Friday, February 25, 2011

Can We Talk, Mother Nature?

Um, Mother Nature? Can we talk? It's me, your lowly creature Julia.

Julia. Julia. The one that routinely tries to defy your laws of nature and gravity by wearing underwire bras and plus sized body-shaping underwear?

Right-o. I see that you recognize me now.

Well.....we all know that you, that is - Mother Nature - don't like to be fooled or otherwise messed around with:

To be perfectly clear, I'm not criticizing you or anything. I'd never ever knowingly make you cranky, you know that.

But I'd just like to point out that it appears you've mixed up a couple seasons around here. Just yesterday, I was strolling around our garden and noticed that my - er - YOUR pear trees are close to blooming, and your clematis vine has sprouted a few leaves. It was lovely. Your work here is superb.


Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning to this:

What? You'll put the seasons back in order if I ditch the underwires?

Girl. You've got a deal. Consider it done.

Now bring back the sunshine.


sue said...

Hi Julia

Can't say that I feel too sorry for you out there on the balmy west coast. It is February, you know. It's winter time. It snows. We are getting a snow storm for the second time in 5 days. The kids are home from school because the buses aren't running and, sjogrens or not, there is a driveway to shovel.

That said, I hope your garden looks lovely and colourful soon. After a while you get tired of the white stuff. My garden will look like that in about 2 months.

Enjoy the white stuff, at least you know it won't last long. As for me, I think I'll watch The Day After on dvd and watch the world freeze over.

Julia Oleinik said...

But....but...Sue! This isn't what I signed up for when we moved here 15 years ago! Wah wah wah...

I remember those brutal midwest winters and shoveling all that snow....stay warm and rest up after your driveway is shoveled.

Can't you find a warm tropical movie to watch?

Anonymous said...

We signed up for four seasons when we moved to the mountains six years ago.Way befor Sjogren's came about. It's not fun shovelling now... It sure is beautiful though, don't you think?