I remember, back in March, I would have been delighted with a day where the temperature reached 55ºF.
Thrilled, in fact.
(Now, in May, I feel chilled to the bone.)
(Because in May, a high of 55ºF is just Not Good Enough.)
We've had a lot of rain here in Kalamazoo over the past couple of days. I heard 2.5 inches. Which is quite a lot.
(I should be excited about that. And I suppose I am. It's very good for my garden. It certainly makes pulling weeds a whole lot easier.)
(But cold AND wet are never a winning combination for me.)
Sets the tone, though. Because I've got a lot of . . . well, cold-and-wet crap . . . to deal with these days.
(Appropriate weather, I guess.)
Nothing too awfully terrible. Just . . . crap.
Like, Things Fall Apart crap.
Things around the house.
(Dishwasher. Microwave. Leaking shower. Broken sink. Mysteriously severed irrigation line. An on-their-last-legs 27 year old washer and dryer pair.)
(Plus we need new windows.)
(Oh. And some birds made a nest IN MY WALL.)
(I can hear them chirping right now.)
And the people I love are falling apart a little right now.
(My dad had a bug. Now my mom has the bug. Brian had surgery last week. Erin had a "procedure" yesterday.)
(Ankle WAY better. But I still can't run at all.)
(And I found out today at my 6-month dental check-up that I need YET ANOTHER crown.)
What I'm really, MOST annoyed about, though, are corporate activists.
(They do an awfully lot of damage. They MAKE working things fall apart.)
(In the name of short-term profits.)
(For themselves, of course.)
(Did I say that OUT LOUD?)
(Does NO ONE think about the long term anymore????)
I wish Tom were just a teensy-tiny bit closer to retirement.
I wish it would stop raining.
(So I could begin putting things back together again.)