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human popsicles

February 5th, 2007 at 07:08 am

When your uncovered skin instantly stings...

When you feel every nostril hair seizing and freezing...

When the gentleman across from you on the bus has icicles dripping from his mustache...

You know it's winter in Minnesota.

This morning I stepped out into a balmy -15 degrees F. Luckily, there wasn't a breeze.

More sad family news - my parents' last indoor cat passed away over the weekend. He had cancer, poor baby.

My 87-year-old great-aunt was in a car accident last week and shattered her knee. She lives alone in a two-story home in Florida. Turns out my mother was listed as her emergency contact. Mom is taking the Greyhound bus here today, to fly out of Minneapolis tomorrow. Too bad her flight leaves at the crack of dawn; we could spend more of my birthday together. Mom will be back in a couple of weeks. She just doesn't need more stress!

I'm taking tomorrow off, so after dropping Mom off at the airport, I'll be heading home for a quick nap. Then I'm planning to check out the race exhibit at the Science Museum. Later, a birthday dinner of cheesy lasagna, salad, and chocolate turtle cake. Yum!

7 Responses to “human popsicles”

  1. fern Says:

    Happiest Birthday, Kashi!

    sorry to hear about all the bad news.

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I am sorry to read about all the bad news!! Your poor great-aunt! I hope she is able to become mobile again.
    -15!! wow- Ive neer been anywhere that cold before!

    Happy Birthday to you!! I hope it is a good one!

  3. JanH Says:

    Happy, happy birthday! Wow, that's COLD!

  4. DivaJen Says:

    Happy birthday (belated?)!
    Stay warm - I can't imagine being that cold!! I'm sorry to hear about the sad news in your family.

  5. chocolate brownies Says:

    Happy birthday!
    Sorry to hear about the bad news Frown

  6. LittleGopher Says:

    Sorry about your sad news. Happy birthday to you! My family is looking forward to going to that exhibit soon too. I love your description of good old MN on a cold , cold day - yup, human popsicles. Stay warm!

    ps - I clicked on your 'view my photos' - what amazing photos you've taken! I can hardly wait for warmer weather and camping and hiking. Your kitties are adorable too. We have a stripy like yours, and our first cat was a black one (in kitty heaven.) I take photos of my three cats, but never really capture their personalities very well.

  7. LuxLiving Says:

    Hope you special day is H.A.P.P.Y. Happy!!

    Be extra good to yourself from us, okay?

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