09 January 2009
New Year...Same Ol' Weather Tantrums
A slightly belated but still heartfelt Happy New Year to my gardening friends near and far! I'm healing slowly but surely from the great semi-colon adventure, and while I won't be out lugging firewood or digging in the dirt any time soon, each day finds me a bit better. Than you again for all your warm notes, cards, emails, comments and wishes across the miles. I am quite sure they have accelerated the healing process for me. Those and the ministrations of my Long Suffering Spouse and the cats, of course!
It will come as no surprise to anyone who is a regular visitor to bloomingwriter that our year ended and began with assorted weather tantrums. Granted, days are somewhat blurred together as a result of doing a lot of sleeping but we've had a herd of snowstorms, thaws, icepellets, rain events, and of course, all leavened out with a generous variety of winds, generally blasting in off the Bay of Fundy.
Christmas was extremely mild, which made it a good day for travelling, and then Boxing Day was also quiet. New Years, of course, came in with Yet. Another. Snowstorm...
...and did I mention we get lots of wind here to go around with it all?
Well, anyway. Then we'll have a day like today, when sunlight breaks out and paints everything in shiny brightness, and we figure that yes, we'll make it through another winter, no matter what Nature throws at us.
All in all, it's a good time to be recuperating, because certainly nothing can be done outdoors. So I'm getting lots of reading done, looking forward to making gardening plans for spring, and oh yes, taking a page or two from Simon Q's book and napping whenever possible.
This just proves to me, yet again, that cats are among the smartest creatures on the planet, and that if we emulated them a little bit more, we'd probably have fewer problems with our health. Time to retire for yet another nap (not related to Yet. Another. Snowstorm).
Next time, I promise to talk about gardening; at least to let you in on my favourite gardening books of the past year.