Have you ever heard the expression "colder than kraut"? Think -20 degrees wind chill, which we've had this week, and a lot of phrases come to mind. Oh, I know many that live further north have temps much colder, but this is colder than what we normally see in winter.
Colder than kraut, is a phrase that I remember from childhood as my dad would announce just how cold it was as he came in the house on a particularly frigid morning after feeding the livestock and cutting ice so they could get a drink.
If school was cancelled for the day, as our locals schools have done the past two days, we would be called upon to help with the chores. I didn't mind going out in the cold in those days. What a difference the years make! Now, I'd rather stay inside my warm, cozy home and wait for warmer weather to go out.
We had around 2 inches of snow to go along with the bitter cold temps. The good news is that a warming trend is supposed to begin today and will possibly reach 55 degrees Saturday.
I will be going to the eye clinic for another injection today. It's hard to tell if the last one has helped much. I hope it's a bit warmer by the time I go!
I did get some good news regarding an ultrasound and more blood work I had done over a week ago. The last time I had labs done my white cell count was very elevated and my liver functions were too. The doctor wanted me to have an ultrasound of my gall bladder and liver to be on the safe side.
I'm happy to say the results of the ultrasound were normal and my labs were mostly normal to much improved. The white cell count is now normal but a couple of things are not back to where they should be but are vastly improved, so I'm to try to drink more water and I don't have to go back for 3 months. Whew! It seems like I've been in the doctor's office more this winter than the past few years.
I really think that the last time I came down with a cold/virus was from sitting in the clinic where there were several sick people in the waiting room. Of course, I suppose you can catch something just going to the grocery store.
We've been discussing...just for grins...where we would live to escape the cold winter it we were to decide to move. Hawaii sounds wonderful, but it's too far from family. The deep south gets too hot in the summer. California has too many problems and there's the fires, mud slides and possible earthquakes to worry about. Is there a perfect place? Where would you live if you decided to move and could go anywhere you wanted to?
A prize will be given to the one who guesses correctly the number of times I said the word "cold" or "colder" in this post. lol!! Just kidding!
Happy Wednesday to you!