Pile of Paper, Piles of Snow

Clump # 155:  Clear away small pile number 14 of 28; activate Lumosity gift.

Four pieces of paper does not quite fit the definition of a pile.  I admit, I consciously chose an extra-small clump for today.  Here I am at the half-way mark of February, and I’m hitting a wall: tired and uninspired.

The “pile” was a few papers related to gifts we received.  The only one needing action was a gift subscription to Lumosity, the brain training and game site, given to me by my older sister.  It was from 2011.  Yikes.  One of countless things I’ve meant to do … someday.

I was sorely tempted to put it aside again in something like an “action” folder … for another sometime in the future.  I know all too well that “action” folders are paper graves.  The act of filing makes you feel virtuous, as though you’ve done something.  So (drum roll) I forced myself to actually activate the gift.  It reminded me that I tried to do so in 2011 and couldn’t figure it out.  Too dumb for the brain exercises!

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One cause of brain freeze: this was the arctic world I drove through this morning:

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Beautiful, but dangerous.  Even the street signs obliterated.

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Remember this jaunty goose, kitted out in smart outfits?

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This is what she looked like today:

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Remember the hopeful “Think Spring” Snow-maiden?

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Today’s slap-in-the-face to such thoughts:

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This is more like it:

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Thanks very much, but you can stop now.

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