After a two week deep freeze, we had an unusually warm day yesterday.
Millie loved it. She was outside a lot. Hanging out on the deck watching the world go by.
Today it’s about 40 degrees cooler. Millie wants to know where the warm weather went. She’s been an Ohio girl 9 years but she still doesn’t understand how fickle Ohio weather can be.
When you hurt yourself sitting on a chair at work . . .
To quote my Lovely Kindergarten Teacher Niece . . . I was not “sitting safely” and the dire thing she predicts to her Kinders when they don’t sit safely . . . happened to her auntie . . .
I pulled a tendon in my leg . . . and it hurts like heck . . .
After two weeks of babying it . . . and imagining every worst case scenario possible . . . I broke down and went to see the Family Doc . . .
Who promptly laughed at all my “worst case scenario” fears . . . and diagnosed a pulled tendon . . . and prescribed 2 Advil twice a day for a week, moist heat, stretching exercises, and no strenuous exercise . . . which means no walking the dogs . . .
The best part . . . the “take 2 Advil twice a day” came with the words “with food”! Hot diggity . . .
There’s a few errands I should be running today
But it’s the first day in ages that it’s not freezing . . . or snowing . . .
And I don’t have the heart to call her inside when she’s enjoying sunning herself on the deck . . .
So the errands can wait
I survived January . . .
I survived The Third Week in January . . .
I survived a Polar Vortex . . .
I worried about the creaks that The Little House made during the cold snap . . .
I worried about the furnace . . .
I worried the pipes might freeze . . .
I worried that Hal might not make it through the cold snap . . .
I worried about . . . just about everything . . .
And through it all, Prince Charming sent me cardinals to watch over me . . . and when I thought I was going to have a complete break down over the worry and anxiety of it all . . . Prince Charming sent me a message . . .
The first song heard when I got in the car to drive to work this morning was one of his favorite songs . . .
Guess I really am stronger than I think . . .
That grief is grief is grief. Those who tell you it gets better with time are liars.
That no matter how you think you’re prepared for Ohio winter you’re never prepared for an Ohio winter.
That worry is a total waste of time. Whatever the worst case scenario is, your worry won’t help fix it and when it’s not the worst case scenario you’ve wasted all that time for nothing.
That family drama is actually entertaining when it doesn’t involve you.
And finally – there’s a reason why they’re called ex-husbands
The high temperature today was 48 degrees . . .
The snow and ice that accumulated last weekend is now making the back yard a soggy mess . . .
Millie is outside lounging in her favorite spot on the deck . . .
Gotta love January in Ohio . . .