I don’t know why I thought today was the first day of winter. I guess it was because my calendar in the kitchen said it was. I should have known better since none of the weather wizards on TV were spewing all the winter weather trivia they had gleaned from their Old Farmer’s Almanac. I had a OFA, but I used it as a coaster for a potted plant last spring. Pot leaked and soaked almanac. So I threw it away! Then the plant died. Guess it had formed some kind of attachment for that soggy almanac.
So, I began preparing to welcome the winter solstice by writing my ode to the changing of the seasons.
FALL HAS FALLEN … AND WINTER RULES
SO NOW I CAN PUT AWAY THE GARDEN TOOLS!
Then it hit me like a snowball direct from hell!
WINTER DOESN’T START UNTIL RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!
AND I HAVEN’T EVEN STARTED DOING MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!!!
So in spite of the fact that yesterday’s temp dipped to 22F it is still FALL … glorious FALL! It was like Ebenezer Scrooge waking up on Christmas day and finding out the temp is going to skyrocket to the mid-50s today. So don’t believe everything you read on the internet … until you get to the last line.
Today was the kind of day where you just wanted to snuggle up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate. Unfortunately Mlle. Renee cannot have hot chocolate and while she has on occasion been seen promoting a good book that deals with canine issues she supports …
She really cannot read.
And also, she doesn’t think I should be reading when I could be taking her for a walk … even though it was dull, dreary, damp and damn cold out!
And who can say no to those pleading eyes?
Today, Renee decided to explore the tracks left by others.
AND REALLY DUMB HUMANS
WHO DON’T HAVE ENOUGH SENSE TO AVOID WALKING ON WET CEMENT!
And with that display of how dumb some two leggers can be, Renee decided to go home where it was warm inside.
Note … Ralphie’s brother Randy’s photo is from my favorite Christmas movie of all time – A CHRISTMAS STORY.