I was off the last two days and the weather has been amping up, while preparing for the next round of snow to hit. Like all days off or vacations for that matter, time flew by and those days came and went in the blink of an eye. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that days off go by way too fast. Tuesday was filled with an early appointment visiting the “Tooth-Fairy” and I know I have been writing a lot of my visits and appointments there. You could think my teeth are in terrible shape, but in reality they are not. I’m catching up from years of avoiding the dentist, while taking advantage of my insurance benefits. I’ve always had insurance and have been paying for years with no benefit to me, similar to flushing money down the toilet. Might as well make use of it and overcome the fear and anxiety I used to have about the dentist. Needless to say I decided to get a few things done and take my health matters into my own hands. I recently learned that old fillings expand, contract and crack, allowing harmful toxins to enter your body. Maybe and just somehow I believe that there could be a connection to this autoimmune disease that I’m battling. I really haven’t done much research about it, but still it feels as if my intuition is guiding me to consider this possibility. It’s strange in a way but I learned to trust that gut feeling, to pay attention and listen to those signs. Connection or not, for sure it can’t be good and it was one of the main reasons I decided to have the old fillings replaced. I believe that this is only one example, one knowing fact about the toxins we consume on a daily basis. How much more is out there without us even knowing, it’s scary once you start to do some research. I got to do my part, I owe to myself and to my smile.
Wednesday was rainy and a very wet day. The much anticipated adventure I was seeking, finding time to spend outdoors was washed away with the heavy rainfall. The skies were gray and bland looking offering no photo opportunity at all. My mood kind of matched the dull scenery around me as I felt anxiety creeping up. Another thing added to my plate I was trying to figure out a “Check engine” light in the jeep indicating a transmission code. My first thought must have been something like “Great, now what” and I wonder when my optimistic self has started to assume the worst in every scenario. After dropping off the car at a transmission shop, it wasn’t the transmission, luckily, but it could be electrical (which takes time to pinpoint and time costs a lot of money, especially at a jeep dealership), or it could be the computer that has gone bad all together. Not a cheap incident either, but so it goes, right, and further diagnostics is needed to pinpoint the problem.
The storm was suppose to come in today, my first day back at work after my days off. Like always I watched the forecast like a hawk, but lately it seems like the forecast is not very steady or accurate. I live thirty minutes from town, located at a higher elevation that often turns to snow when it merely rains in town. I woke up this morning and the world was eerie silent outside. Without looking outside the window, I knew right away that it was snowing. Have you ever noticed how silent it gets when the snow is falling? Peaceful. The dusting I was expected to see from the forecast last night had turned into 4-5 inches of snow and everything was covered in a thick, wet, heavy snow blanket this morning. With chain restrictions on the freeway and a snow forecast to last through the noon hours, I called work and took a snow day. I can’t help but find myself in a child like bliss about the snow day, enjoying this winter wonderland in the meantime. I don’t remember the last snow day or missing work because of it. I am usually not one to call in, but today I’m grateful of not having to battle the roads in unsafe conditions. While it is still snowing outside, the sun has found a way to peak through the clouds. In my childlike state of mind, I feel good to enjoy the beauty while not having to battle sickness.
I feel like building a snowman. ☃.
With the roads clearing up later and sunshine in the forecast, I will venture out to town and hope to snap a few pictures along the way. We are forecasted to have 3-6 more inches between tonight and tomorrow and I hate to see how this might end up since last nights dusting produced 5 inches. Hahahaha.
In the meantime, here is a shot from my front door during a break in the snow. Have a beautiful day everybody.