Wednesday, December 25, 2013

An Exercise in Gratefulness





I have very fond memories of being in Russia at this time of year.    In fact, when I was there, the weather in both Vladivostok, and in Moscow, was worse !      Please watch this video, and be grateful that wherever you are, the weather is likely not quite this bad.          Best wishes and Merry Christmas !






14 comments:

  1. My goodness...that is bad as hurricane force winds we have here.

    Christmas Blessings to you and yours!

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    1. Merry Christmas, Mamma Bear to you and yours. In Russia, the wind and cold was so bad that tears would freeze half way down our cheeks !

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  2. As is often the case, the wind can be worse than the temperature. May you have a windless and joyous Christmas Day!

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    1. Merry Christmas, Gorges ! May you have the same ! Thus far, it is cold but still here. No wind, and thankfully no rain or snow.

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  3. BRRRR. We're staying inside where it's cozy and dry today. Even Barkley has shown little interest in playing in the little bit of new snow there was.

    Have a safe and happy Holiday my friend.

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    1. You too, Brigid. I just finished feeding, watering and tucking in the horses, and the dogs. They are content to get inside their homes and sleep a little early. I know Barkley had a wonderful Christmas. Best Christmas wishes to you and yours.

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  4. grrr, once again, I cannot see even a place where a video would be. That gripes me!
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Linda,
      You may be using a program which does not allow all the functions of Blogger to work properly. You may be able to see this video by entering this into your browser :
      http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1ff_1387595289
      If this works, anytime you can't see a video on Rational Preparedness, let me know, and I will provide the link.

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  5. Merry Christmas To You and Yours.

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    1. Sandy, May this be a memorable, safe and happy Christmas for you, and your family.
      Best wishes,

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  6. I was a dumb kid out of northern Idaho when I joined the Navy, thinking I would be going off to see the world. Pfft..... Never got on a ship and never got out of the states.

    Pretty decent day here, not raining or snowing and 46 degrees.

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    1. You know, there are many times when travel is simply overrated. I don't think I will ever again venture outside the US or Canada. Glad the weather is good where you are.

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    2. I would like to visit New Zealand and Australia but it's not going to happen. Since my youth I'd done 49 states and a lot of Canada, that will have to do. Time to go to a white elephant gift exchange, I enjoy them.

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    3. I think a white elephant exchange sounds like a lot of fun. Having visited just about all of the states and a lot of Canada, you are better traveled than a lot of people. I have seen Iceland from the air going back and forth from England. I would like to go to Iceland, however I don't speak the language, and I don't do tours.

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