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”.