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Home But Not Ready To Retire For The Night

Updated on December 14, 2016

Summing Up My Day

Like a fast moving wind

You feel the chill

Even though you are not sure what is happening

You are prepared

Bundled up warm with gloves and a hat on

Seven inches of your face exposed

Your eye brows partly frozen

As your eyes are carefully hidden

Moving your feet

Making sure your toes are warm

Wiggling them often to reassure their safety

Many thoughts slide in full view

Since we have time to think

We are preoccupied by the weather

Usually we have so many other interests

Where the daily forecast is hardly mentioned

It has no more meaning than a picture on the wall

It looks nice

I am still going to operate in a very professional manner

It is really important that we keep out of harms way

If not then we have a whole series of new problems to deal with

That affect our time and energy

Today went smooth

No hang ups or prank phone calls

Just a day to complete

With gratitude and pride

Nobody else may notice

Look at the shingles on a roof

Nobody notices until one falls off

Then we have to act quickly and percisely

If we let time pass

We can have a major problem

If taken care right away

We can expect and look forward to years of protection

Then when the sun beats down all day

It's o.k.

When the rain comes down real hard

No problem

The snow piles and begins to drift

We know for the time being

Confident that things were done right

We have to wait and see

i can hear the loud wind whistling

As if to say

I am here

Where are you ?

It's that time of year again

Where we seek refuge inside our home

The lights go out

We soon forget

How this day measured up to other days

Like ducks in a row

Some might fall over

Most of them will be lined up perfectly


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Nellieanna One is frigid cold and the next few days after are thirty degrees warmer. Odd but I will take it. I always love to see families get together and enjoy each other's company. In our busy lives work seems to come first and family second. I don't know a way around it. I think it is the way businesses think. Money and profit first. Thank you for always sharing great insight and friendship. Have a lovely Christmas and I think 2017 will be a great year for everyone. Christmas gives us time to appreciate are family and friends past and present.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      2 years ago from TEXAS

      Yes, each season has its own beauty. My favorite is Fall, but this year here, there was nearly none of the typical Fall!

      Today is the first day of Winter and the Winter solstice, so the days will be gradually getting longer in our hemisphere.

      It's hardly seemed like much winter has already passed! Now it's "warmed up" after our recent deep-freeze to the upper 60s for highs here and no more sub-freezing in the next 10-day forecast. I'm staying warm & comfortable, anyway!

      Hope you and yours will enjoy a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hugs.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Nellieanna So happy to hear you are staying warm and toasty. I love your remedies for taking care of a cold and staying healthy. Most years go by and the cold and flu miss me. I think they know their not wanted so they don't hang around. Today is the first day of winter and so far not so bad. Thank you for reading and sharing. I love all four seasons Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Each one different and beautiful in its own way.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee The weather turned a little warmer and the five inches of snow is slowly melting. I do love a touch of white it makes the ground look so clean and bright. No need to over do it though. Thank you for reading and sharing. Hope you had a good day and maybe Santa will send two of his elves to help you. Do what you can and enjoy all you do.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      2 years ago from TEXAS

      I'm bundled u,. too. No snow, but very cold!

      Stay warm and safe, especially if the rain freezes into ice!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Nellieanna Yesterday we had rain all day and the day before about five inches of snow. The ground looks beautiful. The sun reflects off all the different snow pockets looking like craters on the moon. Thank you for reading and sharing. The weather changes our outlook on our day. The cold air makes me bundle up warm and appreciate my dry clothes even more.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Our days are chilly and our nights freezing. I sure hate getting out of my nice warm bed in the morning but it's got to be done. Still lots to do before Christmas and the holiday is approaching just like a freight train. Next week will certainly be a challenge.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      2 years ago from TEXAS

      Br-r-r-r. Stay warm, dear Michael.

      And I am sitting here in my house bundled up. When I have to go out, I'm in my fuzzy earmuffs, warm gloves and jacket.

      Today we are forecast to reach 70F or so, but tomorrow we'll get an Arctic Cold Front and our temperatures will dip into the 20s and 30s, staying below freezing for several days, with strong wind making the 'wind-chill' down in the single digits. br-r-r! I'll be getting out my 'Cuddle Duds' (silky long-johns!) and fur-lined boots, to wear even in the house. For sure, we won't be getting more 70s for several months. January and February are our coldest months, normally and can bring some hard freezes, ice and snow. The main difference is that the cold doesn't last as long as it does up north. I've lived up north and never miss those endless long frigid winters! I'll bear up during our very hot summers gratefully, to miss all that cold! But wherever one lives, one gets acclimated to the extremes. So that's a big factor.

      I prefer not to keep the house too hot, though. I like to breathe moderate air. I'd rather bundle up than be stopped-up by breathing hot air. And the way my house is, with the thermostat set at around 70, it's not at all hot, but not cold, either.

      I almost never have a cold and it's been years since I had the flu. Another thing I do for health's sake is take a quick rinse with quite cool water after my hot showers. It closes the pores and protects against feeling the chill when the water is turned off. I think it helps stave off getting colds.

      If I feel any signs of starting to get a cold, I take an Alka-Seltzer Plus immediately. Any sign of a sore throat, I gargle with warm salt water. Little simple things that pay off! Being the sole caregiver for an old person (me) - I just can't afford to get sick. haha.


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