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Frosty Start

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After an initial scare of Cyndie’s foot not working for a day after her knee surgery, she has regained the ability to wiggle her toes and walk like normal. She is playing the good patient and raising and icing her knee while otherwise resting to allow for maximum healing. That leaves the walking of our dog solely up to me at the crack of dawn. It’s the least I could do for her since she has been gifting me the pleasure of waking up slowly in bed on weekends on a regular basis.

Delilah’s body clock does not like to sleep in.

This weekend I am getting a fresh dose of starting the day in the crisp pre-dawn frost of snowless December days.

The pandemic is contributing to a mind-numbing distortion of normalcy with a bizarre mix of isolation combined with displays on television and the internet attempting to make it seem like everything is just fine and Christmas will be the same as always. Advertisers can attempt to make us believe that, but beyond wishing it were so, I don’t think anyone is buying that ruse.

There are plenty of people who are investing energy toward making the best of a bad situation, and I appreciate that greatly, but believe it should be done without discounting the harsh reality of overwhelmed hospitals and high death tolls raging concurrently.

Without checking the authenticity of the reports, I am saddened this morning to see a change of data for the U.S. recording another death every minute to now happening every 33 seconds. (Graphic posted on CBS This Morning broadcast.)

This brings a glaring awareness to how privileged we are to live isolated from congested populations and to have our land and animals where we can get outside to breathe the country air.



Written by johnwhays

December 6, 2020 at 11:33 am

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  1. Special healing well wishes to Cyndie

    Ian Rowcliffe

    December 7, 2020 at 5:38 am

  2. Our “frosty” starts have been in the low 50’s…and that FEELS COLD TO ME! πŸ˜‰
    I can go down into the levels of fear, John. So much has changed in the world and you are right…so many try to act like it is business as usual. I worry about giving the vaccines to all the front line health workers FIRST! What happens if “something” happens. It is hard enough for them to navigate what they must do every shift. I can’t even imagine how these people are coping. UGH! Told you I can go down that rabbit hole.
    Anyway…I hope you both are well…and I hope that you can celebrate the holidays in some ways…


    December 6, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    • We are making the best of things! Our lack of snow isn’t very festive, but the decorations inside are as good as ever!


      December 6, 2020 at 10:22 pm

      • Love it, John! There is something about the decorations…it is like they just hold the energy of love and JOY!
        Sweet Blessings… I get a feeling you will get that snow before you know it! πŸ˜‰


        December 7, 2020 at 10:59 am

      • I think you may be right about that impending snow cover. πŸ™‚ This place sure ain’t Florida!


        December 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm

      • πŸ˜‰


        December 7, 2020 at 8:26 pm

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