November 17, 2008

almost-winter

It was one of those days today. An almost-winter day. There were flurries. There was the flu. There was a chicken roasting in the oven, soon to become soup. There two colds. There was a lot of bedding airing out on the line. No one felt 100%.

The thing about it is that is was kind of a nice day. Guthrie went to Grammy's this morning and I finished up some work and got out of the sick house for a few hours. Then grocery shopping and home for a kind of free day. It's rare that John and I get a day mostly off with Guthrie that doesn't involve a weekend and therefore involving errands and housework.

We watched a movie today. Ha! How great is that? And it wasn't Nemo!

As the sun came out right before it started to get dark I got a preview of how much I'm going to love our windows this winter. We have 27 windows. Yes, I counted before we bought the house. The best ones- besides the one in the kitchen which looks out onto the backyard- are the sets of south facing bay windows in the dining room and our bedroom. Eventually there will be banquettes. I am very excited. The sunshine streaming through totally makes up for the utility bills.

Today it was that perfect white light that belongs to winter- especially in the midwest. It makes up for what I miss about the light in California. And it changes everything about how your house looks. All new and fresh and clean. I love it.

So, even though it's not technically winter - we haven't had our first inch of snow, just flurries, or had to really scrape the car, just turn the defrost way up - the windows are telling me that it's coming. And as long as it's not as harsh as last year, I'm pretty excited about it.

2 comments:

Kathryn said...

you are so in love with weather!

D, J, G said...

duh. cuz it's a-mazing.

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