Groundhog Day Tomorrow

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There is NO WAY that beastie will see his shadow tomorrow in the Northeast!!!!!!!!!

It's rare when even in northwest NJ we have over 30 days of snow on the ground, I've enjoyed it, my cat girls love all the birds at the feeders (love to watch that is) and makes for great winter photos.

BUT I'll go for a break ... be interesting to see what the next 6 weeks actually brings. One of the sayings for Feb is "Always One Fine Week in February" ... at least there is one!

ONLY 48 DAYS UNTIL SPRING :) :) :) :) :)

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We have ice

here in Ohio where we are. Walked out with the dogs and slid about 6 feet before stopping on the sidewalk. I usually enjoy all 4 seasons but this winter has seemed a bit harder than others. Looking forward to temps above 30* F. Six more weeks, c'mon spring.

Thanks,
Elsie ./.

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Today's Question of the Day ...

...was the accuracy of the groundhog's prediction ---> 39%.

"Where there's Hope ..."

Elsie, glad you didn't fall, and you're right, it has been tougher than usual.

I remember back in the late 70's a period like this when I lived near the Catskills. Came back from walking Carli the collie and there was an upward incline at the bottom of my driveway ... I couldn't get a grip! Carli of course is already up, wagging her tail and barking for me to hurry up for treats inside!!

46 Days To GO :)

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Spoke with my daughter this

Spoke with my daughter this evening, she's been living in Minneapolis now for 3 wks. She said they have only had 36 hrs of above freezing temps this winter...can that be? Surely I misunderstood...I'm going to google it. Funny thing though, her little scottie "Emma" has had a time getting used to the snow. No wonder since she's been a NC kinda dog for the last 2.5 years and has only had to walk on snow a couple of times here. My daughter sent me a picture of Emma in her little doggie Argyle sweater and I have to say looks pretty cute! How I do miss that little fur ball! And of course the daughter too...lol

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No Misunderstanding!

Have relatives out that way, and warn her (or maybe not) that the seasons seem to skip Spring and go right into Summer. But there are plenty of lakes -- right in the city too -- all around for cooling off.

I can imagine Emma's dilemma, is she a white Scottie? If so, the sweater is also a good idea for not losing sight of her amongst the snow piles!

Hope your daughter settles in okay, how's the job going?

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P.S. -- Just found this at CNN, "What happens to a bubble at -30 in MN"

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-549149?hpt=Sbin

I was reminded of the video where they froze a banana and it was so hard they could use it as a hammer!!! *yikes that's cold* :O

BUT ya gotta have fun:

http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/photos/15-impressive-winter-creations/not-your-average-snowman

The Winter Carnival is NOT to be missed!
Bundle Up and GO!!

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Sounds like...

W.H Hudson's Fur Trader where a trapper's dream was to make a bullet out of mercry. Now that is what I call cold, absolute zero.
Over here we have wall to wall gloom. Yesterday we had a brief glimse of the sun then back to gloom. But windy, very windy 60mph today but up in Scotland they had 130mph. Bet that got the kilts moving. But on a brighter note the snowdrops are out in my garden so spring is a coming it's just taking a wee while to get here. Last year I put some up on Chris's Mum's grave and they are in flower as well.

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Nice! Snowdrops Peek Out

Gloom leads to cabin fever, and I bet those Scots put aside the kilts in high winds (or is that close to blasphemy?)

Keep your hopes up and just turn on a bunch of room lights to help :)

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