Our neighborhood has been flirting with winter all during the typical cold months with unusually warm temperatures and extraordinary amounts of rain.
This week while other parts of the country prepare for some server winter weather, we have our first snow. The ground is barely covered — just enough to disguise the earlier freezing rain slippery surface.
Sandy and I still have to make our tours outside. We both need the steps, even though they are few at a time.
Those Steps in Defiance
I know that the computer chair, while one of my favorite places to be, is not good for me in long term doses. Our 4-5 trips outside every day, walking, meditating, plotting, breathing deep, maybe gardening are important to maintaining a healthy brain and body. When Sandy isn’t here, I do the walk-about on my own because it is a time when I re-arrange the brain cells and dwell on the projects at hand.
A simmer of beans or a tub of bread dough can promise a tasty lunch. They can be left on their own for the time I want to devote to computer work. This small dose of winter weather has inspired us to cook up a package of pinto beans. They’ve been turned into a savory chili con carne and sweet baked beans. Slow cookers in at least 3 sizes are BFFs for virtual professionals!
The colder temperatures and breezes are easier for me to enjoy when I go ahead and put on a worm coat, gloves and hat. When the surface is this slick, I wear shoes with metal screws in the soles to give me some traction! This evening’s breeze made my eyes water and cheeks sting. It was nice to come in to a blaze in the fireplace and a hot cup to sip.
Technology Makes Virtual Possible
Working virtually enables me to be here for the projects of the home while applying an accumulation of skills to the marketing my clients need for their business. I was NOT born a century too late — I enjoy technology and tools which permit me to be ‘cloudish.’ You can learn more about my virtual practice at Bar JD and at the other places where I blog in addition to Ozarks Mystique.
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