NINE DAYS INTO THE NEW YEAR … AND MY MIND’S A BLANK!
Surely, it’s not a return of the brain freeze earlier in the week. No, I just realized that I no longer had a calendar on the desk to prod me into doing something each and every day on this blog. Then a heard a small voice from the corner of my desk. “Psst!”
“Be creative, I asked?” “Just because you ran out of calendar doesn’t mean you’ve run out of ideas. There must be a gazillion origami things they never even thought about putting in the calendar.
“You’re right, I said!” And I reached in my origami box for a piece of folding paper. Within two minutes I had created …
A BOLDLY BOVINE BULL HEAD!
“Nice work! And if you ever need more ideas, we’ll be around with more buttons.”
And in a flash, they had disappeared.
Boy, that NyQuil can really mess up your head. We’ll, after I got my chili cooking yesterday I went out and shoveled a mini-path from the edge of my lawn to the middle of the street where a single car-width path had been plowed down the right lane of the street. (Which was unfortunately the wrong side of the street to provide access to the cleared walk on my property.) It seems like the USPS mail carriers were refusing to deliver mail to occupants who failed to provide such a path this snow storm. So, I didn’t receive mail delivery Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. That’s why I had been looking for snow shoveling boys on snow days breaks. Anyway, It snowed yet another inch of snow last night, which recovered the mini-path I had made yesterday. Also the temps stayed above freezing all day and the melting returned my pathway around dark. I don’t know when the mail carrier arrived, but when I looked outside around five … I found a four-day collection of mail filling my box.
Current weather reports tell us to expect heavy rain on tomorrow and Saturday that should wash away most of the foot of snow covering the landscape. Now all we have to worry about it the water that will be leaking into our basements because the storm sewer system is frozen solid with snow. Some times you just can’t win!