Is It Just Me?

Or does everyone over 50 years of age experience this scatteredness? Forget about multitasking. I am lucky to complete a task. Oh, I start a job, then move on to another. The other one distracts me and makes me remember the first one. On my way back to the first one, I came across a task that must be done. Right now.

Some days I never get back to task #1. I did many things, made progress, cleaned stuff, and organized. Unfortunately, task #1 was the only thing listed on my to-do list. An entire day’s work and I can’t cross off anything. Only I, and now you, know that I did all that work. Hubby doesn’t know because it’s the kind of work that doesn’t “show.” You know what I’m talking about, right? The spring cleaning sort of things. Dusting the top of the fridge. The inside doors. Window sills. Cleaning the electrical outlet covers. <– Be VERY careful if it occurs to you to do this type of OCD task.

Scatteredness does not apply only to housework. My hobbies and fun things suffer because I am working on many things and things of different kinds. Our family room and my office are full of these things I am doing. THEN, I started a whole new thing last month, which I figured could be the final straw for hubby. Not so. In fact, he offered to build me a table that I designed for the deck to grow my herbs & flowers on. He is the best!

You may have noticed that scatteredness has affected my writing as well. I have resorted to using spreadsheets to keep characters, personalities & facts together. Because I discovered I had edited butchered the story severely, and I needed to start over. In fact, I plan to start at the end and outline my way to the beginning. Those of you who are writers may want to follow this process. Suggestions will be welcomed, considering this is a new technique for me. When I outline the start to the end, I have a lot of trouble. Mostly I get stuck because I have not figured out the ending yet.

May 19, 2019

Oh hey! Get this – it is snowing big heavy flakes right now. So, the dogwoods don’t know what’s happening any more than anyone else. I knew it!

The latest weather update is that we will get snow until morning. We will find out tomorrow. Either way, I plan to be sleeping.

TTFN

What Happened to Summer?

Today is May 19! What is going on?  It has not snowed this hard since January. Since I took this photo there are at least 2 more inches.

I think the climate has changed, people.  Bring on some global warming!!

 

TTFN

Oh, Look – Weather!

I used to live in the “Valley” of central California. The weather was either frosty, foggy, rainy, windy, HOT, or a combination of those options.

The Meteorologists I used to work with, complained our weather was boring.  They did not consider winter’s rain and summer’s heat as “real weather”. They would LOVE it up here in the mountainous western slope of the Sierras.

I got this Severe Weather Alert in my email yesterday evening and I wanted to share the happy news with y’all!

******** ALERT: SEVERE WEATHER WARNING  *********

SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL OVER N. SIERRA FRI NIGHT AND SATURDAY.

SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED OVER THE N. SIERRA NV
FRIDAY & SATURDAY. SNOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN ABOVE PASS LEVELS ON FRIDAY, BUT WILL LWR TO AROUND 4000 FEET BY SAT MORNING.
FROM FRI EVENING INTO SATURDAY, SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL WILL IMPACT MTN TRAVEL. TRAVELERS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS. CARRY CHAINS & EXPECT DELAYS & HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM FRI TO 10 AM PST SATURDAY.

* MAIN IMPACT: SNOW COVERED & SLIPPERY ROADS.CHAIN CONTROLS. EXPECT HAZARDOUS TRAVEL.

* TIMING: RAIN AT PASS LEVELS ON FRI IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO SNOW BY FRI EVENING. MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED FRI NIGHT THROUGH MID-DAY SATURDAY. |

* LOCATIONS.INTERSTATE 80 – HIGHWAYS 50,88 & 89.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 6 TO 16 INCHES. LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS OVER HIGHER PEAKS. A COUPLE OF INCHES DOWN TO 4000 TO 4500 FEET.

* STRONG WINDS OF 60 MPH OR GREATER CREATING WHITEOUT CONDITIONS OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS.

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In case you do not know why this is happy news, I will explain. This storm is yet another “dent” in our Counties drought, and hopefully we can save more pine trees from dying horrible deaths.

Then, there is the selfish reason I have. When it is snowing heavily and the flakes are big and fat, I open all the blinds in our family room and watch it fall. Three sides of the room are windows, so it is like being inside of a snow globe.

YES!!  It is that awesome.

Gotta go now, it’s Friday morning and I see light snow drifting down from higher elevations.

Author’s note: I wrote most of this last night, when it really was Thursday. Then I ran out of energy.

  ♥  TTFN   ♥