Just when I was starting to think: Winter is not so bad - whatever was I crying about? Look at all these lemons! And tangerines!
Except for the meteorological whiplash from seventy degree days followed by breaking the ice on the chickens’ water - it’s not so bad, right?
Sure, it hasn’t rained enough this year and I had become accustomed to watering the plants AND showering every day, but it’s fine.
Yeah, there’s a little something going around - one of the kids has a slight fever, but it’s all good.....
Then I got the flu. For 14 days. And not a cough cough still going to work style flu. This was a sit down and rest on the way from the couch to bed style flu. The flu that makes you forget that you might get well again. Children had to fend for themselves. As you can imagine, the house looks like a shipwreck and all the library books are overdue.
And then? And then! Just when I got my feet back under me? Fucking daylight savings.
Nevertheless, all is forgiven because its raining right now, and we’ve been promised another storm after this one. I haven’t given up on you yet, Winter. You bastard.