February 28, 2016
It’s been another day on planet Earth. And we did have a warm and pleasant morning and afternoon. Of course, it couldn’t have lasted. The wind has been gushing for the last three or four hours and, the last time I went out, fat drops of rain would fall.
Anyway, you have to enjoy it as long as it lasts and we did enjoy it. It was a good day for strolls and spending time in the yard with a coffee and good book in hand.
Because of the sudden high temperature, the soil cannot absorb all the water and at least a quarter of my yard turned into a pond. I am not exaggerating. It had only a few centimeters depth but it was a pond, a small one, I’ll give you that, but a pond nonetheless.
Rex managed to avoid that part of the yard while he ran outside. You could see he was happy not to shiver anymore. However, a brazen squirrel decided that it liked the tree in the corner of the yard, exactly by the pond and that drove him crazy. Pond or no pond, he chased her and barked in a fury.
That meant he was wet and muddy from the bottom of his little paws to the top of his head.
Cleaning Rex is no easy feat, I can tell you that. I am convinced now that I lack any skills in training a dog and I really don’t know how the others I had turned as well as they did.
Well, armed with two rags, I started cleaning him. I would manage to clean a bit before one rag was taken from my hand and then I had to use the second rag for a few seconds till he’d take that one away and I had to return to the first. Anyway, it seems a boring procedure in description but very consuming energy wise.
Being such a beautiful day, sunny and warm, no one came out, of course – either something is wrong with me and I cannot understand the world anymore or something is very wrong with people around.
If the weather is nice and invites to spend time outside, no one comes out. There’s no child out to play, even dogs are scarce. If the weather is bitter and the wind bites, you could see lots of dogs on the paths in the forest and even children sometimes playing in the interior court of the complex.
Anyway, I am stuck in my ways. When it is good weather, I prefer to spend it outside. Considering that my room turns into a green-house when the sun shines (no matter how low the temperature is outside), I do prefer to spend time in the yard or in the forest. If this is out-fashioned, I don’t care.
Anyway, it was an exciting day for me because I read two good books, not so exciting for you to read about it, though. So, let’s talk again tomorrow. It’s Monday. Things will change. There will be people to meet and talk to, trains to ride and so on.
Have a good day, wherever you are!
Born sometime in the past century, living in the 21st century.
Sometimes I have good ideas... (what do you think?)
Sometimes fascinating guests!
(that for sure!)
Sometimes I have to share some of my frustrations,..
(not too tempting, huh!)
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