Thursday, February 11, 2010

Three-Thing Thursday

This is a repeat of a picture I posted here some time ago. A time when the grass was green. Leaves were green. Horseflies were rampant. And snow wasn't coming down horizontally was something that only happened in Antarctica.

This photo is just another reminder that spring and summer are around the bend.

One blink, and it will be Memorial Day. Blink again and you're welcoming September. The third blink seems to invite Christmas, and after a fourth blink your child has aged 10 years and you begin to receive mail from AARP.

Welcome to Three-Thing Thursday, where I share three things and you share three (or more) things, whatever you want. Anything at all.

Here we go.

1. Yesterday I received one of the greatest gifts I could ever hope for, and that's a story from the late 1930s/early 1940s about the Old Mill Skating Rink and my favorite grandmother's sister, Nellie. Nellie lives with her husband Bill in Florida. They grew up in Gloucester and their love affair would make an incredible movie. (Producers? Are you listening?)

2. Tomorrow I'm going to post the skating rink story, written by Bill, which is more valuable to me than anything and everything in Fort Knox.

3a. My trip to NYC was cancelled by Mother Nature.

3b. This week I had to scrape ice off the inside of my windshield. The interior. I'm not making this up, thanks to a leak in my windshield and/or sunroof in my Saturn. Did I miss the recall on Saturns for interior frost problems?

Now it's your turn to share three things. Whatever you want. Anything at all.

On your mark, get set, go.


Unknown said...

Holy crap! No one can get to New York? Can I still be jealous?

1. We are expecting snow....not enough to ruin travel plans..if I had any.

2. I'm hating this global warming thing that's ruining everyones' plans with SNOW!

3. Can't wait for Saturday and my granddaughter's first track meet in Dallas.

Ann Marie said...

1. you would not like the words that I use if I actually wrote my 3 things.

2.It was not what I thought "IT" was

3. I still feel as if I am going to puke.

4. @#$%$Y^%^%@#$%$^%@$#$%^$%#$@

Meg McCormick said...

1. Today is day four where the entire world (in the DC area) has been canceled due to emergency weather conditions.

2. Amazingly, our "current" is still on! And the worst of the wind seems to have died down.

3. I am becoming increasingly unable to recall what day of the week it is. They are all the same. I might shower, blow-dry my hair and put on makeup today. Then again I might not. Why bother? I'm still at home with the kids. Again. Because of the snow.

4. So I'm lovin' Mother Nature almost as much as you are right about now...

Mental P Mama said...

1. I don't blink any more. I have just received my third AARP card this month.
2. I am soooo bummed about the non-trip.
3. But I am looking forward to the story tomorrow!

Country Girl said...

1. I began to get really down yesterday when I realized you all weren't coming because of the weather.

2. I'm hoping to still be able to make it up there, maybe have dinner with my son and Daryl & Ray. IF we ever get out of this driveway.

3. Can't wait to read your story.

Mathews Mark said...

1 its cold down here!!! 2. tired of hugging peoples to stay warm. 3. Don't think I am going to make until blogfest 3B. the end

Daryl said...

I am bummed you are not able to come to NYC this weekend

I am bummed Big Hair,NoeNoe Girl and AnnMarie are not able to come to NYC this weekend

I am bummed Amtrak canceled because of a little snow and some insignificant fallen trees .. you are a wimp Amtrak...


I am soooooooo bummed

Mathews Mark said...

That should read Hugging pillows my fingers are frozen sorry.

Trisha said...

1. It is currently snowing in Texas!

2. When it snows in Texas you should stay home - we don't have snow plows or people who know how to drive in snow.

3. I can't take pictures to prove that it is snowing because BOTH of my cameras have dead batteries!

Caution/Lisa said...

1. Now what am I supposed to do with all the energy I put into my jealousy of your NYC trip????
2. Why didn't someone ever tell me that if I actually listened to Alison Krauss's music that I would love it?
3. Buy a Chrysler and help pay my mortgage.

Pueblo girl said...

1) Horrible ice-cold wind whistling straight off the snow-capped mountain to the north visible from my office window, onto my fingers at the keyboard.
2) Horrid translation on home-made arms in prison - I'm learning a lot!
3) Am I the only person in the world who hangs washing out in the winter and then leaves it on the line until the weather gets better?

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

1. I have a snow rash.
2. My child has only been to school one day this month.
3.Mathews Mark, why are you not coming to blogfest? Dont make me cry!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

1. i am watching the weather forecasts hourly to see if i can make it out monday from dulles to munich to naples;
2. i am watching the weather forecasts hourly to see if i can make it out monday from dulles to munich to naples;
3a. have rented a vehicle rather than worrying about flying out of roanoke as most of the united flights are cancelled (elsewhere the problem) and/or delayed so i can drive hours on monday IF the weather allows;
3b. i am sooo tired of watching the weather forecasts!

have a good one everyone.

big hair envy said...

1. I am at work.
2. I am NOT on a train to NYC.
3. I am NOT happy.

abb said...

1. So disappointed you aren't coming to visit.
2. Really really disappointed.
3. Did I tell you I was disappointed?

Diane said...

1. I was so looking forward to y'all going to NY! Dang!

2. We've had no snow here this year.

3. In your blinking theory, you missed the blink that should be the one for July Blogfest.

I hope some natural disaster doesn't prevent the Baroness and I from attending.

Jamie said...

1. My grandmother calls El Nino Hell meano, not because she thinks its hell or mean, that's just what she thinks it's called. It's apt.

2. when you have 26" and get another 20" or so, that means you have 46" of snow on the ground.

3. I'm longing to go to work just so I can get out of my house and away from my kids who are driving me nuts- at least I had the good sense to make them clean the house today.

mom x 2 said...

1. I am over the snow.

2. I am sorry about your trip to NYC. Snow sucks.

3. I'm glad I don't live in Maryland, because they have WAY more snow then us.

4. I don't like snow!

Joe Friday said...

1. Could be caused by dew disease of the brain:

"After reviewing the comments, we believe there have been direct or implied threats against residents or former residents who have attempted to communicate issues in the county."

2."NewsChannel 3 has been asked by some residents to set up a secure "tip line" for those who have concerns about Mathews and what's happening there."

"When NewsChannel 3 began digging for information on this story, not a single of the dozens of Mathews residents contacted would speak on-camera about the accusations."

How many times has anyone ever seen a News media organization write an open letter to all the citizens of a particular county due to widespread reports of abuse and corruption? Scary....,0,2223823.story

foolery said...

1. I won't complain about weather here.
2. Yesterday our ancient maine coon cat had his last trip to the vet. Second cat in a month. It was time, poor baby.
3. Due to bad planning I have eaten quite a lot of slightly-burned bean stew this week. It isn't so much a problem for *me* as for *everyone in the room with me.*

Hang in there, Snow Babes!

Mrs F with 4 said...

1. I am having a crappy day.

2. But not as crappy as you, with your non-trip.

3. And not as crappy as Dog, who, in a fit of pique (mine, not his), I got castrated today. It's helpful when: 3a) My best friend is a vet tech and: 3b) my father was a vet. YES WE CAN!

Annie said...

1. I am enjoying the snow here in NYC.

2. I am disappointed I will not be meeting you this weekend.

3. Do hope you will have a fun weekend anyway!

Anonymous said...

Feelin' more sane tonight; Daddy made the trip OK last night. I do have both PMS and FAS.....

Expecting snow tomorrow. I welcome it!! I'll do a cartwheel outside if it sticks.

Ready for the spring...and BTW, we are going to Puerta Vallarta in March!!!

Middle Sis