I pull on my long winter coat and slip into insulated boots. My crocheted hat covers my head with a single braid on each side. I don’t even bother checking the temperature anymore. No matter what, It’s going to be cold. When I walk out the door, dry cold air slams into my lungs and I convulse in coughs. It would be refreshing if I wasn’t sick. A couple more days and I will definitely forget about the current sickness and be torn between jumping off the plane or being trapped, waiting for it to move.
If coughing was bad, being trapped in a freezing airplane was worse. At least I wasn’t coughing? Silver linings and all, I made it home without ever really getting anywhere. I took the day off and it has given me a sense of calm and relaxation, before the oncoming storm of emails and to-do’s. The falling snow from my window is beautiful, but I have to drive through that to the dentist. My filling needs to be replaced; I hope I can eat later. So much for the silver linings.
I could have done so much more today, but I probably did enough. It’s hard to learn to let things go and be okay with that. It doesn’t last long, though it’s worth it. I hope to keep my positive or relaxed attitude as I attempt to eat healthy and lose weight. One problem at a time, or a bunch all at once when you stare at the piles of unfinished chores. Well, let’s see what happens next.