May 16th, 2017 by Jan

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”
“There is no bad weather — only inappropriate clothing.”

As I look out the window this lovely May day, all I can think of is, we should put on some carols, get the decorations out, bake cookies, and start thinking about putting up a tree.

We had better weather last Christmas. (Actually, it was still horrible, but at least it was expected.)

Today, it’s pouring again. Our garden is boring and soggy, our lawn needs mowing again, the dog is not interested in getting out for anything other than fast business, and I’m having trouble getting my 10,000 steps in.

When Ken and I first moved to Oregon from Colorado, we did a few silly things in anticipation of living in a rain forest.

We didn’t know what it would be like, so I cut my hair so it would frizz! We left our cactus plants in Colorado because we thought only ferns would grow where we were heading, and we stocked up on rubber boots, plastic jackets and umbrellas.

Now, after living in a temperate climate for well over 30 years, we’ve learned, my hair is frizzy no matter the length, you can plant a two by four and grow a fence, rubber boots are a good idea, and while we have loads of umbrella, we rarely use them.

We get used to the dark and wet days for most months of the year — but honestly… come May… it is time for lilacs and flip flops.

Justin Trudeau promised us “Sunny ways” when he accepted the Prime Ministers office.

It may not have the same weight of lie as tRump did when he swore to uphold the US constitution, but I have to tell you –
Mr. Prime Minister… bring on those sunny ways!

I don’t want to have to write a stern letter, but we’re a little soggy here on the Sunshine Coast!

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