Crazy Weather!

Avalanches, 100 car pile-ups on ice, mudslides, flooding, and Niagara Falls is frozen; I hate to imagine what else is in store for this winter that won’t quit. Knowing how the dismal weather is affecting me, my deepest sympathy is extended to all of the teachers and parents whose kids are infected with spring fever right now.

The ice that blankets the forest has kept me inside for a marathon of afghan yarn unraveling so I can finally report that the first afghan is no more. The new one is progressing nicely. My son-in-law said it will be like a twice baked potato – even better than the first time.

Packing is coming along too, but I have come to the conclusion, I will never do it again – not by my choice anyway. I will simply run away or light my stuff on fire and walk out the door. I can’t tell you how many books and cups I have given away and I still have too many books and cups.

I will admit that I was letting the image of de-constructing my home overwhelm me. I wasn’t finishing the thought by mentally filling the new home with my things. This is kind of hard to explain – but it is a two-part process, packing the stuff away and unpacking it again for a new beginning. My mind was stopping in the “everything is gone” middle and leaving me with a giant, depressing hole of nothing. I don’t even know how that happened, but I finally got mad at myself and the light bulb turned on. I’m not ending – I’m beginning. Way better!!!  I don’t know how I got stuck in the middle but I am sure glad to have come out on the other side. I’m reminded of the old saying my father-in-law used to say, “When you’re stuck in the mud, hang on to the cow’s tail and she’ll drag you out the other side.” Of course, he was talking about tough economic times, but I think it works for any situation. Hang in there, spring is coming.

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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3 Responses to Crazy Weather!

  1. Terry Decker says:

    I sympathize with you, Barb. Moving is a bitter-sweet situation. Hopefully, your lovely home in Black Forest is going to be in loving hands. Are you renting it out or selling? I know you’ll make a happy, beautiful, inviting place where you are moving…..you have a knack for that.
    LoL.. about the books and cups. I can’t believe the number of books this Decker family has acquired!! I could start a public library. Hey….at least it’s not old margarine cartons and plastic bags. Remember when Lucille moved from Durango?
    Hang in there.

  2. So, Niagara Falls has frozen over? I remember reading about that via an SRA story when I was in second grade. If it is an every 50 year phenomenon, we’re running a couple years late.
    Glad to hear you are looking forward to a bright future in your new home.

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