There is filtered sunshine streaming through my window as I sit and type just after noon here on a breakthrough Tuesday. The breakthrough is the sun coming through thinning clouds, trying to find that patch of blue and chase the lingering wisps of fog away. It has been a dreary four days - seems like more than four - since we have seen anything but fog.
I just took a walk around to see what Tom has accomplished. I hoped to catch him in action, but those heavy buckets of compost have worn him out for the morning, and he came in as I was going out. I saw my shadow!More progress.
It bothers me that I can't be out there helping, but I have crippled myself up pretty badly and I just have to tell myself "NO".
Meanwhile the pile is shrinking.Through all of that fog, we knew that if you went high enough, there would be sun and blue sky. That's what Jill and Irene did last Saturday. Here they are on a snow shoe hike on the slopes of Mount Rainier.They reported that it was 50 degrees up there, compared to our 38, and with the exertion they were too warm in their light mountaineering clothes.
Meanwhile back down here we don't work or rehab all of the time. Jill gave us a ROKU for Christmas, and when we don't have our regular TV programing to fill our evenings, we are finding new things to watch.
We absolutely love the series "Ted Lasso" on Apple TV. It is funny and kind and sometimes heartwarming, and just plain entertaining. OH, and it's about soccer!
We do not recommend the movie we watched the other day, "Don't Look Up". While it was very well done and will probably receive award nominations, it was dark and heavy and frustrating in all of the ways that truth deniers can be. Think of climate change with a big bang.
My other new diversion is the word game that is all the craze now, "Wordle", played on the internet. I am just three days into it, but it is a fun few minutes, or longer, depending on how long it takes to solve. If you don't get the word in six tries, you're done for the day, only one try per day. Keeps you from becoming addicted. It's sort of like working the Jumble puzzle in the newspaper, which I do every day too.
And now it is 1:00, our lunch hour. This afternoon Tom will do more work outside. I will do a light workout on the stationary bike. I'll play Wordle and work my newspaper puzzles. And the sun will continue to light up our day. Maybe I'll sit outside!