The wind! DA WIIIIIINNNNNND! I may be the third little pig, all snug in my brick house, but seriously, I'm starting to wonder if another good gust might just pick me up and deliver me to Oz.
Although, if it's warm in Munchkinland SIGN ME UP! I had to go digging for some woolen socks this morning. Woolen socks! It's JUNE for crying out loud!
I dressed my daughter in fleece and wondered if I should have given her tights as an added layer under her pants. Not that she cares. She's just figured out where the local playground is and she'll be damned if she stays inside with me and her buttloads of toys. Wind, rain, cold? Bah, these are but concerns of the parental units! Come, the slide awaits!
I have two tomato plants that really need to be potted in a planter if they are ever going to grow. I even have picked out which of my planters I'm going to de-weed in order to use, only it's right in the maelstrom that is my back patio and at the moment the wind is doing my weeding for me. My little tomato plants will be naked if i try to put them out there! I'LL be naked if I try to go out there!
I'm wondering if we'll lose another glass pane in our greenhouse. I'd like to put the planter and the tomatoes out there, but not if it means being killed by flying shards of glass.
Most of the birds have decided to stay in today. Every now and again a small black shape goes tumbling past the window and I know a blackbird has foolishly tried to catch lunch. A seagull just went by... backwards.
I can't be sure, it could just be my over-active imagination, but I think the lamps upstairs are swaying. Just slightly. It could be a breeze, forcing it's way into the house through a crack or improperly sealed joint. Or you know, it could be because the whole roof is swaying.
Once again I have to put aside the summer recipes I've been hoping to make and come up with something cozy and stodgy to keep us warm. I dream of salads and ice cream, of iced coffee and mint juleps. I watched a program about barbeque the other day and almost cried. We got three days of summer over the weekend. I wore shorts. And then it was gone! GONE!!
[in a hoarse whisper] GONE WITH THE WIND!