First it snowed. Then it melted .. then it rained.
Then it rained buckets and my property began to look like a moat and the house was my castle and I had better get a boat !
Then it all soaked into the ground and I was saved from having to learn to use oars.
It is nice that it is sort of mild out during the day .. although rumor has it that it will be very cold again.
Cold I can deal with .. I have all these lovely coats and scarves, given to me by a husband with the best of taste.
But I don't want to be snowed in or have to drive on scary roads .
So I can see the grass and the rain lakes are soaking in and tonight the fields beyond our tree line went from golden to a white mist .. very eerie and very very beautiful.
The exterminator came back this morning.
I "heart" my exterminator.
While he is telling me about what he is doing and why, he is telling me stories about mice and spiders and then he will tell me a story about a celebrity that he knows who lives up here .. it is a bit of interesting cheer in a day of bad weather, boredom and sad .
I made a pot of soup.
I need someone to feed.
I might bake tomorrow.
If the weather is dry and driving is safe, I might venture to an Animal Shelter somewhere close by and see what the kitten situation is looking like.
If the weather is dry and driving is safe, I might just drive to Hudson (NY) and look at the antique shops and have coffee at the little French cafe.
IF it is not freezing cold.
Which is probably will be.
Or ...... maybe I can tempt my nice neighbor lady to go with me and we can explore the little towns north of here ... ending up in a huge mall with a Pottery Barn .. yeah, that's the ticket.
This is all so hard.
I never thought my happy life would be so abruptly and shockingly over.
I was spoiled.
I wish everyone could be so happily spoiled as I was.
I hope someone would give me a new recipe for soup without meat in it.
The sad will go away in its own time or maybe never.
But I still want to make soup.
photo Framed Cooks