I carefully ordered my steps, choosing to walk the long way around the car and up the driveway toward the trailer. The ice was smooth, reflecting the light from the overhead streetlamp.. definitely slick. My husband called up from behind me, "be careful." I was. I found the dry pavement without incident. Then I sneezed. A lot of illness going around right now. A LOT.
I got to thinking and concluded , "it doesn't matter how careful we are we can't control everything." Granted, we need to make good decisions and make every effort to take care of ourselves but.. there are things we cannot control. So, what do I do with this piece of insight? I dunno. First, I'll take my vitamin C, some Echinacea and put the teapot on. I'll do a lot of hand washing to try to curtail a germ-fest. I'll try to remember to do these things again in the morning because I have a tendency to forget that fast. Of course if this goes all-out, full-blown in the night I'll be much more diligent when I wake. So I guess I'll treat it like I did the ice. I'll take the steps necessary to be safe but .. some things are beyond our control. E-gads. I really don't want to get sick.