WE’RE HAVING A HEAT WAVE

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We’re expected to have a temperature of 40 degrees above zero today.  When you consider we were suffering through minus 40 degrees with the wind chill last week, that’s an eighty degree difference.  It’s time to get out the flip flops and shorts and take a walk along the half frozen Mississippi River.  NOT!

I’m sure some of the young folks will don their summer gear, but certainly not anyone my age. The extremes in my state are enough to muddle anyone’s brain – no matter the age.  Although I have to admit this was not exclusive to my neck of the woods this past week.  States that usually consider the lower 50s to be uncomfortable were chilling in a whole different way.  For them the challenges are so much greater than for us.  We’re used to this insanity and have learned how to deal with it.  We stay inside – for days and days and days, until we simply can’t stand it anymore.

Homes in the south usually aren’t built on a foundation and insulation of the walls is less than nothing.  Up here, our homes are built to last for at least two hundred years.  When schools close in the south because of the weather, northern folks get a big laugh out of it.

The weather is something we have no control over.  We like to complain about it a lot.  We try to remedy the situation by piling on extra clothes and warm blankets.  We read more than the average person – because there isn’t much else to do when the shoveling is over.  We are reassured when we have a warmer day in the mix.  It helps us cope for the rest of the winter season, but then we have no other choice.

Soon the summer heat will be upon us and we’ll be sweltering and wondering when the relief will come.  We are a very complaining people, aren’t we?

I can understand why God became angry with the children of Israel as He led them out of bondage in Egypt.  I can hear them groveling over the manna and quail and that incessant light that would never go out.  I mean how many ways can you cook manna?  Instead of complaining, we should be grateful our homes are comfortable, we have food on the table and prospects of spring are right around the corner.  In the meantime, we just grovel and grumble.  Sorry, God, and thanks for your patience!

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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17 Responses to WE’RE HAVING A HEAT WAVE

  1. claire says:

    Boy, you sure are getting extremes. Thankfully here in the UK (thanks to God’s wonderful provision of the gulf stream), things tend not to get too anything (just changable). When it does get cold I think of refugees and homeless folks sleeping rough, and, after a prayer for them, snuggle blissfully in my nice warm duvet.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I think of them as well and pray that God has his hand on them. It’s sad that there are so many in this dilemma.

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      • claire says:

        It seems to be increasing. My church has begun setting up a house to begin to take in a few long term. Another church opens their doors to those sleeping rough on some nights and serves free lunches once a week God bless them.

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        This is great. The churches should be doing more of this. It isn’t a job for just one or two of us. When a whole bunch is involved, more can be done.

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  2. WOW… what a change! Yes, I think I might feel like it were a heat wave after such extremely cold temps. I thought it felt warm when temps hit 20 degrees here. 😀 You are so right. We truly have much to be thankful for! Warm hugs! 😉

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  3. Shivangi says:

    Lovely post dear! Yes, we complain a lot instead of being grateful.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      It seems we are often dissatisfied, when things could be so much worse. Thank for taking time to comment.

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      • Shivangi says:

        That is right! Would love to know more from you regarding Minnesota😀.

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        You’ve been here for a while, haven’t you? What would you like to know.

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      • Shivangi says:

        I would love to ask about past days and how things have been changing in Minneapolis. They say Minneapolis grows on residents. I agree with that. I do not have specific questions but would ask you if I have one😀

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        I don’t think we ever get used to the cold or snow, but we find ways to live through it. When our kids were young we went cross country skiing with them, took them sledding or skiing. You can also do indoor sports like bowling or archery. We spent many hours driving because our kids went to a private school and athletic events were held all over the place. Glad we don’t have the dont do that anymore. Spring can’t come soon enough when our winters are so long, but maybe that’s why we appreciate it so much. Are you getting your seed to it?

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      • Shivangi says:

        Thank you for letting me know. We have shifted to Apple Valley now in a single family home and looking for such athletic events. The problem is I don’t drive. It would be great if my kids learn skiing. We dont know anything about it. They are 6 and 3, and I really hope they learn about this wonderful sport. You are right, we have to learn to live through it. Although I love it when the Sun shines and snow gleams! I will ask more specific stuff. I remember you told me about volunteering in theatres. I am planning to do it sometime soon. May be I will search the community events and get to know more about such events. Thank you for sharing the past with me😀😊

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  4. hatrack4 says:

    I was thinking mid-30s, time for a melting of snow. But we are getting fresh snow by the bucket full this morning. My fear now is that it will warm a little more and turn into a sheet of ice. But Praise the Lord. We don’t have to go anywhere until Thursday. There’s time to clean the driveway, and the weather is a lot warmer than yesterday, It’s just another adventure.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Isn’t every day an adventure, Mark? Luckily we don’t have snow in our forecast until Thursday, the day Paul teaches his art class. His classes have been sparse in the winter. He made ten bucks last week. Guess we should be thankful that one showed up.

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  5. Salvageable says:

    Thanks for an excellent reminder to be thankful. You forgot to mention that southern states have no plan to treat roads for ice and snow–they just put up signs warning people that ice forms first on bridges and overpasses. That’s why they have to close schools when a little snow falls–the roads just aren’t safe. J.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      So true. My daughter and her family discovered this when they moved to S. Carolina. They were so surprised that schools were being closed over an inch or two of snow They soon discovered why.

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  6. Love that photo! It did feel balmy today here also with our 40+ degrees and sunny. I really enjoyed it because I know it will change in a couple days again….I guess that is life in the winter in the midwest.

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