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My dad watched the weather every night (I think it mattered more to him than the news). I've inherited a bit of that proclivity since I'm constantly checking the weather app on my phone. This time of year it mostly depresses me. Yesterday when I checked, it showed clouds for today and rain for the next six days. Those are the days when I scroll and check the weather in my sibling's and my son's locales. Suddenly, rain and temps in the 50's doesn't seem so bad. My sis in Tennessee has snow and a high of 16 for today. My brother's predicted high today in Oklahoma is for 19 degrees. My son in Virginia will reach 41 degrees after starting at 22. Then there's my sister in southern California, basking in her 74 degree partly cloudy day.
But sometimes the weatherman is wrong! Those are the days that I delight in, and today is one of them. We started with rain and clouds, but slowly the sun came peeking through the clouds. I love that I can see out the front window and the back sliding glass doors when I sit at the kitchen table at my daughter's house. Even on cloudy days, I enjoy the view. But when the sun peeks through, I'm delighted!
The view out the back
The view out the front
Our delightful blue skies
Just remember that when you have nothing to write about, you can always write about the weather!