Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Winter Returns!!

Well, I'm glad I got to get outdoors and enjoy the nice weather while we had it. Winter has returned here. After temperatures flirting with 60-some degrees and bright sunshine and blue skies the weather is now cold (30 degrees not factoring in the wind chill) and snowy. I can't believe that just yesterday we were under a "tornado watch" and the winds were gusting to 60-70 mph and the night before last we had a terrific thunderstorm. I guess it was ushering in a cold front that has now arrived and is most unwelcome!

I finally have finished our taxes and hubby is pleased that we are getting a refund from both state and federal. I hate gathering all the info together that I need to do the taxes even if I do keep it all in one area....I still have to sort through it and it always stresses me out somewhat. But it's done now and I don't have to worry about it for another year!

I received a sad phone call the other day. A friend and neighbor from a previous neighborhood passed away. She was 57. Way to young. She had stopped by to visit me a couple weeks ago and we drank coffee and visited and laughed and caught up on each others lifes. It was a great visit and it lasted about 3 hours! She leaves behind her husband, one son and two daughters and at least 10 grandchildren. She didn't feel well and went to bed Friday night and had a heart attack in her sleep and passed away. No pain, no suffering....very peaceful. For that we can be grateful. Life is short and we never know what it holds for us or our loved ones. I will miss you my friend!


Anonymous said...

Sorry about your friend's passing. A coworker of mine lost his mother this week.

Our weather has been odd too. Sunday we had a high of 84. I actually took my Sunday walk in shorts and a short sleeved shirt. Go figure! Today it is cold - high in the low 60's. Well, sorry but that is cold when a couple of days ago you were in shorts and sweating in 84 degrees. LOL


Lori said...

Martie, I'm so sorry about your friend. The way she passed was a blessing, but still....she was way too young.

I'm glad that you're feeling better and that you have those nasty taxes behind you! Congrats on the refund!

Nelly said...

That's horrible about your neighbor. Only 57?! Scary stuff.

naive-no-more said...

I really don't want to go to this funeral home. It's gonna be so sad.

clew said...

So sorry about your loss. None of us is guaranteed tomorrow, eh? It's good to know you had a nice visit with her recently though. Nice memories.


Connie and Rob said...

I am so very sorry about the loss of your friend.

Take care,

Bougie Black Boy said...

Come have a look-see. Dedicated a post to you. Thematically -- because you'd understand.

Bougie Black Boy said...

This was a sweet write-up. I liked how you played with the word "flirting" to describe the weather.

Bougie Black Boy said...

...and on another note. Much condolences for the loss of your friend. All your blog-buddies are here for support if you need us.