One of those daysPosted: July 31, 2012
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.
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.
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. 🙂
Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time I am being carried on great winds across the sky.
~ Ojibway Dream Song