Here it is Thursday and there should be an Ask the Matriarch post up already -- and there isn't -- haven't found the exactly right kind of cyber-trowel to spoon it into the RGBP slot. EVERYBODY BE PATIENT...especially me.
Still dark out -- in another hour we may begin to see some intimations of dawn, and the sun will skulk and scuttle around the Eastern-Southern-Western horizon until between 4 and 5 this afternoon. Meantime, though, it is MILD -- -3 C for people who do metric, or about 26 F. We can expect some thawing later on.
So it might be a day to do an outdoor task -- given that one could, today, stand still for ten minutes or so without freezing solid.
I can shovel the snow off my new deck -- I can clear a bit of a path to the compost bin -- I can even ambitiously dig out access to the SHED. And retrieve therefrom the emergency shovel, which I'm supposed to have in the trunk of the car (I know, I know, I know).
And when I've done all those fun gross motor things -- I can figure out how to instal the outdoors component of my fancy tell-all thermometer. Preferably, on one of the supporting posts in the shade of the new back deck. Nothing like a little power-tool work to make a person feel competent.
And "competent" would be a good feeling about now.
Heading back into work mid-morning (for "work", read "employment" !!); continuing interim, part-time, on a day-to-day basis -- like a hockey-player on the injured list... (what, by the way, is a "groin-pull," and how exactly does one get... oh, never mind)