A Basque in Boise

Senior moment

Un frio de la hostia

3° Fahrenheit

Even though I keep my house at 20°C (69° F) all year-round, lately I am having the hardest time getting out of bed in the mornings. Somehow it feels way colder. I don’t think we’ve had a day over -6°C (20°F) in the last week, and getting up at 5:30 am does not help either.

The roads have been covered in snow for several days now, and I almost killed myself on Monday on my way to Basque class. I was wearing appropriate footware too (Sorel snow boots), but apparently they work like crap on the ice. “How do Eskimos do it?” I asked myself while I poured a bunch of sugar into the coffee machine for my daily cup of java. “How do people make it through the day without coffee?” I continued wondering as I exchanged the sugar for the real deal.

I blame this early senior moment on the two cortisone shots I got last night to help relieve the pain I’ve endured on my back since 2010, coupled with the various Ibuprofen and muscle relaxer pills I took before bed, right after getting home from drinking some wine with my friend April at the Sockeye Brewery.

Does anybody need a ride somewhere or help with their children today?

Thanks for passing by: ↓

Diana Ruth Vonk

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