we are going into the second week of February, and to me that
means we are just 3 months from warm weather. I always think
that this month is pretty much the homestretch part of winter.
I guess that is wishful thinking on my part. I can actually
remember some really bad snowstorms having happened here as
late as April. Let us just hope that doesnt happen this
year. I actually have been trying to get suntan on my front
deck this winter, but the problem has been that we havent
had many sunny days this winter.
trying hard not to go to a suntan booth this winter, but Im
afraid I have gone because I have felt so light-deprived.
What I actually do is get into the booth (which is a stand
up type as opposed to the lay down type) and sit in a patio
chair. My aide then usually helps me get situated so Im
in the optimal position facing the bulbs. I then ask her to
put suntan oil on me followed by lip balm. Now I am ready
to have the booth turned on. Which is done by who owns the
hair and suntan salon. Her name is Teresa Johnson and she
is great. She is here in Caroga Lake and will actually travel
to peoples homes to do their hair if thats your
preference. Most everyone in this area knows of her, and if
you get the chance, do go see her or call her. Her number
is 835-2488 and shes located at 201 Morey Road. Dont
worry, I spoke to her and asked her if I could print all her
information and she said yes. So give her a call!
to write this to you yesterday morning, which was January
12th. I stopped writing when I noticed the sun coming out.
It was actually a sort of mild day for mid-January, and I
went outside and sat on the front deck facing the sun. There
was no wind and plenty of sunshine, so it was an incredibly
lovely experience catching some rays on an otherwise winter
day. In contrast, today (the 13th) the wind is whipping big
time and the snow is blowing pretty much horizontally across
the lake and up this driveway and beyond. Clearly there will
be no sitting outside today. Though, earlier this morning
there was awesome sun beating through the windows facing south.
So I basically took my sunbath indoors this morning in my
back to my original thought, I really hope that we are just
3 months from warm weather. I think that this year any snow
that occurs after March should happen down south so they can
have that experience, since we have so much. Dont you
think so too? I wonder who needs to be consulted to totally
change the weather patterns? I actually have heard that the
North and South are to eventually exchange weather. Wouldn't
that be neat? Except all the winter sports enthusiasts would
be so disappointed.
would be weird not to have the change of seasons. Maybe we
could somehow just not have as long a winter. Ill try
to work on that! Happy Valentines Day to you all. Talk
to you next week.
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be
accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"