Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Woohoo. Monday morning there was a spot of sunshine. I put on my Nikes right away and went out for my walk. I headed south and the air was chilly but still pleasant. I had worn a hat and mittens along with my winter jacket zipped up to the scarf around my neck. After walking for about a mile and a half, I was warm enough to pull my mittens off and loosen up the scarf. In a few minutes, I looped back in a northerly direction to return home. The sun disappeared. The wind started to blow. It was a most uncomfortable trek back with my hat pulled down and the scarf and jacket collar pulled up, mittens back in place, pace definitely ramped up. I felt tricked somehow.
Then in the afternoon I did my volunteer gig at the library. I was wearing a light sweater, but it wasn’t enough. My hands were numb by the time I got home. I made a quick supper of egg, cheese, and avocado sandwiches because I had to go back to the library at 6:30 for writing group. It was dark when I got home at 5:00. By 6:30, I felt like I was going out in the middle of the night. In spite of the extra hour of weekend, I just wanted to crawl into bed by 9:00. So I did.
Some people LOVE this time of year. I am not one of them.
I went out to vote this morning. Since then I have been working on sanding a small cabinet I want to paint and I have put together a couple of quilt squares. I have not yet convinced myself to go out to take another walk today but I guess I had better get out there. It will be dark again soon. I am enjoying my sewing project, but it is not the greatest exercise.
This picture has nothing to do with this post at all. It is a case i made for my craft scissors a while ago. Boredom games, my daughter used to call them.