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The other night a good friend told me that I obsess about the weather more than anyone she’s ever known. I’m hard pressed to disagree with that since I don’t know all the people she does, and I am very interested in the weather. (I take exception to the idea that I “obsess” about the subject.) 😊
That being said, our weather patterns in Texas are nuts! Just a few days ago, we were suffering through a drought and we had burn bans out in our county and all the surrounding ones. Fortunately, we’ve never been hit as hard as the poor state of California, but to the west and south of us, people has experienced scary devastation. (Take a moment and pray for the poor souls in CA continuing to deal with massive fires.)
And it was cold. Did I mention it was cold with big winds? When the winds come across the lake…? Well, you know what a gale feels like? That’s what we get.
Tuesday however, we woke to a dark morning spiked with flashes of lightening. I flew to turn off the computer. We have iffy electric connections in storms which we proceeded to have that morning. Rain and gusty winds. Fortunately, the winds died down, and I was able to get on the computer.
I had no place I had to go after a busy proceeding week. When the rain stopped, Charley and I went out for his morning walk. Really pleasant, though we didn’t see any deer. Some of our trees still have gorgeous reddish/orange leaves on them. How that’s possible after all the winds we’ve had?
I’ve mentioned the California fires. Other places have been hit with deep snows. I confess to a bit of envy of those places and got very excited at the snowflake that appeared on my Weather app on my phone Tuesday morning, forecasting a bit of the white stuff for our area after Christmas. By noon the snow flake was gone, and that will probably be as close as we get except for pictures from friends. This one is by Susan Bernhardt. Stunning, isn’t it?
Now to the piece about obsessing. I don’t like to be cold, or wet or hot. So being the good girl scout I am, I keep up with the weather. As a parent, I made sure the girls went out appropriately clad, until they became teenagers and thought they no longer needed a coat. LOL As a principal, I became livid with the parents who didn’t make their kids wear the appropriate covering when I knew they had a coat or sweater at home. A kid saying no when they’re in elementary school should be ignored. (IMHO) Well, perhaps not so humble. LOL
It has stopped raining, though still foggy, and I need to mail my Christmas cards, so I will head out before it picks up again.
Do you still mail Christmas cards?
Do you have all your presents purchased? How is your weather? Is it treacherous to get to wherever you celebrate the holidays?
Safe travels to you all. Enjoy your family and friends and good food.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwansa, Happy Ramadan, and anything else you feel like celebrating as we approach the longest day of the year. Be kind to one another.