Sunday, February 2, 2014

Good Bye January

....and don't let the door hit you in the back as you leave.  I know that Puxatawny Phil has decreed that we'll have 6 more weeks of winter,  having seen his shadow, but I don't care.  It's glorious here today, well up into the 70's and into the 80's tomorrow.  January was awful, the worse one we've seen in the 10 years we've lived here.  Just thinking about the electric bill (we're an all electric house) gives me nightmares.
We got through the winter storm last week with very cold temperatures, but no snow or ice, just some rain and sleet.
I had doctor's appointments on Tuesday, one with my retina specialist to make sure that all was still stable, and it was.  The other appointment is one I hate, dread, put off as long as I can and then worry until I get the results.  You know the one I mean, where they put part of your body in a vise, smash it flat and take pictures, yep that test.  Well, it's over and done with for another 2 years (I decided I only needed that much excitement in my life every 2 years) and the results were fine.
Mac always buys me a gift when I go for this appointment to cheer me up and this year's gift brought a big smile to my face---how cute---artichoke tealights.
Late in the week he also got me a bonsai tree and more Paperwhites in an adorable pink "pot".  My other Paperwhites are already blooming and smell heavenly.
So good bye January and hello February, let's make it short and sweet.


  1. Glad all was well health wise. February is one step nearer to Spring anyway - your temps are definitely better than ours!

  2. Glad you had good health reports. I have three appts. this week. My oncologist, eye doctor and results of my blood work. Hope I have good results too.

    Your artichoke tea lights, darling.

  3. I'm glad that your tests came out okay. The prospect can be so worrying, I agree. Here in London I saw some daffodils out in the park. Very early, but it shows that Spring really is on the way!

  4. Gorgeous narcissi and really cute tealights!

    I have been putting off that appointment myself ... am overdue for it but hate the thought of putting my poor elastic tissue through such an ordeal. I'm sure it has an effect on the vertical elevation of the body parts in question. They'd be in much better shape if they weren't so regularly stretched and smashed! :)

    Glad your results were good.

  5. We have a groundhog here in Atlanta called GEneral Beauregard and he predicted the opposite, so I will go by what he says!
    Glad that your health tests came back with good news!

  6. I've just been in the clamp too. It was worse than usual and I had a very surly woman who shoved me about much more than I remember being necessary before. Only three yearly thankfully. Glad your result was clear.


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