Monday Musings – Shit’s Gettin’ Real Now!

We knew we shouldn’t do it. we told ourselves not to get cocky. But we did it anyway. Every day of dry ground, warm temps and sunshine was like an extra french fry in the bag…a thirteenth brownie in the box…a gift from the weather gods. Alas, just when we thought we had this icy thing called “Winter” licked, it whipped around and bit us right in the ass.

So, old man Winter…day after day of ridiculously frigid temps and snow up to my knees isn’t enough? No trash pickup for days didn’t do it for you? Kids out of school for weeks isn’t torture enough? Dogs piddling in the house rather than face your icy, menacing breath? You didn’t think that was enough torture? No. Now I hear you’re extending the abuse for several more days. Well…I’ve had it. I’m done. I’m just not going to participate anymore. As of right now, it’s Spring.

I don’t see your snowy beard or feel your icy breath. You are green and warm and little birdies are singing.

You can’t break me.

I’ll just dive right into the delusions that help me make a living.

So there.

Shit’s real now, isn’t it?  Yeah, I see you quaking in your boots. But those boots are dry, dammit! And flowers are growing out of them.

Such pretty flowers…




Brrrrr! Is It Over Yet?

winter WINTER! It’s cold. It’s disruptive. It’s expensive. Getting anywhere these days…between the brutal wind, the ice, and the seemingly unending snow…is hard and slow. This winter is challenging even those of us who love snow and colder temps. Today, the temperature is expected to get to 9 degrees. I realize it could be worse, but I’m thinking that’s bad enough. #:0) So am I just whining? Nope. Well maybe a little. But it might surprise you to hear that…I’m actually loving it.

Yeah, I did fall off the road yesterday in my car and it took 2 hours to get pulled out. Our driveway is nearly impassable half the time. And our dogs would much rather pee in the house than go out there and freeze their noogies off.

But none of that really matters. During times like this, I have a built in excuse not to leave the house. My little cabin in the woods is cozy. It’s warm. I can build a fire and cuddle with the dogs. Read a great book or watch TV. Everything and everyone I love is here…or an easy phone or text away. Soup tastes better in this weather, coffee is hotter, and I have unending hours to sit before my computer and create.

Life is flippin’ beautiful!

Happy Reading Everybody!