Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Degrees of Difference

Taken December 26, 2009

Taken January 4, 2010.
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  1. Andi, You know I love water. A front moves in tomorrow bringing teen temps. So the ice picture might be better appreciated in July.

    Beth, I'm a winter wimp too. Family visits are good in three day bursts so you'll have to be creative to stay the hostess with the mostest and find some solo time too.

    Nicky--Wonderful to get such reviews and you give me new vocab on top of that. Love it.

    Maria--Are you back on the four day week so you can be fast looking at "Friday"?

    Farf, I know you and others are COLD.
    So EVERYONE throw another log on the fire or drag out another quilt/throw/blanket and snuggle up.

    Jim, Hope first day with Kiddos went fine. Ours started going a bit bonkers yesterday. Don't do well at the end of the semester when they know they've failed and we still have a week and a half left. This is when the job gets HARD.

    Waves to all as off to work on story.
    Weds. Winking at a National Championship game on Thursday.

  2. Nicely done ... I love your comparison shots. :)

    Congratulations to the US today (oh it hurts to say that ... ;-) on winning the gold medal. It was a great team this year, and made for exciting match-ups.

  3. Just think of the picture on the right as an excuse to post the one on the left, Lisa, and all will be well.

    Morning, O. For those who aren't hockey fans, Olivia is talking about the U.S beating Canada for the World Junior Hockey Championship.

  4. For those who aren't hockey fans...

    Gasp -- is there such a thing ... for shame ... ;-)

  5. Morning, peeps! Lovely contrasting photos, Andi--what a different a few days make.

    Lisa, yep, I'm back on 4day week and will remain so indefinitely. (at least, as long as I can afford it) so YAY!!

    Olivia, if there *were* a sport I might follow it would be hockey, but I actually don't follow sports. Forgive me? ::bats eyes::

    I got some REALLY fantastic news yesterday about a non-fiction short project but can't share it yet (dudes, I want to shout it from the rooftops). I PROMISE I will tell you all as soon as I'm given the green light to do so. It's going to be LOADS of fun (in a hurry, b/c it's due 2/15!!). I truly am one of the luckiest people in the universe to be able to write and get paid for stuff like this.

    Best of Wednesdays to you all!

  6. Can't wait to hear your good news, Maria. And though I don't get paid for it, I know how you feel about being lucky -- I often can't believe how lucky I am to live in such a cornucopia of natural splendors.

  7. Amazing how fast things change - thanks for the comparison shots, andi. Obviously I like the one on the left!

    Frost on the grapefruit this morning. We're 20+ degrees below normal, and they're calling for colder temps this weekend. Guess I'll keep dragging my plants onto the glassed-in porch a few more nights. Kelly is the smart one, going to Hawaii!

    Looking forward to hearing your news, Maria! And good luck, Lisa - that's a tough situation. And sorry, O (thanks for the clarification, andi - I figured it was hockey).

    Still trying to find the backbone to job-hunt - facing rejection is a toughie. I'd much rather mail in a resume than talk to someone and try to convince them to hire me. Especially when they haven't advertised an opening - and my not having any experience to lean on. Wish me luck - and nerve!

    On the bright side, I'm finally writing again. We'll see how long I can use that as an excuse for not leaving the house - or looking for work!

    Stay warm out there - spring is on its way. Happy Hump Day!

  8. Wonderful comparison photos, Andi. What a difference a few days can make. Freezing running water, that's really something. Both are beautiful. I guess there is still some water moving there though.

    Congrats to you all for looking ahead to better things. Beth, that's great news. With that big smile of yours, I'd think you could get a job anywhere, anytime.

    All the best to everyone.

  9. Sorry, Olivia but Hockey to me is the vile torture I was put through once a week as a schoolgirl. Running up and down for no good reason that I could see, in the cold and wet and wind, with a stupid stick and a very hard ball. If it was meant to inculcate Team Spirit it failed dismally with me. Sigh. Ice hockey not much played round this neck of the woods.

  10. You know it's cold when the waterfall freezes over!

    Way too dang cold here, like Beth, it's about 20° below normal. And we're slated to get as much as 2-3 inches of snow tomorrow! (Olivia, you can stop laughing now. :-) Fortunately, I'm working at home today & tomorrow. The butterfly bush outside my window is wilted, but still has green leaves on it. Tough barstid.

    Gotta git… these manuals don't write themselves, no matter how much of the work I push onto the computer. Later!

  11. Cool (literally) photos, Andi!

    Drive by hi to all!

    See ya later on!

  12. Good afternoon all,

    I agree that I like the comparison shots.

    I'm having computer problems at the moment. I don't know if I have a mal-ware program or if my computer is just on its last legs. So I'm hoping it just keeps on working, but if not, I'll be gone for awhile.

    I hope everyone is doing fine and stay warm.