I was sitting here thinking about getting some lunch and I heard the wind kick up outside. The snow and ice is picked up by the wind and some of it went bouncing off my office window. It gave me a flashback to the day when I was a kid enduring yet another Iowa January. Our windows were original to the house and since the house was built in 1905; well, you can imagine how well they insulated us from the outdoors.
It’s al so grey and dull out there this time of year. It seems that there is very little color to be seen and enjoyed by the eyes. Everything seems to be slumbering in the cold. A few birds come by to visit the bird feeders but not many. Just some Juncos and some sparrows and a few chickadees. I’ve only seen the female cardinal a couple times and have seen no sign of the red male. I’m sure he’s around someplace and not leaving his girl friend all alone to fend for herself.
A few more days to go and I put another January down as past on my calendar. I wonder how many more I’ll see in this life. I wonder how long it will be before I slumber under the snows of an Iowa prairie with nothing more than a stone to indicate where I lay.
It’s cold out there. No. You don’t want to know what the temperature is right now. Just know that it’s dropping and won’t stop dropping thru most of the night. I’m struggling with people right now. So many people are complaining about a lot of useless crap and doing a lot of stupid crap all because they are tired, frustrated or some other nonsensical reason. Most of it doesn’t amount of a hill of beans come the end of the day. All that matters is some self righteous sense that they can put upon others and if they don’t like it, then other peoples must be stupid or they must be sheep being led to the slaughter or they can’t think for themselves.
I can think for myself. I’ve seen some stuff that will never leave my mind. These times are nothing but a thing. All some people want to do is to tell you who to blame and why you should be scared. I’m not scared nor do they scare me. Death is nothing but a thing to me. I roll my eyes at them and grow even more tired of their shenanigans. Back in the day I’d pack down a cigarette before smoking it and contemplating their idiocy. I don’t smoke anymore and haven’t for close to 20 years. Contemplating the idiocy of others is something that I still do well. Sometimes it’s best just to stay indoors and turn off the TV.
Late January in central Minnesota. It’s cold out there and the weather forecast is dismal.All of the major holidays are done now. It just leaves one self with figuring out for themselves how to endure the rest of a typical long winter. You try to put yourself into or settle into a routine to help make the time go by faster but that never works for me. I have little patience during this time of year.
I shoveled last night’s snow off of the driveway only to watch the snow plow drive by my place 20- 30 minutes later. That was some rework to do. But at least the sun is out and it feels warm standing on the south side of the house that is blocked by the north breeze. But even these sensations are temporary given I can’t stand out there for too long since the sun will eventually set and the outside temps drop like a rock once the sun goes down. It’s back to figuring out something else to do to keep the spirits up and the mind occupied.
Bears have it right. It’s mucher betterer to hibernate through this winter and cold nonsense.
It’s past my normal time to post this simply because I forgot and wasn’t paying attention to the time. Now that the ol’ grey matter is aware of its surrounds, maybe it will come up with something this week.
The master bath is pretty much as far along as I can take it until the contractor finishes his end. I did most of the finishing touches and clean up but the rest has to wait for now.
At least it rose to a rather tropical and balmy 10F out there. I went and grabbed some groceries from the market cuz the girls are spending the weekend but I think I’m staying indoors this weekend. This is a good weekend to watch some college basketball.
I have a nice pork roast for Sunday dinner. I’ll get the girls to help me prepare and cook Sunday dinner. They’ll like doing that.
This month is just flying by for me. What’s the down side? Nothing. January is a cold and miserable month in central Minnesota. The sooner it’s over the better off we are.
I broke down and bought a new iMac from Apple on-line. What I have is a tad slow for what I need and it’s time. I’ll reset it back to factory original and run all updates on what I have now when the new one is delivered. I’m going to give it to the girls for their use. They will get a lot more use out of it than what its trade-in value is for me.
There you have it. Feel free to comment and/or chase away the Arctic wolves and polar bears that are outside looking for those dumb humans that are out in this cold weather.