When I was writing my May newsletter, I mentioned how much I loved May. And springtime. And flowers. The grass is green, the trees are budding, the warm sunshine a welcome reward after a cold, never-ending winter. I feel especially blessed to have a May birthday. May 2 to be exact.
I awakened on my birthday to the sound of our local weather forecaster, Joel, sharing the good news for the day; “An absolutely miserable day ahead…drizzly, dreary, raw raindrops…” Wait – Did he just say RAW raindrops? What the heck…?? He was, obviously, confused. This is May, and May is warm and “springy”. There was only one thing to do. Change the channel.
Well – looking on the bright side (huh?) – It appears we have very accurate weather forecasters here in Kansas City (on “KMBC”; Channel 9. And BTW – Just kidding about changing the channel – TeeHee!) Yep – They were spot on. “Raw” was certainly an appropriate adjective to describe the moisture that was falling from that dark, dreary (May) sky. All. Day. Long. By afternoon, my “Happy Birthday” songs, via family phone calls, had joined chorus with a rather unique style of “background music”… the ping, ping, ping of sleet and ice pellets whipping against the window. This sleet and ice soon turned to (gulp!) SNOW… at which point I declared that my birthday had been officially postponed.
Once that had been decided, we settled in for a cozy evening at home. It had been a crazy couple of days full of unexpected surprises; so a warm blanket, a glass of wine, a fire in the fireplace and an episode of Downton Abbey was just what the (birthday) doctor ordered. Especially when there is a winter weather advisory. In May. At the end of the night, the hubbie had an idea. We went outside and “wrote” the date, 5-2-13, in the snow as documentation… of a birthday to remember. And just the beginning of what (obviously) promises to be a very exciting year!!!