Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Happy Monday, Happy Furnace, and Barbara Kingsolver

 Well, Monday finally made it here. Whew! That was a close one.  lol

  It's been absolutely gorgeous today, 46 degrees and mostly sunny. The doglets cooperated  with mama today by playing outside almost all day so I could get all the vacuuming done. Yippee !  No more tumbleweeds of dog hair floating around. lol  (for now)

 Happy Birthday, Dr King.    Martin Luther King Jr. — ‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.’  One of my favorite quotes. Something I must believe as well if I am to survive this crazy world. 

 I spent some time outside today, (okay--it was out burning trash and tending chickens, but it was still outside!!)  It felt good in the middle of winter to be able to feel the heat of the sun on me. I swept down the front porch too, just stalling so I wouldn't have to go in yet. lol  Plus, of course, if I don't, I might as well not bother vacuuming, because all the leaves and dirt come right through the front door.  The furnace guy was here right off the bat, first thing and got my furnace put together and running like a top.  Thank goodness. It wasn't the guy that came Friday, but his brother, who is every bit as nice and competent as Todd.  He cleaned things up and asked for my broom. I told him I would gladly sweep it up, as I have to vacuum today anyhow. He asked about my writing...last time they were here I was working on NaNoWriMo and he was seriously impressed. Said he didn't know anyone who was a writer before. lol  I was surprised he even remembered that.  lol

 So the house is all comfy warm and the day was warm and tonight is supposed to plunge to 12 degrees and snow is on the way. Again.  Tomorrow's high is forecast about 15.  Sigh...looking at the forecast, the temps are going to be up and down and up and down again over the next week. I'm more ready for spring every day, and it's still January. 

  Having some vertigo issues today...feels all out of kilter even when I'm not dizzy. This sucks.  It was bad for a bit this morning  and I was all nauseous and stuff too. Glad that passed. 

 I finished reading Barbara Kingsolver's newest novel this afternoon. Flight Behavior.   Magnificent storytelling once again.  I might just have to read it again before I give it back to my friend. lol  I have a serious crush on this woman. (Kingsolver). The very first book of hers I read was called Pigs In Heaven. At the time it had been out for a couple of years. I thought it was her first, but it was actually about her 4th. I have been in love with her writing since about page 4 of that first novel. I've had about 4 copies of it, because I keep giving it to people to read and not getting it back and then getting another one,  and then giving it away. and well...you get the picture.  LOL  And you know what?  Mostly I LOVE that I know so many people who read.  Kingsolver is the angel who sings the songs of my heart.

  Hoping there won't be too much messy weather tomorrow as I am supposed to drive to a little church about half an hour from here and tell my story at a  12 step  meeting.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

  The little dog is doing an amazing job of not chewing her stitches out so far. The wounds are healing nicely and the areas are clean and healthy I really need to learn more about dewclaws. Are they vestigial ? Hang on...

  Never mind. lol  It's already Tuesday and it snowed about 2 inches last night, but the sun is trying to come out. The wind has been howling and the wind chill has us at about 0.  Better than up north. But still pretty cold.

  Alright..this needs posting. Catch y'all on the flip side.




Mariodacatsmom said...

Oh yes, January is a "forever long" month. I'll be happy when it's over. Sunshine here (which sure helps with the disposition) and the wind chill is -35! So glad to hear your dog is doing well and leaving his stitches alone. Stay warm friend.

Thank you so much for reading my blog and leaving a comment.

Akannie said...

Mary, it sure is taking forever this year ! A little grey here today and it is cold again, like 15. Not as cold as you, but way too cold for me. lol

I read your blog a lot, I just don't always comment :)

Mary LA said...

Love Barbara Kingsolver too.

Take care of yourself in that cold --

Akannie said...

It's pretty sucky...almost too cold to even go outside for a minute...

BTW--Flight Behavior was fantastic.


Rita said...

Hi, Annie! I added Barbara Kingsolver to my list for my library lady. ;)

We've had up and down weather here, too. We went above freezing today and just had 50 below wind chill a couple days ago. Crazy yo-yo weather.

I have to go back to read why there are stitches mentioned.

Akannie said...

Hi Rita !! You won't be sorry--Kingsolver is awesome.

Stitches were because we had the dewclaws removed form Miss Caylee's back legs. They're looking great and come out this next week.

This weather is for the birds! (Penguins, that is). LOL

Shelley Coday said...

It's a good thing your furnace repairman got the job done quickly, and even cleaned up after himself. And it seems like it was just in time, since it seemed reptty cold the day after. Perhaps that's the reason they sent in Todd's brother, as he is probably in another place repairing or maintaining their furnace. Whatever the reason, this furnace should hold up for a long time!

Shelley Coday @ C&C Heating and Air Conditioning

Melody Keller said...

Wow! It seems that so many great things happened to you. You are such a positive person, and you really deserve everything. There's no doubt that the furnace guy really did his best to give you the quality service you were looking for. Also, I think Shelley is right. Maybe Todd's brother was sent to repair your furnace because he is the only one available on that time, and he did it well. In any way, thanks for sharing that, Akannie! All the best to you!

Melody Keller @ Mountaineer Heat Cool

Melinda Rose said...

It seems that your happiness is overflowing. Well, it's good to know that it only took a few moments for your furnace to be fixed, since everybody knows how hard it is to suffer from cold temperature during the winter. Good going, guys! Hahaha! In any way, thanks for sharing that, Akannie! Have a great day!

Melinda Rose @ Phoenix South HVAC