Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Seasons changing again
It was light at 9 p.m. it seems such a short time ago and now as 7 o’clock rolls around it starts to get dusk and each and every day the weather person keeps telling us how many minutes there are in daylight and each day it shortens by a minute. I don’t know about you, but I would just as soon not know.
It seems as if the sooner it gets dark, the less active we become.
Summer evenings find me out doing things that I can’t when it gets dark so early.
You can get the lawn mowed, work in your garden, do a little repair work to the house perhaps, you often see folks taking bike rides, the whole family enjoying the time together after a workday.
When the daylight saving time leaves you - there are no light hours after you get home from work.
Then the chores outside that have to be done are left until Saturday or the entire weekend.
I tend to go shopping after the supper hour when it is still daylight and I come home before dark.
When you get home from work and it’s dark then, it is cold, might be storming, icy roads, do you find that you like to hibernate?
It’s too much bother to get dressed to go out again, heavy coat, scarf, hat, boots and gloves. I tend to stay in the house even on sunny days, it’s too cold outside to travel.
Move to a warmer climate? Getting older and can’t take the cold?
I find that I was like that right out of high school, so it isn’t age.
Talk to one of your teenage friends. They aren’t that crazy about the cold either, unless they ski, snowmobile, snowboard or ice fish.
I like New York state, so I just clench my chattering teeth and bear it. I try to put all of my list of things together and make one trip to get them all done so I don’t have to go out again real soon.
And that makes me happy because I don’t have to put on all of those winter togs so often. I’m semi-retired so I don’t have to go out every day.
I do, however, have to bundle up and go out to clean the snow off the porches and sidewalk, unless my good neighbor gets to it before I do. He has a snowblower, I only have a shovel. .
The summer was hot, but I’m not complaining. I love the warm weather especially if it isn’t humid.
One of my California friends who was here recently complained about the humidity.
Where she lives there are hardly ever humid days. Not so in Florida!
You can enjoy the warm weather outside and go into the air conditioning and enjoy the cool temperature.
Most people would say you can have the same in the winter only in reverse - but when the thermometer drops near zero somehow it just isn’t quite the same with me as when the temperature is climbing to 90 degrees.
That’s life - everyone can’t be pleased and we certainly can’t control the weather.