“I’d rather be a little weird than all boring.”

The day is sunny with a blue sky but it looks cold even from the window. The dead leaves at the end of the branches are blowing and making it look worse. Today is a bundle up in many layers sort of day. Right now it is 19˚, a bit warmer than last night. Some snow showers are coming tomorrow, but they don’t even count as anything but an annoyance.

The snow and cold do give me excuses to vegetate a bit although I don’t really need any. After a while, however, even the joy of doing nothing is wearing. Winter has become boring. I haven’t had a cent in my wallet for two weeks. Granted, I did use my cash card but only for food. I bought nothing else because I didn’t go anywhere. This week so far I have amassed a total of 13 miles. It’s embarrassing, but that ends today as I am going to the Multi-Cultural Festival at the college. I’m going to breathe fresh air! I’m breaking free from staying home. I’m getting dressed and am even taking to the highway, okay only three exits, but it is the highway. The Peace Corps has a table there which I organized and have to man for a couple of hours. Other returned volunteers are also taking turns.

I know this is a short entry today, but I have to get ready to leave. I have a list. I always have a list. The music will come later this afternoon after I get home. I’m excited about having a place to go, a different place. I may even double my mileage.

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12 Comments on ““I’d rather be a little weird than all boring.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Sunny and rather warm here again but the morning was a bit chilly with below 32F temperature. They say it will snow tomorrow but it won’t stay for long since ut willl be over 32F and rain will arrive later at night. This is just how a winter should be 🙂

    Have fun at the festival!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      It eded up reaching above 30˚˚ by the afternoon and the roads had a bit of water on them. The ice covering the back roads melted a bit.

      I think you’re skipping winter this year.

      Thanks, it was a great time, but I am exhausted.

      Enjoy your evening!

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Sunny and cold here, too, although I’m beginning to feel that anything close to 20ºF is not really cold anymore. It’s more like cool. I was out this morning in just my jammies and no coat. 🙂

    Enjoy the festival.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I thought it mild today as it was over 30˚. Like you, my whole perspective about winter has changed.

      I wore a sweatshirt today.

      The festival was fun, but I didn’t get home until 4:15 so I was gone the whole day.

  3. Bob Says:

    This after noon we may get above freezing for the first time in 48 hours and the freezing drizzle will just turn to rain. I guess you haven’t seen the thermometer above freezing since December of 2014.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      We have parties when if get above freezing because it is such a rare occurrence. I’m started to think 30˚ is warm.

      • Bob Says:

        Joe Garagiola, former Major League Baseball player and announcer, said that when he played for the Pirates they were so bad they were the pre Met Met’s. “We were so bad we held a victory party when we were rained out”. 🙂 I thought a baseball reply would make you feel warmer. It’s Spring training in Florida and Arizona.

      • katry Says:

        Thanks, Bob, and that’s a great story-gave me a laugh.

        I watch spring training news every night just to brighten my spirits.

  4. splendidone Says:

    Love that you have escaped the house of leisure! Having fell and injuried my right foot I envy you–It could always be worse is how I console myself or in the middle of Summer. I envy ( a feeling I rarely have) you talking to and meeting new people. But more than that I miss the chance to be there and hear of your stories in person. Reading them here is a fortunate gift, but I would love to hear them in your own voice. Have fun and know Spring is on its way, however slowly she is moving this year.:)

    • katry Says:

      splendid,
      I swear spring is off on some tropical island lounging around and having drinks with pineapple. She is having such a wonderful vacation she hasn’t noticed how much time is passing.

      I am so sorry about your foot. I know what you’re going through as I am a champion at falling. Feel better.

  5. Birgit Says:

    I was curious and looked up the festival, the program and video on the festival page looks great. I certainly would have been there too if it took place around my corner and I’m sure you’ve had fun.
    I had to laugh when I saw the booth of the German-American Club in the video, the typical collection of old Bavarian clichés. (No complaint, you can’t represent a whole country on one table and Bavarians are the most exotic people we have.)

    Festival promotion video link for curious KTCC readers:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srseXMb2vDs

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      That was a pretty good video. It was fun to watch as it depicts pretty well the festival.

      I was disappointed, however, to see the henna artist in it as I went looking for her to have my hand done, but she was’t there this year.

      Keep in mind this is Cape Cod and many people never go over the bridge their whole lives. Bavaria is exotic to them.


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