To Sleet or Not to Sleet…

Well…this morning…the answer apparently is…not

That’s the thing about weather in the South…and I suppose anywhere…it’s hard to predict…a tiny shift in one parameter…changes everything…yesterday…the atmosphere was dryer than expected…so the predicted sleet and snow…became…rain…

Not sure how that works…there’s not enough moisture to snow…but…it can rain…I suppose I could Google and find out…I have been known to do that…but…it’s not that important to me this morning…

What is important…no delay in the start of the school day…now…I didn’t want us to miss school…not even on the last day before spring break…because those days have to be made up…I just wanted an extra hour to snooze…I admit it…I don’t love getting up quite as early as I normally do on a school day…

Bertha…on the other hand…isn’t concerned about my beauty sleep…but…she does say that the weather situation reminds her of my life…

What…I need more moisture…

No…and she gives me the evil eye…it only takes a tiny shift in one parameter…to make a big difference in the outcome…

She reminds me…of a time when I was feeling particularly…financially challenged…the politically correct way of saying…broke…then…I got an unexpected check for thirty dollars in the mail…and…everything changed…suddenly…making it until payday wasn’t a problem…it all worked out…

Now…she’s going on and on with examples…but…I’m not listening anymore…my hands feel a little dry…think I’ll get some lotion…

Jane

Leftovers…

It’s been an odd week…we’ve had delayed starts at school due to weather conditions four out of five days…mostly due to flooding…and were released early yesterday due to potential snow and icing…today…it is wonderfully clear…sunny…or will be when the sun comes up…with a high around 50 degrees…

I had to take a peek outside…it was so lovely…so clear…and yet…a thin sheet of ice coated my deck…remnants of the week’s rain and wintery weather…I looked out the front…and…all the puddles were frozen solid…which of course is the reason for today’s delay

But…Bertha…says it reminds her of my life…of the times…that I hold on to the remnants of experience…allowing them to create slippery, icy patches…in otherwise beautiful sunny days…

Hmmm…time to clean out the refrigerator…

Jane