Living On Oxygen for Life
It seems that my body and my brain has decided that they don’t care what time I wake up at night. Nor does it care that I can’t get back to sleep. So, awake I am at midnight writing to you. I went to bed at 8pm. Normally, I get myself into bed around midnight or 1am. I love the late night hours. It’s so quiet and peaceful because I don’t hear car traffic outside in our neighborhood. However, it’s really cold outside and this is an important factor to this story.
You see, yesterday (it’s officially yesterday’s tomorrow… hence the word “yesterday” being that it’s after midnight), it was near freezing outside and my pup, Rocco, desperately wanted to go outside to play. He didn’t know it was cold outside but he really wanted to go sniff the yard. You know, do dog things or whatever doggies do besides potty. I decided I would put on my jacket and my shoes to go outside for a few minutes just to make sure Rocco wasn’t visited by the neighbor’s dog (the neighbor’s dog sometimes escapes his back yard and has become BFFs with my Rocco).
The moment I step outside, it hits me like… whammo! People have a fire going in their fireplace. I don’t know how many were warming their toes with a fireplace fire but it was causing the outside air to wreak of burning wood. I felt it in my throat and down into my lungs. That’s how sensitive my lungs are… especially with the smell of burning wood, pepper, crab boil spices and cigarette smoke. Of course, I immediately went back inside and proceeded to kick myself for not remembering about other people wanting to light a fire. Unfortunately, Rocco was still outside and that meant I had to open the door again to let him and the smell of smoke in. So, the rest of the day, up to this point, I’ve been having trouble breathing. It’s slowly getting better though. Probably because everyone’s fire has died down.
Thanksgiving is almost here and I’m ready to get myself in the Christmas spirit. I still think it’s too early for Christmas music on the car radio though. Maybe I’ll be ready for that AFTER Thanksgiving. Since I wasn’t breathing well I decided to start working on a crocheted snowflake garland for my fireplace mantle. I probably should have made it all in white but I didn’t have enough white yarn. So, I went with blue and white. It’s nearly finished and I really love the look. It was so easy to crochet! Red Heart has great free patterns!