Friday, February 16, 2007

A Pennsylavania Blizzard

Yesterday we went through an absolute nightmare trying to get my car out of the pile of snow it was stuck in. The local roads & bridges around here are all in very bad shape. KrissyKrissyKrissy just got home & said they're nowhere near as good as they're supposed to be. I'm not looking forward to driving to Wilkes_Barre tomorrow. Fortunately, spring is only a little over a month away but it can't possibly come soon enough for me. I can't go to the library & my e_mail accounts are overflowing. I've been reading that Dickens book like the Dickens. I suppose I should get a haircut but I'm in no big hurry.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

All White Now

As far as the eye can see, there's snow & ice. Everything's closed down. Even by Pa. standards, it's really bad out. Kingston's library's roof caved in. The lunatic next door was out with a shovel all night. I wonder what will happen with the Carmelite meeting on Saturday. KrissyKrissyKrissy is stranded, last I heard anyway, over in N.Y. where it's all ice. It's safe around here but all very seriously annoying. The great St. Valentine's Day blizzard will go down in history as a real winner. I most certainly don't even kind of envy anybody who lives in a really mountainous region.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Snowy Icy Valentine's Day

The calendar says it's the Feast of St. Cyril & Methodius. The weatherman says it's a day for rain, ice sleet & hail. If somebody doesn't have to go someplace, he shouldn't. I feel sorry for anyone who's unavoidably forced to travel in this weather. So far, I reckon we must have at least around 8" of snow & ice. Hang around, read, work around the house. Lindenhurst's KofC bingo people, who play each Wednesday, must be having quite a veritable cow right about now. Maybe they'll at least get a break in time for tomorrow night.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow

I haven't seen a for really and for truly blizzard over here since I first officially got here but alas, today's supposed to be my big moment of truth. I keep hearing that we're in for a bit of a doozy. In the famous Citizen's Voice, they even said that at least one KofC(Wilkes_Barre) council has officially cancelled tonight's meeting. I'm most certainly not looking forward to Saturday's Carmelite meeting in this weather because that roly poly South Street must be quite a doozy in very bad weather. I see they're coming out with a new $1 coin on Thursday. I've never been able to understand why people have always complained about the Susan B. Anthony & famous Indian Woman coin. I've always really liked them. They've never been the least bit popular though, unfortunately.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Party & meeting

As I said last night, yesterday's birthday party & last night's Holy Name Society were both quite groovy. Most of the kinfolk made the party & only Fr. Walsh & a few other regulars were absent from the meeting. I can't handle all that eating though. There was no hooch I knew of at the party but at the meeting there was the inevitable beer, wine & whisky. The meeting was, as usual, fairly short so I got home in time to go to bed at a civil hour. Howard wanted to know why my parents insisted on joining St. Joseph's & there was the inevitable whining about ushers. We're planning a nice party for St. Patrick's Day too. I don't suppose their parades over here can possibly compete with Manhattan's but it should be quite a very nice time. I hope by then the weather will at least be a smidge nicer.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Benjamin's Birthday Party

Today we spent most of the day at Benjamin's birthday party. His third birthday's really on Valentine's Day. He's Aunt Lauren's grandson & Michelle's son. Noreen & all the gang were there, including many friends & kinfolk of theirs whom I hadn't ever even met before. They live in a really nice mountainous neighborhood in Dallas. The food was groovy. A splendid time was had by all. In a little while I shall be going to the Holy Name Society meeting at O.L.Sorrows. There will be even more food to pig out on. I found out today at Mass that the Society of St. Pius X has organized a Million Rosaries Crusade as a spiritual bouquet for Pope Benedict XVI. I shall have more to say about this later. The weather is still cold but at least it's nowhere near as ugly as upstate New York.