Saturday, February 20, 2021

The Long, Long Winter

I was very glad to see sun streaming through the blue curtains on my windows when I woke up this morning. Basked in the light coming in through the windows while enjoying breakfast and watching Sheriff Callie's Wild West. There's bandits on the prairie waiting to attack the "Stagecoach to Yonderville." Sheriff Callie considers scuttling it, but Tio Turtle desperately wants to attend his sister's 400th birthday party. She joins the crowded coach in order to lead it to safety. Tio and Uncle Bun turn a flapjack breakfast into "The Wild Brunch" when they have a contest to see who can flip the fastest flapjacks. It becomes a moot point when two hungry bandits make off with their pancakes and Tio, and Uncle Bun has to help Callie rescue him.

Strawberry Shortcake and her friends are dealing with "The Berry Long Winter" in an episode of the 2009 Berry Bitty Adventures show. A rare winter heat wave makes most of the girls regret not having done more winter activities when they could. They use Strawberry Shortcake's snow cone maker to create snow and build snowmen, so they can play "Capture the Snowman's Nose." When the carrot noses all vanish, they realize the local animals are hungry...and it's getting colder again. Strawberry has to decide whether or not to use their own scanty supplies for the animals, too.

Headed off to work shortly after Strawberry ended. No trouble getting an Uber this time. The one going to the Acme took a little under 15 minutes; the one going home took a little over 20. Both were on time and smooth driving despite the ice and salt on the streets. The chatty lady who drove me this morning was especially sweet.

Ended up in a register for the first half of my long 8 and 1/2 hour work shift. Once again, cashiers called out...but we we weren't really that busy. It got steady in the afternoon, but never overwhelming. By the time I finally made it outside to help with the carts, we were even less busy and there was plenty of help. The brisk wind and frigid temperatures may have scared some folks off as well.

Watched I Dream of Jeannie on The Roku Channel when I got home and had a snack. Tony and Roger are working on secret plans for a new flying space craft in "Jeannie and the Secret Weapon." Jeannie thinks their plans aren't quite right and blinks up a model to show them. Tony tells her to get rid of it, which prompts her to give it to a boy. Turns out the kid has a father who is trying to invent a new toy that'll make him rich, and he thinks the space craft will be his ticket to unlimited riches...

Finished the night after a shower with Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return at Hulu. I go into further details on this notorious animated flop from 2013 at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

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