Daily Reflection (03/06/13)
Slacker? or Incredibly Busy?
Happy Wednesday Tryst Peeps!! Yea, so, it’s the middle of the week, the hump day!! Either we are half way through the week or we still have half way to go. Which ever way you look at it, it’s the same thing. Half way through something. That’s Wednesday all right!! Same thing every week. Wednesday comes along, and we know we are halfway there, halfway to the weekend!! So, since it’s Wednesday, and will be Wednesday all day today, here I am, coming to write a sweet reflection, with much excitement and anticipation, I must say, because I have only written ONE other reflection this week!! Which is not how I roll on Tryst!! Hell No!! I make sure, no matter what, that you all get at least a Tryst Reflection in your in-boxes to read, or not read, it’s really your choice… but I feel better at night, and don’t lose any sleep, when I know I’ve delivered to you, some Tryst words of reflection. What is my excuse?
Slacker? Yea, may be a little bit, but if this is really so, I don’t want to admit it!! I don’t want to be called a slacker!! Shit, especially when it comes to Tryst!! No. No. This week, my sweet Tryst friends, I have been very busy!! At both, home and work. Which has caused me to ‘slack’ in the fun/writing/free time department because I’ve literally had a million other things going on. ((Plus battling with these blizzards we keep having here, the dreadful weather, and all things shitty that goes along with that, i.e. winter sadness & all, well you all know… I’ve written about it))
Since spring really is just around the corner, in like a month, ugh, I’m tying to get all kinds of house work done. I’ve bought new furniture and hung up some new curtains. We got a new pool table for our basement, and a new flat screen for the living room… yes, I have a happy husband right now!! Anyway, there are other projects I’ve got going on, or on my list, and it’s been keeping my time all tied up!! It has been fun though…
Here is my point: fun, new projects around the house really help is you have the winter blues!!
((I’m calling it the ‘winter blues’ now because honestly, I’m effing sick of referencing the seasonal dep crap. You get what I mean.))
So, for all you sweet Tryst-ers, if you are wondering around your house, and thinking of something that needs to be changed, or re-modeled, or up-graded, or anything new that you want… go for it!! Spring cleaning can be any kind of new project you got going on around the house, it’s not just busting out the vacuum and duster!! Change some drapes, throw new pillows on your couch, or put some paint on the walls!! What ever you do, this new change will definitely help with the ‘winter blues’ and you will find yourself busy in a project and your mind will be far from feeding or acknowledging the stresses you have going on!!
I hope your Wednesday is wonderful!! ~ Jen
Tryst Thought: What ever you choose to give attention to, that will be all you see. If you feed sadness, you will be sad. I can assure you of this. If you feed happiness, believe me, you will feel happiness!! What do you choose to feed today?
Daily Reflection (02/26/13)
Good Morning my Tryst companions!! Would ya believe me if I told you I’m literally snowed in? Would you believe me if I told you that I swear I went to bed last night in the Midwest, but woke up in Alaska? Or maybe the Ice Age? Or maybe Hell froze over!!! I could bundle up and strap myself to my snowboard and take that to get to work, but I figured, why chance it? No one is out of their homes here!! We are all trapped in our warm & cozy homes, with our 20 loaves of bread that we got last night as a result of the victory of the verbal, and some physical, fights that went down in the stores & markets!! Here we are with another entire day to ourselves, with this white abyss all around us!! (And, it’s still snowing!! It hasn’t stopped yet…)
I’m watching the news, have been since 7 am. I’m hearing reports of power outages, something like 9200 people without power. Trees have collapsed with the weight of snow in people’s yards. Highways have literally shut down!! This is worse than last week because all the snow that fell last week was still here. It didn’t melt away, any of it!! So, this snow fall came, and just added to the inches we already had, making our entire city covered in three, four, five feet of snow in some places!! We have snow banks, and walls of snow, snow mountains due to the few successful attempts at plowing which are on the sides of neighborhood streets and highways. It’s crazy here!!
My husband is attempting to leave, go out and brave this madness and do some plowing. (We have some equipment) But I think he’s crazy!! I mean, the snow is still falling, why not wait to shovel and plow when the snow at least stops? I know how stubborn men can be, no offense to the men out there, but when they have their minds made up, there’s not much that can change it. Right? So I gotta go make sure my hubby has dressed warm enough and make him a coffee to take into the white abyss… (shaking my head)
Am I supposed to be reflecting.. oh, yes, right!! Well, I’m pretty much completely focused on the weather here right now… I guess what is important to stress here this morning is thinking wisely. Making good decisions in situations like this can help to NOT complicate your life. Like, don’t get out and drive anywhere right now. There is no where that is that pressing to be. (Well, except for extenuating circumstances, like a woman going into labor, or something.. Hopefully that’s not happening anywhere)
I just want to say to all in severe weather conditions, be safe, think clearly, and rationally!!
As for me, I have lots of things to do today around the house. I’m going to start by preparing a rack of ribs, rub them with my dry rub, and throw them in the oven to roast on low temp, all day, so they are fall off the bone tender for dinner!! Yum.. Jake will love that!!
Where ever you are in the world, Tryst Family, I hope your day is fabulous & fantastic!!
Hugs & Snow from the Midwest!!! ~ Jen
Tryst Thought: It has been years since I’ve made a snow man… The last person I did that with was my little brother… I think I’ll keep it that way. (Love you Dave. Miss you Dave)