Monthly Archives: February 2017

Caturday Thoughts – Signs of Spring

The days have been consistently warm even when the nights have gotten cold. This pattern looks to be continuing for a while. I hope so. This morning when I went out to put some things on the truck to go … Continue reading

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Spring Showers yǔ shuǐ 雨水 Feb 18th

The solar term of yu shui began on February 18th. While here we did not get any rain until today, it was another story in the western United States. In China rains begin. The really heavy rains come with the … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust

On Sunday morning I made a trip to my storage. On the way there was a nice bagel deli. I checked on line to find out what time they opened on Sunday only to find they closed for good at … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Planning a New Year

It’s already half way through February. It’s been so hectic and crazy I barely gave a passing thought to New year’s resolutions. There was a lot I was hoping to accomplish in 2017. The past year seemed to be sub-par … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Thankful for a Thaw

The cold did come back and with it a vicious wind. There is a small dent in the roof of my truck cap which seems to have come from a equally small branch that fell. Such was the force of … Continue reading

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Start of Spring lì chūn 立春 Feb 3rd

On February 3rd we entered the period li chun which marks the start of spring. This is a dubiously premature name, as it’s not the beginning of spring in most of China; only in the extreme south. However, while there … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – Cats Don’t Play Catch Up

I hate being behind in things. It seems like my to do list keeps multiplying madly. I feel like Heracles fighting the Hydra but without Iolaus to help. Interruptions for deliveries and workmen and repairs, an internet slower than molasses … Continue reading

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