t FULL week of the new year, and believe me, it will be a lot more full than you realize.
More on that stuff in a minute, but first, the weather...
Baby it's COLD outside this morning, with temps (factoring in the wind-chill) close to BELOW ZERO DEGREES.
But, it will warm (?) up today, reaching a (balmy) high of around the mid-teens...(...yay...)
Tonight with be the turning point, with snow coming our way and some accumulation between 2-4 inches (farther south, more than that).
Can YOU say "craptastic"?
At least we went from a winter weather alert to "just" an advisory"...thank God for small favors, hmm?
Now, with that done with for the time being, let's all grab a nice LARGE piping hot cup of Monday fortitude ('cause we're gonna NEED it), and see what else has ben shaking, other than people outside today...
*** First out of the ice pack is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
January 5 -
--- Today is NATIONAL BIRD DAY, so get out and feed a few.
TRUST me on this one!
--- It's also NATIONAL WHIPPED CREAM DAY (not to be confused with cool-whip day, if they even have one).
|Herb Alpert knew this DECADES ago...|
--- And, it's THANK GOD IT'S MONDAY DAY...(are you serious?)
|Okay, MAY-BE there's something to this.|
I'm just sayin'...
*** Next up, we had another shooting on the (where else?) SE side over the weekend.
Right at the (busy) intersection of Rudisill and Clinton, but the victim told police he wasn't shot THERE...
|Okay, who makes the pizza run today?|
This took place around 1430 hrs yesterday afternoon.
Police have security cam video from the Phillips station, but have no motive or suspect relating to this investigation.
*** Well, we HOPED this year would start out on a better foot, but then something comes along and hands you that crap-sandwich.
|STILL good to be "king"...|
Yeah, that's all we need on the SE side...several MORE years of being ignored...on top of the last couple decades of similar ignorance that has come forth from City Hall.
My guess is that he's NOT done screwing things up for the masses, while catering to the elitists...all the while smiling away, as if there are no problems at all.
I imagine his "platform" for running THIS time, will be to "finish what I statrted", regarding DOWN TOWN, and the RIVER PROJECTS.
(and maybe a few small annexations to bolster an eroding tax base).
Sound about right?
There has got to be a better solution to years of Democrat and RINO rule in this "burg".
Just hope we all get to see it...and enjoy it, 'cause it hasn't happened over the LAST 15 years, and it's not happening now.
*** Next up, it's just about time to take the Christmas tree down (simple enough), and Wifey and I have already started to take the rest of the decorations down yesterday.
Got all the candles out of the windows, and the "bear collection" has been put away, along with all the other plushies and related (soft-goods) Christmas towels and hats.
|The "gang" is back in hibernation|
That should take the better part of two days...lol.
You hate to do it, but at the same time, there is a calming influence of having the familiar around you the other 11 months of the year.
I'm sure that it will be no time until we're doing this all over again.
*** Wifey has been riding a roller-coaster regarding her mom in Texas...one day we hear bad news, then later that same day, NOT-SO BAD news, and even some good news.
It becomes a real crap-shoot with this flood of information barreling at you daily.
I tend to still be of that "old-school" persuasion - NO news is GOOD news.
|I prefer the glass being HALF-FULL on this one.|
Still, things can always be worse, although there are times you wonder HOW much worse..
That's where something called FAITH comes in.
*** Last back to the corral today...looks like winter has finally arrived, and with it, all the problems that are associated with it.
But, it's not just winter, life in general has problems attached to it.
Some are closer to home than others, and almost ALL of them will involve you making a decision somewhere along the way.
Thing is, as we are growing up, are we being mentored and parented into LEARNING and KNOWING how to make such decisions?
Or, are we being left to our own devices?
That needs to change.
Life is too complex AND waytoo short to think (or do) otherwise.
As we act towards winter, let's try the same with life itself...be prepared, make good choices, and deal with problems as you deal with people - one at a time.
Stay SAFE out there, America.