It was cloudy and cold this morning. But it wasn't raining. It rained enough yesterday and was very cold. At least I felt really cold all day. I wished I had more clothes to pull on during the day, yesterday, as I worked at the repotting bench from 11:30 to 7 pm.
My mood wasn't helped by a power failure here at home at 9:30 this morning, while my eggs were cooking in the pan. The power outage was widespread (I learned later) and involved three towns. I had to figure out how to tell time. No working clocks and I wasn't leaving for work until 11. So, I used the oven timer. Set it for an hour and then 30 minutes. Next was figuring out how to get out of the garage without electricity. It involved a ladder. I had thought ahead to covering the egg pan with a lid in hopes of cooking the eggs with residual heat, it worked, eventually, but I had a bowl of cold cereal and packed the eggs for lunch with an avocado for fat. I figured I could finish cooking them in the microwave at work if necessary. It wasn't.
A little bit of sunshine would have made a big difference in my day, today. And, driving back home at 7:30, in the near dark, with the rain coming down was just so depressing.
I tried my new, as yet unworn skirts and jackets on this morning. Just to see if they fit. They did. I cut the jacket pockets open and unclipped the stitch holding the skirt kick pleat closed. I had hoped the skirt would be a bit looser. I am always optimistic that there will be some change in my hips. I have those wide, deep peasant hips. The kind that are excellent for producing 12 to 14 children with labor being all of 30 minutes. One labor was 7 hours and the second 2, I think. Drop the kid and get back to field work. Not the best shape for wearing little pencil skirts.
I am now (8:30) going to eat my reheated frozen chili. It was still frozen solid even though the power was out until 2 or later. I called the house from work, hoping to hear the recording so I would know the power was back on. It wasn't on at 12:30 but was on somewhere around 2 or 2:30. Tomorrow the morning shift. Seems like I live at work and only visit home.
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