Cold afternoon, you guys! This is going to be a long read, have a seat and read along!
BSB songs on the list and playing “One in a Million” . Old songs make mornings special. One of those no-television days , because we like playing songs all day. We prefer switching off the T.V and playing songs , T.V is not THAT important to us, except for times when we love watching cartoons or a nice old film on Star Movies. Some romantic or horror flicks can really turn a dull day into a good one, but today is a musical day for us.
Huh, can you imagine, Livvy just changed the C.D! Looks like Maroon5 is on her mind, since we’ve been listening to BSB for so long since morning , may be we should do good with other songs, a little peppy ones?
Hello, everyone! Are we going towards the Ice Age? BOMB!
Hands freezing cold, Jack Frost is not leaving! “Let my nose be, Jack Frost!”
Everything is cool about winter except for few glitches here and there. You can’t have everything working for you, so I thought may be it will be great if I share some of the things we don’t like in the winter. We don’t usually set up pros and cons of a season but winter is a favorite, so just for once if we can dream to have those nasty aspects of winter out of our lives it’d be great!
While we are shivering, feeling feverish, who thinks cough and cold shouldn’t be there in this world AT ALL!? Livvy and I are cold prone during winters, we are water signs so this is pretty natural, we have E.N.T issues and don’t get me started with this one. All I can add is, cough and cold get worse during winters, yes there are days when we get cough and cold in the summers too because of temperature fluctuations. Ask the school kids, they get it worse. Like last year, the cough syrup bottles flew off the shelves of dispensaries like hot cakes in our neighborhood. Dunk hot cakes in the cough syrup and feed your kids! With the on going smog in the country, winters are ushering more and more health problems. Fighting medical abuses and living on induced drug addiction was a part of our lifestyle ten years back. I blame our parents for blindly trusting doctors, I blame myself for not being able to stand up for myself even when I had a hunch that those drugs were not required. I was not this vocal a decade back and I was in school, I barely took action against our parents who plonked all their decisions on us. It never helps when you live on continued medication without any effort to live without the drugs. There will always be medical problems that need real continued medication but there are medical problems that don’t need continued medical usages, stop taking medicines that are not required and ask your doctors questions about what you need to know.
Then comes the uncomfortable “girly stuff” . Thank God we are not menstruating, got over just few days back, the pain is always disgusting , and the constant flow makes everything annoying during the winter season. Periods are bad during the frigidity, our warm hugs to the women around the world who are struggling with periods during the chill , going to the loo, changing pads, checking for blood stains, with tons of sweaters on, unclean toilets at the malls, feels so tiring to even think about it. And then there are extreme cases of pain, hope you have warm fluids and take rest. May the men in your lives be considerate and make your food, I know how bad periods can get according to season and genes, so please do take care during menstruation. Ask for help if you need. Better to get help than cry in a pool of blood like you are breathing your last. It is a serious issue, because the pain is never evenly distributed, and it f***ing pains badly for some women. Don’t let anyone make you feel small if you are in pain, it is a natural process but pain is pain and you are allowed to cry. Go to the doctor if it is required, but do not keep thriving on meds, have water, eat clean, and go through it.
What are the other winter stuffs you hate? I boil water every two hours, for drinking. No, we don’t have water heater. I boil enough water for us and our bird kids. If it isn’t good for you, it isn’t good for animals either, especially when they are used to indoors. Animals out in the wild will be having cold water, or they might be using other methods to be okay in the winters, but animals who live with us are not that used to the ways of the wild. I give them lukewarm water and being birds they only have one to two drops at a time, they are very small and they require less water but they love seeing that you gave them one bowl full of water. What I hate about boiling the water every two hours is that I have to get off the computer and do it every time, I can’t leave everything to Livvy, she works around the household a lot, and she is always doing the chores. She does most of the cleaning and cooking, I am more allergic to dust and she does everything she can to not let me think about the chores. The thing with boiling water is…I belong to that group of humans who like it fresh, and I know I take it to extreme at times, who would want to have freshly boiled water for drinking and other stuffs? Crazy, I know, but I don’t like it thinking that the water was boiled hours ago and I am using it now. More like, if you slice a fruit and keep it for hours and have it later. I don’t like that. I know it is too much, but I can’t shake this habit off me. In a way it is okay I guess, I am really concerned about health, and I just don’t think you can be careful enough when it comes to health.
Another think I hate is washing hands, but I love my kids and If I need to get my hands dried out for them – so be it, I wash hands thousand times a day. Nope, not a crazy habit. I have to wash hands every time before I feed my birds, I might be touching twenty things between my birds’ meal times, so yes I wash my hands a lot. And that leaves my hands dry, I moisturize my hands only before going to sleep, after our birds have gone to sleep and we have put shawls/quilts all over their cage. So that the moisturizers on my skin don’t leave a scent on the shawls or cage , it is a chemical after all.
Socks and the fear of getting your socks wet. The need to answer nature’s call, and then you keep thinking that it is the toilet that’s going to be monstrous to your socks. Not that you’ll pee in a way you’ll get your pee all over the socks, I just keep thinking that the toilet floors might have a puddle. We wear flipflops and that might just not save the socks. Solution : take your socks off and walk carefully, try not to feel the cold. It is a disastrous cold, end it already!
Wanna know another aspect of winter that we dislike? Batteries going dead. Smartphones are always going dead, battery charge dropping at a rapid speed. I am making a sweater for our smartphones. I was never this serious about knitting, but I am now. Darn!
Can’t have fruits always. We have fruits mostly, nothing tastes better than fruits for us. No, we don’t do diets , we’ve been fruit crazy since we were kids. But during winters we can’t have fruits anytime we want, especially at night. Fruits are so cold, you can barely have an entire fruit without getting a sore throat! Sad, so sad!
The best part about winter is everything else. The silence, the evening walks, the coffee , the way you and I are reading each other, the weak sun in the sky, the winter wear , the celebrations. Looking at the kids who are playing in the park after-dark. Guys checking you out in the decent way (come on, we are single, we are allowed to look at single men and single men are allowed to look at us, just don’t get it filthy in your head. We are all covered in winters, you just get to see the face and smile. ), there is a new popcorn stall by the road here, talking about the past and future, getting to know who is finally getting divorced because she didn’t deserve a good guy ever, the small stuffs in life, winter is special that way.
(The divorce part, yes, we don’t bother about who is doing what or how one is getting served for what they have done years back, who are we to see your karmic path! But we are happy that some people are really paying for what they did to others, the last thing you wanna do is make someone cry. Hurting others only sets you up for a big fall. The tears you give to others come back to haunt you. Just got the news that one of our relatives is going through a trashy phase, and he deserves that, for abusing his own life and others around him. We all wait for justice , and thanks to this universe for setting things right, bringing peace to the tormented. Always work for the good, be righteous, live with regulations. People may slap you for not drinking today, but if you really have no alcohol in your blood you will have a great health even when you are 60. Try having friends without the alcohol, see if you have just booze-buddies or real friends who drive you towards good, you can be a agent of good only if you are striving to be good. Plants and animals don’t need to have fun in petty ways that we do, be outrageous in a good way, you may be a misfit but you need to be you in a healthy way. No one wins if you let your life fly away without a purpose to serve this universe.)
Is this winter being harsh to you? Cold hands make me type slowly, that’s another bad aspect of winter. But we love the cold, don’t we!? May your winters bring you warm hugs wherever you are.
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