Last night our electricity went out eight times for brief periods. This morning it hasn’t so much as flickered – yet! Why? White weather. We live in the southeast corner of Sussex County Delaware and up until last week we called it the “Magic Circle” because storms white or wet rarely bothered to stop in our circle for a visit.
Our magic circle of mild weather has moved on to someplace else and we are expecting upwards of two feet of snow. Now I like snow. Rather I like to watch snow fall and turn the winter brown into winter white. The problem is that like most everything in life, it is temporary. In two days my fairy dust white world will become a dusty, dirty troll brown. And worse yet unless we have a heat wave, it will stay around for days, maybe even weeks. Yuck!
They say you must take the good with the bad, but don’t you think it should at least be equal good/bad. Sometimes I think the good comes and goes far too quickly while the bad hangs around to nag at you far too long. Or maybe it just feels like that in my head and my heart. Good seems be an evaporating sense of joy and bad seems to be a sticking sense of gloom.
Well, at any rate, today the wonderful white weather is beautiful and I plan to stay inside my warm home with my family and enjoy every fairy white dust moment of it. Like Scarlett O’Hara, I’ll think about the troll stuff another day. Makes me feel so much better. Now for my hot cup of tea and a yummy pecan roll!