January 24, 2016
Good morning to everyone, wherever you are.
Do you enjoy cloudy winter days with no sunlight in sight? I doubt many would. Today, I did. It seemed appropriate and that not because I was depressed or sad or bored. I just enjoyed the day. Probably, because there was not too much bite in the wind and the air was just a bit brisk.
I have just seen a post a friend put on Facebook (I do surf on Facebook when I have time). She was longing for a snowstorm and she was stating that she would enjoy one from the warmth of her house.
Yes, that would be nice, but how much would she enjoy it, had she had to go to work in a snowstorm? And as luck has it, snowstorms mostly occur during the week providing poor TTC with a lot of challenges. A signal failure is the most common occurrence in such circumstances and that leads to hours of no service on the subway lines.
I have just seen a photo from New York – the article said the New-Yorkers abandoned the public transport and took out their skis. I really don’t know if it is true – I, personally, haven’t turned on my TV for over 6 years already, but it seemed funny. Funny because I was here and didn’t have to face such an extreme weather. I don’t suppose it was too funny for them.
But let’s move on. Weather is of no concern right now - for me at least. I even felt like taking a stroll several times today and I enjoyed the forest near my house. What I enjoyed most was that I didn’t even need my boots to do so. Shoes were enough.
The creek was frozen but lots of birds came out and I had the possibility to see some species I have never seen before.
I am a fanatic for nature, if you haven’t known that. Probably, it is because I trust wildlife more than my fellow human beings. At least I know that a hungry wolf would eat me but I am never sure how a smiling person would react in the end.
Of course, Rex didn’t enjoy the bird’s singing too much. I think he was picturing plates with roast birds and that’s why he was trying so hard to catch them.
Despite some small tribulations this has been a day full of contentment.
There was a little problem in the morning, though. Everybody in the house is sick: child, dog, cat, everyone. Now, I’ve done my best trying to soothe attitudes and lower fevers and so on.
This morning though, my daughter decided that the medication I provided was not efficient enough and I found myself watching her getting out of the door for the pharmacy.
Here, there is a huge chain of pharmacies named Shoppers Drugstore. Normally, these stores are open between 6 or 7 am to 12 am.
When she came back though, I found out that the store in our area is open only two hours on Sundays – I have never heard anything like that before. She got there exactly after the shop closed. So, we went back to Tylenol and chicken soup and orange juice.
I can’t say anyone is getting much rest around. There is so much sneezing and coughing and whining that you can’t imagine.
That always befuddled me. People can stand high pain – for instance a broken bone and they don’t carry around at all. However, when it comes to the common cold or the flu, it is like the end of the world is coming. And that’s valid for Rex too. He’s whimpering now and then but never when I say the magic words: let’s go out for a walk. Then, he is fit as ever. In conclusion, motivation is everything. It is important to find the right one, eh?
I wanted to finish some of the translations I started, but due to a little accident, my right hand is not in a very good working state – even this blog has not been easy to write; it’s been taking some time already.
Therefore, I’ve read my day away: it is not so difficult to turn pages by touching the corner of the tablet. A couple more hours, and I’ll have finished my second book today. What else can one ask?
It’s been not a bad day. The only unpleasant thing is that it was Sunday.
Tomorrow, a new week begins and I don’t really feel like it. However, if I don’t think of that, everything seems fine.
Let’s continue tomorrow. Hopefully, there won’t be any snowstorm, no matter how much some people would want one. I have to leave the house tomorrow and I don’t feel like waddling through a storm.
See you soon and stay warm if you have the bad luck to be in an area with snowstorms.
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