Friday, February 4, 2011


Ok, this was one of those days! Make what you will of the title, but you get the gist.

It started out warily. We got up at 6:00am, watched a little cSpan, made the bed, put dishes away, had breakfast at 7:15 and were out the door at 7:45 to drive an hour to take daughter to her doctors' appointments.

Now she called at 7:00am to ask if she should cancel appointments. "No. Why?" "Well they say we're getting freezing rain today" she said. "No, that's not til later this afternoon. It's not going to last long, it won't be bad. We'll be ok", says I. We did catch the weather report at 6 am on the local tv channel.

So, off we go. It's snowing quite steadily, like a mountain snow. Pretty. Nothing we can't handle. 20 minutes outside of town it starts to rain. Then it begins to pour. It's freezing so fast that the winshield wipers cannot clean it off fast enough; it starts to build up on the windshield.

"Ok. This is not good. We should turn around", says I. "It'll be ok. Keep going", says BH. 5 more miles: "Nope. This is it. We're going home. We have an hour there, 30 minutes each way to the clinic and back and another hour to get home. I don't want to chance it", says I. "Ok. Let's go home" relents BH.

Call daughter and tell her it's really bad driving, we're going home; call and cancel appointments.

Home. Get out of the traveling clothes, into the grungies, put on a pot of coffee, stoke up the woodstove and get comfy. The rain has now turned back into a steady snowfall.

At 11:00 am, all precipitation ceases. I'll be damned, but the sky looks like it's getting lighter --- looks like the sun is trying to come out. Time to take a nap.

At 3:15, the sun is shining in all it's glory. The temp outside is ----- 38 degrees!!

Now most people would be dancing a jig; getting out the seed catalogs; scraping the ice off their roofs; taking a walk.

This has thrown me into a funk. Knitting? No. Spinning? Not now. Housework? Be serious! I have turned into a blob. A do-nothing, don't-want-to-do-nothing blob. No energy.

The weather guy says tomorrow will be just as warm, maybe sunny. Oh yeah? Well we'll see who gets all perky and energetic when daylight breaks!

God, I hope it's me.

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