Friday, January 09, 2009

Weather, Whine, Lather, Rinse, Repeat

The weather never did cooperate today.
It's -35C on our thermometer as I type.
Isn't that getting old news to you, too?
I'm typing this Thursday night before I go to bed.
I have to be out the door early.
It takes a long while before I'm coherent
in the morning.
Sometimes I wish I was a coffee drinker.
Is it really true it perks you up in the morning?

I got out my journal today and wrote.
My last entry was Christmas day.
I got out my body speaks journal and wrote.
My last entry was Christmas Eve.
I got out every recovery book in my box
and the bookmarks were all for many days ago.
So while the cold weather is affecting me,
I've also been slack in doing those things
that keep me sane regardless of the circumstances around me.
New in my recovery box (it's orange suede)
is that little 24 HR black book.
I love that Sanskrit proverb in the beginning.

I vacuumed.
I washed dishes.
I made my bed.
I fed my body food that makes it happy.
I had a bit of a cry.
I talked to God.
I read.
I watched some TV with the energizer bunny.
She is so comforting on my lap.
(She's whining right now to get on it.)
I got out of the house tonight despite the weather,
and visited with friends.

Tomorrow I will go to town
I'll buy groceries,
with no worries that the ice cream
will melt on the way home.
That was my attempt at humour for the day.
Good thing it's bed time.


Anonymous said...

"Is it really true it perks you up in the morning?"

Speaking from experience, I think it's an illusion; it basically just gives you an anchor to focus on while you're trying to wake up.

"with no worries that the ice cream will melt on the way home"

That's exactly what I thought when I stopped for groceries on the way home yesterday. That'd be the one good thing about the deep freeze. Oh, one more; tarantulas and their ilk don't seem to like this weather. :)


Prayer Girl said...

As for me, the coffee wakes me up and perks me up. It's the only addiction I've kept. (as far as I know) -Grin-

Beth Fehlbaum, Author said...

Hope is my favorite word, too! I even have a shirt with "hope" embroidered on it. :)
Beth Fehlbaum, author
Courage in Patience, a story of hope for those who have endured abuse
Ch. 1 is online!

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Hey Hope, this is a great post. I think this is such an honest post and what you've done today wow!

As for the coffee I drink two cups in the AM and that's it, the warmth and the caffeine does help me wake up...but so does Orange Juice.

annie said...

It's always good when the ice cream won't melt! It's been warm and windy around here...sigh.