Felt the Wind Chill Today

Mom's tree

So far this season the snow has been insignificant. Today we were supposed to get 2-4 inches, but happily that did not happen. It did snow, and went from 40 degrees to low 20s in the morning. While doing my errands after therapy, I remembered how cold the wind can feel when it whipped snow into my eyes. Luckily, my hair is now pixie short, and I don’t have to worry about the resulting tangled mess I used to deal with. That tangled mop used to keep my head and ears warm. I had to resort to wearing a headband. I used to have ear cuffs, but I don’t know what happened to them.

I had just occupational therapy today. She did see an improvement in my finger movement, so she wants me to work on my grip strength. She gave me two different foam blocks to bring home to squeeze. Squeezing them is easy, it is releasing them that takes time. I was trying to show her how I moved my wrist more, but that did not happen at therapy. My blood pressure has been high the last two days. I would guess it is from eating cookies, and leftover birthday cake. I did not eat any leftover cake today. I decided it would be best to freeze it in individual portions. My son has not been eating it either, but that is how he always is.

My son finally decided on a few lego sets he spent his gifted cash on. I helped him order them online, since he does not need to put any extra on my card. I also picked him up another iTunes card, since he carefully decided to spend more on that too. He does have a bit of cash left, so I am trying to encourage him to save it. He now gets the privilege of learning anticipation. He is asking me about business days. He now will be more cheerful when I ask him to put his boots on and get the mail.

I still have not decided if I am going to make any resolutions for next year, beyond the generalizations. If I don’t make any, I can’t break them. However, if I don’t have goals, will I make them? Maybe I will just resolve on making a vision journal. I also have to decide if I want to keep up the 365 thing for 2012. Without it, I will not have the useless dribble. I am not certain I would post regularly without it.

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