It rained a lot today. I actually got soaked to the skin. I was freezing, and it was miserable. I'm having a pretty hard time with the tamoxifen. My joints ache a lot. I really try to 'suck it up' as the saying goes, but I discovered today that when you are soaked and freezing, the aches are way, way worse. I felt like I was a hundred years old by the time this day ended, hobbling to my traps in the rain. I actually ached so badly I was nauseous. For the first time, I really found myself worrying about how I am going to deal with this stuff in the winter.
It rained so hard at times that I was nervous about driving. Naturally, my traps were set at the most far flung points of the county. Flash flood alerts were coming regularly over the radio. Rushing water had carved deep ditches along the side of some roads. I picked up my last trap and headed back to the office, heater on high, teeth chattering. I had a choice between the low road (shorter, but remote, along side the river) or the high road (longer, but more houses and black top road). I decided to take Super Tramp's advice. I took the long way home. After stopping by the office to check e-mails and to pick up supplies, I came home and ditched the wet clothes immediately, climbed into a steamy hot shower. I thought that I would never feel warm again. I counted bugs in my pajamas, with a hot cup of tea. I feel much better. I love my job. Usually. Today was a rare exception.
If I want to count blessings today, I'd have to be most grateful for a sister who doesn't mind me stopping by her place to bellow in the door "HEY! Can I use your bathroom?" She's not only hospitable about the bathroom part, she had a hot cuppa waiting for me before I left. Nothing like a hot drink to warm your insides on a miserable day. Is summer ever going to get here?
And BB, believe me, my dear, if there was a way to send this weather to you, I'd do it in a minute. The skies are getting dark again, and the thunder is a-rumbling. Looks like we're due some more rain.
*shivers, and hobbles back out to the kitchen to heat another cup of water*