Monday, November 22, 2021

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


11/22/2021 was a blustery Monday. The red morning sky, on 11/20/2021, brought the rain, about 10 PM, yesterday – as I had predicted. Quoting myself, “I am a mountain man. I know the weather signs.” Today was cloudy, some sun, wind, and damp. I was outside, around the house, at times, while I worked from home. I wore 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 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. My wife got her 2:00 to 3:42 PM $156.00 ($26 tip included) haircut today. Her high dollar haircut was supposed to be tomorrow. She needed that haircut, apparently. 9/28/2021 had been her last high dollar haircut. Interestingly, I don'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 this up as “blustery.”

On 10/29/2021, at 9:14 AM, I had requested, by email, my work leave, for 12/27 – 30/21 (Monday – Thursday). 12/31/21, New Years Eve, is a day off for everyone.

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.

12/27/2021 is a Monday. Today, at 3:46 PM, I was informed, by email, that I will be granted the “honor” of working from home, on 12/27/2021. “Blustery” is my only expression!

If I work from home, on 12/27/2021, it will be very little. Otherwise, I will work none at all. (I have over four months of leave time.) I must take my blustery stand!


I like the Thanksgiving. to Christmas, to New Years season, well enough. I retain 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, 11/30/21.

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

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

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