I’ll admit that I didn’t have any post ready for today as I usually write my posts the night before.
I got my booster shot on Friday and I don’t know whether it was the side effects from the medication or shot but I was completely out of commission yesterday.
I was vomiting, feverish, light-headed, drowsy, and walking like someone who’s had a glass too much wine – almost simultaneously – all because mom said I should not take Ibuprofen for fever. Instead, I took the only other pain medication I got – Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen. I finally took a strong Ibuprofen later in the evening and woke up this morning feeling fine for the first time in 24 hours.
Anyway, when I think of the color white, I think of snow. I’m a fan of any good snow scene even those that require a bit of an effort to get to them. Like this picture. 2021 was a dry year for the intermountain west region, so I figured there wouldn’t be much snow or ice on the trail. Boy, was I wrong.
The snow on the trail was slushy in parts while powdery in others as well as they were ankle-deep. Worst of all, there were air-pockets everywhere. One false move and you can fall into one.
I have never hiked in snow and no one bothered to tell me about air pockets until I fell into one. It took all of my limited upper body strength to hoist and crawl out of that hole, by which had zapped most of my strength. I lie there in the snow to catch my breath for a minute before telling the hiking group leader, who was watching me from a few hundred yards away, to leave me and move on. I’m giving up on the hike and turning back.
Then I was alone in the woods with beautiful scenery and potential wildlife. Sure, I was scared but at the same time, I felt peaceful and serene.