Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cold weather, dead batteries, neti pots and Oscar

The weather has been so cold here!  The snow is still with us at the moment, but I think much of it will disappear over the weekend, because its supposed to get much warmer on Saturday.  Sadly, my car battery did not survive this cold spell, and I had to spend a very cold Tuesday evening outside with the AAA repairman who replaced my battery (it was 19 degrees!).  I've also been fighting a nasty sinus infection, that simply will not go away!  My boss recommended using a neti pot, so I picked one up at the local drugstore...but now I feel worse than I did before!  Apparently, it may take many treatments before you will feel now I'm just using it every evening before I go to bed.  I'm a bit disappointed because I've read how wonderfully it works to clear out your sinuses, but I still have yet to see any benefit and its been three nights using it now!  Plus, now my left ear pops every single time I blow my nose!  GRRRR!!

Recently, I went on an interview at a local animal shelter.  Unfortunately, its only a part time gig.  I've had experience working in shelters before, but this is the first no-kill shelter I've been to.  At the moment the job is only on weekends, and I'm currently working full-time at my office job.  I know that they have an urgent need, so I'm going to see if I can work out a schedule working on Sunday.  That way I would have at least one day off a week.  Hopefully we can work it out, because I would LOVE to work there.  When they gave me the tour, I got to meet all the cats and dogs living there.  What I really liked about it was that the cats were not kept in cages, but in large rooms filled with cat furniture.  My favorite kitty that I met there had to be Oscar.  He was a big fat Maine Coon cat, who was a little grumpy (he's probably named after Oscar the grouch from Sesame St.), but probably a sweet thing once you get to know him.  He's quite a fatty, but his eyes lit up when I grabbed a cat wand with feathers on the end.  He did try to jump up to grab the feathers, but because of his weight, he didn't lift up too much.  I sent his photo to Ed and he really liked him!  It would be great to get a companion for Moob, but we will have to wait until we can find another place to live. Here's Oscar's webpage:  He's super cute! 

Friday, December 13, 2013


This morning, as I was logging into my Google account, and saw this...a snow effect added to one of my photos...How cool is that???!!!  Google rocks!

Speaking of snow... looks my area is going to be hit with snowstorm #3 of the season!  Hopefully it won't be much accumulation especially since the snow from the first two storms is still with us.  We have been having incredibly frigid temps this week!  Be interesting to see how this affects the Army Navy game this weekend at the Linc.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Looks lovely outside!  It snowed Sunday and Tuesday, and as of Thursday, the snow is still with us!  Temperatures have been pretty frigid.

 This was taken on Wednesday, but as of this morning, it still looks the same.  This snow isn't going anywhere!

 Photo of Ed's back as we were heading to the train station Wednesday morning.

 Mini Stonehenge is covered with snow!

These were taken at Unkefer Park in Rosemont, PA on Wednesday.  I love how the snow makes everything look so crisp and clean....and also how it muffles sound!