The Week in Review 3/21/18

Spring Weather: I often complain about the lack of weather and seasons here in the desert southwest but this year I realized we sort of are having a Spring. Our temperatures are fluctuating between 60’s and 80’s and we have had clouds and even a little rain. Rain is a big deal here and any amount is welcome. (Well, unless we get bad flash flooding monsoon rains.)  Gentle spring showers are thrilling.

First rose bud of the season!

Spring training:  Every year we go to a game up in Phoenix.  This year we saw the Cubs play the Royals (the Royals won 11-9).  It was a lovely afternoon in the 60’s, Canadiens in front of us reveling in the “warm” weather while I was glad for my warm sweater once the shade creeped over us.

The cold shoulder:  Actually I have a “frozen shoulder”, ironic here in the desert.  Not uncommon for people “of a certain age” with hypothyroidism/diabetes.  The doctor gave me a cortisone shot and I start PT next week after the inflammation goes down.  Pain relief should happen in 2 to 3 days.  I am glad it wasn’t anything more serious.

Why is it:   Why does Netflix says “oops there was a problem”  75% of the first time I go to watch something from my list?  After a few reloads I can usually get to my show but there is never a problem with the previews running.  Strange. And annoying.

New word I learned:  “Chiaroscuro” – the contrast between light and dark, their juxtaposition.  I found the word in “A Trick of the Light”, an Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny.  Man I love these books.  I will be very sad when I get caught up in the series.

 

My interpretation of “chiaroscuro”. 

And how was your week?

12 thoughts on “The Week in Review 3/21/18

    1. I know! I am making myself savor the series taking my time from one book to the next. Usually there is a wait list at the library which helps. it is one of the few series that I read that hasn’t grown stale 3 or 4 books in.

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  1. I like your example of “chiaroscuro.” These things are always shown better by example than definition. Regarding spring, we are still waiting! It has barely made it out of the 30s this week. It will no doubt skip right to the 80s and complaining about the heat! But it may warm up enough for a pleasant walk in the coming week.

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    1. It is a pretty big word for me which I am pretty sure I will never be able to spell correctly w/o help!! it does seem to be difficult to often enjoy the weather we currently have. We always seem to be wishing for something else!

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