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April 17, 2019: (Another) Snow Day

I woke up to the sound of snow falling. My hearing is that good. I looked out the window in order to make sure that I was not dreaming. Nope, the scene before me was quite real. It was dusk and big flakes were slowly falling to the ground. My word. And here all of us who live in Whoville were thinking it was spring, and basking in the warmth of the ever-present sun. This is a reminder – change is a constant, and for reason, related to our mental and physical health, we all need to remain adaptable.

The human body can only tolerate a small temperature range, a 50 degree variation at the very most. We are happiest when temps are in the mid-70s. This is unlike more hairy mammals that can tolerate a much larger temperature range.

And this unexpected snowfall is a reminder to me that I too need to go with the proverbial flow. I presumed when I went to bed last night that I’d be going to town at midday and attending my usual yoga and strength training classes. I realized this morning, as I was feeding the horses, that I was not going anywhere today. It would be unsafe to attempt to drive my vehicle, Deathtrap/Fireball X L-5 in these conditions. Pete pointed out that I still have studs on my tires, so, yes, I might be able to get from point A to point B. However, I might have a harder time dealing with

Raudi in the snow
Raudi in the snow

the snow/rain/slush mess in terms of visibility. My windshield wipers don’t work that well, and the windshield wiper fluid apparatus isn’t working.

So I told Pete that I’m going to remain at home today. It’s no big deal, remaining here in the interim. I did a yoga make-up class last night because I like the evening instructor. And my hip is bugging me a bit, so a day off from strength training is for the best.

I wish Pete was staying put – then it would be a real snow day. I imagine that the heavy snowfall has resulted in downed power lines, so this is not beyond the realm of possibility.

I’ll take advantage of the fact that I’m not going anywhere except to the barn and back and work off an already lengthy list. I’ll revise my proposal for Trafalagar Press, study for my upcoming Woofer exam, print up and file a few items that are on my computer, do my home-based strength training work, and add the zinc and copper supplements to the supplement bags that we didn’t use when on our last trip.

And, if by chance, the sun comes out, I’ll take the horses out. I’d been taking them all out on the nearby trails, but I suspect that I’m going to have to wait a few days before again resuming this activity.

What I most want to do is crawl back into bed and take a long nap. But no, I am, in addition to being adaptable, going to be disciplined and get the above-mentioned stuff done. This way, I’ll have time to enjoy the, ahem, spring weather.

Next: 106. 4/18/19: Slush

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