Monday, November 22, 2021

“BLUSTERY” (published 11/22/2021, Monday)


Today has been a blustery Monday. The red morning sky, of two days ago, brought the rain, about 10 PM, yesterday – as I had predicted. Quoting from yesterday's article, “I am a mountain man. I know the weather signs.” Today has been cloudy and damp, with some sun and wind. I was outside, around the house, at times, during breaks, while working at home. Wearing a long-sleeve shirt and T-shirt, I was fine.

Blustery defines my mood, not just the weather. I will explain.

Blustery Day

Apparently, Mrs. Appalachian Irishman's youngest sister arrived at the in-laws' house, late yesterday. I found out today. I'm glad that she made it here, from “Nashvegas.”

Mrs. Appalachian Irishman and “favorite” sister-in-law drove to and from work, in “Seviervillevegas,” today. My wife had the driving privilege, as they commute together. They worked a half day. Afterward, my wife got a haircut, from 2:00 to 3:42 PM, for $156.00 ($26 tip included). Her high dollar haircut was supposed to be tomorrow. She needed that haircut, apparently. Her last one was on 9/28/2021. Interestingly, I didn't notice much difference. I smell the difference a little. (I'm just kidding, dear! You women folks do strange and costly things at times! I put up with it. It's better to have you around than not! I love you. Yes, I dropped the “L” word!) I rack all this up as being blustery.

Mom (Betty Lou Wood Ferrell, 11/24/1932 - 12/27/2000) went to see Jesus (in her words, before she passed), on Wednesday, 12/27/2021, at 5:15 PM.

On 10/29/2021, at 9:14 AM, I had requested, by email, my work leave, for 12/27-30/2021 (a Monday – Thursday). New Years Eve is a day off for everyone.

December 27, this year, falls on a Monday. Today, at 3:46 PM, I was informed, by email, that I will be granted the “honor” of working at home, on 12/27/2021. I was not granted the day off. Apparently, the office is that understaffed. “Blustery” is my only expression. I was granted time off, for 12/28-30/2021.

Whatever work that I do, on 12/27/2021, will be very little. I have over four months of leave time. I must take my blustery stand!


I like, well enough, the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's season. I have good and bad memories. Mom was born on 11/24/1932. She will be on my mind, on Wednesday. Granny Ferrell (Molly Gertrude Archer Ferrell, 11/30/1882 - 6/11/1971) will be on my mind, working from home, on Tuesday, 11/30/2021.

December 2021 is still an undiscovered future. Monday, 12/27/2021, will be my stand, as my Mom would want me to do.

Okay, enough blustery talk! It's dark. Molly, our ol' puppy, is wanting to come inside. Supper is almost ready. Let's eat!

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