out of the way and could actually enjoy the holiday (even though we were hosting). Tallman was on vacation -- that helped a LOT ('specially since we also had the two grandsons all week).

Sunshine (now more commonly referred to as Red, or even Jo) asked Santa for snow a few days before Christmas, and we got a dusting that night. That was it. ('Course, right now we have freezing rain -- but I'm still just grateful we had decent [even if it was more spring-like] weather for the holiday and weekend.)

Let me be the first to wish you a Happy New Year!


Joe said...

Likewise, Freddie

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