Ludlow: Ready or not, here come the holidays
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just a few days away. People are scurrying around buying all those last-minute gifts, preparing menus for that big Christmas dinner, etc. My holiday will likely be a quiet one.
This time of the year is also a time to reflect on everything that happened in 2017. It was not a particularly good year for me, as I lost two very good friends. That was really difficult. But who knows what 2018 has in store for us? I hope it’s better.
• The Green Bay Packers pretty much blew their chance to make the playoffs with the loss last weekend.
So, it doesn’t much matter what the team does the last two games. Since the games are against division rivals, the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions, I hope it’s two wins. The Vikings game is Saturday night at a likely snowy and cold Lambeau Field. I’m glad we no longer go. I’d rather watch it from my warm, cozy living room.
The following week, the game is at Ford Field in Detroit. And it’s an indoor stadium, so they won’t have to put up with the winter weather. That game is on New Year’s Eve.
• As of this writing on Wednesday, it sounds like we will be getting a dose of winter weather beginning Thursday. It is mid to late December and we have to expect snow and cold sooner or later. But, I don’t have to like it.
I’ve heard everywhere from five to eight inches of the white stuff. So get the shovels and the snowblowers ready. It’s coming.
• I found some cute snowman jokes on the internet recently.
The first one is, what do you call a snowman on roller blades? A snowmobile.
What do snowmen eat for breakfast? Snow flakes.
What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman? Frostbite.
And, last but not least, how do you explain ice to a child? Skid stuff.
And with that, I’ll wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Barb Ludlow is a former Kewaunee County reporter. Email her at [email protected]
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