The idea that the weather and people’s moods are connected is quite old. Do you agree? If yes, how does the weather affect your mood?
Welcome to New England. Technically, our most popular regional sport is politics with baseball running a hot second. But really, the one sport in which everyone of any age can actively participate is complaining about the weather.
Winter is too long, too snowy, too icy and much too cold. I couldn’t agree more and everyone is cranky and whiny from the first snow until final melting.
Spring? What spring? Where are the flowers? Why don’t we get a decent spring season? Is it the punishment of a malign deity? Until the day lilies bloom, New Englanders are cranky and whiny.
Summer is usually too hot. Then again, it may not be hot enough. It is always too humid. It makes everyone cranky and whiny.
Autumn is everyone’s favorite season but it’s never long enough. As often as not, heavy rains from tropical storms ruin the foliage, which makes everyone cranky and whiny.
For everyone, the weather provides something about which to complain. I love New England.
A misty morning in January … Our woods, our home. A rare day with no snow on the ground. Maybe the last day of this past winter when there was dry ground. By the end of the month, we will be hip deep in ice and snow.
My monthly royalty payment from Amazon just came in and I was pleased to see it was up slightly from last month.
A total of $3.89 was directly deposited into my checking account. I am not sure how many book sales this represents (three?), but I’m pleased my book sells at all.
The royalty deposits make me laugh. What should I do with all the money?
I could get a small meal from the dollar menu at McDonald’s. It isn’t enough to buy me a coffee at Starbucks. Good I don’t like Starbucks coffee, eh? I can’t think of anything else I could do with the money, but the idea amuses me. Being an author has not turned out exactly as I dreamed.
But you never know. Hollywood might yet call and my book could be the next blockbuster.
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