So, is global warming a hoax? I think that the evidence over the last few years would have to say no. There are signs, like this hot September.
Last year the farmers’ almanac promised a long, cold, snowy winter. At least our winter, was not long, cold or snowy. A disappointment to Cavan who bought that new stage 2 snow blower two years ago and didn’t get much use out of it the two years he has had it. Perhaps another sign? Let’s see what this year brings.
Sometimes, I am not good at paying attention to signs. I have had MS for about 24 years now and I still ignore the signs that I have to slow down or take a break. My summer was relatively quiet, but September has more than made up for it, so far, and fortunately, by the look of my calendar, it looks like it will get a little less busy in a week or two.
Cavan has been working really hard on the deck, and except for some staining, I haven’t been much help at all. I just had too many things scheduled and now that I have a bit of time, I have MS symptoms reminding me that I wasn’t paying attention to the signs earlier. But then, I am notorious for pushing through, thinking that I just need to make it to the weekend, or the end of the month, or whatever. Then the MS gives me a big shake and insists on now.
So, I am in my nice cool house, with a thick numbness coming up the back of my left leg and a dizziness that I just can’t seem to shake. Ah, well, desk work and a bit of reading it is.
I have to be grateful for the help that Cavan had on the deck. His brother, Sean, and sister-in-law, Maureen, were here last weekend with their son Liam and just yesterday, Sean and Maureen were here and all of the spindles are now back up (152 of them!). Cavan is now working on putting the lights up, that we had planned ages ago, and we just have to work on the floor of the deck. Thursday, it is supposed to start to be more seasonal, so hopefully, that work will kick off and it will all be finished in a few weeks.
The other sign, of course, is age. We’re not getting any younger. As Cavan pointed out, who is going to refinish the deck in another five years, when it needs to be done again? Hopefully, it won’t be sooner! A bridge to cross on another day!
Well, that’s life! How does that song go? ‘Signs, signs, everywhere a sign…. We need to pay more attention to them, I think, but life gets busy and we just keep moving forward. There is a couple I used to work with, who have two lovely young daughters and are expecting a new child. I follow them on Facebook, but I was commenting that they should not blink, as time goes by so fast. My two young daughters are now 27 and 25. It goes by so fast! Watch for the signs and take the time to smell the roses and really enjoy your kids!
So, my friends, enjoy your week. I missed last week’s blog as I was in Ottawa, but I’m back on track now. May your week be peaceful. God bless!