Last night is was a cold one here with below zero temperatures. My car gave me a struggle to start at -6 this morning. Thankfully it eventually started. The warming trend starts Saturday and I am grateful…this cold weather is not for me.
This severe weather did bring up some old triggers. I tried to rationalize with myself but it didn’t seem to help. I had been in the kitchen and I walked into the living room and was talking to The Girl and it felt cold. I glanced at the thermostat and it said 67. Now I keep it set on 68, so I walked over to one of the vents and nothing was happening. I turned it up to 69 and it kicked on??? At that moment…there was no rational thought. I turned it back down to 68 and I swear I heard it every single time it kicked on last night. Every time it did I said “thank you Goddess.” That is old house shit right there!!!!! I know this furnace is practically new and that with the extreme cold the furnace was taking a bit longer to kick on. The irrational fear was rearing it’s ugly head last night and I couldn’t be more surprised. I guess praying for 15 years to keep a furnace working stays with you. I was so wound up I even blew out light bulbs last night and I haven’t done that since 2001.
I have been watching a new show on PT’s recommendation…. I like it, I’m confused still… but I like it. I feel like the message might be important, only I don’t know what it is yet. I have three more episodes to go…it’s called The OA.
She played it all night last night while I went through my great uncle’s letters. I am definitely focusing my family history Christmas project around these letters and his time in Korea during the war. I plan to go through the pictures this weekend, more specifically I will be looking for Vera. I don’t know who she is but back in 1953 my great uncle was very interested in her. I found quite a few tidbits in those letters last night and I was surprised at how long it took me to get through them. By the end I didn’t struggle too much with the handwriting but the lighting was getting to me.
Yep….I am of that age. I made it 48 years and now in dim light I need cheaters. I had the doctor check my script today and my power did go up slightly but the reading power is new. Will I go for a progressive lens??? Probably not. If the light is good, it’s not an issue and I wear my contacts most of the time. I do have some bad eyes though….
I have to wear the same power in both eyes in my contacts because it gives me a headache if I don’t. They have always been the same until last year? So I upped the power from a -4.75 to a -5.00. My distance is clearer and I can still read while I am at work…so far so good.
Today at work we had a potluck, which was hard for me. I ate three meatballs which had a minuscule about of breadcrumbs in them but there were breadcrumbs nonetheless. I had a cup of my chicken broth with the meatballs and called it a day. There were so many cookies and desserts and other yummy foods wrapped in bread or a crust…yep it was hard. I survived it and am more ambitious to find at least two sweet treats this weekend. A teaspoon of raw honey at work has saved me more than once but a little variety might be nice….Zia