As you've probably guessed, our weather has normalized. Yes, it's raining and it's substantially warmer, and I hate it. Not surprisingly my mood has deteriorated right along with the weather. How can that be? I don't understand how my outlook on life in general is so closely related to what I see out the window? I just don't get it. Then again, maybe it's not all weather related. I've been fighting a cold for over a week now. It started out with a sore throat. That's how they always start for me. Anyway, so the sore throat came and went for a few days, and then BAAMM! I had the telltale cottony feeling in my head and sinuses. Eyes feel slightly out of focus and the old brain wasn't working quite right. Then nightfall comes and I'm congested and I can't sleep. This is where the problems begin. No sleep is not good. Not one little bit. I'm a person who has always needed an adequate amount of rest each night to function properly and to maintain a "cheerful" demeanor. Otherwise...I get very, very cranky. Downright ugly in fact. My entire outlook on life goes right down the drain. My alter ego...the bitch takes over.
She can't help it either.
They were predicting a very messy transition early this morning with freezing rain. That, thankfully didn't happen. Nope, it warmed up very quickly, ground thawed out and we just got plain old everyday Oregon rain. Oh goody.
We've been very fortunate so far this month, and for that I'm thankful. If we don't get our quota of mega-amounts of rain soon, we're going to start hearing the weathermen predicting the eternal doomsday reports of drought...in all my years of living, we've never, ever had a drought. So, why do they make such a fuss? I have to shake my head at all their talk about our weather. Seems like nothing we ever have is "normal". We're either below average, or we're above average.
In all their many years of keeping records in regards to our weather patterns, don't they realize that "normal" or "average" is a very tiny speck smack dab in the middle of that data sheet in time? It's much, much more common to be either below average or above average in my opinion. *sigh*
Maybe I'm just cranky. Then again, maybe I'm more realistic and pragmatic about what it really means to be normal or what it means to be average.
Normal is a very rare occurrence. Both in weather, and in people.
Something else I've realized; weather and normal, along with most things in life are subject to opinion.
And you know what they say about having opinions don't you? That's right, they're just like mothers...everybody's got one.
Which just leads us into another foray of the colors of winter...a big, fat grey area. Just like our skies.
Dreamin' of the blue...
Lorie @ Cingspots