We have internet and power but I’m not sure about the rest of our little town. All day we were hit by hard, cold winds and heavy (at times) snow. We only got a few inches but the combination of the two caused city wide power outages yesterday. My store was the only one open in Rapid City. All the others had lost power. Our power went off and on a few times wreaking havoc with the computers but we pulled through.
This morning has dawned cold and dark. I am upset because when I let the kids out this morning I saw that the winds had pulled the tarp mostly off of the memorial garden. I’m going to try to cover it back up but I fear the damage has already been done.
I am still dragging my feet about replacing the Jeep. It has to be done. The cold isn’t doing it any better and I really don’t know how much longer the Jeep will last. Today just feels overwhelming. I’m trying to make some life changes personally and then It feels as though everything else needs to be tended to instead of being able to focus on what I need to do. So I suppose it is back to my lists. I will sit down and write everything that I need to do and then figure out what comes first etc. The dark skies aren’t helping.
Dad messaged me last night at work with a deep depression. I had to explain to him that I was at work and couldn’t talk. Everything he tried to do felt like a major disaster to him because he couldn’t understand what was wrong (his text messages to me say “sent by Echo” and he has no idea what it is or how to just send a regular text). Trying to help between customers was near impossible.
Today is the second day of NaNoWriMo and I have not written a single word. After I finished with this anxiety kicked in and I spent the remaining time before work on the couch with the dogs. I woke up a few times in the night and spent the time trying to fall asleep thinking about the novel and ideas for the story. Hopefully today I can atleast get my first days numbers in. If I can do more great but I want atleast day one.
I need to change all the calendars today as well. The one that takes the most time is my Winnie the Pooh perpetual calendar. I have to replace the honey pot shaped dish (each month has a different scene related to that month) as well as replace all the little wooden bits that have the days listed on them. I also have special wooden bits for holidays and birthdays that I can put in as well.
I suppose I should stop here. I am procrastinating the rest of my day. Ahhhh… but Mother Nature does care! The sun has just come out and is streaming into my office. Yay! Thanks for reading and stay safe!