For days the car did a frozen silent protest, in minus 24 degrees it just refused to start at all, and in addition to this my dear cross country skis suddenly denied to go forward, they simply had hair-raising days not suitable for frozen ski tracks … can’t fight the chill, then chill down..
Sure, I felt a bit disappointed and COULD have gone for a run or two …or a freeeezing bicycle ride (hell no!) .. but for once I chose to just chill it for days… and do other stuff that was screaming for attention, to be fixed or cared for, in slow motion. .. and to just potter around indoor in our warm and cosy home… I still had to go outdoor now and then to quickly walk the dog and carry lots of firewood etc, so no panic ..like taking the bad with the good..ish.
My lil’ “secret” is that I am actually rarely or never bored in my own company, there are a billion things I am up to and want to do – when the MUST-DO’s are done. I can’t entirely understand people who often get bored … just a lil’ lack of curiosity, creativity and inventiveness? I mean… holy moly – think about all that stuff you CAN do in this world!!
..but of course you understand why these winter scenarios are great for both mind and body … just have a look at these photos from skiing trips during last week… I have discovered this nice prepared ski track in Kubbe, not far from my home, and it usually stretches about 10 km (round-trip) along a river, and most important – it is allowed to bring dogs too!
A windshield/gapahuk along the ski track with firewood, fireplace and a nice view to the river .. and a lil’ red outhouse nearby with the classic red heart on the door.. if you have to go you have to go – no pee in the snow! 😀
…so now we are longer longing to get out there again .. no more worry that both my car and skis have died for good.. cuz today the temperature dropped to just -3! ….and everything worked like a charm again… and we where of course back on (ski) track again today wiihaa! 😀