IT HAS BEEN A COLD, DAMP, GRAY DAY HERE COMPLETE WITH RAIN & SNOW
Well, it turned out to be a rather non productive day. Got me the usual case of post travel blues. Always hits me a few days after getting home from the Southwest every year. Kind of a headachy lethargic state of dis-interest is probably the best way to describe it. I’m needing a good dose of Spring Tonic. Sunshine & warm weather!!
We are under gray sky’s, a few degrees above freezing & very damp. Right now just after supper it is snowing & by the looks of the weather map we may have some thunderstorms inbound across the lake. I am anxious to get at all the yard work but the piles of snow are taking their sweet time melting.
DEER PARK LODGE WHERE KELLY WORKS FOR THE SUMMER
A preliminary walk around our small piece of property tells me it was a very tough winter. Broken tree limbs, shrubs bent double to the ground, one small cedar tree snapped in half & another young pine with it’s top broke off. The freezing temps have damaged some new cedar trees I had planted last year as well. Going to be a very big clean up this Spring but I don’t mind that part. Just good to have something physically productive to do.
Figure I owe folks an explanation as to why I pulled Saturday’s blog. It had to do with a subject that was touched upon in another blog regarding decisions many people face when deciding to chose a full or part time RV lifestyle. It had to deal with whether to be away from family for varying periods of time. Children & Grandchildren seemed to be of prime concern. I wrote a post on my opinions on that subject being careful to emphasize it was only my point of view. I went to some length with background history to explain where I was coming from with my thoughts. I knew while writing it I was on thin ice because it was a sensitive topic that I really knew very little about, except for how I felt about it. Just as I stay away from topics like Politics, Religion & Sports I should have stayed away from the topic of Parents & Grand Parenting as well.
CAN YOU SEE THE OLD SCHNAUZER DOG BEGINNING HIS JOURNEY ACROSS THE SUN
First few ‘anonymous’ comments I saw this morning regarding my Saturday post were very scathing & because I had doubted my own post in the first place I felt right away that I had made a mistake in posting it. I felt my post had missed it’s intended understanding by a country mile. So, before upsetting any more people I made a quick decision & took the post down, comments & all. Wrote a second post with a short explanation & then turned off the computer to ponder why I had written the Saturday post in the first place.
What happened next surprised me to say the least. Kelly came into the living room where I was crumpled into my recliner early this afternoon & asked, “have you read the comments on the last post you wrote?” About that point my heart sank into my shoes because I figured some more personally negative comments had poured in & I was already feeling bad enough without needing to feel any worse. Took me awhile but I finally did get up enough courage to venture over to the computer & delicately clicked on the first comment, then another & another.
Can’t tell you enough how all those incoming comments picked up my spirits as I began to realize that my Saturday post was indeed understood after all by the majority of readers & not as misunderstood as the first 'anonymous' comments coming in this morning suggested. Had I over reacted again. Judging from the latest comments I would now have to say that I did.
Some folks are able to let things slide on by or roll off their backs. Great if you are able to do that but I have never been one of those people. I always take everything to heart. Always have, it's just the way I am. Not the easiest road to go down but it is the road my personality walks.
I sincerely thank everyone for their support, reassurance & understanding.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The Indians asked their Chief in autumn if the winter was going to be cold or not. Not really knowing an answer, the chief replies that the winter was going to be cold and that the members of the village were to collect wood & be prepared.
Being a good leader, he then went to the next phone booth and called the National Weather Service and asked, "Is this winter to be cold?"
The man on the phone responded, "This winter is going to be quite cold indeed."
So the Chief went back to speed up his people to collect even more wood to be prepared. A week later he called the National Weather Service again, "Is it going to be a very cold winter?"
"Yes", the man replied, "it's going to be a very cold winter."
So the Chief goes back to his people and orders them to go and find every scrap of wood they can find. Two weeks later he calls the National Weather Service again: "Are you absolutely sure that the
winter is going to be very cold?"
"Absolutely," the man replies, "the Indians are collecting wood like crazy!"
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The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...... AL.