‘COME ON DAD DON’T BE SCARED I’LL CHASE ALLTHE BIG SCARY MONSTERS AWAY’
Looking on the positive side of a rainy day I figured it would be a good opportunity to get some of that corrosive road salt washed off the Jeep so Pheebs and I headed out into the morning’s downpour.
ICY STREETS IN OUR PARK EARLIER TODAY
FARM FIELDS ARE BEGINNING TO RE-APPEAR AGAIN
After my high blood pressure test last week my nurse practitioner wanted me to drop into Goderich’s Maitland Valley Medical Center for another test sometime this week before I see her again next week. On the way to the medical center we grabbed a coffee and popped on down around the harbor first.
SAW THIS LITTLE TUGBOAT SLIPPING AWAY FROM THE DOCK
THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS HEADING OUT TO ASSIST AN INCOMING LAKE FREIGHTER
INSTEAD OF TURNING RIGHT TOWARDS THE LAKE IT SWUNG LEFT INTO THE HARBOR
THE ‘DEBBIE LYN’ DIDN’T GO FAR, PULLED UP ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOCK AND STOPPED
THIS LONG LINE OF TRUCKS IS WAITING TO BE LOADED WITH ROCK SALT AT COMPASS MINERALS IN GODERICH
A YOUNG COUPLE ENJOYING LAKE HURON’S ICY SHORELINE WEDNESDAY MORNING
Stopping later at the medical clinic I fully expected my blood pressure to be totally normal again. Once again it was consistently high with the top numbers being 155, 159, and 145. The 145’s bottom number was 69. Hmmm, not so good and the nurse wants me back Monday for another blood pressure test. My nurse practitioner appointment is for Wednesday morning. Think I’ll hold off loading the rig for a few more days and see what the nurse practitioner says about it. And about that growth on my chin…..i think it’s getting smaller and that blast of liquid nitrogen last week may have done the trick. Again, I’ll wait until Wednesday to see what the nurse practitioner has to say about that as well.
MY BLOOD PRESSURE TEST THIS MORNING AND YES THOSE ARE RAINDROPS ON MY HAT
Rains finally let up by early afternoon so I slipped on a pair of mud boots and away Pheebs and I went for a walk around our Park’s pine tree trail. With a slight mist hanging in the air it reminded me of an early Spring day with snow melting and and tree branches dripping. I think we were up around 38 degrees today with Saturday predicted to be over 40 and sunny. “Oh be still thy fluttering heart’.
HEADING OFF DOWN THE PINE TREE TRAIL
THIS WAS ONCE A NICE TRAIL THROUGH A TALL STAND OF PINE TREES UNTIL TREECUTTERS RIPPED THROUGH HERE WITH THEIR CHAIN SAWS
SOMETIMES EVEN A STICK NEEDS A HUG
PARK’S POND STILL HAS A THIN LAYER OF ICE ON IT
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A family had twin boys whose only resemblance to each other were their looks. Opposite in every way, one was an eternal optimist, the other a doom and gloom pessimist.
Just to see what would happen, on Christmas day their father loaded the pessimist’s room with every imaginable toy and game. The optimist’s room he loaded with horse manure.
That night the father passed by the pessimist’s room and found him sitting amid his new gifts crying bitterly. “Why are you crying?” the father asked. “Because my friends will be jealous, I’ll have to read all these instructions before I can do anything with this stuff, I’ll constantly need batteries, and my toys will eventually get broken.” answered the pessimist twin.
Passing the optimist twin’s room, the father found him dancing for joy in the pile of manure. “What are you so happy about?” he asked.
To which his optimist twin replied, “There’s got to be a pony in here somewhere!”
- STRESSED is just DESSERTS spelled backward.
OFFICE HOLIDAY MEMO::
To: All Employees
Subject: Office conduct during the Christmas season
Effective immediately, employees should keep in mind the following guidelines in compliance with FROLIC (the Federal Revelry Office and Leisure Industry Council).
- Running aluminum foil through the paper shredder to make tinsel is discouraged.
- Playing Jingle Bells on the push-button phone is forbidden (it runs up an incredible long distance bill)
- Work requests are not to be filed under “Bah humbug.”
- Company cars are not to be used to go over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house.
- All fruitcake is to be eaten BEFORE July 25.
- Eggnog will NOT be dispensed in vending machines.
In spite of all this, the staff is encouraged to have a Happy Holiday.