Our area is getting back to normal after Hurricane Sandy. There are a few people out of power but most are back. Critical trees have been cleared and people have stopped being overly nice.
The weather has been yucky all week. Usually after a storm, it gets sunny and windy but all we had all week was the wind along with some drizzle. We haven’t seen the sun in two weeks and it’s starting to take its toll.
There is nothing like a sunny day to perk up your disposition — make you nice and happy. The dreary weather even makes aches and pains seem worse. As for motivation, forget about it. It’s even an effort to write a post.
The beloved husband’s kids live in Denver where it is sunny 300 days a year. It sounds nice but they also have a very dry climate. I like the sun but I also like the lush greenery we get here in the east. I wonder if there is any place where the weather is perfect. Maybe the islands?
I was trying to get myself motivated to do something but even the beloved husband is struggling. We are not all lazy. We spent yesterday cleaning up the yard, taking things in and bringing other things out. Maybe it’s the end of summer blues that is at work here too.
It’s painful to see the outdoor furniture cushions get stored. Almost all of our leaves have dropped and it will be six months before we see leaves again. Boo!
I read posts from blogger friends down under (do they call us up over?) and it’s really nice to read about their excitement at the signs of spring. I know how exciting it is to see the first of the summer birds chirping around and smell the wonderful blossoms. The pond will be brimming with fish and frogs and other critters trying to get a drink.
In a few weeks we will have winter solstice and the days will start to get longer. It will be bitter cold for several months but with a little more light each day, there is the hope of spring.
I guess those pagans had it right when they scheduled a holiday at the beginning of the winter. It’s something to get excited about and fuss with. It just goes so fast and then there is the long hard winter to get through before spring breaks again. Those who ski and ice skate are lucky. They have some things to look forward to besides spring.
I shouldn’t sound so gloomy. We have family visiting in a few weeks; tickets to some upcoming concerts; and a big dance coming up. If only the sun would come out!