This is a selfie of me, your roving reporter, about to head out the door. I’ve got my coat on, even a snazzy beret, but no footwear, er … paw wear. Hmm – decision, decisions. Do I wear shoes, snow boots, or ice cleats – what weather havoc did Mother Nature wreak today?
Our weather here in Southeast Michigan has been unbearable … snowy and blowy, or icey and dicey, for a solid month now. This morning the weatherman said “folks, don’t believe a word the Groundhog told you – we have another two weeks before things relax a bit.” Grrr to the Groundhog, who likely needs new glasses. While I’m grateful for the spurts of good weather the past several weekends, giving me a chance to get down to the Park, or explore other venues, I’m eager to get back to my walking regimen full time. I am sure my Park squirrels are scratching their heads, (and no it isn’t just lice or fleas), wondering why the Peanut Lady abandons them during the work week.
While my heart’s desire is better weather, your wish may be chocolate, so this bear is bearing bonbons for Valentine’s Day!
The picture above is from an American Greetings Valentine’s Day card and features this vintage American bear, manufactured by the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company, circa 1906, and is part of the Yenke Collection. Through the years I collected teddy bears too, though none of them were antique or vintage bears. I gave this greeting card to my mom one year because she was born on Valentine’s Day – she would have turned 93 today.
Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ll leave you with this wonderful quote: