Inside out.

Yesterday morning I was running late to get the kids to school because I’d made the foolish mistake of sleeping in. There had also been several complications during the morning routine, for example, the prolonged disappointment and resulting temporary paralysis of one child due to my insistence that she wear a hat.

Also, the cats had whacked several ornaments off the Christmas tree, requiring an immediate and frantic search for scattered metal ornament hooks (which are apparently very appealing to eat, if you’re a cat).

Not to mention that this particular Monday morning had also involved a broken zipper (mine) and inside-out gloves (not mine).

By the time we were out the door, it was too late to walk to school, since the bell was scheduled to ring in 7 minutes and it takes us at least 15 on a good day. The crew piled into the car, but we sat helplessly in the driveway with the engine running and the heat blasting. The scraper was useless against the massive coating of ice that had formed during the previous day’s freezing rain.

I gave the heat 2 minutes to kick in, then I hacked away like a madwoman with the scraper while I’m sure my neighbours looked on in amusement and pity. It wasn’t pretty, but I managed to clear the windows. And the windshield. Mostly. We made it on time, without incident.

I don’t really like being late.

But… I do like the way the ice patterns look from the inside of a car after rain has frozen on the glass. And so, here is today’s photo:


P.S.: I was happy to stumble across others who enjoy making photos of textures – in fact, over at de monte y mar, Narami collects submissions every Tuesday. Glad I could contribute this week!


4 thoughts on “Inside out.

  1. Welcome to Tuesdays of Texture! Your Monday morning, loved it! I mean, I’m sure it was stressy but, we can all relate and the way you wrote it made me smile.

    Your texture is beautiful, I hadn’t seen that until a few days ago when someone shared that view. I guess that’s the upside of having a frozen windshield.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    • Thanks for the warm welcome! I’m enjoying your blog and the opportunity to share with you and the community. These days I’m trying to slow down and pay closer attention to my surroundings, including noticing sensory details like textures. As far as my Monday morning adventure goes – hey, if this is the worst of my stresses, life is good 🙂

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