Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Meandering Thoughts

I enter a lot of contests and I’ve won twice before from Martha Stewart so I got a little excited when I found an email from her in my Hotmail junk folder. Here's the subject line - "You've been selected for the Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home Giveaway" Wow, right? So I marked it as 'not' junk and hurried to open it. It was just a magazine promo wanting me to refer friends for a CHANCE to win a book and tote. You know, it’s just not right to get people’s hopes up like that.

We had another 6” of snow Sunday night and Monday with very strong winds that caused blizzard conditions again. Not good but better than the ice storm we had last week. We were lucky that our electricity never went off but thousands of others were without for hours and even days. So far this is the 2nd snowiest winter on record and we still have several weeks of winter left. More snow is forecast for tomorrow. Wonder what’s next. The sun is shining today and it looks good but it’s only 20°. I was going to take some photos of the squirrels having breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the bird feeder but my camera batteries are dead.

Isn't this a nice paved road?  It's actually a gravel road paved with ice!

I haven’t had a cold all winter and I usually get a bad one with a cough that lasts for weeks. I’ve been inhaling those wonderful, little clementines, at least 2 a day, and I’m sure the vitamin C has helped. I also run a vaporizer full-time in the house that is good for the houseplants and us. Jim and I went and got the H1N1 flu shots Saturday. There have been a couple of people locally who died from flu complications and I figure why take the chance.


barbara.montyj said...

Hi Kat.
I received the same email from Martha Stewart.
It's disappointing, poor practice.
You might not recognize my user name.
I'm Barb aka JalapenoMama from RHSS.

Kat Bryan said...

Hi Barb! Thanks for stopping by.

Emails like that make me mad. They certainly don't make me want to buy the magazines (or whatever else they're selling).

Lisa Rusczyk said...

Zicam nose swabs have saved me from many a budding cold. Gotta use them as soon as you get sniffles, but if you do they are miracle workers.

Kat Bryan said...

Lisa, I've been scared off Zicam since the FDA issued warnings about it possibly making you lose your sense of smell. http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm166931.htm