Weather? What Weather?It is spring, right? We arrived at the vernally equinox more than a week ago, right?
So, who didn't get the memo?
We have had snow for three days in a row! Three days in a row, I tell you. Or maybe four. I think it's four. Whatever.
It's enough to make a Bear go "GGGGggRRRRrRrrrRrr!"
More ColdWhat makes this even worse is that Bear has a cold. Stuffy head, sore throat, sneezing and sniffling, hard to breathe. And pains in my chest.
Most of that I would normally ignore — even the chest pains. But not this time. So we hiked over to our medical clinic last night.
Good news: no pneumonia (so it is not a repeat of last fall's experience). And my heart is good. The chest pains come from the costochondritis which visits me from time to time.
"Treat the symptoms and rest." Right. We can deal with all that stuff. An exercise in patience.
Cold Weather FunDana has a wonderful video over on her blog The Daily Dose. I'm not going to spoil it by telling you the story; you should slip over to Dana's and read/see it yourself.
Life in UkraineMy friend in the Ukraine sees dark days ahead. Because Ukraine is so dependent on Russia for natural gas to energize the Ukrainian economy, it seems likely Ukraine will be absorbed into Russian President Putin's "Euroasian Empire." In one way or another. Oligarchy and corruption will, once again, be the order of the day. Not so different from Canada and the US.
Some things never change.
And that's about that.
The world is getting brighter! If I were feeling better, I would go outside and play. But I'm not — either feeling well or interested in going outside. Perfect day for tea and a book to read. Inside. And an afternoon nap.
I hope you don't get bogged down in the cold and flu season. It is so "No fun!" Not for anyone. (Unless you're a masochist.)
Blessings and Bear hugs!
Today's Weather Report
It is overcast at -15°C (5F) — though it feels more like -27C (-17F). The sun is trying to break through. There is some potential.