Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The spring blossoms have all perished, thanks to the recent snowfall. This area of rural Tennessee is officially blossomless.
Today the temperature has soared to 73 degrees (that's Fahrenheit, for those of you in Madagascar). It's warm and muggy and feels like June.
here comes the inevitable "but"....
freezing temperatures are predicted again by this coming weekend. That puts the kibosh on any chance of seeing spring blossoms. They can't tolerate this insane temperature fluctuation (and neither can I). I'm used to California and Texas, where April was almost summer.
So how was my Easter? Boring and painful. A grey, chilly, cheerless day.
I'm always in pain with my "bad" back, but I made the mistake of lifting some heavy things and sustained a major strain.
Major enough to make me limp, wince, and undulate like Quasimodo.
I only threw in "undulate" because I hardly ever have an opportunity to use the word.
On Sunday night I opened the window in my bedroom to get some air, and immediately got an incredible allergy.
For the next several hours I sneezed and undulated.
Don't attempt to visualize that.
Change of subject
For the past few weeks the readership of my blog surged, over a thousand hits for every post. I figured it was a mistake. My charm couldn't be that irresistible. Maybe.
Then I wrote the post about the cows and my readership dropped to nearly zero and has stayed that way. I'm not seeking an explanation. I'm only stating a fact.
So what's the deal with the header photo that I used?
It's a picture of my cat Scratch eating the Easter tulips when I lived in Texas. I posted it several years ago but figured I'd use it again.
I'm starting to bore myself, which is a sure sign that I should say au revoir for now.