It’s very rainy and dreary here in my world. It seems like Mother Nature has started paying closer attention to the calendar lately because our rain switch got turned on right as we entered November, which is often our rainiest month. Probably after all of our complaining about how un-normal the summer was, Mother Nature was like, “fine! You want normal? Here is a normal November for you!” We’ve already had one round of river flooding and it sounds like another round is on the way.
While I’m glad the reservoirs are refilling and the mountains are getting some much longed for snow, the transition from fall to our boring non-winter is hard on my body. I constantly feel like I’m coming down with something and I’m having migraines again, although the migraines I’ve had the past two days could be from the exposed particle board in our house. We’re getting carpet put in the living room, dining room and hallway and Don ripped the laminate flooring out yesterday so much of the house is stripped down to the particle board. The smell of it is horrible. You’d think after thirty-seven years that stuff would be done leaching its noxious fumes into the air, but according to my aching head and wonky vision, there is something toxic floating around in the air.
Now that I’ve been reminded of my tendency to get migraines and be allergic to all things synthetic in November, getting new carpet doesn’t seem like the best idea.
Between the wet weather and not feeling well, I haven’t been able to get out to take any pictures so I thought I would participate in Cee’s Share Your World this week, since I may not be able to come up with anything for her photo challenges.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word “fun”? Skepticism. The things that most people describe as “fun” tend to attract a lot of people and I don’t find being in crowds or social situations fun at all.
What is your favorite time of day? In the dark half of the year, sunrise is my favorite time of day. I love watching the sky grow brighter. There is just something magical about a winter sunrise. Part of this may be because mid-winter is the only time the sunrise is somewhat visible from my house.
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want have a evening with? I think I’d better pick my husband, just in case he reads this! Seriously though, I would pick him. We’re equally antisocial so we prefer quiet evenings.
Complete this sentence: Something that anyone can do that will guarantee my smile is… Smile or laugh. I find other people’s emotions very contagious. If I see someone cry, it takes some effort to keep my own tears contained.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? Last week, I was grateful to find out what foods I’m allergic to and even more grateful for the ones I’m not. I ate one of those little oranges yesterday (Cuties, I think they’re called) and it tasted better than any orange I’d ever eaten! This week, I’m looking forward to having the carpet installation over with and getting my living space back to normal. I’m going to do my best to enjoy these rainy November days. A couple of pajama days would be nice!