Oh my! It’s a manufacturer-New Calendar year and just after a 7 days in the upper 60s, I uncover my back garden is bare but my winter season rye grass on the lawn is delightful. I have little strategy what the Sunday forecast of light-weight snow will carry but I nonetheless have a few roses on the two bushes at the finish of the drive. We complete 2021 with 10 a lot more inches of rain than typical for the year.


As is my tailor made, I greet every single thirty day period with a wander in my yard wherever I acquire orchids and onions to share with all those I consider deserve them. So, as I celebrate the dawn of the new calendar year, listed here is what I obtain on the first day of 2022 …


AN ORCHID to the nurses who forge on for the duration of this new surge of the pandemic.

There have to be a special area in heaven for our beloved caregivers.


AN ONION to the person who complains about website traffic nevertheless does not have an understanding of he is aspect of it.


AN ORCHID for the arrival of new oral medications to struggle COVID signs. The antiviral from Merck labs is referred to as “molnupiravir” (give your self a dollar if you pronounce it with a Ssouthern accent) and Pfizer’s treatment is called Paxlovid. Equally involve a prescription.


AN ONION to the Tennessee football crew for thrilling us with a 21-7 to start with quarter lead prior to dropping the Audio Metropolis Bowl in time beyond regulation to Purdue, 48-45, on Thursday.


AN ORCHID to Catholic Pope Francis for pointing out there are a few text vital to achievement: “please, many thanks, and sorry.”


AN ONION to the condition of New York for prioritizing “non-whites” for COVID shots and assessments “due to ‘longstanding systemic overall health and social inequities.” So aid me, it is the truth.


AN ORCHID to the memory that in 1962 you could ship a examine to Sears Roebuck and buy a gun. No track record checks. No fingerprints. No driver’s license. No mass shootings. You reckon people today are the actual trouble?


AN ONION to the worst mayor in The us, Chicago’s Lori Lightfoot. When requested about “snatch and grab” robberies, she said the shops were being to blame, citing a need to have for increased in-retail outlet protection and far better cameras. Good day?


AN ORCHID to Missouri for cancelling COVID’s “state of emergency.” Governor Mike Parsons summed it up, ‘We all now know how to most effective combat and stop severe disease from this virus.’ Precisely.


AN ONION to Joe Biden for putting on a face mask while walking his canine on a windy beach front. That seriously is federal government overreach.


AN ORCHID for the entertaining-stuffed existence of Betty White. Just one of the Golden Girls and a tv star for 70 several years, she just died at age 99.


AN ONION for the point that on Thursday, practically 12,900 new COVID situations were being noted across the point out, close to the all-time history. And it is considered that each individual working day the depend is small because numerous victims do not go to the hospitals.


AN ORCHID to the belief: “A peaceful gentleman is a imagining gentleman. A quiet female is ordinarily mad.”


AN ONION to the grim information President Biden experienced a consensus 43.3 % acceptance rating Friday, in accordance to the FiveThirtyEight web site.


AN ORCHID to the dude whose therapist handed a half-whole glass of h2o. “Are you an optimist or a pessimist?” So, the man drinks all the water in the glass ahead of he slyly claimed, “I resolve troubles.”


Delighted New Yr all people.