Friday, January 29, 2021

A List-Making Weather Weekly Link Round-Up

Another quiet week has passed at Casa Kittling. Sunday was my birthday/wedding anniversary, and since Denis had to work, it was just another night in front of the telly with my latest afghan (the one that's all for me). Something else that's par for the course when it comes to my birthday is a big weather system moving through. When I was little, it seemed that a blizzard would always choose January 24 to blow into town, and that's why I celebrated my birthday six months later in July. I got tired of my parties being snowed out.

There wasn't much point of that here in Phoenix. In fact, celebrating in July could mean any party would be sweated out, but the weather vagaries continued here in the desert. 

The Sonoran Desert has seasonal rains: monsoon season in summer and winter rains-- you guessed it-- usually at the end of January. So I got to watch a big weather system move into the valley with a good amount of rain in my area and lots of snow on the north and east parts of town.

As the temperatures dropped, I got to watch steam pour out of my dryer vent, hummingbirds taking up residence on the feeder that's sheltered from the rain, and videos of coyotes playing in the snow in Scottsdale. I may not be a fan of cold weather, but I certainly appreciated the rain after a non-existent monsoon season last summer. The mountains in the northern and eastern part of the state have been hammered with snow, and that's another marvelous thing. All in all, a fantastic birthday/anniversary present, and as you can see in the photo, it's been perfect list-making weather. On the page you can see, I'm writing down yarn choices for future afghans because I treated myself to purchasing some patterns on Etsy.

Yikes! I just looked at the time. I need to put on my sweater and get out to the corral. Head 'em up! Moooove 'em out!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
►Crafty Gems◄
►The Happy Wanderer◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
  • How seven women artists are celebrating Kamala Harris's historic inauguration.
  • Meet Amanda Gorman, the U.S.'s youngest inaugural poet. And the L.A. Times tells us how a 22-year-old L.A. native became Biden's inauguration poet.
►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. And don't forget to curl up with a good book!


  1. So glad you had an enjoyable, peaceful birthday/anniversary, Cathy. Interesting how the weather/climate affects the way we think about those days, isn't it? We associate them with certain weather... Now, in a peaceful mood myself, I'm heading to that Buddhist monastery.

  2. My wedding anniversary is in January as well. We were married in Minnesota and it was one of the coldest days of that winter. It was well below zero for a high. But it was very sunny! Our anniversary still usually falls in the coldest week of the year. That does make it a good time for a getaway to somewhere warmer, though. But, not this year.

    Glad you had a nice birthday/anniversary. I make lists like you do in my journal. Somehow the process of writing it all down helps me make decisions.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Happy Birthday and Anniversary. I find that to be a wonderful combination...and it sure makes things easier on your husband. LOL I especially appreciate that bit.

    1. That's the major reason why I chose that date, but I did tell Denis that if he ever forgot that date, he'd be in a world of hurt!


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