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Old 02-08-2014, 11:09 AM   #6341
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Okay, we've had some really pukey winter weather here the last couple of weeks. For the last 4 days everything, and I do mean everything, has been covered in a very, very thick coat of ice. We can't even walk across your yard. Solid ice. Last night we had a bit of snowfall, perhaps 1 inch. Now the ice and all the limbs and parts of the environment that didn't have ice on it now has a pile of fluffy snow.

The part that made me smile?

Amid all this white and crystalline world, I spied a male cardinal sitting on one of the tree branches out front. He was such a vivid red that he'd make a firetruck seem pink. What a beautiful sight and it made me smile, smile, smile.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:24 PM   #6342
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Okay, we've had some really pukey winter weather here the last couple of weeks. For the last 4 days everything, and I do mean everything, has been covered in a very, very thick coat of ice. We can't even walk across your yard. Solid ice. Last night we had a bit of snowfall, perhaps 1 inch. Now the ice and all the limbs and parts of the environment that didn't have ice on it now has a pile of fluffy snow.

The part that made me smile?

Amid all this white and crystalline world, I spied a male cardinal sitting on one of the tree branches out front. He was such a vivid red that he'd make a firetruck seem pink. What a beautiful sight and it made me smile, smile, smile.
Glad you saw something in all that icy whiteness to cheer you up about it. I hope he sticks around for a while.
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:46 PM   #6343
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Okay, we've had some really pukey winter weather here the last couple of weeks.....Amid all this white and crystalline world, I spied a male cardinal sitting on one of the tree branches out front.....
That must have been a striking sight Katie! Seeing any cardinal makes me smile - they were my Mom's favorite bird. Love 'em! One year a couple built a next in the clematis vine that was trellised up against our screened-in porch. Mom got to stand in the porch and watch as the babies hatched, were fed, and fledged. It was really special.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:07 PM   #6344
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I got an Explanation Of Health Care Benefits from BCBS today with the amount I will be billed. I have a humongous grin! It will be less than $600.
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Not too shabby PF! *sigh* Must be nice to have health coverage...
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I was just excited because my itemized bill was for $28,000.00...
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:16 PM   #6347
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:45 PM   #6348
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I have Mamma's and Papa's voices in my ears still, after talking to them earlier today.

I am smiling very much, but I miss them terribly. I'm so spoiled.

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Me either, PF. No worries. We will move on until they buy us out to get rid of us.
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Congrats! An exciting next chapter! I'm pea-green with envy!
Thanks Kathleen! I could do what I did forever too, but sadly, I had a supervisor who made it her life's mission to make my life miserable. Moving on!

And I can sleep in tomorrow!
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