Today will be our last day walking until 2010! I have a household of poker buddies coming into town so I am taking a few days off.
Laurie and I went toward Bemidji State University today, along our usual route, but instead decided to traverse the neighborhoods. It was a pleasant walk, although we debated quite a while about who would be more comfortable. I didn’t wear a coat and she did, along with her mittens, scarf and face-protector thing. I didn’t miss the coat, but I will freely admit that my nose was a bit cold without my face coverings.
But I’m tough! (My husband is laughing right now … well, he would be if he read this blog.)
Anyhow, we (obviously) walked by Library Park, where we saw a handful of sledders and snowboarders. Made me think I should try, again, this weekend to find a sled for my daughter. I went out this past Sunday, but Walmart was all sold out and I was too lazy to try another store. I heard that Target had good ones… I would like to find something that we could use to pull the 17-month-old behind us while we snowshoe.
We saw this house that is, apparently, preparing to install its own hockey or ice-skating rink. I had one in my backyard as a kid in the suburbs, although none of us kids was a hockey player. We just skated around and goofed off. But it was fun. And, I have to believe it got us out of the house, which was good for my mom.
Laurie had some wintertime fun today! While we can’t seem to hear one another during our conversations, I was able to hear that she had stopped walking., So I turned around and she was preparing to throw that huge thing at me. Luckily (for me), she didn’t throw it hard enough and it landed about a foot short.
And, I have to admit, I just love this flag. Too cute. (Although it did have me wondering for a few blocks what kind of snot a snowman would develop…)
You heard Laurie yesterday as she pleaded for everyone to shovel their sidewalks. Well, here is a friendly reminder that residents should also clear snow from around fire hydrant, which can easily get buried under snow and ice. In the event of a house fire, you don’t want firefighters wasting precious moments trying to get to a hydrant.
While walking downtown, Laurie spotted this flag, about 4-5 feet above our heads.
Laurie: "You’re taller than me, you want to fix that?"
Yeah, I’m not that tall, even with my highest heels (which are pretty tall). And I know my vertical ain’t what it used to be!
Today’s Puzzler is…
And the answer from yesterday, as Jeff correctly guessed is that it was a picture of the sign outside of the Elks Club. BPOE stands for Benevolent Protection Order of Elks.
Happy New Year’s!!!