Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Winter Break

 It's still wintering outside. In fact I think we've gotten more winter in the past two weeks than we've gotten all winter. 

There. Ponder that for a while. 

I met a friend for breakfast this morning, and it was wonderfully cheering. She's going to Mexico with her husband on a National Geographic tour. 

I'll bet that their winter is done and over. 

If I sound jealous. I'm not.

Much.

I advised her not to have a tummy tuck while she was down there. 

Seriously, though, it just felt nice to have time out for myself. 

I made a nice pot of split pea soup for supper today. It was a hit for the over 12 crowd. Lucky there was apple pie left over from our National Pi Day celebration yesterday. He'd do about anything for a slice of pie, even finish his split pea soup. 

That's it. 

Hope you all had a good one. 


 

22 comments:

  1. After reading the recent news, Mexico would not be high on my list of go-to destinations.
    Hopefully your Winter will soon be leaving you well behind.

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    1. They do their traveling with the National Geographic Society. I am pretty sure that they'll be good. But...I was having a looky loo (as Ed would say.) For the 1/4 the price of one of those trips, I hied my self to the UK for a month and had a great time.

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  2. Gosh, what I wouldn't give for a holiday in the sun right now. Like you, we are having lots of winter when really we should be enjoying spring.

    Glad you had a bribe handy where necessary!

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    1. Bribes come in handy. He has the tendency towards pickiness. For instance, he likes pancakes, eggs, bacon. But try having a quick 'breakfast for supper'. It's wrong and he fusses. Likewise, soup should not be green. But a casual, 'You can heat up your pie in the microwave/popty ping and have it with a scoop of ice cream..." suddenly green soup becomes "not too bad, really."

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  3. Winter is a good time to go on holiday. Far from the madding crowds, sunshine and inexpensive. Yes it's time to start planning holidays Debby.

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    1. We actually had plans to take a vacation in the sun. However, we have a middleschooler now.

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  4. Mmmmmm...I love split pea soup. It's an interesting time to go to Mexico. As long as your friends are on an organized trip and not just randomly driving around they should be fine!

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  5. I enjoy days that are that exciting. Winter is getting a bit of a bore now here. Probably because we didn't have a summer last year.

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  6. Some years on Winter Break, we get that one early and glorious weather day that seems more like the end of May. Not this year, though. Not last year either. Oh well.

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    1. I keep reminding myself of Red's words. For all of his (I've forgotten the number) years, spring has followed winter, and it will do so again.

      He's right.

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  7. Thank you for mentioning "Remember This". My husband and I watched it yesterday; what a sad story, but one that wants me to be a better person.

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    1. Oh, Donna. I am so happy that it resonated with you. It was powerful stuff.

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  8. A few years back, my wife was at a conference in San Diego and I had a day to kill with a rental car at my disposal. I drove south to the border but for some reason, just couldn't cross over. At the time, there was still quite a bit of violence and murders going on in Tijuana. I'm sure I've done riskier things over the years but I just couldn't bring myself to risk Tijuana to look at some cheap tourist trinkets. I think if provided the opportunity, I would fly to a destination in Mexico but I just have no interest in the border region.

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    1. I believe that you're right about border towns. Americans go there for financially motivated reasons. Border towns are set up to meet the needs and attract those visitors. However, when you go out and away, you see a much different world. It was like that in the military as well. If you want to know a place, get away from the post, and away from the towns set up around the posts.

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  9. Great that you had a good day. My winter is going to be here for a while yet. We have a high of plus 2 C today. Have a great day.

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    1. Thanks, Red. I hope you folks do too. (I hope you have a good supply of wool socks.)

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  10. I remembered to wear my Pi socks on Pi Day. (I wear them other days, too, but like to remember for the official day) Our local grocery store had specials on several pies: pizza, bakery, and pot pies.

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    1. Oh, Kelly. You would be the one to have Pi socks. You are a funny lady. I just wore my beloved wool socks.

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  11. Good morning Debby - it's still summering like mad here. Insomnia has me up at 4am (well, earlier but I now have lists and some ticks applied) and it is currently 23C (73F) with an expected 32 (89) today.

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  12. *sigh* quite the sadistic streak you have there, lady!

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  13. Well, he can give it up when he's grown up.

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    1. Ya think??? Tonight was cheesy scalloped potatoes with ham. He likes ham. He loves cheese. He loves potatoes. However, putting them together seems to be an issue.

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