Monthly Archives: December 2019

Sayonara 2019

Sayonara 2019
It was a welcoming sight to see the sun shining brightly this morning after the snow and wind yesterday, but I did have some extra shoveling to do in front of my office from the drifting in our night of the crescent moon.I'd say this was the busiest last day of the year I've had in a very long time, and being so tightly stacked with chores and … continue reading

Second to the Last

Second to the Last
Before retiring for the evening, I looked outdoors and noticed very light frozen particles falling to earth, and then headed to bed wishfully thinking it was just the tail-end of the rain we were getting, but when peeking outside this morning, I wasn't the happiest when seeing the ground covered with snow, and still coming down.Because it had s … continue reading

Mindlessly Staring

Mindlessly Staring
You can bet I was delighted to find the temperature much above freezing when I left home early this morning, because I was dreading the thought of it being much colder and the rain having turned our sidewalks and streets to ice. When thinking about it, I'd wager Mother Nature decided to flip November and December around to where this month will lik … continue reading

Disturbed Dirt

Disturbed Dirt
It was quite a set-back of weather we had today with the cold rain that was trying its hardest to become sleet. While driving to the office, I was extra careful because of those nasty open spots which were colder and subsequently creating a thin layer of watery ice. I was hoping that as the day wore on, it would warm up enough to where the streets … continue reading

With a Wink

With a Wink
I'm sure all of you were feeling similarly confused when finding it already Friday when just yesterday, it seemed like a Monday. So it happens, whenever we have a major Holiday in the middle of the week. Thank goodness I did remember to take care of my normal Friday office chores, because if I hadn't, I would've been chiding myself over the weekend … continue reading

Writing the Date

Writing the Date
It looks like our weather is turning back towards normal temps, but at least they're still above average for this time of year. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we had a week or two reprieve from the biting cold during these weeks every winter?My day was a bit on the slow side which came as no surprise with it being the day after Christmas where mos … continue reading

A Merry 2019 Christmas

A Merry 2019 Christmas
As I was heading eastward early this morning on the Avenue of the Saints, I was cursing myself for not having taken my camera with me while driving in the direction of an absolutely stunning sunrise. It actually reminded me of something one of the old masters would've painted as a backdrop of something out of the Renaissance Age. I dare say it was … continue reading

If We Didn’t Have Christmas

If We Didn’t Have Christmas
Yes, another near 50 degree day happened again, and I've been loving each and every one of them. In spite of it being the eve of Christmas, for the most part it felt like a normal working day with the phone calls and appointments this morning.The secretary of one of my clients was in need of something, and since her request had been set aside f … continue reading

From The Mouths

From The Mouths
How much better can we have our weather for the travelers who're likely arriving in our area to spend the Holidays with their families and friends? In spite of there being some die-hard "winter lovers" cursing these warm temps, there's no question the bulk of North Iowans are enjoying each and every, warmer than normal day, that arrives.My morn … continue reading

The Hypersane

The Hypersane
I was pleasantly shocked when seeing it nearly 50 degrees in the Downtown this afternoon. Once again, I found myself performing little outdoor chores just so to absorb all the more essence of this beautiful day. I even took time to drive in one big circle of our City after my noon appointment, but a little shocked when noticing so few people out en … continue reading