“Clouds suit my mood just fine.”

Okay, I’m not liking this on again off again sunny day. Today is cloudy and chilly. Supposedly warm days are coming, but I have become a weather skeptic. When I can go outside wearing a short sleeve shirt, I’ll become a believer.

This morning I dragged myself out of bed at ten, yup ten o’clock. Fern and Gracie were still with me. As my mother used to say, “You must have needed the sleep.”

We’re going to the dump today, a day later than usual. We’re also going to buy cat food and dog treats and a treat for me, my favorite sandwich.

Some days I have absolutely nothing to talk about while other days my words runneth over. Today is a nothing to talk about day. It is May Day which means baskets of flowers and it’s also International Workers’ Day, take your pick, both have merit. I’m in a flowers sort of mood hoping they’ll brush away the clouds.

When I was a kid, I felt interminably stuck inside on any sunny, spring school day. My classroom was surrounded by tall windows and looking out of them was a form of torture. I could see what I couldn’t have. There I was using my fingers to count while outside all that sun was being wasted. Even worse was when the sunlight shined on my desk. I loved recess on those sunny days but recess always had the same ending: the officious nun rang the bell, and we dutifully and quietly lined up in twos by class to go back inside. I remember running all the way home so I could play just a bit longer in the sun before my mother called me in for dinner.

I’ll abide the clouds today. It’s not as if I have a choice. I suppose I could be a Pollyanna and build a castle in the clouds, but given my mood, that’s far too much imagination for me. I’m really tired of clouds.

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8 Comments on ““Clouds suit my mood just fine.””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    It’s not sunny or warm here either though the dull greyness is brightened now and then by sun trying to shine through the overcast. There are even shadows. I seem to recall an old time camera setting of “bright overcast”. This is it.

    I was hanging around wasting time on the internet but, having read your blog, I want to go get some flowers and good food. Maybe even ice cream. Rocky and Piki Dog will be happy for the ride in the jeep.

    Happy May Day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      We did all out errands despite the chilly day. I managed to sideswipe a car and waited an hour but no one came so I left my phone number. Not a good day all around.

      We had a nice ride but the sun would have been the perfect touch.

      Happy May Day to you as well!

  2. olof1 Says:

    Cloudy and cold here today too but the morning was beautiful since everything was covered in frost. It’s so chilly that I went iut to the wood shed and brought in some logs, the cold from outside ate its way through the walls.

    I almost never go outside on breaks at work on sunny and warm days, it just feels awful to have to go inside again when the break is over. For some reason I don’t mind walking bewteen the factories when I work at the neighbor factory?

    I’ll do some errands tomorrow morning, I would like to bring a camera with me but the parking is too far away from the pharmacy and I don’t want to leave it in the car. Well, I can bring one of the old ones with me, slightly older people always remember when they were young and had a similar one and loves to talk about it 🙂 Fun really because I belong to those people now days 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I love it when sun glints off frost, but frost on May 1st wouldn’t make me happy. It is cold enough today. My heat actually went on a couple of times today.

      That’s the same feeling I had at recess on a sunny day. It seemed cruel to make us go inside.

      I did all my errands today so I can just hang around the house tomorrow doing inside chores. I have a book I’m in the middle of so I can read that.

      Yup, we’re all getting old!

      Have a great evening!!

  3. Birgit Says:

    Public holiday today, sunny and quite warm though cold and clouds were predicted. I don’t complain. Fruit trees and berry bushes are in full bloom, where are the bees?
    The maypole as in your picture is an old tradition over here but like so many old traditions it’s slowly dying. You still can see may poles and festivities in smaller villages but less and less in the big towns if you don’t count commercial maypoles as spring decoration. May dancing becomes popular again but often it’s not the traditional festivity anymore but rather just another occasion to dance and get drunk. Is the maypole tradition still alive in the States? Was it ever popular?

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      It isn’t a holiday here so everything is the same as it is every day. The day has been chilly. I just had on a flannel shirt, and it wasn’t enough.

      May poles here died off a long time ago. I wish they’d come back as they are part of a gentler world. I don’t even think most people remember May Day and flowers.

      Happy May Day!!

  4. Bob Says:

    I’m glad that my desk isn’t near a window. On days like today I would get even less work done if I could see the beautiful weather that we had today. A few afternoon scattered clouds with low 80s temperatures. In July and August we will wish for rain to bring the temperature below ninety degrees. More rain is forecast for next week.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I know what you mean. My office had a huge window, and when I had kids there for a conversation about rules they broke, the kids looked out the window. I moved my office around so they were stuck talking to me.

      We seldom have days in the 90’s, maybe a week’s worth the whole summer. The 80’s are our high and we won’t see that until July.

      Today was in the low 50’s.


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