February 24, 2016
It’s been an interesting day, I must say although I started this day half asleep. I needed more time than usually to be aware of what was going around or what I was doing.
Poor Rex had to wait for me to finish my coffee before paying any attention to him. I can’t say I could see too much as my eyes refused to open wide.
The snow storm, advertised everywhere with so much fanfare, consisted in a few hours of snowfall and a chilly wind but turned into a real flood afterwards.
It rained like the end of the world would come and not for an hour or two, but since the final hours of the morning to the beginning of the night. The rain combined with the snow and there was a serious layer of water everywhere.
I had to go to the store in the afternoon and my boots were so wet after not even three meters that it didn’t matter where I stepped afterwards. The only thing that kept my mood high was the fact that I bought them on sale and I paid only half the price. Had I paid the full $150, I would have been pissed off. I had a little pool inside each boot and my feet were simply swimming in water and I was frozen to the bones. That was exactly what I needed as I had been fighting a flu for some time now.
As a matter of fact, even now the boots are not dry. I hope that they get dry till Friday morning as I do have to go out that morning.
I can walk around the complex in shoes but I wouldn’t risk of going too far. I ruined a pair of shoes last year because the snow started and the layer was quite thick when I had to come back home.
So, let’s get back to the subject at hand – if there is one. I was saying that I had to go to the store and the weather was awful. Nevertheless, I marched forward and braved the pavement that had turned into a mini-pond.
Of course, when I got back home I had to take off not only the boots but also the coat and hat right there in the door. I didn’t feel like wiping the floors after I had brought the deluge inside.
Rex refused to go out at noon or at four. He considered it would have been smarter to wait it out and not to brave the rain. Even the balcony turned into the forbidden realm. He didn’t bother to come at the door when I opened it. It was enough that he could still hear the rain coming down angrily so, he stayed inside and waited for me to come back from outside and then requested his treats as he had behaved.
Well, I couldn’t say no, even if he hadn’t actually been outside. He had behaved: no barking, no jumping and no tantrums.
In the evening though, he couldn’t wait anymore so he ran out, raced to the first tree, then to the first patch of grass and then again back home. It was enough.
He was wet and expressed his dissatisfaction by shaking the water off his fur all over the entry hall. So, in the end, I still had to wipe the floors.
On such a rainy day, the only thing you could do is either sleep or read. Now, considering that I also had to work, sleeping was out of question.
I could have slept, don’t take me wrong, the desire was there, but I am pretty sure my manager wouldn’t have liked it. So, I got stuck with reading whenever I had a chance. And I did have a chance because it was not a too busy day at work.
It’s already past midnight. I had to work on the review and that took more time that I expected. You could see the result of the essay competition if you go on our online magazine: www.scarletleafreview.com. You can even let us know what you think.
See you tomorrow again!
Born sometime in the past century, living in the 21st century.
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Sometimes fascinating guests!
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Sometimes I have to share some of my frustrations,..
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