December 19th, 2016


Determinedly cheerful

I shall be grateful for twinging knees and icy sidewalks because they make me walk with my stomach muscles pulled in, my spine straight, and my shoulders back. Truly, half the grinding bone pain comes from posture.

I shall be grateful for this hemi-demi-semi cold and its hoarse voice and productive cough because it allows me to cancel tomorrow's dentist appointment so I needn't be up at 7:30 and piled onto a rush hour train.

And I am grateful as always for my flannel sheets and hot air mister and woolly socks and sleep balaclava and many beanbags- though I wish the beanbags stayed warm the way hot water bottles do. (I wonder why they don't?)