Rain, rain go away

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Well, it’s been raining here in East, Texas for a couple weeks now. I’m starting to forget what the sun looks like. At least three more days are in the forecast. Oh, I know, we need the rain. Its good for all the little flowers that will be coming up shortly. I’m just not a fan of clouds, they bring me down. After a few days my mood turns as dark as the sky.

Maybe I’m spoiled after living in Colorado for over forty years where the sun shines almost every single day. I have to say since moving to Texas last summer, for the most part its been pretty sunny. I think its February. Isn’t February awful everywhere? It’s our shortest month, but somehow feels like the longest. I lived in several different states in my life, in many different regions of our country with many different climates. One conclusion I’ve come too, is this: October is beautiful no matter where you are, And, February is not. Once we pass Christmas and Valentine’s Day, we’re all ready for spring, but it’s still winter. I will survive. That little jingle we used to say as kids has been running through my head all day “rain, rain, go away, come again another day.” Maybe if I say it enough the sun will peek through:)

Enjoy your day, wherever you are. Even if it’s raining.

First day of Spring?

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Well, it’s here, this is officially the first day of Spring 2014.  I want to be excited–Why?  Because I hate winter, I hate cold, I hate snow, and this year has been worst than most here in Colorado. Oh I know I shouldn’t complain when half of the U.S., mainly the east coast, has had a much more severe winter than here in Colorado, but I am complaining anyway, because did I mention–I HATE COLD AND SNOW!  Anyway, back to today, we all believe, or want to believe, that the advent of Spring signals the start of warmer weather.  Put away the down jacket and wool suits and get out all my colorful spring outfits.  But wait, not so fast, here in Colorado we usually have more snow during “Spring” than we do in winter.  And scheduling a soccer game or track meet on a Spring Saturday is a sure guarantee of cold and snow! So although I am smiling that it is finally Spring, I will remain cautiously optimistic.  For today, I am excited, even though there was a good deal of frost on my deck this morning, the prediction is that our temperatures will rise to the high 60’s by late afternoon. (Although I would prefer the 80’s, 60’s are indeed glorious this time of year).  I intend to get outside with my dog and enjoy.  But then there’s tomorrow, the second day of Spring, when the forecast is for temps to top out in the high 40’s and Saturday, the third day of Spring, the day I have to be outside the ENTIRE day, even worse a prediction of a high of 40 with snow or rain showers! So forgive me if I am not overly excited about the arrival of Spring, but the idea of Spring–That’s something to truly celebrate!