A Winter Bite, the Number 8, and Christmas Cometh

I felt the first deep bite of winter today

And I know the cold is here to stay.

ABC Australia reported this and I am not sure exactly how they came to this conclusion – I mean the decline predicted in the next hundred years – but follow the link and let me know what you think.

It’s less than six weeks when Christmas cometh, and for some reason I am already in the Spirit **Spirit not spirits (not yet)

Quite unusual for me. Bought two small gifts and couldn’t understand why I couldn’t find a decorative sweater to wear, then realized it’s not even December yet. I don’t have a lot of gifts to buy, and none are expensive, but I look forward to it this year.

Good grief. All this is quite unlike me. But I think I shall embrace whatever this is, and on the happy note bid you adieu from North of 43!

Chris G Tuesday November 15th ‘22


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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

9 thoughts on “A Winter Bite, the Number 8, and Christmas Cometh”

  1. Nothing like Christmas in the northern hemisphere. Here we celebrate Christmas with barbecues, beaches and family holidays. But the stores or show Christmas snow on the windows and Christmas trees and Santa Claus abound in malls and on the streets. Even after 55 years, I still can’t get used to Christmas in the sunshine.

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  2. Today was the first day that was more than just chilly. But I haven’t had to turn the furnace on. I haven’t given Christmas much thought. I have a few friends I give gifts. I don’t know what those gifts will be. Guess I need to get thinking.

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