Thursday, March 18, 2010

Just call me a slacker, okay?

Sorry I've been letting you guys down - but I have been getting your emails asking me to come back and write. You bring a tear to my eye (sniff, sniff) as it's so nice to be appreciated. I haven't read any blogs so I have no idea what's going on in your lives and after all this time don't know if I can even attempt to catch up.

First of all, I have a couple of comments to make: KitchenLogic, I'm so sorry to hear of your cancer issues - just about blew me out of my chair when I read your email. I guess you never know what life will bring with each passing day. I know you don't believe if God, but I'll put you on my prayer list anyway. Can't hurt anything, right? You're a tough cookie, and I have the confidence that you will overcome. Keep up the "attitude," okay?

Second comment: This is one of the reasons I had decided not to blog anymore as I don't have a thick skin to ward off all the meanies and nasties that are out there in blogland. I'm always amazed when someone comments on a blog but signs in as anonymous. Obviously they don't have guts enough to stand up for their opinion but need to hide behind a smoke screen of some sort. Or maybe they just get a kick out of hurting other people. Whoever they are, they're sick and really need to get a life. This was referencing my previous entry. I've deleted some of the sick comments that found their way onto my page. Point made.

On to other things.

This has been quite a winter way up here in the Frozen Nort'land. It snowed and it snowed and then it snowed some more. And then in January it rained. For a minute there I thought Al Gore's global warming theory was kicking in but then we went back down to 20 below so I knew that wasn't happening. Now normally when spring decides to come around here it takes about three weeks for the snow to melt and it doesn't usually melt until the END of March. Mother Nature fooled us again as our snow is gone and now we've got lake front property. Unfortunately it doesn't increase the value of our property but does just the opposite.

Many of you may know that we have 5 acres of property on the banks of a small river that drains into the Red River of the North - the one you're hearing about now on the national news. We're famous up here, you know. We're the only humans that developed webs between our toes because of all the water year after year after year.

So the water came up and the water's gone down and we escaped this year with minor damage. The house stayed dry but the other buildings took on water and as usual we have a mess to clean up from all the river silt and the trash that floats in on the water. Just a repeat of last year - so we should be used to it.

Why don't we move, you say? Would YOU buy a piece of property that floods so frequently? We've flooded four times in the last 13 years. When we bought this property back in 1973 it had never been under water. My how times change.

Here's some pictures in case you want to look - -

On other levels I'm doing fine. I went to see the doc about my new hip for my two month check and he told me I was doing great. He told me I could jog now. I said I didn't jog before, why would I start now!! Remember that "slacker" thing way up there in the title? That's me. Although I truly need to get back to some form of exercise (other than my fingers on the computer) as this winter has been tough on the waistline. It's disappeared for some reason - just doesn't exist anymore. Oh well, spring is coming and that will mean lots of outside work and exercise.
Love you all,
Lena

9 comments:

Susan said...

I am thrilled to hear Lena and Ole are still kicking!! Put on those high water boots...I think it will be a tough spring for you all up there.

harrietv said...

I'm glad to see you again. I know how you feel about nasty people online; it has, on occasion, stopped me from writing too.

I haven't posted in a while -- other issues -- but hope to start again soon.

Especially glad to hear that the hip is working for you.

Paula G From Indiana said...

Glad to hear from you! With the Red River in the news, I've been thinking about you and wondering if you would post flood pictures. They look just like last year's!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's a lot of water. It's good to hear from you again, I'd been wondering... Be well and Gd bless, Mel

Memaw's memories said...

So glad you are back. I've missed you.

Patty said...

Nice pictures, I think I'd go crazy in the frozen North!

capitolady said...

Glad to have you back! Missed you! Glad to hear you are on the mend.

Marge said...

Glad you are back! I was just thinking of you, wondering how you were doing with all the flood waters, and when I checked, you were there. Hope the water is going down now and that spring with come to the frozen north. We went to Texas this winter, and had snow there too! Hope your hip will let you travel again soon. I know you guys love it as much as we do. Take care and don't be gone so long again!

Blessings,
Marge

Anonymous said...

I have missed your comments for the last several weeks. I assumed you must be very ill or you were having trouble recovering from your surgery. I wondered how you were doing with the flood threat and whether you were being washed away. Welcome back. I hope you don't wait so long to post your interesting comments again.