Finland has been named the happiest country in the world, followed by Norway, Iceland, Denmark, and Switzerland. (Sweden was 9th, in case you were wondering what happened to rest of the frosty North.) What do all those countries have that Americans don’t? Uh, gun laws, sane leaders, and socialism? Just guessing.
(The US was eighteenth, which is a freaking miracle considering the state of the nation.)
How were you happy this week? And were you in Finland while experiencing this?
Today is Chocolate Covered Raisins Day.
I put them in oatmeal cookies:
The electric company has done the neighborhood the favor of giving us a head’s up that since another apocalyptic snowstorm is headed our way, we’ll probably lose power. In their defense, I chose to live in Upper Nowhere surrounded by trees that fall on power lines, and they’re doing the best they can. But boy howdy am I tired of this. OTOH, I have plenty of firewood, food that does not need to be heated to eat, lots of bottled water, and three small but warm-blooded dogs to keep me warm at night. I’m covered. And more to the point, so are you: I have Working Wednesday, Good Book Thursday, Cherry Saturday and Happiness Sunday all scheduled to post automatically. This is just to tell you that if you don’t see me participating, it’s because winter has once again kneecapped my internet. Grrrrr.
I know many people think a snowfall is beautiful and snowmen are happy little creatures. I know I used to. But it’s mid March and we’re getting whacked with another snowstorm this week.
So this is more my speed, except I don’t think spring is ever coming:
Today is National Quilting Day.
It’s also St. Patrick’s Day, in case you have no Irish friends to beat you over the head with it. The kind of people who think up this stuff:
“St. Patrick’s revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green). People began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers.”
I’m German/Swiss. Pinch me, I’ll smack you with a beer stein.
Maybe just make a green quilt?
Krissie and I had a blog called ReFab for a very long time, and now it’s time to shut it down. We did that once before, and people missed Happiness Sundays, which was basically just a chance to share the good stuff that had happened once a week, so Happiness Sundays are now on Argh. If nobody’s interested, they will quietly go away. And here’s the one that was supposed to go on ReFab today:
I have power.
Which means I have heat and light.
I am happy.
Also, if you’re on Daylight Savings Time, the time to spring forward was 2AM this morning. Lose an hour, gain some light.
March is Craft Month, brought to you by craft stores everywhere. I’m sure there’s a coupon if you check.
So what are you making? (Tea? Trouble? Love?)
They’re saying power by Friday now, but we have eight to twelve inches of snow coming in tonight and tomorrow, so . . .
Argh is on auto pilot for the rest of the week or until power is restored, whichever comes first because I’m not going to be getting out of my driveway any time soon.
. . . and I have no power so I have no internet and it’s going to be awhile. Worst case scenario, a week.
That smell in the background is French fry grease; I’m at McDonald’s, using their internet which is slow. Things aren’t too dire except for no heat and light, but I’ve been here before. It’s the no internat that’s KILLING me.
You’re on your own for awhile, Argh People.
The rumor is that it’s going to be out for a week.
And now the electric people say Monday at 5. Thank god my diner has WiFi, except this is the road to the diner:
Have a nice time without me.
MONDAY UPDATE: Still no power. Big storm coming on Wednesday. I am not happy but I am okay. Carry on, Argh People.
February is Hot Breakfast Month. I hate February but I love breakfast, so I’m torn. It’s sort of like Reno. I hated Reno except I could get breakfast any time of the day or night; Reno never closes and the casinos serve breakfast 24/7. I think this idea should go national, not Reno, the 24/7 breakfast. Eggs of any kind, pancakes, waffles . . . wait, that’s iHop. Where was I? Continue reading