Tuesday, February 2, 2021

January 2021 - An Historical Month

AJ, AZ  Highs from 58 to 78  Lows down to 34

We are still in isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Hopefully with the rollout of the vaccines by next Autumn we can all breathe a little easier. I've read a lot of books and watched a lot of game shows on TV. Jim has completed several projects and keeps looking for more.

Like making lemonade

Or making a cover for our large propane tank


 January 6 was a day that will go down in infamy. That is the day that a mob stormed the United States Capitol in a violent attack against the 117th Congress. This mob of thugs wanted to overturn President Trump's defeat and resulted in five deaths and so much destruction of our beautiful Capitol building. At the end of January our country is still divided and there seems to be so much hatred spewing forth from people in both political parties. Praying the Lord can help us come together in unity and an understanding and forgiveness.

Our weather this month has been interesting. We finally got some rain and everyone is overjoyed. The desert plants and wildlife are all doing happy dances. The storm has brought some cold weather into Arizona with snow in the high country (including our glorious Superstitions) and even a short snow shower down here. It also gave us a little bit of hail to keep us on our toes. But what amazing clouds and blue skies.

These next three pictures were all take within an hour and a half. In the first picture, the storm cloud is bearing down on that small patch of blue sky. The storm clouds took over the sky as they passed; then we had beautiful fluffy white clouds and blue sky.

The Superstitions covered with a sprinkling of snow. So absolutely gorgeous.

Our neighbor, Wendy, takes amazing photographs and this is one she took of our retention pond filled with wonderful rain and the Superstitions.

Skittlez had another bout of colitis and we made another run to the emergency vet. She is doing good again but keeps us up at night. Jim takes the 8 pm to 12 am shift and if we're lucky she sleeps until 4:30 when I get up with her. Often she has peed and wants to let us know that she deserves a treat. Other times it seems like she just wants company out in the living room. She won't sleep in the bedroom with us. She will be 17 in just two months and is really quite healthy for an old dog. And yes she is spoiled and we wouldn't change that for anything.




Meet Callie. Isn't she just the cutest little girl. No, she's not ours. She belongs to Paula but I got to go with Paula when she picked her up and held her on the way home. She is just a pistol - non stop motion machine and then just collapses. We do get to puppy sit which doesn't impress Skitz but sure is fun.

She is 10 weeks old in this picture.

Jim got his first covid shot but we haven't been able to schedule his second one yet. He had a sore arm for a couple of days but that was the only reaction. They do say the reaction to the second dose is stronger. My first shot is scheduled for February 8 over at the Cardinals stadium in Glendale. 

We arrived for Jim's appointment at 7:00 a.m. and were on our way home by 7:45 a.m.  That included the waiting time to see if he was going to have a reaction to the shot. Not bad at all.

Ginny Feet - our friend and neighbor knits slippers for many people. These are my new Ginny feet of many colors. I love them.

 Covid has certainly taken a toll on getting paperwork done with the state of Montana. Remember when we bought our new to us pickup back the first part of September? We, just a couple of days ago, finally got the information to pay the registration and license fee. Only took five months. Sure glad we didn't get stopped and had to try to explain that we really weren't criminals. 

February has arrived and it is the Love Month. So hopefully all of us can find someone who needs to be told they are loved.