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Friday, March 25, 2016

And an Update


  • It was cold this morning, but our live oak trees had decided to open their catkin buds anyhow. Here comes another yellow cloud of pollen. Last night's local news announced that Memphis is the worst city in the country for people who have allergies. My swollen eyes, clogged sinuses, and serial sneezing habit did not find that news comforting.                                                           
  • The weather persons are predicting rain for Easter Sunday. My arthritic hip had already warned me of that!  I remind myself of an old Carol Burnett Show character--the old fellow who had to get warmed up before he could toddle off anywhere!                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
  • I decided to get an early start on running a few errands this morning, figuring that traffic would really pick up the afternoon because of the holiday weekend. I wasn't early enough. On one single 10-mile stretch of road, I witnessed two speeders being chased down and arrested, and then a spectacular head-on crash at what is normally a quiet intersection.  Fortunately no one seemed badly hurt, but the cars are in a million pieces. I'm home now and do not intend to venture out again until everyone else goes back to work.                                                                                                                                                          
  • I am also happy to report that Fresh Market does a fairly credible job of baking hot cross buns. I scored their last box of eight, which should last me through the weekend and beyond.


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