Indian Summer ~~ Warm Weather Love


 

 

My Favorite Season is Summer. I can wear my skirts and dresses. I prefer light clothing and I can still show some skin within reason naturally. My hair grows faster in the summer and my skin is soft, smooth and supple. I’m enjoying this Indian Summer. Temps in the 60s & 70s. I feel great and I can still get outside and enjoy the weather on my days off. Last Saturday I was able to take a long walk through a local historic cemetery. (See the photos on my Photography Blog Roaming Urban Gypsy)

Spring, Summer and Autumn still provide the chance to enjoy nature especially flowers, trees, and greenery. New York City’s Parks and Botanic Gardens are an Oasis of green in the concrete jungle.

Summer and Autumn weather in New York is glorious. I love seeing people getting outside and enjoying everything New York has to offer.  This weather offers great opportunities to have fun and get in some exercise.

Winter is my nemesis. I’m allergic to wool. All my skin allergies act up in the winter. My skin actually peels off. Yes I can pull pieces of skin off my arms and legs. The itching is severe. The pain is awful. It feels like thousands of small needles are constantly sticking me 24/7.  Cold weather Torture.

Before I can leave the house I must slather on all type of oils, Shea Butter and lotions. Unless I apply Coconut Oil, Jojoba and Shea butter to my hair it will break off. Usually I cut my hair in the winter because otherwise it will in some cases either fall out or break off. Then their is my arthritis. Cold weather has caused my joints to lock up to the point where I can barely get out of bed and in worse case scenarios I miss work. And locked joints are extremely painful. Not a good experience.

Snow. Ice. Blizzards. Snowstorms. Neighbors, business & churches who refuse to shovel the snow or put down de-icer. Over the years several of my co-workers have fallen on the ice, been in horrible car accidents which force them to be out of work for months, broken bones to the point that one woman can no longer lift her arms above her head. So many have sustained injuries from falling on ice and snow that will never properly heal.

Below are photos from previous winters. Sometimes the snowstorms get so bad that the Mayor and Governor shut down all transportation.

 

 

Because of the nature of my job I along with everyone in Security and Custodial are expected to come to work no matter what type weather or natural disaster. Earlier this year I got docked one day because I could not get out of my house. My landlord did not shovel and my room-mate and I were trapped inside the house. You know I had to work overtime to make up that missing money.

So I don’t see why people get excited about winter or cold weather in general. Why would you want to fall on a patch of black ice and break your arms? Strange.

If I could drive I would retire to a warmer climate.  However once I do retire the good thing is that I will no longer have to navigate through snowstorms, ice storms and freezing temps.  Once I am able to retire I will just stay inside my house and hibernate.

No cold weather!

 

Let Indian Summer and Warm Weather continue!!

 

 

 

 

SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2016 WEEK 4


 

Share Your World – 2016 Week 4

SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2016 WEEK 4

What one thing are you really glad you did yesterday?

Rested up after fighting my way to and from work in the blizzard Snowstorm Jonas!

Are you generally focused on today or tomorrow?

Today.

Would you want to have as a guardian angel/mentor? What would they tell you right now?

Guardian Angel. Have Faith. Believe God. The Battle is Already Won!

Would you rather live in a cave house or a dome house made out of glass? (photos of the houses found on google search)

Cave house. Glass Dome House is too much exposure. I’m a person who enjoys her privacy anyway I would not feel comfortable parading around in the nude in a glass house!!  Also the Cave house seems warmer and more cozy!

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Grateful that the Lord God helped me make it safely to work on Saturday and brought me back home safely while braving the brutal elements of Snowstorm Jonas.  Looking forward to seeing all this nasty gross snowy icy mess melt because the streets are still blocked and pedestrians are competing with the cars and buses for rights to walk the streets!!  Also just saw an older man fall and EMS take him away in an ambulance. Sanitation has pushed up all the snow against the sidewalks so there are no pathways to cross the street or catch the bus! Can’t stand frozen dangerous weather! Ugh!!

 

 

Blizzard Blessings!


We might not be in control of Snowstorm Jonas but Janet Jackson​ is in Control of the Groove!!

Janet Jackson – Control

My landlord is digging us out now. My room-mate and I were literally trapped inside the house by snow! I tried opening the front door and there was a snowdrift nearly as tall as me! Anyway we should be Free soon. Thank God today is my day off! Yesterday I had to fling myself over a four foot snowdrift just to get onto my block and inside my house. Glad I’m in good physical shape. Guess now I qualify for the winter Olympics Snow Vaulting competition!! LOL!!

The snow is knee deep and in some areas waist deep. Yesterday I really got in my cardio and resistance training walking from East 84th Street to 86th Street CPW to reach the subway station! All the shoveling will prevent those dreaded bat wings that plague ladies of a certain age. Yes folks this nearly 57 year old middle-age Woman is now ready for an Iron Woman competition!

 

Now Gimme a Beat and Let’s Get into That Nasty Groove With SiStar Janet Jackson!

Nasty

 

Now for some BadAss Nasty Free Winter Verse for that Nasty Winter Snow Storm!

Winter Storm Tempest Rages creating Cathedrals of Ice and Snow. Worshipers rush through the Snowy sanctuary. Walls of white engage silent priests.

Stalactites and Stalagmites frozen ring in the frozen choir. Chill winds blow blizzard communion wafer pellets into exposed skin. Muffled voices murmuring against snowy silence. Snowstorm suspends civilization of modern man in its wake.

Father Winter and I are now one. Snow battered bodies blister in ecstasy. Gale force winds whip me Heavenly upwards to behold Glory.

BadAss Blizzard in Brownsville, Brooklyn


 

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things That are Cold

These photos were taken outside my home in Brownsville, Brooklyn. As you can see both my front and back yards are completely blocked by snow drifts. I had to dig a pathway to my front gate so I could get photos of the street.  And yes I actually had to climb over 4 foot snow drifts just to get to my front door after getting off the subway.  What an adventure!!  Snowstorm Jonas is the evil Jonas brother!! LOL!!

 

 

Optimistic ~~ The Daily Post


 

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Optimistic

How do you fuel the fires of optimism?

First with great inspiring Gospel Music!!

Sounds of blackness Optimistic

Making jokes about Snowstorm Jonas which is bearing down on New York City!!  May as well laugh now because tomorrow I won’t be laughing while I’m struggling to get to work!!  Ugh!!

 

Purchased a snow shovel. Ready as I’m gonna get! Mother Nature bring on the Blizzard!!

Wonder if Uber and Lyft will be giving out Free rides?!! LOL!!

Snowstorm Jonas is on its way to New York City. Is Blizzard Jonas a long lost Jonas brother from that boy band?!! LOL!!

 

Creating scenes in the Zen Garden in our kitchen. My room-mate and I are having a great time with this! Tuesday he will bring me sea shells and we will see what the Muses stir in our spirits.

 

Zen Garden ~~ Emergence Created by DeBorah Ann Palmer

 

Emergence

 

Sounds of Blackness – I Believe