Friday, May 05, 2017

ALL 3 OF US IN THE JEEP THIS MORNING AND ONE OF US CAME HOME SPIFFIER THAN THE OTHER TWO

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Shortly after 10 this morning all 3 of us piled into the Jeep and with windshield wipers flapping we made our rainy way to Clinton Ontario.  Instead of appointments for either Kelly or I for a change it was Pheebers turn and she was headed for Snips & Clips.  Had been awhile since she had a good spiffing up and this morning was it.  Snips and Clips owner Natalie said to come back in about an hour and a half.

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ARE YOU SURE WE’RE JUST STOPPING HERE FOR A HAMBURGER MOM??

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With well over an hour to kill we figured it was a good time for a bacon and egg breakfast treat so off to Kates Station we headed just south of Clinton.  Good brekky of course but with more time to put in I drove Kelly around to a few stores for a little browsing afterwards.  Browsing for her that is as I stayed in the Jeep and held the fort down which was fine because there wasn’t much else to do on a grey overcast rainy morning anyway and browsing isn’t one of my favorite things to do.

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WOW LOOK AT THE HUGE SNOW BANKS IN BAYFIELD THIS MORNING

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THEY EVEN HAD TO BRING IN A BIG CONVEYER BELT ASSEMBLY TO GET ALL THAT SNOW OF THE STREETS

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OKAY OKAY SO IT WASN’T SNOW BUT IT IS SOMETHING ASSOCIATED WITH SNOW AND ICE….THAT IS A HUGE PILE OF ROAD SALT FROM THE GODERICH SIFTO SALT MINE AND IT’S BEING STORED HERE IN VANASTRA ONTARIO JUST A COUPLE MILES SOUTH OF CLINTON…18 WHEELERS WERE BRINGING IN LOADS AND LOADS OF THE STUFF AS WE WATCHED

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SPOTTED SOMETHING ODD ABOUT THESE 3 OLD TREES STANDING IN A ROW ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE BIG SALT PILE

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THE TREES HAVE BEEN CARVED INTO VARIOUS CRITTERS

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KELLY ALSO DROPPED A DVD OFF AT THE OLD CLINTON LIBRARY

It was shortly after 12 when we picked up our furry little Darlin and she was so ready to be picked up too.  She was already in the front window with paws up on the sill looking out watching and waiting for us.  What a special little Sweetheart she is.  Think I’ll call her Fluffy now because that is just the way she looks.  From Clinton we all three sloshed our way back home. 

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HERE’S WHAT WE SAW WHEN WE PULLED INTO THE DOG GROOMERS….PHEEBS WAS OBVIOUSLY READY AND WAITING FOR US:))  A SONG CAME TO MIND RIGHT AWAY AND IT WAS A SONG BY PATTI PAGE BACK IN 1952.  CAN YOU GUESS THE SONG…..

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Worried that my newly planted Morning Glories might get drownserated from all the steady rain I busied myself moving all the pots into the carport.  Our newly installed rain barrel is on double duty overdrive.  A lot of flooding being reported from various parts of southern and eastern Ontario and we still have another day or so of rain to go.   And they are still calling for possible snow showers in the Toronto area on Sunday.  Maybe here too.  Our thermometer today hung around the 42F mark.  And as I post this tonight it is still raining!!

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IMAGINE KELLY’S SURPRISE THIS MORNING WHEN SHE LOOKED OUT THE KITCHEN WINDOW AND SAW 2 CANADA GEESE ON OUR SHED ROOF ABOUT 20’ AWAY

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I THINK WITH ALL THE RAIN EVEN THE GEESE WERE LOOKING FOR HIGH GROUND

Yes it's true I do experience difficulties with S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder)  A couple readers have commented on me possibly being affected by it and I have to agree with them.  Not officially diagnosed with S.A.D. but most symptoms certainly do apply in my case and especially the Fall and Winter symptoms described in the above link.  It's like being on an emotional roller coaster.  On rainy days it's not uncommon for me to  go plummiting to the bottom of the track while sunny days I generally rocket to the top.  It's not necessarily a hard and fast rule but the pattern is there and I can definitely see and feel the affects of my mood swings and long time readers I’m sure have noticed this as well.  On gray days my posts have a tendency to be more introspective, a tad negative even ranty and critical at times.  On the other hand when ascending or at the top of the roller coaster loop my posts lean toward the light and bouncy side with flashes of humor hear and there.  They can take on a happier positive air.  I guess it's the reason my posts are not always the same day after day and I think in the grand scheme of things that is probably an Okay thing not only for myself but readers as well.  

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A FEW MORE PHOTOS FROM SUNNY WEDNESDAY SHOW HOW WET THINGS HAVE BEEN BY THE NUMBER OF MUSHROOMS IN MONICA’S LAWN

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WITH COLDER WEATHER POURING INTO THE AREA LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THE TULIPS IN OUR FRONT YARD CLOSED UP EARLY

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WITH ALL THIS SPRING’S RAIN THIS AZALEA IS LOOKING THE BEST IT EVER HAS

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WITH A GREEN BACKGROUND OUR SAND CHERRY LEAVES ARE GIVING THE YARD A CHRISTMASY LOOK

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AND WE HAD BEES IN THE AZALEA BLOSSOMS AS WELL

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Not everyone is bothered by this seasonal affective disorder thing I guess but I do think a lot of us are to some degree.  Probably far more than let on I suspect.  Traveling south each winter has been a huge help to me as well as Kelly and I try hard not to think about the time when we will once again be stuck inside having to sit out those long cold and gray miserable rainy/snowy winter days.

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WITH ALL INCLEMENT WEATHER UPON US AT THE MOMENT I WILL WRAP UP TONIGHT’S POST WITH A FEW LOVELY MAGNOLIA BLOSSOMS FROM OUR GOOD NEIGHBOR MONICA’S MAGNOLIA TREE ACROSS THE ROAD….TOOK THESE PICS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

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GROANER’S CORNER:((   A man goes out and buys the best car available in the US or Europe, a 2017 Ultra-Super Turbo Charged thing of beauty. It is the best and most expensive car in the world, and it runs him close to a million dollars. He takes it out for a spin and, while doing so, stops for a red light. An old man on a moped, both looking about 90 years old, pulls up next to him. The old man looks over the sleek, shiny surface of the car and asks "What kind of car ya got there, sonny?". The dude tells him and adds that it cost nearly a million dollars.  "That's a lotta money!" says the old man, shocked. "Why does it cost so much?" "Cause this car can do up to 320 miles an hour!" states the cool dude proudly. The old man asks "Can I take a look inside?" "Sure" replies the owner. So the old man pokes his head in the window and looks around. Leaning back on his moped, the old man says "That's a pretty nice car, alright!" Just then the light changes, so the guy decides to show the old man what his car can do. He floors it, and within 30 seconds the speedometer reads 320mph. Suddenly, the guy notices a dot in his rear view mirror. It seems to be getting closer Whhhoooooooooossssshhhhhh! Something whips by him! Going maybe three times as fast!
The guy wonders "what on earth could be going faster than my Ultra Super Charger" Then, ahead of him, he sees a dot coming toward him.
Whooooooooooosh! Goes by again! And, it almost looked like the old man on the moped! Couldn't be thinks the guy. How could a moped outrun a Turbo BeepBeep? Again, he sees a dot in his rearview mirror! WhoooooooshhhhhhhhKa-BbbbblaMMMMM! It plows into the back of his car, demolishing the rear end. The guy jumps out and discovers it is the old man! Of course, the moped and the old man are hurting for certain. The guy runs up to the old man and asks "You're hurt bad! Is there anything I can do for you?" The old man painfully replies "Yeah. Unhook my suspenders from the side-view mirror on your car will ya!!"

15 comments:

  1. It's always amazing to me how much quicker all your trees, flowers and shrubs bloom than ours in Montana! No photo of the spiffed Pheebs?? The first person I ever knew diagnosed with SAD was a co-worker. We traveled for work and sometimes shared a room. She had this box light which emitted a tremendous amount of "rays!" She traveled with that light in a suitcase.

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  2. What I really meant was LDS (Light deficiency syndrome)
    When you were down in Arizona, the days were longer but if it rained you seem to go into a slump
    Until the sunlight came out and then you were happy go lucky, that's not seasonal
    Daylight hours are about the same where you are now , but if it rains you go back into a slump
    But if you notice on bright sunny days you're happy as a clam
    Living here in Florida One cloudy day is OK but 2 my mood changes and if you add rain, let's just sayi'm just glad we don't have door to door salesman in our park
    Hang in there,,, suns coming to your neighborhood soon

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  3. 🎡🎡 How much is that Doggie in the window 🎡🎡. The one with the waggily taaaiiill. 🐢😊
    She sure is a beautiful girl.
    I bought one of the sad lights for my daughter a few years ago. Replacement bulbs are pricey, but worth if the lamp makes a difference for the person using it.

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  4. Some days I am convinced we are affected by SAD too and I agree that most people likely are, some just hide it better. Before you know it the sun will be strong in the sky again and when it rests next you can follow it. The advantage of RV Life!

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  5. Love the carves trees!! What a sweet photo of Pheebs looking out the window. I'm sure she was wondering if you forgot about her. Love all the beautiful spring flowers!

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  6. After a week of old snow and dust and no leaves on trees, my mood was low. Feeling great in Waikiki.

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  7. One more thing you and Joe had in common. He had been officially diagnosrd with S.A.D.

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  8. Pheebs will be one happy girl after her day at the spa.
    Love all your colourful pictures.
    Hope you morning glories make it with all this rain, or you won't be able to get your morning glory muffins.

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  9. When Pat's Mom lived in Vanastra, we often ate at Kate's Station, always a great meal.
    Love all the flowers and trees in your yard.

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  10. Monica has morels growing in her yard?! We used to go hunting for those with my parents as kids. They are delicious fried up in butter, better than mushrooms!

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  11. Al, my husband has that. I guess that's one reason why we live here in the desert. He actually grew up here from the age of 10. On cloudy days, he is unbearable.

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  12. The blooms are beautiful. Glad to see Martha's tree has bounced back nicely from it's damage a couple years ago! Miss Pheebs is just too cute. Love those carved trees!!

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  13. After living in the PNW for a long time I noticed that about 9-12 days of gray made me very grumpy. Figure I'm part plant. I'll bet Pheebs was super happy to see you both. Sure have a lot of blooms going. Hope the cold weather doesn't take them all out.

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  14. I figure a lot of us get down and discouraged on rainy days, especially if it's cold. You're not alone.

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  15. SAD = Cookies in the oven and hot coffee, tea, cocoa.
    The Groaner was truly a groaner. Thank you.

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