January, February and March.
I’ve written many times on this blog how those three months above were the only three things I liked about living in Florida. Who wouldn’t love to live where the sun shines all the time? I thought I’d love it when we left the frozen tundra of Chicago. After a a few years of forever summer, the constant sun felt like a never-ending laser beam burning me out.
It’s usually a mood lifter when the sun comes out after several dreary, rainy days. When I lived in Florida, my mood lifted on any rare dreary day.
As I type this post, now back in Chicago, the local news is doing the weather forecast. They said the coldest day ever on record for this city was January 20, 1985 . . . minus 27 degrees Fahrenheit. I was living here that year … it was the year I got married, but thankfully the wedding was in June.
It hasn’t been near as cold this January (2017). In fact, the temperatures for most of the month have been mainly in the 40’s and 50’s (F). The sun, however, has been hiding, and dreary abounds. We’ve seen one day of sunshine this entire month, just this past Saturday. We took advantage of it by getting out, especially since it was 59 degrees (F). I tilted my face toward that laser beam, willing it to stay out.
You might be thinking, sheesh, this girl is never happy.
Actually, I’m quite happy now that we live back home near family again. I’m also in love with experiencing the change of seasons. But, too much of anything in life isn’t always good. In fact, it could be dangerous. As much as I love sugar (specifically chocolate), too much of it, and the result is diabetes. As much as I like wine, too much of it can cause liver damage. Too much rain and flooding occurs. Too little rain and sustenance dies.
Balance. That’s my mantra.
In the mean time, I’m trying to work on my writing, but I’m having difficulty pushing words out. I’ve been doing research though, because some of the novel will take place in the 1960’s. Hey, if anyone has any tips on research, let me know.
What thing do you love that would be dangerous if you had too much?