As the song goes, “You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.”
Let me tell you, Simon and I both know what we’ve got – or, as he said earlier this morning, “One great thing about this house – there are a whole lot of things I’ll never take for granted again.”
It was while I was just starting breakfast. Simon went into the basement to check if six bottles of Liqui-Fire had done anything. And yes, they had!
Once again, Simon is my undisputed hero! Seriously. What he does has me in awe. Hero Hero Hero!
An hour later I was taking a shower and washing my hair and standing under the cascade of hot water for a really long time. Then I did three loads of laundry including, of course, all the sheets. Then I cleaned the bathroom and the kitchen and, in fact, the entire house. This does not include dusting.
I don’t dust. Somewhere there is a dust gnome and he’ll come and visit and do it all while I’m sleeping and I will wake to a dust-free home. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
At any rate, all that done, I indulged myself in a manicure, lunch and a nap. Then a brief walk with the dogs and most of my work for today. Whew! I got shit done!
I like it.
In more good news, it’s ever so much warmer today – hovering around zero degrees. This bodes well for our snowshoe trip tomorrow. Maybe my fingers won’t turn blue.
So I still have stuff to do: get my pack ready and re-adjust my snowshoes. They’re cutting into my feet a bit and I need to fix that.
Small blessings today. Still a certain restlessness inside but I’ll root it out. I think I know what it’s about – and I have the tools to deal with it. I know that when I’m not snowshoeing in the next few days (got some big ones coming up), I want to spend quiet time inside my head – there’s stuff in there that needs to be explored. It may not be fun but how else to learn and grow? As Socrates so accurately said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.”