01 January 2011
New Year's Resolution: Live in the Moment
I awoke on this new day of the new year to bright sunshine... and frozen pipes, which happens when the temperature outside falls below zero for more than a few hours. Having gone through this for a few winters now, I have several gallons of water stashed in the pantry so we can brush our teeth, make coffee, and so forth, and I'm hopeful that the sun will shine brightly enough to melt the pipes by mid-afternoon. If not, well, we'll cope; there's no point in being frustrated. So my takeaway from this (aside from remembering to leave a faucet on overnight if it's forecast to be that cold, which I did last night but obviously not with enough flow) is to take things as they come, be prepared, and live in the moment. Happy New Year, everyone; may you have many moments of creativity, joy, and serenity.