Me on Sunday:
Today I am tired. I’m tired of things not working. I’m tired of the water pump running even when the faucets are off for some mysterious reason. I’m tired of my hair dryer’s main use being thawing frozen pipes. And frozen pipes in general. And pumping water. And the dwindling propane gauge and the fear associated with it. And being cold.
I’m not tired of life at Circular Lodgic, but today I am tired.
Today I’m missing space. And moving from one room to another without needing shoes and jackets. And convenience. And my sink. And hot water immediately.
But, on the other hand, today we skied in breathtakingly beautiful woods. Winter had frosted all the tree limbs like they were cupcakes. They bent with the weight of their own beauty.
The small trees’ sides were blasted with snow that stuck in stripes all across their middles. We skied on freshly groomed single track as the poodles pranced on ahead, having forgotten their mission of running their dog booties off.
The trails feel like they’re deep in the backwoods, while really you’re four miles from Walmart. We met happy dogs and dog owners, including one pooch with a brightly striped sweater that he was very proud of.
And while I came home to frozen pipes, I’d say all things considered, life is pretty beautiful today in the UP. Wouldn’t you?