Isn't it funny, how all summer long here in the blistering humidity of the Old Dominion, I sit and think of how much I long for cold and snow and then after eight or nine weeks of the stuff, I'm so done with it?
Now I'm wishing it was warm and sunny. I want to work in my yard, picking up sticks or tromping around down below the house revamping plans for more landscaping in the woods. Even though our humidity is sometimes excessive , I love it here.
We don't have earthquakes much to speak of (only one that I can remember) and tornadoes usually pass us by (well, there was that one that came through several years ago) and usually the snow is minimal in our area (except for last year when we had about 24").
So we put up with the occasional bout of bad weather, but we love the area. Everything is nearby. We have the strawberry festival,
lots of shopping, our fitness center is only one mile away, and of course there's always bowling.
Whenever we get the urge to catch a movie, most of the new releases are playing at several different complexes.
If you are in the mood for outdoor activities, we have everything you could ask for. A nice little zoo, all kinds of places to hike and picnic and a recently completed greenway that winds around for miles. Now that I'm getting in better shape, I hope to take advantage of these new and improved trails.
So whether I'm sitting inside watching it snow while I do needlepoint, or gazing out the laundry room window watching the wind whip the trees, I always know that this blustery season is temporary. The sun will shine and soon I'll be kicking up my heels in that sunshine and singing the last line to John Denver's famous song in my own way..."thank God I'm a country girl".
Well, that's it for me for today. We'll talk soon. Enjoy your winter and dream of spring.