Groundhog Day … yeah, right ….

Today, Punxsutawney Phil allegedly saw his shadow, thereby predicting another 6 weeks of winter.  Which led me to question, just how accurate is this  “immortal groundhog?”  Well, according to Stormfax, he is only about 39% accurate, which means he is 61% inaccurate.  Sorry, I’m going with Stormfax on this one.  Click here to read more about Groundhog Day than you probably ever wanted to know …

Mercurial Motion

I had a hunch, so I checked it out and, sure enough, I was right.

Mercury went retrograde on January 11th and won’t stop the retrograde motion until February 1st, reaching a full return on February 14th.  Whew!

I KNEW there was something going on with communications and thinking, but no one here had mentioned it and I kept forgetting to check it out.

The next retrograde period begins on May 7th and will continue until May 31st, achieving a full return on June 14th.

There is another period in September and another one in December.

So hang on, everyone, things are about to settle down and straighten out in a few more days!  If you don’t know what it means to have Mercury go in retrograde motion, here is a good page that explains what it’s all about.

Colorful Coffins

OK, this has got to be one of the most unusual web sites I’ve encountered lately, but I’m totally grooving on the idea.

Colorful Coffins Web Site –

Never mind that I really want to be cremated. I’ve long known that funerals themselves weren’t for the dead, but to help the living say goodbye. I’m jonesing for the model known as “The Journey” because I’ve always loved trains and I would love for people’s last visual of me to be a train steaming it’s way to some unknown destination. We have *got* to get these in the U.S. before I die! The even do custom designs!

Appliance Love

As if the love affair with our new Jenn-Air dishwasher earlier this year wasn’t enough, it’s happened all over again. This time, it’s with my new Rowenta DG-980 iron that I recently purchased from It felt like an impulsive purchase after I returned from my quilt retreat in August, but having ironed a couple dozen shirts already, I can tell you that it makes quick work of a boring and thankless job. It’s almost a joy to iron, now! And boy, does it ever put out the steam. If any of you iron a lot, you ought to consider this iron. For quilters, it would make a perfect gift – or treat yourself!

Top ten trivia facts about you!

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Boyd!

  1. It takes more than 500 peanuts to make Boyd.
  2. The first American zoo was built in 1794, and contained only Boyd!
  3. Boyd can squeeze his entire body through a hole the size of his beak.
  4. Fish travel in schools, but whales travel in Boyd!
  5. In 1982 Time Magazine named Boyd its ‘Man of the Year’!
  6. Boydology is the study of Boyd.
  7. Antarctica is the only continent without Boyd.
  8. Boyd does not have toes.
  9. Over 2000 people have now climbed Boyd, with roughly ten percent dying on the way down!
  10. Boyd is actually a fruit, not a vegetable.
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