Even When It’s Cold and Rainy, Pickwick Lake is a Pleasure

19 Feb

We woke up this morning to lots of rain and cold.  Looks like Father Winter has noticed that it’s still February and he has a job to do.  He wants to make us cold and miserable. 

Well, it’s just not going to work! Even with the trees empty, the chill in the air, and rain dripping from the sky, our view of Pickwick Lake is serene. As I sit here looking out over the balcony, I realize that life goes by just a bit too quickly and days like this force you to slow down. Of course, you can’t JUST slow down – you need to step back and (forgive the much overused cliché) “smell the roses.”  So, anyway, no boat refitting today.

The news is blathering on in the background of my world right now.  They are discussing the continuing escalation of tension between Iran and France (and the UK and just about everybody else in the world). Iran wants to enrich uranium—and it seems that just about everybody else in the world would rather they didn’t (which is very understandable, if you ask me). I don’t want to get into politics, so all I’m going to say is that I’m glad to be in Iuka Mississippi. Here, there are no worries, mate (other than figuring out how to paint a bilge or install an engine).  So, CNN radio helps me put my life into perspective…and I am a fortunate woman.

5 Responses to “Even When It’s Cold and Rainy, Pickwick Lake is a Pleasure”

  1. jdepodwin February 19, 2012 at 23:25 #

    You seem to have a beautiful tranquil spot. Soak it all up!

    • The Robinsons February 20, 2012 at 09:58 #

      Thanks, Jeanne. Today, the sun is shining and the boat is calling! Time to get to work!

      la

    • The Robinsons February 20, 2012 at 10:10 #

      Today, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the boat is calling — time to get to work!

  2. Rod Robinson February 21, 2012 at 08:30 #

    I’m jealous of your balcony guys

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