This weekend the Welcome Words team spent all day Saturday - really all day - raking and blowing the leaves that had fallen so heavily we couldn’t see the grass before we began. After umpteen hours, the front and back yards were pristine. How can it be that when we looked up, our trees still had a full complement of leaves, many of them green? Perhaps the leaves were imported and scattered across our lawn Friday night as we lay sleeping?
Winter is coming. I don’t mind winter, really I don’t. I do fear it, however.
Or to be more accurate, I fear the holidays in it.
Halloween candy, Thanksgiving everything, Christmas cookies, Valentine candy, Easter candy.
At first I sail along, no new baggage to the hips or waist, and suddenly,
**WHAM** my jeans don’t fit. How can I gain weight in the course of an hour?
There is no toilet paper on the roll. There is, however, a brand new roll sitting in plain view. My husband was the last to use the WC.
- I’m being deliberately manipulated
- He just forgot, since this is the same man who has left his sun roof open for overnight rainstorms exactly 53 times.
And don’t get me started on the mystery of the dirty glass brought into the kitchen and left on the counter above the dishwasher sitting two inches beneath it.