Yesterday was a bad day. When I was at home with the kids and anything went badly wrong I’d have what I called “doona days”… where you spend odd bits of time in bed, hiding under the doona and snoozing. Then after a day or so of doing this, I’d leap up from bed, refreshed and energised and ready to tackle whatever was going on.
You can’t do this when you’re teaching.
So I came home and glumped around the house and garden. I only saw what was wrong. The wicking beds. (Obviously.) The pots I haven’t yet repotted. The dogs’ ears that need grooming. My messy kitchen. On and on it went. I had a quick lie down before dinner but my heart wasn’t in it. (I couldn’t even do THAT right!)
After dinner Evan4 graciously let me use the computer; (I think he just wanted to get away from the aura of woe that was surrounding me); and I read a few blogs. answered a few comments and then decided to listen to a podcast I’d saved. It was by Linda Woodrow, who wrote the Permaculture book that I adore.
She was talking about what it was like to live in Cuba during the Special Period, when their version of Peak Oil hit. It was fascinating, but also a little scary. It’s worth listening to, especially for the list of things that Cubans said they would’ve made sure they’d had, if they’d been given a crystal ball about what was going to hit them. I’m doing all of them, except the bike riding. Things aren’t THAT drastic, after all! I finished the podcast feeling much better about things.
Here it is. Well worth listening to, especially if you’ve ever wondered what would change during peak oil, and what would remain the same.