Saturday, 17 January 2015

HEY-HO, HELLO!

(Since this didn't work the first time, I'm doing it again.)

It's sunny and 5°C (close to 40F) in the land of the Bear. Hardly a cloud in the sky. Perfect, warm day to be outside cavorting in the sun! (Cavorting; what's that?) Of course, I'm wearing a fur coat, so your experience may be different from mine.

I somehow felt like rousing when the warm sun hit my shoulders. So I stuck out my snout, and the rest of my body followed. Naturally. I can hear some birds singing, and a squirrel is chattering away. All good.

There's a bit of a crust on the snow under my paws, so I take it we've been through a few freeze-thaw cycles. 

No major news to report. But, then, I've been out of the news cycle for a while. Somebody could have declared World War 3, and I wouldn't know about it. (I hope nobody has done that!) It seems to be a normal winter. 

So I think I'll crawl back into the den.

One thought before I go. The fur coat belongs on the Bear . . .


not on the floor. We Bears are pretty attached to our fur coats. I don't know what I would do without mine!

I'm guessing it is 2015 by now, so I hope you have a great new year (well, as new as it is). 

Well, back to hibernating. See you in the spring. Or sooner. Or later. 

Blessings and Bear hugs, everyone!


Today's Weather Report
It's supposed to be -12C overnight, and partly cloudy. Tomorrow is supposed to mostly cloudy, with a high of -1. No sign of snow. Good hibernating weather.

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    1. Thanks, fishducky, but I've already had a good sleep. After which I rose, had a good breakfast, attended morning worship, and devoured (er, um, ate) a hearty meal at noon. So now I'm taking time to reply to my mail.

      Trust you are Bearing up (or fishduckying up, whatever the case may be).

      Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  2. Sun and warmth is always such a treat in the winter. Glad you got to enjoy it for a day.

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    1. Oh, it was so nice, Kristy! Would have loved to share it with you.

      Blessings and Bear hugs!

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    2. BTW, that's quite a good picture of yourself that you've got up.

      BBh!

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  3. I'm with you! A bear's coat definitely belongs on a bear! I feel like I should be hibernating too. It's -14 here in NS right now, though it is supposed to warm up today with rain tomorrow. If duty didn't call, I'd be holed up till spring. I enjoy your blog.

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    1. Thank you for saying you enjoy the blog, and for leaving a nice, newsy note. As I said, getting notes is such fun! Thank you particularly for the comment on a Bear's coat belonging on said Bear.

      Condolences on the Maritime weather. I think they put "essence of slushiness" into it, just to keep it miserable. Or something like that.

      Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  4. Oh nice to hear from you Bear, I am assuming something jolted you out of your slumber, a snowmobile possibly they shatter my silence here in the winter too. Back to sleep now for you. You are not going to like the news just keep sleeping by spring it may be better. Sweet dreams Bear. Hug B

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    1. Great to hear from you, Buttons. It wasn't a snowmobile which aroused me; it was the warm sun on my shoulder. Ahhhh!

      My return question is whether your "girls" are much bothered by snowmobilers. I do trust they aren't. Oh, and are they keeping their heads warm by wearing the delightful hats you made for them?

      I haven't checked radio or television yet. But from the sound of your note, I might hibernate better if I didn't. So I won't. Even if that almost kills me.

      I also trust your tractor is working well, and that you get your regular snowshoe hikes through your woods.

      Blessings and Bear hugs, Buttons!

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  5. 40 degrees? My goodness Bear, it's gone tropical up in your neck of the woods. Colder than that here. With rain. Heavy rain. Hibernation calls to me, but alas I must brave the outdoors to go to work today.

    Maybe I can do a little hibernating tomorrow. xo

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    1. Oh, dear Frances, it is so good to hear from you! Though I wouldn't think of 40F as a "tropical" temperature. But it is better than -40. We've had some of that already.

      Sorry to hear of all the rain you're getting. I'll offer the same condolences to you that I did to Bonnie. Do hope that clears up by time you have to go to work. If not, I hope you've got a fine, lightweight Mackintosh to see you through.

      Glad you're thinking of hibernating, though I must tell you that one day is most certainly not enough. A minimum is one month; four to six are better.

      Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  6. I'm of the opinion that if all any of us did was to judge the day based on what was going on outside our own doors and windows (rather than paying attention to any news whatsoever) then we'd all be much more content. We can learn as much about the condition of mankind from reading history. Then again, if something major does happen in the present, we can always count on somebody letting us know.

    Enjoy your hibernation, RB. The longest dark is well passed now and you can dream of garden plans.

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    1. Grand to hear from you, HIlary. Your comment on judging the day by what surrounds us strikes a chord, thought not a full cord of wood. The one thing about reading history, is that you have to have a present, in order for you to read about the past. If your present disappears, however, . . . well, I think I'll leave it at that.

      I've actually wandered back into my den; I'll be back to hibernating, shortly.

      Blessings and Bear hugs, Susan. Best regards to Crow. (Say, why do you keep using such a scruffy picture of him?)

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  7. Thanks for poking your nose out for a bit, Bear. You sound like you're ready for spring. It also sounds like our weather patterns are similar. Enjoy the day and the rest of your sleep. And do check in again when the mercury rises. Hugs to you.

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    1. Hello, Hilary! Great to hear from you.

      To reply to your surmise, no, I am absolutely not ready for spring. I need several months more hibernation. Otherwise, my response to everything will be "GGGrrrrr!"

      Glad to know you're surviving winter; I trust Frank is too. I'll be back . . . well, whenever I get back.

      Blessings and Bear hugs, HIlary.

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  8. Hello, Bear. It's 66 degrees where I live. The sun is shining. We feel good.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. HI, Janie. I can entirely believe that you are comfortable at 66F. How a Junebug would be comfortable, or even survive at 40, or -40, is quite beyond me.

    Hope you keep feeling good. See you when I see you.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  10. I rallied for a few days, then hit the mat. Seems I can't stay awake long enough to see the temperature change during the daytime. For ever request from Joe to get out of the house, I find three reasons not to. One is the couch. One is the afghan. One is my constant yawning.

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    1. Are you sure you aren't hibernating, lotta? It sounds so very much like hibernating to me. You'll be over it in a few months. By then the sun will be bright, and warm, and. . . .

      Oh, wait. You're in Floruba aren't you, where the sun almost always shines, and it's usually warm. Hmmmm.

      Fourth reason not to go. Beau likes sleeping with or close to you. You wouldn't want to upset your dear doggies schedule, would you? I'm sure you see my point.

      I'll write when I have more news. Probably in several months.

      Blessings and Bear hugs to all!

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  11. I love to hear about that sunshine up there in the beary white north. We've had some nice days here in Texas, too, but it will be more seasonal late next week. Sweet dreams!

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    1. I'd bet your Oreo Cat likes going out on a warm day more than on days we've been having in the Great White North. I suppose I'd feel like that, too, if I were a cat. But I'm a Bear, so enough of that.

      Sorry I don't have more news.

      Hope to see you in the spring. In the meantime, don't step on any of those Diamondbacks. They look big and mean! And if the cat becomes a problem, well, you have a very good way of dealing with that.

      Blessings and Bear hugs, Reffie!

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  12. Wonderful to see you pop your head out of your cave, Bear. Snoozing a while longer is a good idea, though, winter is still in full force! :-)

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    1. One of the joys of sticking my head (and the rest of me) out of the cave, is that I get to catch up with all my fascinating friends.

      I'll be over to your place in a bit. I'm curious about the three weeks to whatever.

      See you in the spring, DJan. Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  13. Good to 'see' you. I sometimes wish I could hibernate like you do! Not a big fan of winter.

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    1. No reason for you to not hibernate. In the spring, your family will be so excited to see you again.

      But maybe that's not a good suggestion.

      Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  14. BRRRR, if it were that cold here, I might have to take up hibernating, too!

    We had quite a stretch of dreary, drizzly weather for a while, but not too cold. Then the sun... the glorious sun!... came back a few day ago, and it's still here! It's supposed to hit the low sixties (F, of course) tomorrow. Life is good.

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    1. Low sixties F — I think that's around 15C. Respectable weather for spring. But not for winter and hibernating. See you anon.

      Oh, yes, and do try hibernating. You might find it a relaxing and renewing experience. (One thing I've found about Humans is that they are not particularly good at relaxing.)

      Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  15. Thanks for poking your head out to say hello R-bear - you are missed♡

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    1. Once I got out, and started thinking, I wondered what all my friends were doing. But now I think my brain is shrinking. I'd best go lie down.

      Blessings and Bear hugs, Amanda!

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  16. Good to hear from you Rob-Bear (and good to have a visit from you.)
    Spring will be here before you know you it
    See you soon ...

    Take good care and be well
    Blessings ...

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    1. Thanks, Margie. I must confess my brain is getting a bit fogged. I need to get back to hibernating. Right now!

      Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  17. You're guessing that it's 2015? I don't know what to say. I don't recall the start of a new century--not to mention a new millenium--so I can but speculate that maybe you should see a doctor about your confusion and memory lapses. I wish you luck, and if I can help clarify reality for you, do let me know.

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    1. Hmmmm. Interesting development. I shall check with my vet as soon as I'm finished hibernating. By then, perhaps, my brain will have settled itself, and I will know when I am.

      Peace and joy, Snowbrush!

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  18. Good thing to go back into the den. Winter is not done with you yet.

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    1. Right you are, Susan. I'm gone!

      Blessings and Bear hugs! Greetings to the Cat.

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  19. Happy New Year and good to hear from you. I think that if I lived where you do that I would be hibernating too. Hope to hear from you again sooner rather than later.

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    1. Hello, CW. It's great to hear from you! I trust that you had a lovely Christmas and that 2015 has started well.

      It is a delightful 4C (or 40F) here; the sun is bright and there are few clouds. In other words, terrible weather for hibernating. This will change back to more normal winter temperatures next week, and I shall return to my "winter nap." For now, lots of tossing, and turning, and GGGRRR-ing.

      See you in the spring. Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  20. We are experiencing about the same temps. Delightful, isn't it? It feels as if I just woke up too and like you, I know this is just a teaser. Enjoy the rest of your sleep. See ya in the real spring.

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  21. hello mr. rob bear,

    thank you for your hello. i hope you are resting deeply

    love
    kj

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  22. I've heard of people taking "fasts" from the news, but I doubt that I would ever choose to do it.

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