Sunday, November 20, 2011
Quick Change Artist
Spring plays peek-a-boo, hiding her sunny days behind gauzy wisps of clouds and leafy fans. Fall plays a rough-and-tumble game of hide-and-seek. The sun goes behind block walls of black clouds, whistling up the wind and pouring down rain. We seem to be on a schedule of sunshine every other day. I missed doing outside chores while the sun was out yesterday. I'd let the fire go out the night before and the stove was being balky and needed tending all day to get the house warmed up. (Maybe I'll add central heat to my wish list.) Housebound as I was, dusting seemed appropriate punishment for dawdling. A storm blew in last night and the rain today will give me a good excuse to stay in and watch the last NASCAR race of the season. Since I've already "paid the price," I can sit on my duff guilt free. If fall plays fair and sticks to the schedule, the sun will come out tomorrow and I'll catch up outside then.