Wednesday, May 09, 2012

When Is The Weather Going To Be Normal?

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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