Today I donated all my former work clothes to the women’s shelter in town, here at the little house in the city. I am sorry to see them go, they are very nice pants and tops, but I will never be that slim again, and someone else will be able to use them. While Tank and I were out gallivanting, I bought some elastic to repair the waistband on my black skirt, so that I have something to wear to the Christmas party.
This afternoon it began to snow. I am enjoying it. It looks pretty coming down, and it melts when it arrives. It is the best kind of snow there is!
Someone on Facebook told me I was being an ass “on their page”, when I politely expressed an opinion, that apparently differed from their own. First I knew about the differing opinion. I am open to the idea that someone might not agree with me, and have often run into people who only want to hear from those who agree with them, which I regard as legitimate in their personal space. How that is communicated is important I think, and name calling isn’t a respectful or positive way of expressing your desires. Name calling is similar to resorting to violence in a conflict. I avoid people who resort to violence, I also avoid people who resort to name calling. No feelings of loss involved, on either side of the interaction. Meh.
I cooked myself a big dinner, fish, broccoli, and oven fried potatoes ala Bex. Today was the first day that I have not indulged in a little junk food. Attila likes to shop at a discount store along our route, and I struggle each time we are there because of their rather large displays of junk food, inexpensive junk food, high quality inexpensive junk food. When we stopped there on our trip down I bought several chocolate treats, and Attila bought dip, and left a tub of it here for me. So each day I have been unable to resist nibbling. The last of it disappeared yesterday. Today it was healthy food, all day long. I feel better already!
Terra stopped by early in the day, and we had a bit of a heated exchange. Wow, that has not happened since she was a teenager. She left in frustration. We texted. Although I was upset, I knew we would work through it, because it needed to be dealt with. She and Lares arrived for an evening visit. Terra and I hugged, we laughed, it is fine. I knew it would be. The nice thing about love is that you can trust it.
Terra and Lares purchased a new king size bed for their upstairs bedroom. The staircase is narrow, old house narrow. She sent me pictures of them maneuvering it up the stairs with straps, what a job! They managed it though, mattresses unharmed!
Other than venturing out with Tank in the morning, it was a very quiet day. I played more old music albums today, on the old computer, it was nice to hear the soft sounds of the past in the background.
Date: 1:10 PM EST Thursday 27 November 2014
Condition: Light Snowshower
Pressure: 101.8 kPa
Visibility: 24 km
Wind: SSE 3 km/h
Wind Chill: -2
“If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don’t, you’re simply ducking your responsibilities.”