Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Driving Inertia



An Teachin's Progress to yesterday. Skylight was installed. Roof nearly finished.

Or is it inertia?

Two days in a row I've tried to leave here. Go to town, visit some friends, stock up my dwindling larder/freezer shelves. I get the fire going in the morning. Gordon-the-Gift arrives to work on "An Teachin" and I wander about the house doing some work, some annual tasks like sorting winter and summer clothing, then baking in readiness for my gluten-free daughter's arrival in mid-December, knitting some Solstice gifts, exchanging writing pieces with a friend for critique, playing Lexulous, reading.

I love being inside, cosy, it seems like just too much to leave here and drive 200km in total to town and back.

And I revel in the fact I don't have to do anything.

So there.

25 comments:

  1. Revel on WWW! Enjoy!
    Look as though G-the-G is doing sterling work there!

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  2. 100 km to town! Whoa! And I think 9km is far enough that I try to go only once a week! Do you really have to go that far for basic supplies, or do you mean that 100km is the distance to a larger centre where there is more product choice and cheaper prices?

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  3. I'm not surprised being in your cosy home is more appealing than driving 200km. Right now in the atrocious icy weather we're having, I wouldn't leave the house at all if I could help it.

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  4. T:
    Yes he is, getting the whole thing weatherproof and rainproof. Still waiting on the French doors for the front.
    XO
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  5. Katie:
    The nearest decent grocery story is 50K so I figure once a month trip and go all out is best use of gas and time. I accomplish a lot more at the same time.
    I can usually live for a couple of months then so no big crisis ever happens.
    XO
    WWW

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  6. Nick:
    The weather isn't bad here just greyish in the last two days.
    I don't envy you the weather in Ireland, my fam/friends report horrific conditions.
    Good that you can pull up the ramparts and stay home!
    XO
    WWW

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  7. I don't even want to walk on the icy sidewalks to my psychiatrist and therapist tomorrow morning. I'm desperately trying to figure out a way to stay indoors out of the fierce cold. There must be some excuse. Yes, I don't want to break a hip.

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  8. No it can be lethal Nora and our aging bones can cause us a lot of grief.
    I am super cautious this weather which started just a few minutes ago.
    XO
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  9. Sounds wonderful! I can't wait. We're counting the days.

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  10. Yep, know that feeling! And isn't it wonderful to know you don't really need to go out, that you can just stay home and do what you please? That feeling makes me feel rich.

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  11. RJA:
    I'm counting the days with you, just about!
    Once you're over the hump of December it will be sliding downhill all the way!
    XO
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  12. Pauline:
    You said it. It's like being a kid all over again and getting to play whenever I want!
    XO
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  13. I would have to stock up on a whole lot of Diet Coke if I lived that far away from a store.

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  14. Sounds an absolutely ideal way to spend one's days.
    I am lucky, I can blame the weather for not going anywhere near a town.

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  15. A Gordon-the-Gift, and the chance to hibernate sounds perfect.

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  16. ah wildwebwoman, I can relate to what you say multiple times over. There's a certain peace & tranquility to being "at home" and I wish I could do it more often. Alas, the work-a-day world calls and I have to leave my quiet tranquility. Some day! Some day, I'll be able to bathe in peace. Just not today. Enjoy the gift you have been given. Peace.

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  17. Marcia:
    Oh the local stories carry all of that stuff, mostly high-processed frankenfood. For the real mccoy I have to go much further afield!
    XO

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  18. Friko:
    I am so so so glad I lived this long to be able to do this!
    XO
    WWW

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  19. GM:
    ah you're with me. I just knew that!
    XO
    WWW

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  20. VP:
    I never thought these days would come either but they do. Never soon enough though it seems but all the sweeter for the waiting!
    XO
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  21. I'm looking forward to doing nothing in Newfoundland too. Yes, I have FINALLY booked my ticket and will be spending most of January in St John's. Can't wait. It would be wonderful if we got the chance to meet up :-)

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  22. Oh drat it to hell, Conor, it looks like I will be in Ontario all through Jan and part of Feb.
    I would absolutely love to meet up and hear in person about your fab ADVENTURE.
    Just January?
    XO
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