The same post-Holiday concerns–extra pounds packed on, the long drive home, bad weather.
An hour-long traffic jam due to a horrendous car wreck. How could that BMW have gotten wedged under bridge supports in that manner? Could anyone have survived?
It was quite a contrast in weather conditions, between yesterday morning and today. Yesterday, with snow and ice–four degrees Fahrenheit, with a wind chill of minus seven. Today, cloudy, with drizzle and forty degrees.
Nothing in the house to eat for breakfast. Off, to a nearby comfort food restaurant. Mountains of dirty laundry await.
All-in-all a good Christmas. Everyone in good health and good spirits. The good outweighed the bad.
Yesterday was filled with explanations, exclamations at bad drivers, and stories that took way too long. Ploys to keep drivers awake on an 800 mile journey.
A non-specific bout of upper respiratory distress has affected both my wife and myself. The timing could not be worse. A long journey lies ahead.
I suspect it has a lot to do with extreme changes in weather. Warm one day and cold the next. The body hasn’t had a chance to adjust. I’ve heard spring peepers the last two mornings.
Most people wouldn’t complain about it being 75 at nine on a December morning. Two-hundred fifty miles north of here, it’s thirty-something degrees. Icy Upper Midwest winter weather has already delayed the trip.
By the time I return, Christmas will be over for 2016. Hopefully all will be well by that time.
To everyone that follows my miscellaneous ramblings, have a Merry Christmas–a safe and happy Holiday Season!
“Merry Christmas from Charles Claus, the Christmas heron”–image, http://wwwlynnjordanphotography.com/
Coffee’s gone cold
My words, old and stale
Nothing funny to say
That’s about write
Another long journey lies ahead
Should be used to it by now
Everyday is an unknown journey
From familiar to the unfamiliar
Lives lived, the same dreams, dreamed
Windows opened–air refreshed
All things reconsidered
Save your breath
You might need it later
Further and further
With every turn
If the enemy wasn’t there
Every day sun climbed higher
The moon was a liar
A beautiful morning
Just another day
Twenty miles from nowhere
Crowded streets of mind
Familiar truth resounded
Green rolling meadows
Horses chased shadows
Sweet tea, lemonade
Trees, lots of shade
There my heart ran free
Looked for redemption
Forgiveness never came
Journey never ended
Why did it always rain?
Somewhere past Nashville