We woke up to more snow (maybe 3 inches) and only on the vegetation!!! WHEW! He finally listened and got it right. For years I've been praying for snow, but only if it doesn't fall on the road.
Anyway, I went to work out and by the time I returned there was still ice on my windshield—it still hadn’t melted all the way. It is FREEZING out there. At least my boot hills won't sink in the mud this time. I'm lookin' on the positive side of life today becuase it is sunny! YES THE SUNSHINE IS BACK!
The sun has shown for the past three or four days which is good and bad.
Good—because it makes the world and life seem bearable.
Bad—because I see all the dirty spots on my windows.
Good--because the kids will go outside and play.
Bad—because they come back in freezing cold.
Good—because I can get my car washed.
Bad—because all that water then freezes in my locks and I’m stuck in my car until the kids find an extension cord long enough for the hair dryer.
Good—because I love to wear sunglasses (don’t have to put on eye make-up to run an errand).
Bad—because I can’t find my sunglasses since the last time it was sunny—I think that was 1994, but I could be off by a year or two.
Good--because we can all sing happy songs.
Bad--because we are all now singing those sunshine songs and you can't get them out of your head no matter how many hymns you hum. You know the ones I'm talking about: "Sunshine on my Shoudler" (John Denver) on and the Beatles "Here Comes the Sun" and there other smash hit "Good Day Sunshine" and my personal favorite: "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine..." (You're very welcome.)
Good--because it makes me want to make dinner.
Bad--because I realize that when it is time to put the burgers on the grill the sun will have already set--it is January in the North after all! (Do you think Steve would mind doing it with a flashlight and his parka if I promise him I won't put my cold feet on him in bed?)
Good--because I need the vitamin D.
Bad--because the only exposed part of my skin while outdoors is the tip of my nose. (I wonder how long I will need to stay out to get the Daily Recommended Dose of vitamin D when only 1 square centimeter is exposed. I probably don't want to find out because we probably don't have that much daylight right now anyway.)
Good--because when I tell my kids "If you don't I'm going to kick you outside." I can really carry out that threat.
Bad--because they will want hot cocoa when they come in and I think the last time I needed a chocolate fix I snorted it all. (Boy was that high good. Guess I better get to the canery and get another 2 year supply. I wonder, do they make it in an IV drip formula?)
Good--because my puppy sits in the sunshine and it makes his coat shine.
Bag--because he won't come sit in my lap and warm me up--and boy, he needs a bath!
Good--because it tells me that the Second Coming hasn't happened just yet and I missed it. I was beginning to wonder with all the darkness...
Bad--because I still have to be good!
Have a happy sunny day!