We’ve seen some mild weather as of late.
While there hasn’t been a whole lot of snow or ice, there has been some…and it makes things slick from time to time.
I had the misfortune of slipping and falling last week, but fortunately the only injury I got was a big bruise…to my pride.
I kinda get mad at myself anytime I slip on the ice.
I mean, I’m one of those folks who warns other people all the time how slick it is outside…and then fall myself.
It’s certainly not the first time I’ve ever slipped and fallen, and it definitely won’t be the last, although I’m going to do my best to keep it from happening much.
I can recall many years ago when I was a kid, we had a big ice storm and school was cancelled.
I wanted to go outside and check out all the ice, and took my dog for a walk.
We skated along the sidewalk up the street, and then my dog saw another dog across the street.
Now it was my dog’s turn to walk me…or rather drag me.
She was able to dig in to the ice and took off into the street…with me sliding along the ground behind her.
I was able to get her to stop…in the middle of the street…with a police car watching the whole time.
“Stop playing in the street,” he blared over his speaker.
I wanted to tell him I wasn’t playing, but instead, just got up and scolded my dog briefly, and went into the house where I’m sure my mom had some hot chocolate waiting for me.
We’ll see some slick spots over the next few days with some thawing during the day and freezing overnight.
And who knows, maybe Fargo will get a snowstorm sometime this season.
We talk often about the road conditions, but a lot of times those parking lots and sidewalks are just as slick, if not slicker.
Just be careful when it gets slick…especially if you’re walking your dog.