Wednesday, November 07, 2018



A very typical dismally wet and cold gray November day.  Temperatures dropping, snow on the way by the weekend.  There’s no point in me even trying to think of something to write……..

GROANER’S CORNER:(( Mr. See and Mr. Soar:: Mr. See and Mr. Soar were old friends. See owned a saw and Soar owned a seesaw. Now See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw before Soar saw See, which made Soar sore. Had Soar seen See's saw before See saw Soar's seesaw, then See's saw would not have sawed Soar's seesaw. But See saw Soar and Soar's seesaw before Soar saw See's saw, so See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw. It was a shame to let See see Soar so sore just because See's saw sawed Soar's seesaw.



  1. Hmm not much to say like you said. Soon you will have snow and interesting winter scenery to enjoy, right?

  2. Words not needed. Pictures say it all. Thank you for continuing sharing them

  3. I just read Barney's post. He says things are OK because he is still upright and breathing regular.
    Yes. I wish I could do something to make things better for you. All I can to is empathize. And hope you get an occasional glimpse of the sun.

  4. I even had a hard time reading your Groaner's Corner. Good one. Since I did get through it, maybe I should go back and read it really fast. . . and maybe not.

  5. Rain, rain go away.....
    Come to California for a stay!

  6. At least the snow will brighten things up and be less dreary. Stay warm.


  7. Maybe you have S.A.D

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
    Symptoms & causes
    Diagnosis & treatment
    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you're like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer.

    Treatment for SAD may include light therapy (phototherapy), medications and psychotherapy.
    Don't brush off that yearly feeling as simply a case of the "winter blues" or a seasonal funk that you have to tough out on your own. Take steps to keep your mood and motivation steady throughout the year.

    In most cases, seasonal affective disorder symptoms appear during late fall or early winter and go away during the sunnier days of spring and summer. Less commonly, people with the opposite pattern have symptoms that begin in spring or summer. In either case, symptoms may start out mild and become more severe as the season progresses.
    Signs and symptoms of SAD may include:
    Feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day
    Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed
    Having low energy
    Having problems with sleeping
    Experiencing changes in your appetite or weight
    Feeling sluggish or agitated
    Having difficulty concentrating
    Feeling hopeless, worthless or guilty
    Having frequent thoughts of death or suicide
    Fall and winter SAD
    Symptoms specific to winter-onset SAD, sometimes called winter depression, may include:
    Appetite changes, especially a craving for foods high in carbohydrates
    Weight gain
    Tiredness or low energy
    Spring and summer SAD
    Symptoms specific to summer-onset seasonal affective disorder, sometimes called summer depression, may include:
    Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
    Poor appetite
    Weight loss
    Agitation or anxiety
    Seasonal changes in bipolar disorder
    In some people with bipolar disorder, spring and summer can bring on symptoms of mania or a less intense form of mania (hypomania), and fall and winter can be a time of depression.
    When to see a doctor
    It's normal to have some days when you feel down. But if you feel down for days at a time and you can't get motivated to do activities you normally enjoy, see your doctor. This is especially important if your sleep patterns and appetite have changed, you turn to alcohol for comfort or relaxation, or you feel hopeless or think about suicide.

    Your biological clock (circadian rhythm). The reduced level of sunlight in fall and winter may cause winter-onset SAD. This decrease in sunlight may disrupt your body's internal clock and lead to feelings of depression.
    Serotonin levels. A drop in serotonin, a brain chemical (neurotransmitter) that affects mood, might play a role in SAD. Reduced sunlight can cause a drop in serotonin that may trigger depression.
    Melatonin levels. The change in season can disrupt the balance of the body's level of melatonin, which plays a role in sleep patterns and mood.
    Risk factors
    Seasonal affective disorder is diagnosed more often in women than in men. And SAD occurs more frequently in younger adults than in older adults.
    Factors that may increase your risk of seasonal affective disorder include:
    Family history. People with SAD may be more likely to have blood relatives with SAD or another form of depression.
    Having major depression or bipolar disorder. Symptoms of depression may worsen seasonally if you have one of these conditions.
    Living far from the equator. SAD appears to be more common among people who live far north or south of the equator. This may be due to decreased sunlight during the winter and longer days during the summer months.
    Take signs and symptoms of seasonal affective disorder seriously. As with other types of depression, SAD can get worse and lead to problems if it's not treated. These can include:
    Social withdrawal

  8. Al, Koodos for you to post at all. November is a tough month weather wise and my least favourite one of the year. Sometimes we all feel like crawling into a box and to hibernate. Good thing it will pass and the sun will shine again! Your groaner's corner keep us entertained and smiling ;-)

  9. Hello Al, hang in there. The good news are all the people who gather here from around the world to read your blog. Imagine all of us out there in our own little part of this earth in all kind of conditions, weather, physical, psychological and we are on-line here. Your blog is the first one I read. I don't mean that to add pressure for you to write. Blogging is a personal choice. I just wanted to let you know I so enjoy your pictures, stories, thoughts and Groaners Corner. It doesn't matter if you drive somewhere or stay inside your home. We are all out here connected with you.