Wednesday, February 20, 2019


It rained yesterday – again.  Not a lot of rain, mostly drippy drizzle but enough to leave everything outside wet. 

Today, according to various weather predictions, by middle afternoon, it is going to clear up and warm up a bit.  Thought not enough, I expect, that I’d feel comfortable mowing the grass with the ELECTRIC mower.  And, then it’s going to cloud up and cool down again plus (oh joy!) it’s supposed to rain Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Ugh.  I’m going to have a jungle.

Well, it could be worse – could be pouring down snow (VA) or 15° and cloudy (MT) or 23° with threatening snow (NM) – all places where I have family.  I guess, 46°, breezy and cloudy doesn’t sound too bad but it is tiresome, nonetheless.

However – I think I do know why the weather is so wet and chilly here.  The Houston Fat Stock (sorry, Live Stock) Show and Rodeo will start next week.  That means the trail riders are all heading into the city for Go Texan Day on Feb 22 and then to take part in the Rodeo Parade the next morning.  And the weather is always wet and cold. 

This year there are an expected 3000 riders coming in from as far as San Antonio (239 miles) to as close as Brookshire (72 miles), and Montgomery, Rosenberg, Cat Spring, Brazoria plus 7 more towns including one group from Louisiana.  The purpose is to reenact the Old West cattle drives (sans cattle, of course).

 Personal note – These people may have lost their minds.

Alright – what else is going on this month . . . .

When I saw this one - Beat The Heat Month really? why it’s cold!  Actually, it has nothing to do with the weather.  Beat the Heat is a coordinated effort by PetSmart Charities, humane societies, clinics, and shelters to provide low-cost spay and neuter services for dog and cat owners.  This is a good thing.  We all need to make the effort to control the numbers of unwanted puppies and kittens, many of which wind up abandoned and feral on the streets. 

Pull Your Sofa Off The Wall Month  And, again ???????  It seems that at least once a year we should pull the sofa, couch, davenport, divan or love seat away from the wall to 1. See what’s behind/under it; and 2. Determine if there is another place for it – rearrange furniture, shake things up a bit.  Most of us are trapped indoors anyway and who knows, maybe you’ll wind up with a new room. 


And, last but certainly not least, it is Spunky Old Broads Month.  Spunky old broads are positive, fun, energetic mature women over the age of 50 who refuse to sit back quietly and get old.  RIGHT ON LADIES!

20 Feb 2019

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