Rain is beautiful. Even when the temps are cold and the skies overcast. Without rain the plants would shrivel and the coming year’s crops would fail. I love rain — pretty much any time. I’m not so keen on cold, but that’s another story.
We’re getting into Milwaukee November weather — having avoided it most of the month. The higher than average temps have failed us. Welcome to Wisconsin in late autumn. The only saving grace is that the temps have been as high as they have — otherwise we’d be sitting here up to our bupkiss in snow! We may yet get some Saturday (3″-5” in the forecast).
It’s good that we are having less than perfect weather — I really should be thankful for the cool and the wet. Over breakfast this morning we were talking about how important it was for me (in particular) to have this time of waiting. Had we not I would not have had time to process how my HOCM needs to affect my life and what I have to do differently.
I have often said that I’m socially obtuse — there are so many social clues that completely elude me. And being such a results oriented individual I have also been known to completely overlook important changes in circumstance. I just charge on in and get my ‘thing’ done and the heck with the consequences. Until now.
Now I’m told that charging on ahead is not advisable and slow and steady is better than gung-ho. These are things I wasn’t wanting to hear. They are things I wasn’t listening to. Only in the past few days has it really sunk in that I need to actually CHANGE my life — I might have given lip service to that idea but for the first couple weeks I wasn’t really doing anything differently. I was shaking my head yes but doing all the no-no’s.
It’s funny how realization dawns in the human brain! For a smart guy I can take a long time to accept ideas I don’t want to accept. I’m gradually accepting my new lot in life. Had we been able to stick with our original plan I might very well have been doing things that could kill me. Yup — this delay has been a good thing, even if I have been chomping at my bit.
Thanks for stopping by. I know I’ve been a bit distracted lately. I’ll get over that in time. I’m sure that once we hit the road my attention will turn to RV’ing instead of health. I look forward to chatting again tomorrow.