Wow It Really Is Winter

It’s about 10:15 at night on January 3. I am just now feeling like this cold is letting go. My headache is finally gone. My nose has stopped running, and I don’t feel so miserable anymore – what a way to start the year.

Today the weather seemed relentless. The temperatures were consistently lower than 27º. Then it began to sleet. I was surprised. I didn’t think it would last long, but it lasted most of the day. Before I knew it, my little neighborhood looked very wintery.

IMG_0361I opened the door for the cat to go out. She ran out as usual onto the porch then took a giant leap to the ground, trying to escape the white stuff. When she landed on the ground, she froze for about 20 seconds. Then she slowly makes her way back into the house. I believe she thinks I’m responsible for the ice on the ground.

Of course, this isn’t even close to what’s happening in New York or Canada. But for us here in the south, it’s a little bit of a big deal. Things tend to shut down around here when snow is on the ground. South Carolina is not equipped for snowy weather.

Anyway, I am feeling better for the first time in days. However, I am concerned about what my electric bill will be. I have had to run the heat quite a bit in the last few days, and I have some cleaning to do. While not feeling well, I have failed to straighten the place up. I believe our external existence reflects our inner emotional health.



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