I don’t like the weather person today. I was fooled.
I had some errands to do and checked the outside temp: 70 F. That’s OK. So, I dressed in short-sleeved shirt and shorts. It felt quite cool when I went into the garage, but I figured that was because that’s where the sun doesn’t shine. The car was comfortable. I pulled out of the garage into the sun. What a gorgeous day! Another beautiful day in Paradise!
Got to my destination and stepped out of the car. Wow!! Who turned up the A/C? It was COLD! Finished my business and got back into the car as quickly as my legs could carry me. The outside temp showed a nippy 59 F. How could that happen? I needed someone to blame, so who else but the wonderful person who predicts the weather?
As of now, 8 PM, it’s 51 F. outside and falling, but I don’t mind. I turned the heat on and right now it’s a toasty 75. Hello, again, South Florida!
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The day has been really beautiful. Yesterday was nasty and rainy and I remember commenting to my sister as we rode in the car, that it seemed like a Fall day in New York: misty, drizzly, cloudy and wondering when we were going to see the sun again.
The night was horrendous. It rained very hard all night, and the thundering on the roof prevented me from having a good night.
I went out to the driveway to pick up my newspaper; it wasn’t there. Then I realized the street was flooded. I am not one to keep checking the weather report, so I just accepted the fact of the small lake in front of my house and went inside, sans newspaper.
I called the Sun-Sentinel and a recorded message told me today’s newspaper will be delivered tomorrow with tomorrow’s. What good is that? OK. Had to accept that.
Was expecting a visitor this morning, but she telephoned that all the access roads to my community were flooded; in fact, there was a BMW stuck in the deeper water near the entrance. Posted all the “good” news on the community website. Daughter’s street was flooded and many major roads as well. Heard there was a tornado in the area during the night, and her phone and electric were out. She couldn’t get to work and went back to sleep.
The good news? Most of today has been sunny and mild, allowing the excess water to disappear and there is no more flooding in my community! January will probably be the wettest winter month in years, here in South Florida. No prospect for a drought, that’s for sure. And my Rusty is keeping me company on my desk. Check out my blog for my cats: pussycats3.wordpress.com
What is your good news for today?
Maybe this pup is an exaggeration of my morning experience when I went out to get the newspaper from the driveway. But, for South Florida, it was chilly – in the high 50’s. I guess I’m trying to be sympathetic about the parts of the US that are reeling from the terrible cold and storms.
Watching the weather reports, and listening to all the flight delays, makes me happy about the fact of where I live.
Still didn’t get any email from WordPress re the disappearance of my colorful background for my theme; however, hopefully, this problem will be solved – one way or another. I might have to completely change my theme, if there is no fix. I found out the theme, Malata, is no longer supported. It’s about 2 years old. Well, things could be worse, right?
Happiness is found in many forms, of course – each to his/her own. One of my happy moments is when I treat myself to SHRIMP. Had some today for lunch. Love those curvy, ridged, headless, tail-on pieces of white flesh. Don’t know why.
It’s almost like an addiction – sort of like chocolate.
Happy moments pop up when least we expect them. Today, I’ve enjoyed several. Got an unexpected phone call from a long-time friend. It was good to hear her voice and we did some needed catching up. Left me with warm feelings. Daughter’s phone call cheered me up. One of my favorite sounds in this world is hearing her voice.
You know, happy doesn’t have to be exciting. Sometimes it comes from little seemingly unimportant things. Sometimes we don’t realize they happened until we think back and remember what happened in the day. Today was a happy day for me. I hope it was for you all.
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