Excuse this interruption to Cyber Monday shopping, but now’s the time to plan out the rest of the year. Not the work, the important stuff: vacation time. There are three full weeks before the week of Christmas, so pick your days off quickly.
If your parents need a gift soon, the 2022 Old Farmer’s Almanac is out and ready to fascinate your father who will read things out loud to aggravate your mother. The prediction for this winter is “A Season of Shivers,” which sounds good for Halloween but lousy for a long winter.
Seems like the weather demands yet more attention. At the time of this writing on February 15, Dallas is six degrees colder than Anchorage, Alaska. Houston is only one degree warmer than the Alaskan city 4,132 miles to the northwest. New York City is 23 degrees warmer than Dallas.
Spring continues springing, but along with weeds popping up in the yard, we have storms popping up across half the country. Starting Tuesday, severe thunderstorms will start in a line from Texas to the Great Lakes and move east.