How the Cookie Crumbles

An irreverant view of life after SIXTY-FIVE

SUNSHINE, Where Are You?

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What a spring this year! March was warm as summer. Afterwards April showers arrived. Now snow and bitter wind these past two days. The rain is expected, I agree—but it’s almost May.

“Hey, Mother Nature, where are you? Is my voice too small for you to hear?”

I’m little, I’m tough and I can bend in the wind, but here I am shivering. I’m too young to die so soon. I feel  Jack Frost is back again. Is he lost, I wonder?

“It’s  Little Tulip, remember me? Send sunshine soon, pretty please so I can do my job brightening up this garden thing.”

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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

63 thoughts on “SUNSHINE, Where Are You?

  1. from your words, it sounds like u live around my areas

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    • Hi Terry(?): I live in Ontario. It’s a big province so I figure on the map it’s just small but gives you a general idea of where my weather patterns are. What you say where you’re enjoying this ‘fab’ up-and-down-weather? Tess

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  2. Hang in there, Tess. It has to be just around the corner!

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  3. Similar situation in the UK and the Met Office have warned that May could be the coldest for 100 years. Luckily the Met Office rarely get these things right!

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  4. I love reading about the weather in other places, now that I am suffering coldness in the autumn. It’s alreays around this time that it really hits us and we begin to understand that summer has gone. Pass me the tissues.

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    • Thanks for dropping by, Kate. I like hearing about other places weather too. After complaining about the freezing snow and temps, we had clear blue skies today with seasonal temperatures (14 degrees Celcius). Hope we’re on the upswing. Any particular brand of tissues you’d prefer. I can pass them to you. (tee hee)

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  5. You know that old expression for Canadian weather: if you don’t like it, wait a minute and it’ll change!

    It’s cold here too, but it’ll probably get hot before we know it. 🙂

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  6. I moved to my parent’s house very recently and hoped to cycle to class (it’s a 30 minute bike ride, opposed to a two-minute walk I was used to), but from April 9, when I was moving to next Friday, there hasn’t been a day without rain. And it’s still cold.

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    • Hi, nice to hear from you Missouri. Everybody all over the country and another continent are experiencing weird weather. Hope the rain stops soon so you can cycle to class. Today it was a beautiful day here, with clear blue skies and 14 degrees Celcius. Ahh. Tess

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  7. Oh Tess this is so wonderful. And what my tulips are living as well. They are sooo confused this year. I have had crocus come up, peek their bright and cheery heads, take one look and they say, “Adios!” It’s not time.”

    We still have snowon the one mountain cap that usually our planting guide in the spring. I have sweetpeas coming up that I planted, please Mother Nature, we need you now!

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    • I know what you mean. The poor flowers were huddling for heaven’s sakes. They came eagerly extra early this year because March was so warm. Then this bitter cold with snow. Ugh. Thanks for commenting. Lovely hearing from you. Fingers crossed, right? Tess

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  8. After our tornado’s and torrential rains, hail the size of golf balls a couple of weeks ago we are now back to the norm. I suspect we shall start seeing our temps rise from here on out. Last year it was unremitting, days on end above 100, even I who my husband calls the daughter of the devil (I think because of my love of heat) began to beg for just a day of rain to cool the concrete off.

    It will come, spring will come I am sure.

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    • Hi Valentine. Thanks for dropping in. tornado’s scare the you-knwo-what-out-of-me. We have them here too but not like parts of the U.S. I’m worried if the weather gets suddenly warm after a cold spell this year, we be getting more. I haven’t seen them but we’ve also had golf ball size hail. They’re dangerous, aren’t they, causing lots of damage. Whew 100-degree weather sounds scarey. Here we have high temperatures and lots of Humidity. If it was dry heat, I could take it better. What a name, daughter of the devil. I got it right away. Stay cool when you can. BTW, do you get dry or humid heat? Tess

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  9. We have just come off the wettest summer for 50 years and have started off with a chilly Autumn. Here’s hoping the sun comes your way soon.

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  10. You must be enjoying today’s beautiful weather. My dog is too. We got caught in a ‘blizzard’ of ice pellets yesterday. She looked like a drowned rat and was none too pleased…even though she loves snow. Summer, here we come!

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    • Hi Laurie: Yes, today was a payback for the last two rotten days. Poor doggie. Better watch what I wish for. Love summer but not the humidity. Nice to hear from you. Watch the weatherman. Maybe he’s has a direct line to Mother Nature but they’ve had a quibble. Tess

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  11. Finally got a few days of sun and now I’m hoping for rain to water everything that I planted. Ah…the vagaries of wishes!

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    • NICE to hear from your Mother! I’m so far behind, I feels it’s been a long, long time. Everybody is saying similar things hot one day, cold the next, too much rain, not enough rain. When did you plant (what part of the country…at least vaguely)? Sounds like you’re getting better weather than most. Tess

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  12. Here in Northern California is was in the high 80’s over the weekend. Today? Rain and 61 degrees. Bah Humbug.

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    • So with the 80+ weather and then the 61 degree, ever think there is global warming we’re experiencing? Nice to hear from you again Robin. Try to stay warm. Today was actually nice: a clear blue sky and 14 degrees Celcius. Tess

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  13. It’s just been weird weather this year – one day it’s freezing and he next I have the A/C on (Northern California). Bizarre.

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  14. It’s dreadful when you’re waiting for summer and winter hits you in the face again!!
    Hope the sun shows it’s face there soon 😉
    Mind you, we have also had unseasonal overcast weather down this side. Cold sure, but usually we don’t get rain here in winter, not where I live in any case…

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    • Yes, it’s dreadful waiting and not getting. We actually got sun today as if to say, “What are YOU talking about, I’m right HERE!” It feels like in the last two days has been colder and meaner than all winter here. Sometimes we DO get a bit of snow in April but not with the bitter weather we’ve been subjected to recently. Nice to hear from you Ghia. Thanks for sharing. Tess

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  15. I’m trying not to complain too much about the current rain – we are subject to a hosepipe ban at the moment in the part of England where I live because there isn’t enough water after a very dry winter, so I know we need the rain, but why can’t it just rain at night and be lovely during the day!

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    • Thanks, Vanessa. Good question. Why, indeed not? Sounds like a small thing to ask. Already today, we had a clear blue sky with temperatures of 14 degrees Celcius. It boggles the mind after the frigid winds and temperatures (plus snow) in past couple of days. Brrr. What a hosepipe ban? Tess

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      • A hosepipe ban just means that we’re not allowed to use our garden hoses. So we can’t water our gardens, wash our cars, or fill up little kid’s pools with them, we have to use watering cans or whatever – it’s just a way of getting us to cut back on water usage. The ban will probably be in place for the whole summer because reservoirs levels are low. We get fined if we are caught using the hose.

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      • Oh. I see. We get bans on watering lawns when the summers get hot but they’re not that bad. Usually you’re allowed to water your lawn on alternating days. If your house number is an even number, you get to water on even number days on the calendar and if you’re house number is odd, etc. Thanks for taking the time to share, Vanessa. I appreciate it. Interesting what things we can learn and I’m always curious. Tess

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  16. Mother Nature almost earned herself in punch in the mouth from me this past Saturday. Some day she’ll get what’s due her…

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    • Thanks for sharing. Yeah, there are those days, alright but be careful She doesn’t punch back. Tess

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      • I’ve got a pretty wicked weave and dodge, I should be OK. And besides, I’m not opposed to going below the belt. Lord knows she does often enough.

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      • I know the temptation is great but how much good can you expect of it in the end? I’m full of high spirited big-mouthing off too but in my experience, it’s just reaction and no guarantee of any results. However, it feels good to VENT! Thanks for sharing and dropping by. Tess

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  17. To answer your question on Humidity Tess, Dallas during the summer averages around 70% humidity during the day (summertime). Days are hot and dry. Being from Houston where the average is closer to 90%, I always feel parched.

    Yes the hail can be dangerous, causing a huge amount of damage to property and even killing people. Such is Texas weather.

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    • I was in Dallas ONCE (OMG) between 15 and 20 years ago and it was HOT but I don’t recall any humidity. Yes, I agree, humidity is a killer. Thanks for responding. This is NICE exchanging little tid-bits. Tess

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  18. Don’t we just love to talk about the weather? Is it because we have more time to think about it as we get older? I never paid much attention to it when I was working. But as far as this crazy bout of weather patterns is concerned, I think Mother Nature is as confused as we are with the state of the world today. In any case, the 2 days of snow all winter here in southern Ontario suited me just fine!

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    • OK, you have your weather like and I have my dislikes. I HATE cold weather ANYtime. It IS true, we DO love to talk about the weather. Maybe it’s because Canadians are such a self-conscious bunch that they don’t complain much so they can take it out on the weather. What do you think.

      I agree, Pat, Mother Nature sure seems to be confused. Hey, is she a junior senior thinking about retirement of has she already done so and not TOLD anyone. Maybe that’s why we’re having all this trouble with the weather?

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  19. We have had a couple weeks of very heavy rain and still have a drought apparently!

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    • Thanks for stopping by, Gilly. I remember summers when we had lots of rain but were still told we’re in drought condition. I guess it depends on how long the hot spell continued. This is so NICE exchanging our different situations! Tess

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  20. Strange weather in Atlantic Canada this year, too. But spring is on its way, I hope! By the way, did you get anything in the mail from me this week? Hope my Timmie’s cards found their way to you….

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    • Hi Sylvia. Nice to hear from you. No nothing yet but I WILL drop you a line when it does. I’ll have to get after my daughter to check the mailbox (she’s the one with the key). It’s nice I don’t have to go myself but I like things to be regular, which she is not unless she’s expecting something. I’m waiting for a book I ordered from Amazon. The last couple of days have been brighter with blue skies but it’s hard to decide what to wear because the wind is still chilly. Friday morning we woke to another white landscape but it was gone by mid-morning. What a weird spring. Tess

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  21. What a darling little story. Love the tulips.

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  22. Well, we’re going into winter, and it’s so warm here. We’re really enjoying the respite.

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  23. Great thoughts you have here ,I love it 🙂

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  24. It was warm today – HOORAY!

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  25. Our weather has been a whirlwind too. 60-70 deg one day, and a foot of snow the next… just wishing for that sun to come out & STAY! Praying that your tulips will stand tall soon… 🙂

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    • The tulips are hanging in there. Today’s overcast and muggy. I can feel MORE rain in the air. At least the grass is green. Sounds like almost all of us are in the same boat. Where’s the sunshine? Nice to hear from you again, Pamela. Hope all else is well. Tess

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  26. You are so lucky having spring, even if it IS cold. It’s like Game of Thrones here, Winter is Coming! The house is freezing. ALl except for my little room! And Miss M’s little room. No wonder we stay there!

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  27. Sweltering hot in my neck o’ the woods – Virginia. Last week we had the heat on. I’m sure the flora and fauna are as confused as we are. By the way, my oldest friend (and believe me, that old) is from Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay).

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    • Our weather in Ontario (Canada) is finally picking up but it also goes from cold to HOT without any graduation in temperature. Imagine that. You are as far away as Virginia and I am closer in distance now to your oldest friend. The world is getting to be a smaller place all the time. So nice of you to comment, Dor. Tess

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  28. Awwwwww, I could almost hear the sound of the little tulips voice.

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  29. It is FREEZING in Britain! And rainy and flooding in places. This cold by-passed autumn, winter and March. But April … and now … yukt! 🙂

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    • The weather has been nice the last couple of days and before that it was obruptly freezing. Seems everyone, everywhere is experiencing topsy-turvy weather. What’s going on? Time will tell. Thanks for sharing. Tess

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  30. At last today summer has arrived in the west of England – but I forgot my sunglasses!

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