Monday, February 1, 2016
"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." ~ Albert Einstein
This is the blog I had previously prepared for today. Okay. It's hard for me to believe it but we have already burned through the first month of 2016, therefore, I bring you greetings on this Monday, February 1, 2016. I see lots of people posting photos of idyllic looking houses in the deep deep snow. They may add a caption talking about wonderful memories from the past. I see the same photo and think about power outages, frozen pipes, roof damage, and transportation woes. I'm as much into escapism as the next fellow but knowledge is a serious impediment to getting on board. I'm certainly glad that many, especially children, enjoy snow related fun activities but there is always a downside to deal with. I didn't wake up this morning with a half empty state of mind but there are days when the half full just doesn't seem to make sense. Yes. I do remember the fun times we had as kids on those rare occasions that we had snow. We wore ourselves out playing in the stuff. Since Louisiana is not known for snow sledding, we certainly did not have the right kind of clothing to deal with the wet and icy landscape. The kids yearn for a snow day to be out of school. I most likely felt the same when I was a kid. Nowadays I think about the make up days and how far this will push out the end of the school year. We had us a really cool morning around these parts last Thursday. It got down to 30 degrees. I thought about pulling the covers over my head and just sleeping in. Yes. Contrary to what you may have heard I actually do know what sleeping in means. However, knowledge and reality came knock knock knocking on my door and I rolled myself out at 3:30 a.m. to get my half empty mindset prepared for another day. And, so it goes.