Saturday, December 05, 2009

Six Words

Today's Saying

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I walk fifteen minutes a day!

Pigeon Falls had six inches of snow fall last night. It looks like this time it will stay for awhile. But the plow is out and the street has been cleared. It has started on the country roads as well and they should be done by noon. Snow doesn’t really bother people in Pigeon Falls. Surprisingly even the dragons fly over despite the cold.
Eugene has been back for most of the week but some people are still discovering that he is back. He has had to tell his story at least fifty times. He almost seems to enjoy the telling but there is always a kind of sadness in his voice.
Petrovich will be back tomorrow on the late train. Grandma and Grampa wanted to keep the girls till Christmas but Petrovich said no. They wanted them at home.
Now that there is some snow tourists with snow mobiles will begin showing up. One can count on Dr. Fortress to run a special train just for snowmobilers and their vehicles. He does every year.
The poltergeist keeps the area in front of Nancy’s Coffee Shop free of both snow and ice. Nobody knows what it does with the snow but there are no piles.


Anonymous quilly said...

I may need that poltergeist to come live with me when I move.

I am very proud of you for walking. I know it is helping, Dr. John -- keep it up!

1:41 AM  
Blogger Dulce said...

Lovely saying and thought provoking as usual...
I am glad you walk that far, yesterday and the day before I did not walk more than three minutes... except around the house upstairs downstairs and cleaning and tidying up.... Does it count?

4:31 AM  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Fifteen-minute walk,
pumping blood to sluggish brain—
now I feel refreshed!

My Six Words

4:42 AM  
Blogger ellie said...

wow! 15 minutes a day? Well, you've got me beat, Dr. John as I don't do a bit of exercising. Good for you!

4:44 AM  
Blogger Bridgette said...

I need to walk everyday. Glad to see you are more motivated than I am!

4:53 AM  
Blogger Nessa said...

Should I send my husband to Pigeon Falls with his snow blower? He hasn't been able to use it in 4 years.

Santa Cartoon Riddle

5:57 AM  
Blogger Sandi McBride said...

So glad that the walking continues...hope you do some of it out in the world and not ALWAYS on the blamed walking machine! Today promises to be beautifully wet here, so won't be doing a lot of walking myself glad that you are feeling better...don't know how we'd get along without you as the Custodial Mayor of Pigeon Falls!

6:43 AM  
Blogger Jeanie said...

Fifteen minutes is better than none.

6:51 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

YOU are becoming a Forrest Gump!!! Run Forrest Run! Walk Pastor Walk!!! I know you are feeling better! I LOVE it!

WE are having a bit of a mintery wix right now. It's 42 degrees but feels like 36 and yet we have a slushy icy rainy nowhere near snowfall type of dampness falling from the sky! There must be some sort of battle going on up in the atmosphere!

I would like a poltergeist to keep my front walk clear.

7:23 AM  
Blogger monica said...

Good job...I bet that makes you feel better!

7:41 AM  
Blogger Cherie said...

Congrats on the 15 minutes! That's fantastic! :)

9:08 AM  
Blogger aims said...

At least 6 inches isn't the constant snow weather warning we are under. They are advising against travelling by vehicle. Roads are closed and will remain so because of the number of accidents.

The temperature is abnormally low for this time of the year and will remain so for the rest of the week.

Pigeon Falls is having it easier than us - but something is bound to happen there. I feel it in my bones. Or is that arthritis?

15 minutes! Woohooooo! You're travell'n my man.

9:16 AM  
Blogger aims said...

ps - hope you have a good audio book to listen to while you walk. It makes it very interesting and enjoyable. Makes the time just fly by!

9:17 AM  
Blogger rhymeswithplague said...


9:29 AM  
Blogger Jazzbumpa said...

Walk with poltergeist: exercise and mystery!

JzB the mysterious trombonist

10:17 AM  
Blogger Jeni said...

That saying of the day -really holds a whole lot of truth there for me! Yep, my grandkids -Maya and Kurtis -are both two of the cutest, sweetest little ones ever put on the planet but oh, how happy and relieved I am when they each do finally "crash" at the end of their day and give me some peace and quiet! LOL
Love 'em dearly during the day but even more I think when they are asleep!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Mama Zen said...

You're doing great, Dr. John!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

Where I have been: Very sick with the stomach flu.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Shelle said...

I'm envious...I need to too.

6 word response :):)

12:53 PM  
Blogger Lindy said...

I need to be doing that.....

Love your quote today!
Have a blessed weekend!

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Alice Audrey said...

Excellent work on the 15 minutes per day! Ready for 20 yet?

3:38 PM  
Blogger Lou said...

I'm surprised Emerson said that..

and get yourself an Ipod if you don't already have one. There are literally hundreds of thousands of podcasts--religion, movies, advice, politics, books..and famous quotes;)

5:15 PM  
Blogger sema said...

Love your quote! It makes a great affirmation for motivation!

8:59 PM  
Blogger Gattina said...

You are brave ! Mr. G. doesn't even walk 10 min ! he probably is afraid to use his legs, he is soooo lazy, lol !

11:40 PM  
Blogger secret agent woman said...

15 minutes! Yay!

(Ad yeah, getting young kids to sleep is golden.)

4:24 PM  
Blogger Call Me Cate said...

I'm very late visiting this week but your story of the snow reminds me so much of home. I miss those beautiful snowfalls that blanket everything in fluffy white.

Thanks for playing 6WS!

5:52 AM  

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