Thursday, January 06, 2005

It's Beginning To Feel A Lot Like Easter

Today is Epiphany/Little Christmas.

Today, all of my bows and wreaths come down. I'll stash my Holiday CDs away til December comes around again and I'll do my level best to put away the last of my presents.

Usually, this is the time of year when I am used to having to grit my teeth and steel myself against the onslaught of rotten weather.

But, this year, our part of the state is being graced with warm and pleasant days and mild nights.

It's a bit eerie, actually!

I keep looking at the weather maps for a hint of the foul weather yet to come! It's as if the sunny days are taunting me, teasing me. Then....WHAM! Winter will jump out and slug us with its icy fist!!

Or....maybe the weather will just stay like this all season.


Monday, January 03, 2005

In Memorium

Illustrator Frank Kelly Freas has passed away.

Now, you might not think that you're familiar with his work.

But I'll guarant-damn-tee you that you are!

He did what he loved for a living and leaves behind a memorable body of work.

May we all be so fortunate.


I know that we were ALL told, as children, to cover our mouths when we coughed.....

But, PLEASE, kindly remember not to use the same hand that you just coughed into to reach for objects like door handles or (pay attention!) to shake hands with someone!!

Swear to god(dess), I've made it a point to notice at church. Every single person that coughs into their hand then extends that hand to all around them, during the Peace.

Every single one.

Bring a tissue with you. Cough into your shoulder. Sit on your right hand ( extra useful if your right-handed). Carry a tiny bottle of hand sanitizer. Everywhere.

Thank You!