Fall – Pumpkins and chrysanthemums are popping up everywhere. The weather has been too warm. I am holding out until October so they last longer. There is nothing worse than a rotting pumpkin on your porch or table. The summer flowers are still blooming their little hearts out. It’s always a hard decision – do you pull out beautiful flowers or wait until it’s freezing cold and your hands shrivel up.
Speaking of weather – Our family is notorious for dying in awful weather. The colder the better. In fact if you can add precipitation of the frozen sort, you have the typical family funeral. I have frozen my buns off in freezing rain standing in a cemetery to watch the casket get lowered. I have snuggled in my coat, gloves, hat and boots in a semi-heated church to listen to a eulogy. This past week a relative died and the weather was fabulous. Just seems wrong.
Ads – There is something solemn about death. I looked up details in an on-line obituary from our local paper. What greeted me were shoes to buy along with flea control and a few other ads. That seemed wrong too. If I want to buy something I’m not going to go to the obit section.
Hibernation – In the spring (while I was whining about where the heck spring was and how much I hated winter) a friend said that he loves winter. The spring-summer-fall is hectic and packed full of everything you want to do. Winter offers a respite, a chance to veg. I get that. I am tiring of the daily watering and garden picking routine. The thought of coming home from the gym in the morning and enjoying my coffee and blogging without the pressure of outdoor chores is blissful….for a few months. Then I am ready for spring again. The problem is that spring isn’t ready for me.
Remembering an old friend – One of my besties in high school had a mother who was a great cook. She gave me a recipe for a German apple cake back in 1960-something that I still use today. I made it this week and tried to look her up in social media. Nada. Friends my age are often reluctant to use social media. It’s a shame because it’s so easy to reconnect that way.
So how was your week? Looking forward to the season change? Or not? Do you find old friends?