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Ides Of March?

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Well March is certainly coming in like a Lion!! Extremely cold windchills. Never seen a number like -65 F before! emoticon emoticon
In spite of it, my brother came over to take Mom and I to see a Movie, Non Stop. I like Liam Neeson and he makes the movie worthwhile. You don't go to an action movie for the cerebral challenge :P
I didn't have popcorn, but I did have a small order of sweet potato fries. Then my brother dropped Mom off and took me to my bank so I could deposit my club expenses check. Then we went for ice cream (yes we are Crazy Canucks!)
I came home to track my misbehaviors and discovered my computer's browser would not connect to the internet in spite of my taskbar showing I had a full connection with a strong signal!. Hours of rebooting and troubleshooting got me nowhere. Very frustrating. I know my computer is way overdue for a formatting, but I need to find my recovery discs first. Not being able to spend much time at my apartment, I haven't had time to look. We are traveling back and forth as little as possible in this cold weather. It means only one shower per week for me.
I am using my stepdad's computer, but only have time in the early morning to use it before he wakes up -he is in here right after he wakes up until he goes to bed, and I am too tired after my infusion to go online after 10 pm, besides which my Mom is using the hide a bed in this room and likes to go to bed early.
I am feeling my aches, cold has never agreed with me, and not getting any fresh air is frustrating. Getting up and down off low chairs and the couch frequently is straining my leg muscles as I cannot use my arm for an assist. My cast is cutting into my hand uncomfortably in spite of the padding, but I am letting my weight hang on it instead of supporting it with cushions like before so that I can give the broken shoulder proper traction is the reason why.
So bad weather is in the news everywhere across both our nations, so wishing everyone who is facing it, please be careful and don't go out in it if you don't have to! Stay safe!
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  • PCOH051610
    We had a long winter too but I loved it! Here in central we don't get most of the storms that other parts of the island get - thank goodness! I used my ice grippers a lot.
    1534 days ago
    1560 days ago
    Linda, Sorry to hear you are having computer problems again. They can be very frustrating when they are not running right.

    Glad you are staying positive in all this cold. Hope you are staying warm and the weather breaks soon.

    I love sweet potato fries. Glad you enjoyed them and the movie and time spent with your brother.

    Prayers for your complete and rapid healing.
    Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Prayers, blessings and hugs,
    1565 days ago
    Yes, crazy weather everywhere, just about anyway. Florida has its ups and downs!
    That Non-Stop movie looks good. We went and saw Monument Men and that was really good. Movies are fun to go to when the weather is bad outside. emoticon
    1566 days ago
    I had to go back and re-read your blog because, I admit it, you said "sweet potato fries" and I went to dreamland for a few seconds. emoticon But seriously, I am so frustrated for you. You deserve good health - you work so hard and are so tough-minded. I really hope you get results soon. emoticon
    1569 days ago
    I hope all of these medical treatments do the trick. I am so frustrated for you.
    1571 days ago
    You crack me up....ice cream in cold weather....good for you.
    I hate computer problems....just so frustrating. Hope it all gets worked out.
    Hava great day.
    1572 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I can relate to the mobility issues. I had another really bad fall and am having trouble changing between sitting and standing...

    Hang in there - you know the pendulum will swing. It's just hard to be patient waiting for that to happen...
    1572 days ago
    cold, computer woes and we had ice cream too! Yep, just as crazy, but with this weather how can you not be? Hope everything else is going well and your recovery is smooth. Have been away so am way behind and unsubscribed to pretty much everyone! Hope to catch up soon. CJ
    1573 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your pc woes...wish I was a neighbor...love tinkering with 'em and could probably help you get up & running again!

    Stay warm!

    1573 days ago
  • MUSIC66
    First week of autumn here it windy and rsiny
    1573 days ago
    WOW terribly cold.

    One time when I was having trouble logging on I got a person on e-mail. This is what they told me to do and I have to do it often.

    Turn the computer off at the outlet. (I have a power strip and turn it off there)
    Wait 30 seconds.
    Turn it back on
    Wait ten seconds
    Then turn the computer on.
    It usually works.
    1573 days ago
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    1573 days ago
    You have a lot of real difficulties (getting your arm to heal) and frustrations to deal with. Hang in there!! Hope you heal quickly, get home soon, solve your tech problems and the temperature shoots up!
    God bless you!
    1573 days ago
    We are winter: but that's waaaaay cold even for us!

    Your ability to find the good stuff in a difficult situation . . . so resilient!
    1573 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    Sweet Potato Fries sounds very good. I have never eaten any though. Yes the weather in both our Nations is very bad. Looking forward when it is all over with and goes into Warm Sunny Weather. Everyone is looking forward to when that happens. I hope that you are on your way to a complete recovery of your arm and shoulder. How long are these infusions going to last and what are they for? Ice Cream sounds good too. Have a good week. God Blessings Always. Spark On!!!
    1573 days ago
    Mmm, sweet potato fries are so good. Ice cream isn't bad either. I can't imaging -65 degree weather. I don't think I'm tough enough to live in Alaska or Saskatoon. I've always felt like I was misplaced and should be Canadian;) I love Canada and the people.

    Our weather has been quite forgiving, only a couple times with a -3. We are expecting a weather mix for March, according to the weather man. When I was a child in the 1950s, we had more severe weather. I remember several feet of snow and lots of wind.

    I'm praying for your recovery and continued healing for your shoulder.

    Sleep tight, gf.
    1574 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
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  • MARUKI52
    I can't imagine cold like that. It must be unbearable. emoticon Stay warm and safe.
    1574 days ago
    If you have a router, make sure the problem isn't there. I can't imagine living in such a cold climate, brrrrrr.

    Stay strong, you continue to figure out ways of taking care of yourself. Prayers are coming
    1574 days ago
    You can do a defrag and that might help. Glad you got out to a movie and would love to try those sweet potato fries. Take care.
    1574 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    Wow! That's cold! We have buds and blossom bursting out all over the place around here, and have barely even seen freezing point all winter. Still waiting for the axe to fall.

    1574 days ago
    Sounds like you're in a bit of a slump right now. I'm sorry. Things will start to look up soon. Hang in there!
    1574 days ago
  • KANOE10
    This is indeed a cold winter. Yours is particularly cold. I am sorry your computer is having problems. That is frustrating. I am glad you got out to see a movie and enjoyed time with your brother. Hang in there. Spring is supposed to be coming. I hope your arm continues to heal well.

    1574 days ago
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