Musings on a Winter’s Sunday

The return from our trip to warmer climes has dumped us into one of the more notable cold snaps in recent memory. It’s a small mercy that our part of the Great White North escaped the snow “bomb” that left North America’s east coast with more white stuff than anyone wants. Fortunately, warmer days are in the forecast (relatively warmer, but still well below the freezing point), perhaps even warm enough to risk the odd cross-country ski run without courting frostbite. At least I still have a few warm memories to fall back on as I venture out into our sub-arctic world to take care of the odd errand. Though I confined myself to video during our trip, my lifelong dive buddy took pictures, including a few of me, such as this one:

Trust me, the fish and sea critters were a lot better looking!

I’ve made reasonably decent progress on No Remorse (Decker’s War Book 6) since our return last Monday – the first draft is now 25% done, but it’s been a wee struggle to get my mind back into full-time author mode.  Being self-employed does not insulate one from the usual post-holiday impulse to procrastinate.  But with no other outings or events on the horizon for the remainder of this winter, I’ll have nothing to distract my focus, except watch heavily bundled people walk by outside.  Mind you, as much as I’m not a fan of winter, or cold weather in general, I would likely find life in an environment where the seasons are stuck on summer to be just as enervating.  Sort of how spending a few weeks on a tropical island sounds nice but living on one full-time could quickly become stale.  The grass may be greener on the other side, but a life where one sees only green grass would likely seem too stifling, at least for an easily bored soul such as mine.  And that’s why I always heed the ancient bit wisdom that cautions you to be careful what you wish for, since you might get it!

 

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2 responses to “Musings on a Winter’s Sunday

  1. After 26 years living on a tropical island, Eric, I have to tell you that there’s nothing stale about eternal summer! The only thing bad about being green all year is that the damn stuff needs to be mowed all year. We spent a few years living in sub-zero Laramie, Wyoming, & I’ll take our current 77 degrees any time! Aloha!

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  2. The Mrs and I just took a quick walk around the neighbourhood in the arctic cold – so right now I’m more than happy to agree with you 🙂

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