Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Sadly I recieved news today that an Old,Dear,and Good friend passed away yesterday in London.Though in his sixties he had the smile and the enthusiasm of a young boy who just wanted to go out and have some fun with his friends.He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered.On a lighter note another friend has just arrived in New York from overseas and has brought me a tea of special herbs to help me with my flu.I go out of town tomorrow so I have a lot of last minute arrangements.

Monday, February 27, 2006

I got a comment a while ago asking what the plant was I gave advice about in my local restaurant,it was a Dracaena, 1 of the common ones sold around here.Because of the cold weather we are experiencing here at the moment my flu is trying to stay,but my energy is good,I am sleeping well and I hope to push it away before I leave town in a couple of days time.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Well it was cold outside this morning, and yes I still have the flu ( though quite a lot of improvement ),but it is sunday and it was time to go for a run so Utpal and I ( in my new runing shoes ) were out there.We did not run too long and then stopped for coffee and a muffin.The whole experience seemed to help the recovery process,and I am generally feeling much better,which is just as well.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

I'm sleeping well but I think that I am coughing a lot in my sleep,at least it feels like it when I wake up.The weather got warmer than they thought it would but it started quite cold.Normally I would stay inside and protect my cold,but I had to do some shopping and managed to find a really nice pair of adidas running shoes.Once I got back inside my flu started to improve , so we will see how it goes.

Friday, February 24, 2006

OK so the tickle in my throat turned out to be the beginnings of the flu that everybody at work has been getting .I thought I had been able to get away with a mild case of it 2 weeks ago.This one gave me about 7 hours of fever and a cough and my head occasionally feels about 2 sizes bigger but I think I will survive. Hopefully I will go a long way to fixing it over the weekend as I have a big trip coming up next week.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

I seem to have acquired a tickle in my throat and a subsequant cough , however the weather is nice,but they ( whoever they are ) say it will get colder.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Today when I got home from work I was clicking back and forth between 3 stations to watch 2 different hockey games at the Olympics and Chelsea Versus Barcelona in champions league . Cz beat slovakia,Russia beat Canada and Barcleona won the first leg 2-1, What an afternoon!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

My energy levels seem to be back to where they were before I got sick last week,the improvement in the weather probably has a lot to do with it.I seem to be adjusting to the extra work load at my job also , so all in all things seem to be coming to some sort of balance.

Monday, February 20, 2006

I have mentioned in earlier posts that one of my co-workers is recovering from cancer, this as led to me doing extra hours at work.as a result I have less time for other things,but this has become normal in this day and age.I can report however that my Agent now has the new draft of my children's book and it is now time to wait and see what happens.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

It's hard to believe that just 1 week ago it was snowing heavily and there was around 2 feet of snow on the ground.There is barely a trace of snow out there now,but it is cold , 15f ( -8c ) and with the wind feeling much colder.there is bright sunshine.And so at 7am this morning I went out running with my friend utpal,and it was a really nice run,a nice way to end the week.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Well it's saturday and although I felt pretty congested and the temperature was 1 or 2 degrees below freezing it was my chance to run in the 2 mile race.I probably ran one of the slowest I have run in a time of 17mins and 5 seconds but I was happy to do so.In the olympics both the US and canadian mens hockey teams lost,and a favourite among some of my family janica Kostelic from Croatia won a Gold medal.

Friday, February 17, 2006

It's almost a week since the blizzard of '06 and because of the warm weather all week there is almost no sign of snow on the ground.However the snow that is there will stay for at least a few more days as we will have 3 or 4 days of freezing temp's.I must just say that I am reasonably happy with the TV coverage of the winter olyimpics and hope that the second week will be at least as good.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

I studied horticulture in college and it has been a big part of my life for some time , though I do not use it in a proffesional way at the moment .I am however asked from time to time for some advice.This evening I went to a local restaurant to pick up some Italian food and spent 10 minutes telling them how to take care of a recently acquired plant.of course if I make sure they have well kept plants I will always get good food.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Everything seems to be back on track,just a few sniffles as the day went by.What a lovely day it was too with the temperature reaching 54f ( 6c ).So of course there is a lot of snow melting going on.This is my 150th posting since I started this blog so it is somewhat of a milestone,onward and upward.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

This is a photo taken by a friend of mine named Unmesh and it was taken in the area of my home the day after the big storm.Today I have been neezingon and off all day followed by a very runny nose.My strength feels good,so I am hoping to recover quickly from my affliction.

Monday, February 13, 2006

This is a photo of sarajevo,but New York looks something like this today after what they say was a storm that brought 26.9 inches of snow.Today was nice and sunny and the melting of snow has begun. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Well the weather people got it right and it is official,the blizzard of '06 is here.I had to shovel my way out this morning,with about a foot of snow on the ground and more comming down.Forecast is for as much as 2 feet of snow before it ends.it really puts you in the right frame of mind for the winter olympics that is going on at the present time.Warmer weather is on the way.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

I am almost in heaven.The winter olympics have started and it is also the weekend full of football and rugby.The choice of coverage for the olympics is not bad though I can quite easily do without some of the commentators.The England Rugby team have won their second six nations match,and I had the chance to watch 3 EPL games on TV.

Friday, February 10, 2006

There are those that feel taking a nap during the day is not such a good thing , and I must say sometimes you feel worse afterwards than you did before.Sometimes it is just the right thing,the body needs that little bit of rest to set you up for the rest of the day.Today was one of those days,having worked a short day I took a 3 hour nap in the afternoon and afterwards felt so much better.They say there is a big snow storm coming this weekend, maybe I need to rest up in preparation for a lot of snow clearing.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

It must be due to the recent cold weather,but I seem to have a really healthy appetite at the moment.My friend who was recovering from colon cancer,has now been told he has early liver cancer,he has found a good doctor and will go in for surgery in a few days with good chance of success. The photo here is one I took while in England. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The days are starting off below freezing but manage to get above freezing during the day,so we have not had any consistantly cold days so far this winter.Also the days seem to continue on their fast track and my work goes by quickly,I do not know if this is truly a product of age.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Last night something seemed to just change and I started to feel the best I have since I got back from England.All day the energy was there and as I write this post I am still feeling good and we will see how the week goes.

Monday, February 06, 2006

The cold weather as once again returned,as is expected in the winter months.I tried to file my taxes electronically today but it seems that the free schemes that the IRS offers at the last moment are unable to file and suggest that one uses a pay version . I of course found that filing the old fashioned way faster and easier as well as only costing postage,so there.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Utpal and I went out for our run at 7am this morning,I had thought I was developing a chest infection but that seems to have cleared up.Today is super bowl sunday here in the US which involves hours and hours of coverage.I am happy to make brief excursions into the frey.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Usually at this time of the year there would probably be a decent amout of snow on the ground,but one of the side effects of the warm weather we are having is that this is manifesting itself as rain.We had rain yesterday and it is here once again today.This of course will help in the spring when all the trees and such begin to grow,and hopefully will also mean less of a chance for drought conditions later in the year.

Friday, February 03, 2006

This is a photo of a statue of James Joyce the well known novelist.It is outside a cafe in Pula,Croatia.I forgot to mention yesterday that it was the 125th anniversay of his birth.On a more recent note,the temperature went up to 61f today,it is February and already it is like spring. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Didn't feel so good first thing this morning but it quickly got better and my day went well.A friend of mine was buying a car at a place near where I work and while taking the car for a test drive he gave me a lift home.America,what a country.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

My sister gave me a book of poetry called Poem for the day a couple of years ago,and according to it today is the 155th anniversary of the death of Mary Shelley,of Frankenstien fame.I have just watched an incredible game between Man Utd and Blackburn which ended 4-3 to Blackburn I guess in was there monster for the day.