When we lived in Bermuda we bought what we needed rather than smuggle it back in our suitcases – $7.00 boxes of Corn Flakes be damned. In other words, we decided to take the bad with the good and fully commit to our new home and community. I once bought a pound of cherries for $24.00.
Applying the same bad-with-good concept, I’ve tried to continue walking to school this Madison winter. I don’t risk exposure or even discomfort, but if the weather is slightly decent, Farrah and I will make the trek to pick up Arlo. Fresh air, rosy cheeks, it’s all good.
It takes a lot to get out there:
- Snack for Farrah
- Snack for Arlo
- Arlo’s sunglasses. Or else.
- All our winter outerwear, the putting on and keeping on of.
I do it all – all of it – and yet it’s not enough because apparently I also require a
15. Stroller plow
PEOPLE OF MADISON! SHOVEL YOUR SIDEWALKS!
AND CLEAR THE ICE UNDERNEATH!
Dammit! (Bloom where you are ranting.) Some of us still use the sidewalk in this godforsaken weather and some of us are out of shape and carrying two additional human beings. It’s also a law or rule or whatever. I know it‘s hard to get out there and do it but do it. I do it.
Do it! %&($%&! Or invent me a stroller plow and get out of my way.