(any John Prine fans out there who can name that tune?)
Is your local meteorologist the most highly paid member of your local news staff?
Does the weather merit more time and detail than the sports?
Do you know what a wind chill factor is, and does it affect your day to day activities?
At you latest church potluck, was there lutefisk and lefse? If not, was there at least one "hot dish" on the menu?
If you answered "yes" to all of the above, you are a Minnesotan.
Overnight temperatures here are expected to approach twenty below, and we are on the map for a "wind chill advisory" from the National Weather Service. But, as Bob Dylan put it, "it don't take a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." I know it's cold out there. If you live here long enough, you know that when the day, and the evening, is clear, and there is snow cover on the ground, you'd better be ready for COLD.
I don't know if I am. I hope I brought in enough wood.
I am seriously hoping for a "January Thaw". In December, already.
I am also hoping that Sally, my yellow Labrador who is seriously in heat, will just get over it SOON. It's almost tragic, watching her prance around Togo while he turns to me and says, "what's up with that?" The bad part is, I have to go out there and literally drag her away from the newly uninterested party. Pathetic.
Speaking of Togo, added to my daily complicated routine is taking three pills of Doxycycline, burying them in a ball of hamburger, and giving them to Togo with the rest of his food. Twice a day. Only about 25 more days of that.