Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tuesday Stuff

So... 

I woke Sunday morning to find Izzy had made an uninvited visit, bringing with her snow, sleet, ice and rain. I knew we were in trouble when Frank wouldn't step a paw outside. You're probably thinking, "So? He's a cat."  He is, but weather doesn't phase him. It can be snowing or raining, and like the mailman, he'll still be outside making his rounds.  Here's Frank this time last year.

 


Needless, to say when he wasn't having any of it, it made me a tad bit nervous.


Monday.  

We missed a bullet and didn't suffer any power loss. 


Frank ventured out Monday.



 Earlier In the Week...

I received a package I had to sign for and I had to be twenty-one. What the? And it was heavy. Needless to say my curiosity was aroused. Had someone sent me garden rocks for my birthday?And if so, why did I have to be twenty-one to open a box of rocks? So I signed, took the package and opened it just enough to see the piece of paper sticking out. It had a Happy Birthday (Yes, I had a birthday between last Friday and today:) message from my daughter and  son-in-law and three items all called Zen something. Ah, garden statuary. My curiosity aroused, I decided I didn't really need to wait till my birthday to open it. 

No rocks. No statuary, but definitely welcome:) Thanks M and J:)


Since I can't offer you any leftover birthday cake, have a free download (if you are in the U.S. or the U.K.--I think). I would love it if the free downloads and countdowns were offered in Australia and Germany. Sigh. Hopefully one of these days.

Available at Amazon.
 



 

 AND 

Here's the earworm I've had since last (Writerly) Wednesday:) I go dancing around the house like a crazy lady--or writer;)


 AND

Wishing you delicious cake, beautiful birds and flowers, and fun earworms to dance to:)


32 comments:

  1. Thank you so much. And a very happy birthday to you too.
    Frank is one tough cookie. Jazz flatly refuses to go out if the weather is less than perfect - and makes me pay for it.

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    1. Hope your Bday is/was wondrous.
      That Jazz is a hard taskmaster:)

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  2. Hi Sandra - Happy Birthday ... hope it's not too belated - and also to EC = both wonderful ladies. Look at you ... cake sozzled in booze - hope there was some cream!? Great fun present - glad it arrived safely before all the white stuff. Pets just amuse us ... have a very happy year ahead - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hils. 'Cake sozzled in booze.' I love it. He he.
      Cheers,

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  3. Belated happy birthday! Think of all that snow and ice as icing on the cake for you. Glad you didn't lose power.

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  4. Happy Birthday, Sandra! Glad you had a good one. And so glad you didn't lose power.

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    1. Thanks, Natalie. I was sooo relieved the power didn't go off:)

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  5. Happy Birthday. What a nice present to enjoy. Wow, those were awesome snow scenes. Beautiful, but your cat had the right idea - stay indoors. Glad you were able to keep power.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth.
      Yes, Frank's been spending an inordinate amount of time indoors.
      I'm so happy we didn't lose power.
      Hope all is well in your corner of the world.

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  6. Happy birthday - what a great gift to receive. Hope you had a lovely time.

    I love looking at snow in pictures and from a distance - having to go out and about in it I'm less keen on.

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    1. Thanks, Annalisa:)
      I like your thought process....snow from a distance;)

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  7. A very happy birthday, Sandra! Probably a little late now, but still heartfelt. Love your present! The snow? Not liking that so much, although I know it's lovely. Be careful out there! I love that Frank is your weather barometer -- if he won't go, it's bad! I'm so glad you didn't lose power -- especially on a birthday weekend! Here's to a grand new year!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanie:) I appreciate the good wishes.
      Let's hear it for a grand new year:)

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  8. Happy Birthday to you! 💐🎂You got more snow than we did so I don't blame Frank at all. Glad you didn't lose electricity. Take care and stay safe out there.

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    1. Thanks, CJ:)
      I was relieved we didn't lose power too;)

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  9. A Belated Happy Birthday to you!! Aren’t you the shy one but I love what you received and look at all these gifts. We got ant. Of snow...almost 2ft!! 50 cm. My hubby was out most of the day snowplowing our walk plus the elderly around us. I went for. Fun walk but some spots were not done and the snow was up to my knees! I’m glad you did not lose any electricity plus your fur babies were happy to be outside.

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    1. 2 feet of snow????? That's just sick and wrong.

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  10. Hapoy birthday Sandra and Sue! Great gift you got and I don't blame Frank for not wanting to go out into that. Our sweet feral kitty, Chester refused to go out for a couple of weeks. Even now he limits his time in the sun. I see I book I haven't read. That will be my next read :)

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    1. That Chester sounds like a smart kitty to me:)
      I can't believe you found a book you haven't read. Heh:)

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  11. dood....we canna blame ewe on goin out even tho ewe eventually did ~~~~ YEOW thatz a lot oh flakee white stuff

    and happee day two yur mom....21st birthdayz R de best... huh ;) ♥3☺☺

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  12. Happy belated birthday to both you and EC. How wonderful for both of you. Now I see why you had to be over 21 to accept the package. Great gift for you. Neither of the "boys" go outside. Bleubeard used to go out when I was outside, but Squiggles has virgin paws that have never been anywhere but the main floor and the office of my home. I think Frank knew what was what! Again, I hope your birthday was super.

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    1. Virgin paws. Heh. Squiggles and Bleubeard are well taken care of, by a loving mom.

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  13. A very happy belated birthday to you. The bright side of snow must be no lawn mowing needs to be done.

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    1. Thanks, Andrew. And not lawn mowing is definitely a plus:)

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  14. Feliz cumpleaños a Sandra Sue y la nieve me dio frio. Te mando un beso

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  15. Ha. That snow makes me cold too:)
    Thank you for the BDay wishes:)
    Hugs,

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  16. Happy birthday! Did you go out and make a snowman to celebrate? :)

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