|Black ferals in trees|
Now... I may complain about the winter even before it gets here. The cold and I don't do well... never have. Guess us "Southerners" have thin blood (or maybe it's just me). I do do better with layering since my Alaska trip, but still once I get chilled to the bone, I stay cold. We could call it 'old age', but actually I've always been this way (daughter too). There have been times when only a hot shower will raise my body temp back up where I'm not shivering.
Will it be a bad winter? I don't know, and haven't heard any predictions. I did read somewhere that with El Nino, we may have a wet winter and some areas (like NY) may have even more snow (seems like they had an awful lot of snow last winter). But it's never wise to worry about something that hasn't happened yet... so I won't. But I will make sure DH and I have plenty of warm clothing, blankets, and hot soup on hand (as well as get our annual flu shots!... and of course heat lamps and lots of warm hay for the outside ferals!)
Now on another topic. Started my genealogy class yesterday. It was OK. We sat in front of computers and our instructor ran through the syllabus and a list of online genealogy websites. He explained how to basically surf the sites to get where you want to go. However, most of the sites that we checked out were US sites only. When I asked about this, he said that world sites were available also... but they may not be in the 13 Favorite Sites list he gave us. He said that some may have world access, some may not.
Since my paternal grandfather only immigrated to the US from England in 1920, almost all the info I need to search his family tree will be outside the US. And it's not that world sites aren't available, it's just that I thought that perhaps they would be more available (meaning free) through this class. This may not be so, so I'm a little discouraged.
|Tux was first to claim Keurig coffee box!|
We get our Keurig k-cups by ordering from keurig.com and so have a constant supply of boxes for cats to play in. Tux is generally the first to jump in and claim it, but the others will hang around and wait their turn.
And great news! I have 5 (so far) grandchicks! Let me explain. Last year a baby chick (at my daughter's place) hatched on my birthday. My grand daughter named it Rian for me. Now Rian laid 9 eggs and hid them underneath the Chicken Coop. They just started hatching today and so far, I have 5 grandchicks! Isn't that wonderful?
|picture grand daughter sent of Rian and 4 of her chicks|