All dressed down and nothing’s on the tube!

I stayed home today with a  sore throat… I’ve had one for 2 days and didn’t want to pass it along to my colleagues. Otherwise, there’s nothing wrong with me.

So… I’ve been avoiding what I should be doing… crocheting a hat for a colleague who wants to give it to a friend who;s starting Chemo soon, and flipping thru the channels on the TV. And, reading between good and bad shows.

It’s finally gotten cool here. The high is 60 today and there is a right brisk breeze out of the north. I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m a southerner now, I don’t like the cold weather as much as I used to.

Papa and I were having that discussion just last night. I have wanted to retire in Michigan, but the cold weather coming in just doesn’t do my body any good. I am going to have to come up with a place that I’ll like that doesn’t get as cold as Michigan.

My thoughts on this are either Virginia or the Carolinas. They are far enough south that I’ll get not so cold and not so hot. And they’re close to the eastern seaboard and will keep me busy enough with my passion, History. I don’t have a lot of Revolutionary or Civil War history so I can go there and learn it, where it happened.

My throat is now not as bad as it was earlier this morning. I think that it will be gone by tomorrow so that I can go back to work and get what needs to be done, done. We’re trying to get our major release out the door, and this sore throat has come at an inopportune time, for sure.

I’m off to do some more reading…

— Fizz —


About Fizz

*I'm a Northern Girl livin' in the South. *I graduated with a BS in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). *I have critters: 2 dogs & 1 cat. *I love thunder and rain days. Too much sunshine gets on my nerves. (How I survive in Texas I do not know!) *I'm trying to remove swearing from my vocabulary (Good Luck!). *I'm the last single in my group of friends. The rest of the turn coats got married. *Sadly, the above friends are now procreating. Now the world will have yet more strange and twisted individuals that will have to go to an Engineering School to survive. *Yoopers do exist. Look on a map. *Marvin the Martian and I have a lot in common. We're both cranky when crossed and generally like our own way. *I will never be a model! (Thank god, that starvation stuff has GOT to be painful!!!). *I am not Fat! (Even though that little voice behind my right ear might tell me that every single day). *I am normal. Whatever that means! *Yes, you can be smart and not be a geek. *I've been told I'm not boring. We'll see. *Much to my irritation, I have been described as Eccentric. *I cannot spell! *Being Single is a frame of mind. *Who said life was fair?
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12 Responses to All dressed down and nothing’s on the tube!

  1. Teri says:

    North Carolina- that is where my son is!!  I LOVE it there !!  if you ever go – be sure to go to New Bern – it is an amazing historical town.
    Hope you feel better!
    God bless you!


  2. Joe says:

    I love Civil War and Revolutionary war history and was born in North Carolina though I’ve not been back there that much.  I fully understand you on the cold.  I despise the cold.  I spent several years in the tropics during the winter season here and that just ruined me for the cold weather.  Walking in the twenties this morning about did me in.  I hate coming home and not being able to feel my face or legs…yuck.  I’m glad you are feeling a little better my friend. 


  3. Shelly says:

    Now ya know the cold breeze isn’t from me… as the hubby and my boss say…. I’m all HOT air!  tee hee ha ha
    I’m sorry your not feeling well.  RETIRE… To Michigan?   First honey you just got into your 30’s! And second…. MICHIGAN?   why?  Tee hee  Just kidding I know why, but yep any place that has a beautiful view here is darn cold in the winter.  Feel better soon my silly friend!


  4. Cat says:

    I’ve lived in NC & SC – it can get cold there too and the humidity can be killer in the summer – VA might be ok – I’ve only driven thru in the summer and don’t recall it being too awful!! And yeah the eastern seaboard is rife w/ historical sites – my mother dragged us thru most of them – Monticello was cool tho – hope yr sore throat is just that and disappears quickly – hugs


  5. Beth says:

    I would love to retire close to my sis in WV but then I would be far away from my kids and I wouldn’t like that either.
    Take care of yourself my friend and get well!


  6. Ann says:

    After reading others’ comments, you can see there is no perfect place. Just pick a place you feel drawn to and enjoy the best it has to offer!


  7. JoAnn says:

    I don’t mean to burst your bubble, but it gets cold in Virginia and the Carolinas too!  Humidity is a killer there but you should be used to that where you’re living now.  I also love Revolutionary and Civil War history – had great grandfathers that fought in both.  Take care of ya self.  Hugs


  8. Patricia says:

    sorry about that sore throat, take care of it…
    our really cold weather comes around the first of the year…not that it isn’t cold now, but it can get close to zero and below then…and it seems like we wait forever for spring to come…lol…
    but you would find a lot of history…lots of battlefields, some haunted, so they tell me…


  9. Babblelot says:

    Sorry to hear about the sore throat kiddo. Glad you have sense to stay home. Most people go to work sick and spread it around. How wonderful making a hat for a chemo patient. You have a big heart. Now about someplace where it’s not as cold and with achy muscles humidity and quick changes of weather is not good either. We were looking just for the same place. We did allot of research and visited a few places. We ended up in the middle of the country LOL! 4 seasons but winters are shorter and summers are hotter than WI but it is wonderful. I guess now we should have picked St. Joe as that’s the happening place in northwest MO. 7 miles around the city is all shopping!!! They call it the belt. Lots of history there too. I love going there. Hope you feel better. HUGS!


  10. Cynical says:

    Don’t worry, Fizz.  Look on the bright side.  When you’re old enough to retire, Michigan may be much more comfortable, what with global warming and all.Peace, Doc


  11. Patty says:

    oh how I wish i could wave a magic wand and make you feel better.   I wish you could move back to Michigan it is a woonderfufl state to live in. 


  12. CAROL says:

    WARMER SOUNDS GREAT  The south TENN and Kentucky are nice all winter too. Cool but not too cold.  I hope you get better soon
    nothing worse than being home and nothing to watch or do to keep you busy. Take care stay well and warm..  : ) 


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