And even so, no sign that this brutal 2014 winter is going to let up any time soon.
If you are not in Florida, I don't know why not. Everybody else is here! Since I am one of them, I am not allowed to complain about the snow birds, but I am also just glad that I am here long enough so that I don't feel the need to do all the "vacation" things. I don't think it has been as crowded in this area since I have been coming here. They are predicting that next winter will be record breaking numbers of vacationers because of the bad winter this year. I suppose I will make travel plans with that in mind.
Since I am half Ukrainian, I have been watching the news about the crisis there. It is pretty scary stuff. As I understand it, this big stand-off is over Crimea, which has been a part of the Ukraine only since 1954 and which is ethnically Russian. Crimea was a "gift" from Russia to the Ukraine? It makes so little sense to me. As a parent, I would say, "Let the children work it out amongst themselves." Maybe it doesn't work that way for a big brother.
I cannot recall ever having watched the Oscars. Those kinds of shows tend to bore me and I wander off, but I may tune into bits of it tonight. I have actually seen three of the movies that are nominated this year--Captain Phillips, Philomena, and Nebraska. I also saw August, Osage County and Meryl Streep is nominated for her role in that. Or, I may just find out the results on the morning news.
It looks like another full week ahead. I intended to keep myself busy this winter. I am being successful with that.