Just Stop It!

 Posted by at 12:58 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 042018

Whoever all of you people are who have your air conditioners set on high and pointed at Florida, would you just stop it? Seriously, I can take a joke as well as the next guy, but when it’s snowing in Tallahassee you’re taking things just a wee bit too far, don’t you think? The wind has been blowing at 25 miles an hour on the Central Coast, it’s been raining for two or three days now, and last night it got down to 30°. Enough is enough.

Yes, I know that all of you folks in Michigan, and Indiana, and Minnesota, and other places have it a lot worse than I do, but here’s the thing you need to understand. I really don’t care. You chose to be there. I chose to be in Florida. You’ve heard of Florida, right? The land of palm trees, sandy beaches, and women in tiny, tiny bathing suits? Lately it’s been the land of shivering, a lot of the beaches have washed away due to the high wind and waves, and the women are wearing parkas.

I want my Florida back! And I’m a reasonable man. I’m willing to compromise. If need be, you can keep the palm trees and half the beach sand, but I want those girls back in their thongs where they belong!

Do you know what’s really good in cold weather like this? Miss Terry’s homemade chicken pot pie. Made from scratch and stuffed with big pieces of chicken and all kinds of other goodies, it is beyond delicious. And the crust just melts in your mouth. Yeah man, that’s what’s for dinner!

With this cold weather battering the whole country, we have been staying pretty close to home as much as possible. But we did have to drive into Daytona Beach yesterday for an appointment with my doctor at the VA Medical Clinic. For a long time now I’ve had a weird blood sugar thing going on where sometimes it’s really high and sometimes it’s really low, with occasional episodes where I get dizzy and shaky.

A week ago, in preparation for this appointment, a nurse from the VA called and asked me to check my blood sugar every day, along with my blood pressure. While my blood sugar has been running around 135 on average, except during one of my shaky periods, when Terry tested it and it was at 77, my blood pressure has been, on average, about 93/60, and sometimes dropping as low as 80/52. So yesterday the doctor adjusted my meds and I will check back with her in a couple of months to see how things are going.

Meanwhile, the new treadmill is getting a workout, and I’m really enjoying it. Terry is finding that she is going to have to work her way up on the Bowflex because it gives you a heck of a workout in a very short time. She said anything that leaves you feeling that way after just a few minutes on it must be doing some good.

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It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Fly Paper Soup, the first book in my friend Cleve Sylcox’s David Winters mystery series. The story starts with an attorney leaving warm and sunny Florida (yeah, I get the irony in that given the opening paragraphs of today’s blog) to go to cold and snowy Missouri to help an old friend whose aunt has been accused of murder. But then he finds out that the woman in question seems to have a history of killing husbands and getting rich from their insurance policies. Buckle your safety belt…you are in for a wild ride! To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Thought For The Day – I went to a very emotional wedding the other day. Even the cake was in tiers.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  5 Responses to “Just Stop It!”

  1. Your in Florida and you know where ever you “are” the weather gets crazy. What did you expect?

  2. That pot pie sure does look good. Wish I was there to help eat it. And I wouldn’t mind your current Florida weather a bit. It’s a heck of a lot better than what we’ve been having since Christmas. -20 plus wind chill is no fun at all.

  3. Jut wanted to let you know, that I was on Amazon today and found a real good snow shove that if I order it tonight it will be their in the morning. Hope you get warm weather soon, our is back today.

  4. Hey, we shared the snow, you should share that pot pie!

  5. I hear tiny violins….

    On a serious note, get that sugar in check.

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