Monday, November 17, 2008

Mother Nature Knows Best

::sigh:: She's donned her winter coat. What was a panorama of deep fall colors has turned into a vista of white. Beautiful to be sure, but cold-hearted for not waiting for me to be prepared.

I've found myself fighting to hang on to the end of each preceeding season. Wanting that last walk on the beach, wearing my capri length pants on days when the thermometer dips below comfortable for bared lower legs.

Yesterday, I finally took my summer gear out of the car. The beach blanket, towel, air mattress and extra set of shorts and top are now residing indoors. It was actually laziness on my part rather than the notion that there would be any more need for those items, that left them in my trunk for so long. The winter gear is finding it's way in to replace them.

I've taken the notion to rearrange my room, create some needed space for spending more time in here. I've got items that will need to be moved to my storage unit, boxes to rearrange in the closet, winter sheets and blankets out to replace the lighter ones. This may take a couple weeks as I change my mind 10 times on what should go where, lament on giving up things that I no longer use, and just generally procrastinate. But when I'm done, my room will be welcoming and cozy.

The general air in the house is chilly-attitude and temperature-wise. It's just going to be a long cold winter. I've done or said something, not done or said something, that has my brother keeping his distance and silence. It could be any number of things, and I'm not inclined to start a discussion that blows into argument proportions, just to remind him that I'm not psychic, have no idea what the problem is. It will be interesting to say the least as the months progress. Believe me, it's best this way.

I miss the cat and her kittens. I pull in from work and look at the empty porch area where they hung out, and miss the few minutes of greeting they gave me. I know that as long as I live here, there will be no pet. Period. That saddens me.

I've picked up a client that will bring an extra 6 hours of work a week. Still not up to full time, but an improvement. I'll still have part-time unemployment to make up the difference, so I'm okay(not great) financially. The gas prices hovering around $2 a gallon make it a little easier to get from week to week.

Well, I'm off to move some boxes, so have a great day, and for my readers in the north-bundle up!

~Thanks For Stopping By~


  1. I too miss summer...hope you have a good week ahead.

  2. stay warm!!! we're still in the 90s but that's Southern California for you

    I was always reluctant to see the seasons change when we lived in Montana too

    sorry about your brother; must be something in the air; I think my brother is upset about something I said/did; although I don't live with him, I know somethings amiss in how he is acting; hoping you can find out what is going on with your brother and that the two of you can find peace with each other, or you are right, it could be a long cold winter :(

    thanks for finding my journal again and for your kind comments :)


  3. I hope things up for you a bit soon, Leigh. The "chilly" atmosphere at home can't help!

    Yep, we got some snow last night, and we're supposed to get more tonight. It was very pretty clinging on the trees, but somehow I'm still not quite ready for it. Ah well, it's inevitable, isn't it?! Stay warm!

    Hugs, Beth

  4. I feel sad for you with no pets and the winter closing in on you. I wish I could give you a big hug. You can always come to California where it is summer year round. : ) Have a happy Tuesday, Ok? Luv ya!

  5. I love the seasons in Wisconsin! My ancestors came from Germany about 4 generations ago.

    Nice blog!

    Tom S
    web site/ Blog: http://heli-gunnertom.blogspot

  6. I too still have my beach chairs in the trunk of my car. I just can't seem to accept that it is turning into winter. Keep yourself warm & cozy (physically & spiritually).

  7. Keep facing forward! Hands on the steering wheel and off the rearviw mirror!

  8. Stay warm, and I hope the chilly air, inside and out, evens out to a nice comfortable climate. One that you can enjoy.

  9. Hi Leigh! I'm so glad I found you again.
    I know you left it on AOL, but when the
    blogs went, I lost yours. Now I have
    you on favorites.
    Sounds like you are in for a long winter
    but maybe there will be a thaw, soon.
    Maybe he got miffed because he found out
    you were thinking of moving out? Men
    can be moody, and I think yours need you
    more than you need them. Stay warm, Pat

  10. I'm sorry you won't be able to have a pet of any kind. But I'm glad you're able to take in a little more work. I've been not wanting to pull out winter things, either, but the weather has made it necessary. Take care, and have fun fixing up your room.

  11. I had to smile at your summer things still in the car in November. Now THAT IS a 53 year old teenager!!!

    Caregivingly Yours, Patrick

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