I will tell you about my Tuesday. The Mohawk Valley was hit with the nor’easter which I suppose is plaguing the entire state. I can only suppose, because I have yet restored any real television to my television set (long story, not very interesting) (although I do not rule out making a blog post out of it at some point). I arose in the morning with trepidation, prepared to dig out my driveway prior to departing for work.
Imagine my delight when I found that shoveling was not yet necessay. I merely had to clean off my car. I could see snow heavily falling, though, so allowed extra time, which I definitely needed.
Oh, the roads sucked. I reflected as I drove down Rt 5 at 30 miles an hour, that a year previously, I had turned around in such conditions and gone home. Full disclosure: if my husband Steve were still alive, I probably would have yesterday. In fact, Steve would have urged me in strong terms not to go in at all. (“You’re NOT going to work today,” was the way he put it the time I turned around) (yes, I disobeyed a direct order, but let us not discuss the dynamics of my marriage).
Driving up Ilion Gorge was an adventure. It was a decision whether it was better with or without high beams, because of all the snow. The light reflects each and every flake, you know. I decided I liked it better with.
I further reflected (see what I did there?) that my drive was a metaphor for my current life. I was going slowly. I could not see very far ahead. I was just trusting to be able to reach my destination (one day when I didn’t even try to get to work, I later learned a fallen tree had blocked the road anyways). It was not much fun.
Actually it was a little fun. As often happens, I had to laugh at myself.
Further trials and tribulations were in store for me as the day went on, but I see I am over 300 words. I do not care to tax my readers’ patience at this time (but do not rule it out at some future date).