Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Back to Work.....Turn the Air-conditioning Down....Please!

The longer I live the more
I think of humour as in truth the saving sense.
                     Jacob August Riis


So, I returned back to work to MY office, the one that seems to have the darn air-conditioning cranked up to high and that’s when it broke. Go Figure.


My first day back in my office, the one I love, turned out to be a joyous reunion of old friends that I have not seen for a couple of weeks. I wore a new hat for the occasion which turned out to be a good idea; I certainly grabbed their attention, it started the conversation off right and despite its funky look it turned out to be surprisingly warm. Darn broken air-conditioner. I could not help myself but to keep looking in the mirror admiring the hat while driving down the lane to see the girls and trying to soak up the the warmth of the heat pumping fan in my, I don’t want to leave, tractor cab.


I now have an assortment of hats gathering dust near the door and I vow to wear a different one every day till someone fixes that darn air-conditioner. The first to notice was Annie but she, still holding a grudge since that whole weaning off thing avoided getting close. I wonder how long this girl will hold on to that. I’m sorry.


Red was the one who came up to tell me just how much she loved my hat I know she missed me, I told her I had much to share with her of things that happened on my vacation and since I seem to be filling my days huddled in the house with my fingers knitting masterpieces, OK that is my word; (she is a cow she probably believes it) she will be seeing different colours daily, I know she was excited. Honestly how can you tell if a cow is really excited?


All the girls turned their heads quickly trying to catch a glance thinking I did not notice but oh I did notice. They buried their heads in the fresh hay I had delivered when I tried to catch their stares on camera. I am pretty sure they are jealous that they cannot knit and honestly I think they are a little annoyed that I had not ventured back earlier to see them snuggled nice and warm in the bush. My Hero visiting daily was something I truly thought was enough. I was happy to see it looks like My Hero did a good job while I was on vacation.

I only have one complaint or should I say question…..Would it have been too much for him to make sure he fixed that darn air-conditioner before he went back to his nice warm office the one he is sitting in right now while I in turn am getting dressed in many many layers and picking a hat.


Later.


Keep safe and warm everyone I will be taking a bit of time from blogging. See you soon. Keep the laughter. Hug B

57 comments:

  1. I bet the girls were indeed happy to see you and will enjoy seeing the variety of hats you have made.

    It sure is cold today. I hope you are staying warm by the fire.

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  2. We are slightly warmer today, but still very cold. Could be near 50 on Saturday. Is that crazy or what? I'm loving all your hats! Are you taking orders?

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  3. LOL if only Mother Nature's air conditioner had an on/off switch :)

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  4. Let's hope she gets it fixed for spring. Any chance you will be knitting cow hats with holes for their ears? I have a vision of a group of cows looking fashion savvy in multicolured hats.

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  5. It is nice to try to keep a sense of humor!! I am losing mine in all of this cold!!
    You'r post made me smile:) Thanks for that!

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  6. Love your "back to work" comedy! And your hat, too! We may need real airco by this weekend. Only global warming could be causing this weather change! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  7. I'm glad you had your cab tractor to keep you warm! The air conditioning is still on here, but the fan's been turned off, so it feels like spring. Well, not quite. :) Hope your time away is just what you need! Hugs!

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  8. Cow critics?
    Your eyes are the same colour as mine! Did they used to be all brown? Mine were, then as I got older, they faded to green with brown centers.

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  9. What a treat for the cows to see you in a beautiful new hat each day!!
    Have a wonderful day Buttons!

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  10. Oh I bet the girls were gathered around the water bucket gossiping to beat the band about your sassy new hats! LOL!

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  11. Cows may take up knitting in these times! There was a children's book several years ago about cows that type!:-)

    Yes, that air-conditioner certainly seems to be set on the coldest setting! It definitely needs repair!

    Take care, Buttons!

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  12. i'm guessing red would like a warm, knit hat herself these days. beautiful imagery as always, dear! stay warm!

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  13. frozen tundra...

    love seeing your girls again.

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  14. Love seeing your girls, they are so tough, aren't they? And your hats! Great stuff! Enjoy your time off and stay warm! Too many exclamation marks, I know, I know. Sending hugs, Inger

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  15. have a great break, I love those toques as they remind me of all the women I've had or have in my life who have/ had outstanding and dazzling personalities :-), I'm sure the 'girls' tell you this all of the time.

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  16. Wonderful photos of your co-workers, Buttons. Or should I say, cow-orkers? lol I'll be here looking forward to more of your stories when you return. xoxo

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  17. It looks like my comment got lost in the snow....I'll try again.

    Anyways, it was all about how we will remember the cool breeze of the A/C in the next hot spell.

    Have a good break.

    Jen

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  18. I enjoy reading your posts; they offer a unique perspective that could be marketed as 'Lady Farmer's Perspective - Daily Anecdotes'.

    I have no idea about cows and excitement. They know how to take cover from the wind as seen in your pics.

    If you don't already wear them, you should consider adding slip-on Ice and Snow Grips. They fit over your outdoor boots with protruding spikes. Helps prevent falling down. I sue Due North product. You can get them at Staples.

    http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0792373_sc7?$splssku$

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  19. Buttons, the cows are jealous of your hats! You need to knit them some hats! Can't you see it in their eyes? They want hats!

    MW

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  20. B,

    Your Hero took care of things really well while you were on vacation. The only thing, he didn't control that air conditioning like he should have. If he had turned it off, there would be no snow or ice, lol

    I love your hat collection, the ones you've made and showed us. Wish I was so talented with my yarn and fingers.

    Beautiful pictures of your cows and the winter. I love the picture of your farm with the clouds rolling in the background.

    Stay warm and enjoy your break. I look forward to seeing you back soon.

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  21. Love your hat! I have taken to wearing one indoors a couple times this year.

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  22. I'm sure they appreciated your lovely hat!
    Lynne

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  23. Love LOVE that last picture! And the cows, well, what can I say - LOVE THEM! :) Cows are so funny with 'new clothing'. I have this one pink down coat I wear, and the cows HATE it! Will not even come near me! LOL! I don't know if its the color or what. Too funny!
    Have a beautiful day!

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  24. hehe....i LOVE your office and all the "animals" that work there!!

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  25. Too funny! We're having the same problem over here as well ;) Love the cows. Such pretty girls :) Enjoy your break!

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  26. I love hats in the winter! And you are lucky you had it with you!...:)JP

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  27. That hat is terrific and that last picture is a gem! I do hope you all can get some relief from the extreme cold. Wow! Stay warm!!!

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  28. I was laughing out loud about that darn air conditioner. Too Funny. Love the photos of your cows. I do hope you have a wonderful break. And stay warm my friend.

    Hugs~

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  29. Your last photo shows the cold very well! I'm glad you took up knitting and are keeping warm with the results, they are functional and beautiful, and bring some color to the season.

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  30. You sound happy to be back feeding your cows.
    Sorry to hear of the A/C, hope it's soon fixed, and I bet you knitted the head gear - did you?
    Hugs, keep warm my friend, M xox

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  31. You know the cows like the hats!

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  32. I'm tired of this cold snap. But I do love your 'friends'. :)

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  33. By viewing your photos, the girls appeared happy to see you. I see you wore my favorite hat.

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  34. Annie is still having a grudge? Its been forever!

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  35. Some people may laugh when you talk about your cows as friends but they are really a very curious bunch. They do respond to attention. I know I bug you about steel tractor seats but i can understand comfort.

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  36. OH, my goodness. That top toque. It looks like the orange sunset in a winter sky. So very well done. And no wonder the girls caught a glimpse — they understood how perfect it was.

    Now, when you Hero gets home, you will get him to turn down the air condition ing. Right?

    Blessings and Bear hugs!

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  37. Your hats are beautiful! And they look warm. I bet the girls talked about them all morning. And maybe if you knitted Annie a cap, she would get over her grudge. :-)

    Enjoy your break, B. Hugs to you.

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  38. Too bad no one fixed the air conditioner before you had to go back to work. It's nice though that your co-workers were so glad to see you. They will be critiquing your hats every day.
    Enjoy your time away from blogging and keep warm!

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  39. Oh, that last photo is amazing, Buttons! Love how you think for the cows - my Mr. can do that with the pets and he is hilarious. The 'girls' certainly look content with their noses buried in the hay - I love the smell of hay and the sound of livestock eating (I had ponies when the kids were young)- it can put me to sleep. Your hat is adorable, but hope you don't have to wear them much longer. :) xo Karen

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  40. Ahh I am sure the girls were so happy to see you again. I love of you and hat and eye. Great... Also the last one with the row of low clouds how cool that must have looked like. Well I am off on Saturday for the sunny desert. We now have 2 feet of snow and the weather as been just glorious here for a whole month. But big dump coming and I know we should have left today as I know Saturday to get out we may be digging. We do this every year seem to leave after the biggest storm of the season. Guess it makes leaving here easier. I have loved the bit of hibernation I got to enjoy. So have a wonderful winter and keep the creativity flowing. I will be off the internet for a few months. Take Care

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  41. The girls look so cold like they could use something warm to wear, too. You know, your eyes look the exact same as mine. Green with a little brown and rimmed with blue. Enjoy your blog break. Take care and stay warm!

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  42. I love your posts. They bring me to a place of home and comfort. I am so sorry I have been away so long, I hope I can stay!!

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  43. Awww I'll miss your stories. Don't turn to ice without the air con. You need to wear more hats at once.

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  44. trying yet again...layers keep me from death, love layers! even my dogs get layers -grin-. hope it's warmed up for you; one degree above freezing here and raining.

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  45. Lives on a farm,talks to animals, wears fun hats , has hazel eyes ~ Buttons we are practically twins !
    Be warm on your time away.
    Hugs,
    Willow

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  46. well, i kept looking for the black bear picture... ;p

    your photos btw are always amazing!

    xoxox

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  47. Cows are such good listeners, don't you think ?

    I love the idea of wearing a different hat every day, especially the masterpieces you're knitting !

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  48. Great shots!! I wish that we had some winter here in the Netherlands... :-)

    Enjoy your weekend! ;-)
    Gert Jan Hermus
    dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

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  49. This past week was frigged even WAY DOWN HERE! We had some 18* mornings this past week and I dreaded going out into it in the early AM's to go to work. But I really shouldn't complain to someone in the GREAT WHITE NORTH HEH?

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  50. Stay warm, safe and enjoy the beauty.

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  51. Well, the Big Guy heard you, and turned down the A/C, and I am wondering how much ice there is going to be on the street while I walk to the bus stop...
    I see the world has continued while I have been hiding...
    I am going to try and stay out here this time!!

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  52. Love your hat and your perspective -- always! Take all the time you need my friend. Will miss you. xo

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  53. I bet the girls were happy to see you and your cool hats!

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  54. hee hee...mountain man suggested i sleep with a hat on when i complained of our bedroom being cold in idaho...we moved rooms :)

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