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For some reason I just got a headache that feels also like a "crick" in my neck. I am going to go rest. Don't even want to eat right now, and I have homemade chili beans in the crockpot! Maybe later. Good night, y'all. There are some posts I will comment on tomorrow.
I hope you feel better today!
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Come on over. We are supposed to get 2 to 4 inches on Thursday night.
I will be there!!!
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Originally Posted by snowflake22 View Post
Why is it that meteorologists are not always right when the weather is promised to be nice, but at times like this, they're spot on?!
Opposite here! When they predict nice and hot weather they are SPOT ON! When we are in great hopes of getting snow they seem to miss on their predictions. Very frustrating because we rarely get snow.
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Well, it's time to go to bed. It's been a uniquely good three day weekend. I wish everyday was a three day weekend! But I'm fortunate that I love my job and the people I work with.

I'm off! See yall in the morning!
It's good to love your job! I know I love mine!
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Good afternoon!
It's another cold cold day in Norway.
Almost -20c today (-4f)
Its ICE inside our window in the hall and in our bedroom....
(we live in a old cold house, and are hoping to buy another one this spring/summer)

My FIL is still with us. Barely..
He is in hospital, and today they are moving him to palliative care..
Where he will spend the rest of his life...
Thomas is there when ever he can, and they take him home almost every day.
And bring him back to the hospital in the evening..
But they have to watch over him every minute, and my MIL is so tired, sad and helpless...
My FIL is only 65 years old. He was so full of LIFE, always with a smile on his face..
It's so hard to belive this is hapening!
There is not much left of my FIL. He needs a miracle and he needs it NOW!
So please keep him in your prayers... ♥ Thank you
I will keep you all in prayers!!!
Originally Posted by ClaireLovesChristmas View Post
hey all, hope this finds you all well, Had heavy snow here sunday night, caused havoc yesterday! all schools shut as roads were bad etc.. you would have thought the council would have learned by now and would be more prepared and have roads gritted etc..

Kids enjoyed playing out in the snow yesterday, we built a snowman and chloe my eldest built a little snow bear hehe!!

Going to catch up on what ive missed! Have a great day! x
How fun! I am hoping we get more snow before spring arrives!
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Brent,
Amazing pictures!!!! I would love to walk down those streets all lit up!!!!


Originally Posted by MerryCarey View Post

Then we went out for lunch. Then we came back and booked our vacation air travel. Then we called our favorite hotel and found out that they were totally booked during our vacation dates! So we booked some different dates with the hotel, and changed our air travel to match. (Luckily, we were able to do that because we were within the 24-hour window where we could change without paying a penalty.) That took all evening, because we kept running into snags trying to book our air travel online, and wound up doing it by phone. But we finally did it. Now I just have to get my new vacation dates approved at the office ... What an evening that was! But it's a relief to know the reservations are in place.
Glad you got the reservations sorted out and hopefully you will get your vacation approved!
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Originally Posted by MerryCarey View Post
Brent, thanks for the lovely pictures!

We had a relaxing day yesterday up to a point. Slept in a while, then relaxed in the morning with our hobbies. There's a complex afghan pattern that I try every few years, but I can't get it started. It's set up on a base of 635 chains (you crocheters will know what that means!), and even though I follow the instructions exactly, the first row NEVER comes out correctly. Well, I spent a few hours on it yesterday and STILL couldn't get it to work. (And I'm no novice---I can usually figure these things out or find a way to MAKE 'em work---but this pattern always beats me.) I even figured the number of chains out mathematically, thinking that maybe the pattern gives the wrong number of chains, but it seems to be correct---so I just can't figure out where the problem is! I may fool with it a little more before I give it up again for a while. The picture of the afghan is so gorgeous I really want to make it, if I could figure it out. But I'm already in the middle of a different afghan, and I have a kit for another afghan arriving tomorrow, so I will probably drop it if I can't make any progress this evening.

Then we went out for lunch. Then we came back and booked our vacation air travel. Then we called our favorite hotel and found out that they were totally booked during our vacation dates! So we booked some different dates with the hotel, and changed our air travel to match. (Luckily, we were able to do that because we were within the 24-hour window where we could change without paying a penalty.) That took all evening, because we kept running into snags trying to book our air travel online, and wound up doing it by phone. But we finally did it. Now I just have to get my new vacation dates approved at the office ... What an evening that was! But it's a relief to know the reservations are in place.
Glad you got everything taken care of =]

How exciting!!!


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Took down the trees yesterday. It wasn't as sad of an experience as it has been in previous years. We did a bunch of spring cleaning at the same time and my boyfriend got very excited at how clean the house is. So that helped a lot. We also made a really good dinner together and made enough of it to last a few days.

So we have high spirits because of a clean house and good dinner even without the Christmas trees.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:24 AM
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I have a confession to make.....

The last of my decorations came down and was packed away last night... If I was 5, I would have a boo-boo lip going right now; sniff.... it's sad to say goodby to them for another 10 months.

SAD - I learned something about this last night about it, it's true... it really does exist! Read below:
Recurrent Winter Depression Could Be a Sign of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

The blues are an unfortunate part of the holiday season for many people. Some individuals suffer from depression more acutely during this time of year due to the pain of lost loved ones or from the stress and pressure that Christmas can bring. Others, however, can find no obvious cause for their low mood, or for the reason that their mood seems to lift as soon as the weather warms and the snow melts away.

Individuals who experience these recurrent depressive episodes often show a seasonal pattern, commonly known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Individuals with this subtype of mood disorder appear to be responsive to the total quantity of available light in the environment, with a majority of them becoming depressed in the fall and winter when less natural sunlight is available. Features of SAD include fatigue, excessive sleep, craving for carbohydrates, and weight gain, and individuals with this disorder often show clear disturbances in their circadian cycles, with weaker 24-hour patterns than normal individuals.

Although the cause of seasonal affective disorder is not clear, one possibility is that seasonal changes in light may alter the body's underlying biological rhythms that regulate such processes as body temperature and sleep-wake cycles. Another possibility is that some parts of the central nervous system may have deficiencies in transmission of the mood-regulating neurotransmitter, serotonin, during winter months.

SAD develops in women more often than men, and nearly half of those affected report that episodes began during childhood or adolescence. Prevalence rates for seasonal affective disorder suggest that winter SAD is more common in individuals living at higher latitudes (northern climates) and in younger people. Seasonal affective disorder can, and sometimes does, cause depression during the summer months as well.

A trial of intense light therapy, called phototherapy, often helps relieve depression. Phototherapy typically consists of exposure to 2 -3 hours of artificial light a day. The artificial light apparently supplements the low amount of sunlight the individual otherwise receives. Phototherapy does not help all individuals with SAD, especially those who are more severely affected. Antidepressants are sometimes prescribed to treat more severe episodes of SAD, and are often even more effective if treatment is started prior to the onset of expected symptoms.

If you experience episodes of depression that seem to cycle with the seasons, you should consult your doctor about being evaluated for seasonal affective disorder. You do not need to suffer though the holiday season. Help is available.
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Those old army tents could definitely get warm, especially during the day!


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It really wasn't to bad. Our troop had some of the old heavy canvas army tents so we took them instead of our normal nylon tents. Then our scout master stopped and picked up lots of hay to put under them to provide some insulation. Plus we had a really big fire going in the middle of the campsite that warmed the whole area up.
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Did you guys have to take turns on latrine duty???


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19 years ago today, I was out camping in weather like this. It was a friday night and our scouting district had there annual winter camporee going on. Our troop was one of 5 crazy enough to show up. A few days earlier Indiana had hit an all time record low of -21. We were at a scout camp but we were still in tents and used outhouses.
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Originally Posted by ClaireLovesChristmas View Post
hey all, hope this finds you all well, Had heavy snow here sunday night, caused havoc yesterday! all schools shut as roads were bad etc.. you would have thought the council would have learned by now and would be more prepared and have roads gritted etc..

Kids enjoyed playing out in the snow yesterday, we built a snowman and chloe my eldest built a little snow bear hehe!!

Going to catch up on what ive missed! Have a great day! x
school buses in our area were all cancelled this morning too. We do not have to much snow but what we have is blowing around in the strong winds making it hard to see when driving at times. Plus we have a windchill of -25c (-13f)
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There are some, though, who pretend they were meant to have a spatula in their hands!!! LOL


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I got booted off that as well! Although, it's still my job to replace the tank when it's empty.... But, I must admit, she's even a better cook than I am, even on the grill!

I guess there's just some people, that are just not made to have a spatula in their hands...lol
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