high winds

[written 04/16/07]

the power keeps turning on and off since late last night due to the crazy high winds (like 30 mph!) we’ve had the past sixteen hours or so – i sleep in what used to be the attic, so it’s particularly l o u d. whenever the power would come back on last night, the answering machine voice would automatically and patiently explain to me how to re-set it, the automatic-but-broken-for-a-year skylight-windows would try to “close” themselves, grinding the motor for five minutes plus, and weird tick-tocking sounds behind my head would start up again, freaking me out, and just generally causing not such good sleep. still, woke up pretty happy considering all that, as i’ve decided to take a mental health day, as my sisters call it. there were plans for today, but whoosh, they’re all out the window, carried away by these high winds. ha.

i’m accident-prone, always have been, but it’s a little ridiculous lately. yesterday i slipped on wet stairs outside and fell really really hard, so today i’m all puffy and sore, looking like someone took a baseball bat to my left leg plus a couple of crusty wounds as well. sounds dramatic perhaps, but i know my body is just giving me warning signs that i’m moving too fast and not thinking enough. i’ve been so busy busy busy doing things, and then all of a sudden, i’ll get just overwhelmed with where i am, what i’m doing, what i miss, and so on.

i finished my tax stuff last night, i’m returning library books today, but other than that? reading, writing, sleeping, a hot shower, good eating, some crafting, and cuddling with cats (oh how i love my cats!). today is a day to stay in. this wind reminds me how small i am, how nice it is to feel like any other animal, all snuggled up in bed, waiting for a true spring to come.

p.s. paper paper is on my mind. for now, little shots of some bookbinding i’ve been practicing. did it for a bit years ago, so this is some much-needed refreshing.