Monday, December 13, 2010

Hurricane on ice

I am going to get out of the house today, even if it harelips the governor. I have not left these walls since Saturday morning, when I went to the gym at about six am. Since then, I have been here. No, I have not been lazy, in fact I have been very busy, and you should see all the CLEAN that is going on here. But it blizzard-ed on Saturday afternoon and night. I do not like the cold and storms like that? Keep 'em. Snow and ice and winds over 70 mph in spots. It was a hurricane on ice. So, here I am.

Back to work today. Monday. I am ready. My apartment has never looked so good. I spent the day yesterday scrubbing my floor on my hands and knees. Well, mostly on my hands and knees. This floor is huge, the entire downstairs is wood. And I cleaned about seventy percent of it that way. Mopping is fine, but it just doesn't do as well as scrubbing. I certainly feel it today. I am going to go to the gym this morning to try and work out some of the pain. I believe it is about twenty below zero this morning...good hell, save me. Every year I live in Iowa, I wonder why. But then I look at the faces of my grandsons, and there is no explanation needed. I will just have to start harping on the Hamilton family to move with me. :)

My most wonderful Aunt Myra passed away Saturday morning. It made me sad, for me, but mostly for her family. She was a terrific mother and grandmother and I know how it feels to lose that in your life. My heart hurts for my cousins. The funeral is Wednesday morning, so I will be traveling to Moline, Illinois on that day. It is only about three hours from here, but I dread it. Funerals are a necessary evil, but I don't like them. This one will be very difficult, as I love everyone involved so much.

And so, I'd better get my damned parka on to brave the cold. Dammit, I hate it so much! But no time like the present...happy Monday.


Smocha said...

Sorry about your aunt.

Can you come scrub my wood floor now? These fools have no mop. All they had in this house was a swiffer,which does absoluteley nothing!I have yet to see a real mop in Denmark.

I despise the cold too. Holy crap is it cold and windy. BRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Happy Monday!

Mary said...

Grandchildren make us willing to brave just about anything - even a frozen hell. Right?

I wish my house was clean. It ain't gonna happen - but I can dream.

I'm sorry for your loss. It's always hard to face the loss of family. When it happens at Christmas time it is even worse. Be careful driving to Moline.

I have some wild memories of driving in that quad-city during their yearly January blizzard.

Coffeypot said...

Sorry for you sadness. Funerals are hard and that is why I will not have one. Cremate me and put the urn in the garage.

Cheryl said...

You sure have a way with words! I love it. And you have more energy than three people put together. Hope you got out and stayed safe today. And I'm sorry for your loss. Thank goodness for memories!

Leann said...

I lost an Aunt this summer and chose not to go to the funeral. I felt badly for the family but could not get past being in all of t he grief. Selfish I'm sure, but *shrug* that was my choice.

Anyway, enjoy the day, try to stay warm. I am the same way with my family. I hate the rain but this is where the family is. I keep trying to get them to move to Cancun or something but they stubbornly refuse :-)