The weather in Calgary is catching up with us. Here it is the first day with 12 hours of daylight, and 12 hours of darkness, and Spring is officially a couple of days away. Even so, it was pretty warm today, over average, and so it was great to be out. We had snow last night, and in some places the roads were glare ice. Bad! A bunch of accidents resulted from it. Tomorrow is supposed to be a nice one, but it will turn cold and snowy again as the weekend approaches. Ah, such is the climate life in Calgary in the spring.
As I have mentioned in previous blogs, I have a bird feeder in the front yard. For much of the year it is populated with birds, mostly sparrows to be sure, but we also get chickadees, Purple finches, some birds that fit into the acronym of SBB, or small brown birds. I am having to change the name of my bird feeder to wildlife feeding station. The deer have learned how to filch the sunflower seeds out of the feeder! At least the larger one has managed. She is bigger than the other 4 that come by, and she can reach the feeder, while the seed she spills is collected off the ground by the wee ones. The resident bunnies will collect what gets missed over night.
As I am a senior, I have been reading and am a member of the Canadian version of the very popular AARP, American Association of Retired Persons. Our version is a much smaller version, but nevertheless is a voice in Ottawa speaking out on behalf of Canadian retired people. The Canadian version is CARP, and I know it sounds fishy, it is the acronym for Canadian Association of Retired Persons. For Canadians it offers discounts, on a number of consumer items used by seniors, an advocate in Ottawa and the provinces through local chapters. I have belonged to both the US and the Canadian version, although today it is just CARP. If you are at least interested, you can check out their web site, and even their email site, and get an idea of what they do. They also offer free access to games like Sudoku and crosswords on the site. AARP does the same, but they have a lot more free games. Google AARP and check out their site, or for CARP, just click on this link. CARP.
Have you been following the Ukrainian situation in the Crimea? I have a little bit, and I have to wonder about a few things, like why in hell are we looking to pick a fight with the Russians, because the Ukrainian people in that section were mainly Russian having been part of the old USSR for years! They had a referendum and looked pretty happy to me to be joining up with Mother Russia. The next thing after all the rhetoric, and posturing, we will be sending troops to side with the Ukrainians on the European side of Ukraine. That’s all we need. another war. Putin is being accused of all kinds of nefarious things, and of having an agenda to take over the rest of the country. I haven’t read where he has made any such statements. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
I was looking around the ‘net today, and clicked on a site that was reporting on the stock of GM. On this site was a link to the 10 favourite stocks of a guy you may have heard of Warren Buffet, the “Oracle of Omaha” There are actually 2 links on this site, one is for his 10 favourite stock picks, and why, plus the letter he sends to the Ceo’s of these stocks. It is interesting reading. If you have any interest in the stock market, take a peek at what Mr. Buffet has to say. Check it out: Buffet
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.
Yes, our grandmothers still had genuine knowledge of staying naturally healthy!!!
My granny lectured me about her practical knowledge:
“For better digestion, I drink beer, for loss of appetite I drink white wine, with low blood pressure red wine, with high blood pressure cognac, and whenever I have a cold, I drink Vodka.”
“And when do you drink water?”
“I have never been that sick!”
Have a Great Day and be nice to everyone.