Whoops! I was delighted yesterday when I saw the sun was once again shining into my living room. During the depth of winter it’s too low in the sky for the rays to get past the (rather deep) skylight well in the ceiling.
Seeing it yesterday required three things I’ve been waiting for: The sun to get high enough in the sky (obviously); for it to be not cloudy, which has been a problem recently; and for the snow and (weirdly) the grime to melt off the skylight itself. The snow cover isn’t unusual, but I’ve never seen grime before!
Anyway, hooray, yesterday it happened. And then I woke this morning to winter again!
We’ve had a few days of warm weather (meaning above freezing), so I was excited to share this picture of melting. (Considering the -21 stuff, the melting feels like spring!) It required nearly a full minute of effort to capture this picture, and now it’s all wasted. (Oh well, at least I can re-cycle the electrons.)
The re-blast of winter kind of put me back in hibernating mode, so I’m puttering around with some projects, catching up on TV and doing some reading. I’m feeling out of the posting mood for the moment, which is a pity when I’m really trying to clear my stack.
One way to remove an item from your ToDo list is to decide not To Do it. I had a note about a post of “spelling tricks” designed to help you remember tricky words.
Don’t know what I was thinking. Firstly, spelling is a weakness of mine, not a strength. I care about it (and you should, too), but I’m not great at it. I will probably continue having to look up “turquoise” and “fluorescent” until the day I die!
Secondly, the only one I actually remember (given to me by my mom at an early age (I mean I was at an early age (but my mom was younger, too, of course))), is that “separate” contains “a rat.” It’s helpful; you do see “seperate” (wrong!) a lot.
Come to that, I guess I do know another one that’s helpful for a word people often get wrong. For some weird reason, it’s hard to remember if the “e” or the “i” comes first in “weird” (it’s the “e”). I remember it easily, because the “w” and “e” are right next to each other on the keyboard.
There’s also A Rat In The House May Eat The Ice Cream for “arithmetic,” which is helpful if the word “math” makes you think there’s a second “a” somewhere.
In other news: I need a new battery. Monday for the third time in seven months the battery was dead when I tried to drive somewhere. I don’t drive as much since I retired, but the battery should certainly hold the charge for a week!