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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Nor'Easter .. continuing winter blues ... where's spring?

FB_IMG_1549149218165And it's been a week and a half or more since I last posted. No real excuse either. Was just busy with work and never got around to it and honestly nothing super exciting or noteworthy happened either so I didn't have much to talk about. Still don't really but I figured I should get on with it and update anyway. :) Right now it's Saturday just a little before noon and I am watching the snow blow around out there. The whole East Coast is getting hit with a Nor'Easter. Tons of snow, wind and freezing cold temps on top of it. They predicted anywhere between 6 and 12 inches for our area. I think we are on the lower side of things, maybe we'll be at 6 inches when it's all said and done. It's kind of hard to tell really right now. We ended up putting our car in the city garage last night and walking home to avoid having to clear off the car today if we really did get a foot of snow. I don't know if that was really necessary but I guess at least there won't be any cleaning off for the car and we'll just have to worry about shoveling our steps and walkways, the landlord does the rest for the driveway etc. Not being very productive right now, just kind of sitting here, watching the snow outside, drinking a big mug of Earl Grey tea. Maybe I'll do some more reading, that could be good. Just not feeling like doing much today I don't think. 

Anyway, not a whole lot else new. Life's just been mostly work and getting from one day to the next. And still just feeling kind of blah with the winter weather. I am truly ready for spring. I know we still have a long ways to go for that but yeah. I am never a big fan of winter but this year it's really getting to me. I think because there just isn't anything else to get my mind of it. No planned travel, no shows, concerts, nothing really. Maybe I should look into Broadway tickets, see if there's something affordable we could go see. We haven't been to the theater since before Covid. Would be a fun diversion. 

Last week Thursday I had a massage which was a nice highlight. And last week Sunday we tried out brunch at Edison (the new place where J. Lawrence used to be in Bethel) which was really good. So yeah, that's about all I have to report for right now I think.

Mail Update: Received a letter from/owe a response to: Celia/MA. 

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Monday, January 17, 2022

Same stuff different day - more winter blues

FB_IMG_1614441916245And yes you guessed it, another week gone by. Nothing all that much new. This part of the year truly is my least favorite part. I hate the weather, the cold, snow, ice, it's dark and just not very exciting. Today was another super gloomy and dreary day. We had some snow last night overnight into this morning which then turned into rain which made everything a big mess and it stayed dreary and gloomy all day. I know this kind of weather is normal for this time of year and I generally do like the idea of four seasons but just not a big winter fan. Never have been. 

Work is still super busy which probably isn't helping my general mood. And yeah, just don't have much to really share or say that's exciting or new. Had a dentist appointment last week and another one tomorrow, also with the orthodontist. My dental work feels like one of those never ending stories but I guess one day it'll be sort of done.

The weekend was pretty quiet. Saturday we had lunch at Rizzuto's in Westport and stopped at Two Steps on way home before catching up on some shows at home. And Sunday morning I met up with my friend Jana and we hung out at a local bakery/coffeeshop called Mothership. Really neat place. Had some great tea, avocado toast and spent some hours just hanging out, catching up and relaxing. Sunday night Mike and I caught up on some more Tv and well here we are, Monday night already. Once I finish this post I am going to get ready for bed, grab my book and spend some time relaxing and reading. Also kind of dead tired so it may end up being an early night for me. Guess we'll see. 

Sorry for this dreary post but I guess it just reflects my general state of mind at the moment. I'll snap out of it again. 

Mail Update: Currently caught up with my mail. 

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Winter Blues

FB_IMG_1543346597296And somehow it's already Tuesday night. I don't even know how we got here or why I was delayed with my posting. Usually I am good about posting Sunday or Monday nights but I never did on Sunday and yesterday just turned into a mad day at work and when I was done with it I was just done with all computer stuff and wanted to log off, curl up with the cats and continue reading my Sophie Kinsella book. So yeah, that's it I guess. 

Anyway not a whole lot new I suppose. I am pretty much over winter and it's barely mid January. We had our first semi significant snowfall of the season last week on Friday (about 5 inches) and now the weather has turned super cold (our high today was something like 17F which is minus 8C. And the low is going to be somewhere around 5F which is minus 15C and with the windchills it of course feels way way colder. Ugh. Not a fan. 

Last weekend was pretty low key. Saturday we didn't do much, just had lunch at Rizzuto's. At night I made chili and had a veg out night reading. On Sunday we went to see "Nightmare Alley" and had a late lunch at Newsylum and then met up with Maryellen & Rich at Michael's before heading home and catching up on our recorded TV. 

Monday was just a blur of a day. Busy day, And today not that much different. Not all that much else going on this week. Thursday I have a dentist cleaning appointment and well just looking forward to the weekend. So that's about all the news I got for now. :)

Mail Update: Currently caught up with my mail. 

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Monday, January 03, 2022

Happy New Year

1641260214800Hello 2022! I am really not sure how it's already January and a new year but I seem to say these things pretty much every month don't I? And time just seems to fly faster and faster the older you get I think. But anyway, I guess let's see what 2022 will bring. I am feeling a bit indifferent towards it I suppose. I want to have high hopes and great optimism but I am not really too sure. I guess we'll see how it goes. I miss traveling (and with that I mean just regular tourist travel, not visiting family) and also traveling without all the restrictions, needed tests and all the ever changing regulations and required entry forms for various countries. I guess one day things will go back to somewhat normal but I am not too sure when that will actually be. Or I guess maybe we'll just get used to it and accept this as the new normal and learn to deal with it better. I don't know. 

Covid cases are spiking a lot in our area again at the moment but I guess it was to be expected after the holidays with people having gatherings and parties and all of that. Hopefully things will calm down and the surge will stop again relatively soon. Our office has been shut down since before Christmas and is still closed till January 7th with everyone working from home. I am not sure if they will extend it beyond the 7th - it wouldn't surprise me but I guess we'll see. 

Other than that really not all that much new. The week between Christmas and New Year's was a busy week with a lot of people off at work, covering and all that. It's always a bit of a weird week. But we made it through and then I had 1/2 of the 30th off as well as the whole day on the 31st plus the actual weekend. On New Year's Eve we went to the movies and saw "The King's Man" - was pretty good but not as good as the first few in the series but then I guess that was to be expected. At night we stopped at Rosy's and then had a yummy dinner at Chuck's Steakhouse. Spent some time with our friend John and also ran into two of our friends, Maryellen and Rich, who we hadn't seen in a really long time so it was great to randomly run into them. Ended up getting home around 9.30pm and watched Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen on CNN for their New Year's Eve coverage which was entertaining. Got to bed probably around 1.30am. 

New Year's Day was a quiet slow day. Went to Rizzuto's in Westport and at night I just curled up on the couch with some tea and my book and had a quiet night in. Then yesterday, Sunday, we went to the movies again and saw "Licorice Pizza" which was neat and then had a late lunch at Flipside in Fairfield. Stopped at Centrico for a bit and then went home to watch "Thor Ragnarok" which we somehow hadn't seen yet. And here we are, Monday night. Nothing too much going on this week. Just trying to catch up from the holidays. 

Mail Update: Currently caught up with my mail. 

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