Wednesday, January 13, 2010

IT'S SOCAL...WAIT 15 MINUTES...

It's an adventure when I open my door in the morning. It's an adventure because I, like an idiot, don't listen to television or radio anymore. I don't read a newspaper. Apparently, I am entertainment for Mother Nature. I think she waits outside for me to open my door, I'm guessing she waits with unbridled glee-perhaps even with a camera, and when I open my door, well...it must be so much fun for her. I think it must be that, "HA! Get a load of that puss!" kind of thing when I react to the weather. Because I cannot, for the life of me, figure out this winter weather here.

For the last two days it has been sunny and in the 70s. Really, truly, beautiful. Gleeful, in fact. The kind of weather that puts a spring in your step. So...like any dope that gets used to something and thinks it's going to last forever, I opened my door this morning to walk the dog, spring in my step, and ZOWIE!!!! It was gray and cold and raining!!! Wait. Is this Ohio? Did I somehow transport? Did I dream that I drove to California? Am I really here? This is where Mother Nature falls off her tree branch in giggles. It's like hitting a wall of frost. I visibly shudder and appear to take the weather personally. I hop back into the living room, layer on about 3 more sweaters and socks, and THEN take the dog down for a walk.

I have no idea what tomorrow will bring. I just know that if I prepare for another day like today, smothered in wool from head to toe, I'll open the door and blue birds will be singing, butterflies will be buttering fly, and Mother Nature will be slapping her knee once again....

Debbie....nature's comic relief....

2 comments:

Emmy Slusser said...

IT's funny - I grew up watching the weather channel all the time. . . and now I don't even remember the last time I turned it on! The most weather I get is from watching Brian Williams every night and inevitably, they throw up some national map and I get a glimpse of the upcoming weather. . . it sunny and 70 is weather, at all.

The Katzbox said...

Today it's sunny and 70. And what was I wearing when I opened the door this morning to walk the dog? Based on yesterday's rain and cold...yea...layers and layers of warmth. I could hear Mom Nature giggling again....