One of those days

You probably know how this goes.  You get up in the morning and at first everything seems okay, and then you realize everything isn’t okay.  It started with the central air conditioning.  It had been running all night, non-stop, and yet the house didn’t feel particularly cool.  It refused to turn off when I lowered the temperature.  Long story, short, an expert had to be called in to get it working again.  Naturally this happens as the weather is heating up again.

No biggie, right?  The call was made, the guy could come around 1:00pm, and off I went for an appointment with my dentist.  All was well until the hygienist started poking around and said, “Does this hurt?”  Well, it didn’t.  Not until you poked it.

As seen along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

The cleaning of my teeth continued, the dentist had a look and declared it slighty swollen but should be okay, and now I’m waiting for my face to balloon up as a result of all that poking around.  Hopefully it won’t happen.  It just feels as if it should.  Because it hurts now.

Water lily in the canal

Being somewhat tolerant of pain, at least before the headache set in, I went for a bike ride on the Towpath Trail, exploring a section that is new to me.  (I am hoping to eventually cover the whole trail, doing it bit by bit for now.)  It is not the prettiest section I’ve been on.  There’s some industry around, the canal has trash floating in the water, and there’s a junkyard or two near where I started.  Nevertheless, there were some beautiful things to be found, including the water lilies floating and blooming betwixt the rubbish.  (Unfortunately, most of the photos I took of them are rubbish as well, but there’s one or two that aren’t too bad.)

The water lilies are certainly making the best of their situation.

Hopefully I can do the same.  After all, things aren’t that bad.  The repairman solved the air conditioning problem.  Ibuprofen solved the pain in the mouth.  And the bike ride was actually pretty good since it took my mind off of all the things I started out whining about.

In other good news…

I posted a map of Breezy Acres.  You can find it here (by clicking that link or, if you prefer, looking up above to my blog header and clicking on Map of Breezy Acres).  The drawing wasn’t working out well so I used a well-known internet map site to help me with it.  I need to sit down and write up an explanation to go with it, but you can get the general layout of the place without an explanation.  The green shaded areas are the paths that go through the meadows, the Future Woods, etc.  (They are actually the areas that we mow.  Everything else is pretty much allowed to grow as it will.)

That’s it from the Bogs for today.  Thank you for visiting and listening.  I apologize for the whingeing.  My only excuse is that it’s been one of those days.  I left out a lot of the little stuff.  You know, all those trivialities that go wrong once you realize you got up on the wrong side of the bed even if it’s the same side of the bed you get up on every day.  I expect it will all turn around now because I am determined to make that shift in attitude.

I hope your day was smooth and easy, melodic and rhythmic with some beautiful improvisation thrown in for good measure.  🙂

Muscovy duck

Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time I am being carried on great winds across the sky.

~ Ojibway Dream Song

Dreaming on the canal


34 Comments on “One of those days”

  1. Sorry it’s been one of those days – I have a lot of those….. but that’s a great map, and it certainly helps to understand Breezy Acres better!! 🙂

  2. tedgriffith says:

    Have had way to many of “those days”! glad that yours is looking brighter. I love those water lillies. We don’t have them here, so I’ll just enjoy yours. 🙂

  3. Glad you were able to get the ac fixed and the pain stopped. Hang in there. I have my share of days like you’ve described. Can’t wait to go check out the map!

  4. Ellen says:

    I think we all have “one of those days” from time to time, the good thing is that you were able to be in touch with nature and it changed your perspective!!

  5. An odd day here too….your photos arrived at the perfect time…the water lilies and the green of the canal area….deep sigh..what a relief to just enlarge those and hang out with those soothing images for a bit…they’re lovely.

  6. Have a fabulous day tomorrow!

  7. We all have em, and we all get exactly 15 minutes to wallow in them before we pull up our big girl panties and go on, right?
    Because we know all the problems have solutions, and tomorrow will be better…
    It has to calm down after that anyway…the moon will be past full!

  8. Oh I hate those kind of days! I was worried that our air conditioning wouldn’t work when we came back from vacation (got to spend a night in the local hotel last summer because of was just too hot in the house), but thankfully all was well. Glad that things are looking up for you, too.
    Love that second waterlily photo ♥

  9. dadirri7 says:

    hope your mouth has settled down … i had the dentist visit on Tuesday when he checked on the surgery site and found there is still something nasty there 😦 … said he would call a facial/maxillary surgeon today … and yes the mouth is now sore from poking … but otherwise it has been freezing here and all is well … no electrical breakdowns to report …. love the story about the canal and the waterlilies, tough little survivors!

  10. bearyweather says:

    We all have those days … attitude is everything. Your duck at the end reminded me of that old saying …. you need to let those little things go … like water on a ducks back, just let it roll off.

  11. Karma says:

    Very cool to see the map! I hope you are having a better day today. I do love the waterlily photos. Nice to take your mind off the stuff going wrong with pretty stuff!

  12. Elisa's Spot says:

    Beautiful! Amazing! Real! Life Keeps On Life-ing! Suggestions–if not allergic to salicylic acid(asprin), grab about 5 willow leaves, chew, masticate, and put the pile of uhm goo, onto and around tooth. Sage tea helps with antibiotic, soothing, and anti-inflamatory. I’ve seen a pile of garlic work too, but that isn’t the most fun to have packed in mouth, nor maybe to others around you! 🙂

    • Robin says:

      Thank you so much, Elisa, for all the helpful hints. I laughed at the pile of garlic. It’s something I did years ago when I had a tooth/gum situation. It worked, but no one would come near me. lol!!

  13. Gracie says:

    I hope today is a much better day 🙂
    These are lovely photos, Robin, especially the water lily…so soft and delicate.

  14. milkayphoto says:

    Beautiful waterlilies!

  15. Kathy says:

    Gosh, I feel your pain, Robin. Have been experiencing days JUST like this. Alas… Part of our human condition… May we be all roses and sunshine soon…

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Kathy. I feel rather pitiful complaining knowing others are coping with much worse, but I try to be honest in my blog posts, or as honest as I can without going overboard.

      I reckon we need the bad days in order to recognize the good ones or everything would all seem the same after a while, and we’d get bored. 🙂

  16. Dana says:

    I hope that you’ve had many good days since this post was written, Robin. I know exactly how it feels to wake up on the wrong side of the bed, but like you say– it doesn’t happen nearly as often as the “good side of the bed” days do. 🙂

    • Robin says:

      Well, it’s been a mixed bag, Dana. But since you’re being so persistently wonderful about reading ALL of my posts, I won’t spoil the story for you. You’ll have to wait to find out. 😀

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