JANUARY 2nd 2016
Second day of the year. Some of you probably have visited friends, some of you have been nursing a hangover, others have been playing computer games and others have been dragging your feet around, tired or bored.
I have been busy. With everything and nothing in particular.
I started the day barely managing not to take a spill on the stairs. My dog, Rex - a stubborn pug mixed with Boston Terrier, cannot climb down the stairs and, every morning, I have the duty to carry him down so he could get out in the yard.
This time, I decided to cut the effort in half and to carry everything else downstairs, together with the dog: my tablet, a cup forgotten in my bedroom, eyeglasses, my phone and so on. With so many things in my hands, I wasn't able to see the stairs properly and it seems I climbed down two steps the same time and the heel of my shoe got caught. Anyway, it's important that I managed to keep my balance, keep the dog in my arms as well as the rest. Just a twisted ankle. But the pain went away soon enough.
Then, the day went on. After a cup of coffee - or better said half, as the said dog didn't think my coffee was more important than his going out for a walk, we went out.
Again, I was too lazy. It seemed too complicated to put on my boots - shoes are so easy to put on!
Huh! Easy to put on, but no match to the snow and especially ice. And my Rex hates clean pavement - it's like their sworn enemies. He cannot see a clean path in front of him when he can choose patches of snow and ice. And he is quite good at turning deaf when he wants something and I want something else!
But, victory, I managed to keep my footing, even though there were a few awkward moments when the ice seemed to have the upper hand. It was a very close call. I could see myself with my nose in the snow.
The fall like the fall, but the standing up worried me a lot. When you have squeaky joints, and you're not springy anymore, that might be a real concern.
We spent then about a quarter of an hour in the yard. My neighbor came out as well. She had a story to tell and she was determined to do so. So, I listened.
It seems she found a ghost in her house last night and that upset her and made her tell me about all the ghosts she encountered in each house she's rented up to now.
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, / Than are dreamt of in your philosophy." What do you think? I'd like to keep my opinion to myself.
An uneventful day - as I spent it inside with a good book most of the time. Not one of mine, of course - you cannot lose yourself in something you've written.
The only other lively moment of the day was when I tried to teach my mother how to search on Internet. And that from an ocean and a continent away!
It is futile to do so when you cannot see where the disciple is on the tablet and the disciple knows nothing about terms like: browser, or https;// or anything like that.
In the end, I drew the conclusion that it was not very important that she could read my blog, was it? I, for one, could live without, considering the frustration during the so-called lesson and my mother's upset because she didn't know what to do.
Well, there is tomorrow! Maybe I will have more patience to explain to her or maybe someone else will assume the job - I do hope so...
There have been good news too: I was happy to find out that a friend's aunt won the fight with cancer. A good beginning for my year - it brought me lots of joy.
Meanwhile, I was happy to see that so many people were reading my blog. As I said before: a good beginning of the year! And I promise to bring something more interesting on, as soon as I have more interactions with life.
For the moment, I live in a sealed balloon and even Rex was quiet and good - amazing but true - so no break from that corner either.
See you tomorrow....
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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