So the first two are done. Now on to the "Oy, rough times". Good grief, what a year. I think that was basically everyone's take, no? Aside from the political... mess we've witnessed, I had rough year health wise. I won't get too deep into the depressing nature of my existence in this body, but needless to say, if I could have anything in the whole world; just one wish, it would be for utterly perfect health forever. But that's fantasy. In reality my back and hips cause me daily and nightly pain and it has been an emotionally and physically exhausting year. Truly, my mind has been a wreck. I have forgotten things, lost important items, and have generally been a mess. I do hope 2017 is lighter. Which brings me to the "Humans" part. I mentioned I lost some things, yes? Ok, I lost two important checks (never did that before), the lost a credit card! (also a first). Then what I thought was a miracle took place. A fellow NYer contacted me saying he'd found my card. Yadda, yadda, yadda, I go pick it up. I should pause to relieve your growing tension and tell you that yes, I froze the card, having realized somewhat quickly that it was gone. Back to the card. So I call Discover and they're ever so nice. I'm all happy and I casually ask if they can see if the card had been used and denied, etc. To my disappointment, the kind voice says yes. Naturally Western Union in CA denied my card as it was frozen and the addresses didn't match. However, the time it happened didn't sit well with me. See, it was "used" at 8:44am. It happens that at 8:54am the e-mail I received telling me my card had been found was sent. Sigh. Just when a little of my faith had been restored in humanity, this little bit of information, which actually speaks volumes, hit me hard. I then regretted offering this man a free session for his son. He seemed genuine and I do believe his story about being hit by hard times. I endeavor to do kind things, though I know I don't always succeed. The irony is that my boyfriend, who makes an effort to help people and give them second chances, would have offered him a job. Insert sad, defeated crying face here. So there you have it: "Humans".
Now the snow. I do love winter. Last year I didn't manage to get any great snow photos for my personal ongoing project "Snow: Transformed". I don't shoot nearly as much as I wish I did (birth clients, where ARE you?! Hello, FREE session! Come ON!) Hopefully I'll have some to show you soon. I think I may have gotten a couple last week. We'll see.
Anyway, this stuffed up sickie has got to go to sleep. This cold is whupping my butt and I am SO congested! Blech. So goodnight, all. Be well, keep your cards safe, and please appreciate your strong back if you have one.