Monday, October 31, 2011

Leaf peeping and snow creeping…

Dear Mother Nature,

I’m not sure who put you in charge of the weather, as well as mood swings, but I would seriously like to speak to him, because you are obviously mucking it up.

Scorching heat, hurricanes, earthquakes (all in one week!) and now, now you’ve gone and brought snow. Really? was it necessary to bring into my life yet another nuisance? Menopause didn’t give you enough grins and giggles?

My husband and I took a leisurely road trip through the beauty of Virginia to see the fall colors, which I will admit you do with panache, when we decided to see another one of your beauties, the Appalachian Trail via Skyline Drive. When we got there, it was closed because you fricken SNOWED on it!!   In O.C.T.O.B.E.R.!


What the hell, man?

Lucky for you, Skyline drive is also in the middle of Virginia wine country (don’t even try to tell me that is your doing, because I think Dionysus would heartily disagree) so we made a right instead of a left and ended up in a lovely winery, and all was right in our world.

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For now.

I know we have had our quarrels in the past, but this goes beyond menstrual cramps, midlife acne and menopausal weight gain (don’t even get me started). This is just messing with the natural order of things. Haven’t you heard the song White Christmas? That is when it’s supposed to snow. Not on Halloween! Duh.

Seriously. You need some in-service training on the ways and hows of the four seasons. They are individual, not interchangeable.


Dawn in DC 
(Which is south of the Mason-Dixon line, in case you have forgotten.
The south has always been considered a no-snow zone. I’m just sayin’)


  1. I mostly read/lurk but wanted to chime in that if you're bored tonight, (Cox) the Haunted Farm outside of Chantilly is an excellent trek. They have a corn maze, hay ride, etc.

    Oh, and is there a betting pool on how much retribution is piled on (and only on) Dawn's house after the Mother Nature chewing out? :)

  2. It was a gorgeous, sunny day outside yesterday in Alberta. I ran around in a t-shirt. Mother nature is most definitely confused.

  3. Well, yeah, I remember snow in Austin.

    CGMan, cool hat.

    ETA 22 days before grand boy. You excited?

  4. Way to tell her, Dawn!

    Will you reminder her that she has forgotten to send any rain down here in Texas, too?


  5. I am glad you used your powers for good with some wine tasting! The only thing I could think of when I saw you in snow, is that it could inspire your Christmas decorating a little early? Which I think you like to do anyway!

  6. Way to set her straight Dawn. I think she must be going through some menopause of her own. I hope she gets wacked with the weight gain as well. I for one am sick of it!

  7. I love this. "What the hell, man?"
    Take that, Mother Nature.
    btw, when I try to get on your site from my work computer, do you know it blocks me b/c it says your site contains porn? Day-um, girl, where is the porn? You're holding out on me.

  8. I flew into NY for my final dress fitting on Saturday. Flew from sunny, not too cold MI to SNOWY NY. I didn't have boots. I had ballerina flats. They do not protect ones feet from snow, not even a tiny bit. New Yorkers were making fun of me and you know New Yorkers don't notice anything but themselves. Sheesh!

  9. I was wondering how you were taking the surprise snow storm. I really am sorry about that. What did you ever do to Mother Nature to get this kinda luck???


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