I know what you’re thinking … Tanya, have you lost your mind (again)? Because you’re in LA. By the beach. It doesn’t snow there. And you are right. I mean about the snow in LA thing, not about me being crazy. Ahem. Anyway, it didn’t snow in California but it most definitely snowed in Minnesota during my unexpected trip back home.
That’s why you haven’t seen much of me around here. I had an uncle pass away and went back home for the funeral and to be with my family. While the visit was unplanned and the reason behind it difficult, it was great to spend some time with everyone too … except that it snowed. A lot. I mean a lot. Like 18 inches of snow.
While I was there.
And it was 88 degrees in LA when I left. I was wearing shorts.
Oh, The Weather Outside is Frightful
Except, of course, it should have been nice. Or nice(ish). You know — mid-50’s with the grass starting to come back and the sun shining and all that jazz. But nope.
Minnesota, you don't impress me much! pic.twitter.com/o2LYlcZrsF
— A Mindful Migration (@MindfulMigrate) April 14, 2018
So in the midst of grieving and also celebrating my uncle’s life … we had to dig ourselves out of our homes. And to be fair, we were fortunate that the weather didn’t affect his funeral. He had a great turnout and the military service (21 gun salute, Taps and flag presentation) was very emotional. I’m so grateful to have been there, even if I shook my fist about the weather.
I also like to think my uncle was probably laughing at us as we cursed while shoveling snow and so on. He would have found the humor in that.
I also caught a cold. Seriously. What the F*(((&&OI)))*&^%^))*
Back to Normal(ish) Now
Who the heck knows what normal is these days? I can’t remember what normal feels like! Can you? I know my cold’s not normal. Miserable, then okay and finally good, which is normal. But then my cold decides it ain’t finished with me and I haven’t been able to stop coughing since Friday afternoon. Grrrrr…. or more like cough, cough, cough.
Anyhoo — I’m forging ahead with an annoying chronic cough, mostly caught up with work and back to blogging again (or at least commenting and apologies in advance if I leave an semi-incoherent comment that appears to be written by someone in a Nyquil induced haze. It most likely was).
Until the next drama happens …