Monday, November 30, 2009

Winter Has Arrived

Hello my friends......is everyone full of turkey? Well it is time to prepare for Christmas and I still haven't decided if I am going to decorate or not.....oh what to do?

In Canada we don't have the Super Bowl we have the Grey Cup....the game was yesterday. I was cheering for a team that was losing badly at half time but came back in the second half of the game.....it came down to the last play of the game and they needed a field goal to win it....he kicked and missed it... but wait there are flags all over the field and he got to kick again. No time left on the clock, he kicked it dead center through the goal post and anyone living within 40 miles of me must of heard me cheering.....my team won...28 - 27....WOW what a game, one of the best I have ever watched.

I awoke through the night with a few aches and pains and knew we were in for some bad weather.....I got up early, showered had breakfast and headed out to do my errands "just in case" I had to go to the bank, drugstore and mail. Sure enough by 2 o'clock the snow was falling and has been falling off and on ever since....and it is so cold outside, -12C but with the wind-chill I feel it's much colder.

I had a happy day today, my blogger friends are wonderful....a beautiful picture from Joan of The Retirement Chronicles, a lovely card/note from Diana of Welcome to my World and A/C who just happened to find my favorite Carpenter tape on a CD and I have already ordered it....thank you my friends, I so appreciate all of you.

My friend Terry called me this afternoon, her son had given her a Sirius/XM radio last year for Christmas which she never uses in her home and she has one already in her new car so she mailed it to me today.......I had just decided to get one. Her husband had to change the registration over from his name to my name but hopefully within the week I will be hooked up to listen to some favorite talk show host and music. Ahhhhhhh life is good.

I have my class tomorrow and am going to ask you all to pray for Greg, he is our terminal patient and is not doing so well right now. His wife called tonight to say they wouldn't be able to make it tomorrow, he has a bad cold and fever.

Good Night my friends and God Bless.......many, many hugs:-)

49 comments:

RNSANE said...

Hello dear Bernie, so you have snow now...well, you must snuggle up and stay warm.

Prayer for Greg...sad news that he has a setback! Good news, though, about your teams very exciting, NARROW win.

Stay warm!

GrandmaK said...

Wishing for snow [not a blizzard or 18 inches], but just enough to add to the season. Have a grand day and enjoy the "white stuff," dear friend! Cathy

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hello sweet Bernie...
Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my Sweet Heidi Girl and myself. She is a jewel isn't she? I only have the one daughter and I never take a day for granted with her. We have a lot of fun blogging together. Some of the same people, some different, but we have fun. Sharing ideas, crafting, shopping, whatever we are doing, we are having fun.

I am thrilled that you are following both of us. Stop back by anytime. I so love the company.

Country hugs...Sherry

Teacher's Pet said...

Bernie...You had me on pins and needles as if I was watching the game...wondering....would your team pull it off in the end...?
A missed field goal! Oh no!..but then...flags. And then,...victorious field goal at the last moment. That must have been a nail biter. That's the kind of game I really like to watch.
I'm envious of the snow. I can only imagine....sigh. I know it's beautiful. Continue to take care of you. Stay well, my friend...taking very good care of yourself.
I will say a prayer for Greg. A cold and fever at this time is not good...and he will have my prayers.
Until later, I send you a warm smile.
Hugs from Jackie

Blessings each day said...

Brrrrrr...we're in for some really cold weather here in Georgia too. There was frost outside this morning and they say it will be in the 20s and 30s by the end of this week!!!

It is so heart warming when the 'underdog' team comes forward and wins like that! So that screeching I heard was not an owl, but you all the way from Canada, Bernie???

Will be praying for Greg and his family.

Please drive cautiously and make sure your Guardian Angel is on duty.

blessings and hugs,

marcy

Wanda said...

Good morning Bernie, I go through spells where I think of decorating less, but usually it gradually all ends put up each year, except for a huge star that once went on the peak of the roof.
I know you were discussing Sirius Radio with Di, but how lucky to receive one from Terry.
Winter is headed our way Thursday with below feezing temps and a little snow maybe. White Christmases is the norm for us, so I hope for that this year too!
Have a good day with your patients Bernie and am sorry to hear of Greg's condition.
Enjoy the snow...but stay warm and comfy too!
Love,
Wanda

Diana said...

Hi Bernie,
You know that I will include Greg in my prayers. My prayer list seems to be growing again lately. I found out that one of our long time church members passed away yesterday. He was a very sweet man.
So sorry to hear that your winter has arrived. We are supposed to get "Flurries" Thursday morning. This doesn't surprise me as I clean on Thursdays and the weather is always crappy when I go!
So glad that you are getting the sirius. Jake told me to tell you that you can also get all of the sports stations on it too. I think they have three Christmas stations right now, I like channel 3 the best. Also Jake is addicted to the old time radio show station. They play all of the old radio shows and commercials. Thats what he listens to in the truck! Stay nice and cozy Bernie and remember my motto " Nap, Nap, Nap !"
Love Di

Rebecca said...

That game sounds VERY exciting! Thrilled that "your team" won, Bernie. I'm glad you found a source for your Carpenter music, too. I keep playing the one I downloaded on Playlist for my blog. It is SO beautiful.

A few of us were comparing our aches and pains at church - assuring each other that the weather was changing. (I had just remarked a day or two before how good I was getting along w/o joint pain. Then this. And thank God it is only "this"!)

Hope your day turns out pleasantly and that you can keep warm.

wendyytb said...

Hi Bernie!

Hope you are keeping warm! If you do not have to venture out, stay indoors where it is cozy!

Thank you for your posts on my blog. I haven't posted much lately due to illnesses in the family... but am slowly getting back to it.

Take care!

Eileen said...

Yes, Bernie, I will keep Greg, his family and you and your good work in my prayers. So many sad situations. It's so good you do your part to alleviate some.

I'm glad your team won! And in such a nail-biter game! 'So glad you got to feel 'the thrill of victory' and not 'the agony of defeat'!

And I'm glad you got your errands done, and that you are surrounded by good and loving people. There's nothing better in life.
May God continue to Bless you, Bernie, as He Blesses us with your presence in our lives!
Love to you, Eileen

laurie said...

please add my dear cousin patti to your prayers. she told me yesterday that her cancer has spread. it's not looking good.

Anvilcloud said...

I was cheering for the Als too. AC (the other AC) did his best to lose again, but I am very happy for him and the team. Enjoy the CD.

Bernie said...

Hello RNSANE, oh yes we have snow and it is so cold here, thank you for your prayers........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh A/C I had a chuckle over the AC bit, I thought he really handled the pressure well especially the last 3 plays.....what a squeaker and boy did I love the outcome.

I am so looking forward to the CD, I don't know why I didn't find it as you did, I have been checking in music stores for years.....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

laurie, I am so sorry to learn about Patti and I absolutely will add her to my prayer list..:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Eileen, thank you for your kind words....I only wish I could do more to help those in need. I am blessed to have people I love around me at all times so it makes it very easy for me to reach out and help others, I receive so much more than I give....so glad you are in my life.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Cathy, I am wishing a White Christmas for you....snow is really beautiful especially if one doesn't have to drive in it..Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Sherry, It is my pleasure to follow you and your daughter, I so enjoy both of your blogs...:-) hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Jackie, it was such a good game and I was totally into it....
Our snow is so pretty this morning, but then I always think snow is beautiful just don't like driving in it.
I am well my friend, and will learn more of Greg today, thank you for your prayers...:-) hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Marcy, oh I almost feel guilty over keeping my Guardian Angel so busy...in fact I am looking around my room now and I have an angel in every corner watching me play on my computer....I am blessed my friend.
Yup, that was me cheering all the way from Alberta, Canada...it was such a thrilling finish.
Be well my friend and I do hope all has settled down on the home front for you......:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Oh Wanda, I had an early appointment this morning and when I was putting some things in my car I found I card/letter I had thought I mailed to you, it had fallen down between my front seat and the passenger door (which I seldom use)...I feel terrible as I wondered why you hadn't mentioned receiving it....I will keep it for next Thanksgiving...LOL and try again for Christmas.
I am well my friend and will let you know how Greg is doing when I learn more of his health. So sad isn't it, especially at this time of year.
I am really excited about the radio, Terry is sweet, she had thought about it when she was here but of course wanted to talk about it with her husband before she told me....another of my many blessings.
Have a wonderful day, luv ya and big hugs to Alivia....:-)

Bernie said...

Hi Di, so sorry to hear of your church friend's passing and thank you for your prayers.....my prayer list is growing as well, so sad isn't it.
I am very excited about the radio, I love a radio as I only watch sports and news really on TV except I love TV on Thursday nights.
Di I love snow, I think it's beautiful, I just don't like driving in it. I had to chuckle over your remark about crappy weather when you go to work...I had an early appointment this morning and it was so cold and dark when I left the house but the snow is so pretty....the cold is so hard on the arthritis but I am home now and it is warm inside. Have a great day.....:-) Hugs

Gail said...

HI BERNIE-

I love your winter-snow stories and the joy and purpose of your daily life. Enjoy the snow while safe and warm in your lovely home. Ad it is so nice that you received such wonderful unexpected gifts.

Well, Adam and Alaura left this morning - phew. :-) THree year olds are very busy. We wrote a good chapter Bernie - it is written and therefore it is, Amen.

Love to you my friend
Gail
peace.....

Bernie said...

Rebecca, it was a great game and I had so much fun watching it...
I love, love, love the Carpenter's music, always have and am so pleased I am now going to have it on a CD....a little piece of heaven with such a pure voice.
I had to go out early this morning Rebecca and it was so cold, I find the cold and rain really bothers my arthritis but I also realize it could be much worse....have a great day my friend.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Wendy, welcome back. I know how difficult it can be when one is unwell or has an illness in the family, I hope everyone is doing much better now......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Gail, I know it is a wonderful chapter as you and Skipp wrote it. Now you can rest a bit before the rush of Christmas....I am keeping your mother in my prayers, please keep us posted my friend...:-)Hugs

Queenmothermamaw said...

Greg is on the prayer list. Nice about the gift from your friend. We had a ballgame last night too and our team won, but it was so far apart was not too exciting. Our snow comes and goes, spits and sparkles but one day it will hit us hard. Bless you for your gift of serving others.
QMM

Bernie said...

Peggy, thank you for your prayers for my friend/patient....a horrible cold has taken over our little town, it seems everyone is coughing.....:-) Hugs

Valerie said...

Aches and pains here too, Bernie, all due to the weather change. I don't watch sports anymore, the excitement was too much. Offering prayers for Greg... Hugs

Bernie said...

Val, all goes to prove that growing older is not for sissy's!
I am suffering today due to the frigid cold weather....just came in and the first thing I did was light the fireplace....then took half an hour to put all my shopping and class books away. I quit feeling sorry for myself when saw the pain my patients were in, oh I have it good compared to some of them......:-) Hugs

The Retired One said...

I am so glad you liked the photo and that others are playing Santa to you too....I know of no one who deserves it more....
love ya!

Bernie said...

Joan, Hi sweetie, where are you? Wherever it is I hope you are healthy and happy....I hope you received my e-mail so you know how much I love the photo you sent me and appreciate it so much....Love you my friend and I thank you from the bottom of my heart...:-) Hugs

Garnetrose said...

You are right, bernie. Life is very good when you have kind, wonderful friends who think of you and alway know when you are down. I have put off decorating thisyear too. My youngest always did so much of it when she was home but now she is in North Carolina with the little one. I will probably do it next weekend.

I cheer for my football team but they are not doing well at all this year.

I will put in good word for your friends the next time I pray, Bernie. Prayer works wonders.

Garnetrose said...

Patti--------I will pray for your cousin too.

Rose Marie Raccioppi said...

Since you are living each day anew I will extend belated wishes and wish you a
HAPPY ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸❤¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY for each day of this added year.

This has been a most busy and blessed season of Thanksgiving for me.

I enjoyed your account of that exciting WIN. With such a tight time frame and close score - that certainly was a WOW moment - the team must have known you were cheering for them. More CHEERS!

Greg and your heartfelt support will be in my prayers.

Warm hugs to you dear Bernie.

Maggie May said...

We have cold weather but it has been raining non stop for over a month now. everything is saturated and it is most unpleasant to go out in it.

Sad about Greg. Cancer is the pits.It ruins every ones life as it is so widespread.

Nuts in May

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hello, dearest Bernie...I hope you are able to enjoy the snow from inside with a hot cup of tea and a beautiful fire blazing in a fireplace...I still decorate for Christmas as my son still lives at home...however, my mom used to put up a prelit/predecorated 14-inch table top tree, and a wreath...a few silk poinsettias, and it was done! Sounds perfect to me! ;-) Your game sounds absolutely thrilling!!! Such a fantastic way to spend the afternoon...

I will pray for Greg!!! You are such a wonderful friend to so many, Bernie...sending you much love...and wishes for some warm weather...soon :-) Love you! Janine XOXO

Tranquility Speaks said...

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving Bernie :)

Keep warm Bernie..I hope the coming days are comfortable for you health wise. So happy to know you got the things you wanted most as gifts :-)

Hope God makes it easier for Greg and makes him feel better than what's he's been feeling off late

quieten said...

Hi Bernie,
Glad you got all of your errands done before the snow. We used to get snow by early December but it seems our snow has moved it arrival time to late December early January now. I hate going out in it but I love the way it beautifies the landscape!
That must have been some game...I was on the edge of my seat just reading about it
I'm saying an extra prayer for Greg and his family. My thoughts are with them.
Hope you have a blessed - and warm - day.
Huggz,
Quieten

Bernie said...

Garnet, my family and friends are my life and God has blessed me so very much....hope you and your family are doing well....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Garnet, I will thank you for Patti for your prayers for her cousin..xo

Bernie said...

Rose Marie.....thank you for all your good wishes....so glad you are enjoying the season even though it's so busy for you but then that is what this season is all about, have a wonderful and blessed day.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Maggie, I think all of those of rain would depress me, at least with snow it makes everything so fresh and pretty, but I don't like driving in it at all......be well my friend, always in my heart and prayers......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Janine, I am inside by a blazing fire right now and it's ever so cosy......thank you for all your prayers for my friend/patient and yes Janine I am very blessed with many friends and I love them all.
I think what your mom did was wonderful and think I just may do the same........stay well my friend, .....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hello Stillness, I am doing very well and am wishing the same for you. Thank you for your prayers and it is always so nice to hear from you......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Quieten, you are so busy so I am very happy you included me in your visits today....yes I did get everything done before the snow and will do a few more things yet as we are expecting snow all weekend and it is very cold here now. I do hope George is doing well and I always look forward to your updates.......:-) Hugs

glnroz said...

Ohh Ms Bernie, I have been told that I am always full of turkey (or maybe it was something else ). Thanx for you visit today. I read you comment and realized I never put a link on my question. (I went back and edited in my more complete thought today, lol) Anyhow, thanx and I value your input, Glenn

GooseBreeder said...

Well done Bernie, it all looks beautiful!

Bernie said...

Goosebreader, thank you for your visit and kind words....:-) Hugs