Even though it snowed however many Sundays ago that was, and even though most of the other mountains around our town have been dusted (and in some places completely covered) with snow, I was able to remain in a little state of denial of the rapid pace in which winter is approaching. So long as the mountain right outside our house was still bare, I could happily say that winter is still some time off and there will still be many lovely fall days.
All of that was dashed today. I brought Zeke out to his bus this morning and said to the bus aide, "Oh. I didn't realize it was raining a little bit."
"Well" said she. "It's raining down here at least." As she said this, she made a giant sweeping motion with her arm and directed my line of sight to the mountian, to my mountain, my mountain that was holding out for me, and I saw this:
Sigh. I guess it's time to get serious, mentally, for winter. The bus aide tried to make me feel better by saying that it doesn't really count until the snow is on the lawns. But by then, it's really too late - winter's already in full effect. Of course, the sun did wind up coming out today, so all that snow has melted off, but it's just a matter of time before it stays. And stays. Aaannddd stays.
At least I made some sweet hats for my sweet boys:
Since the picture doesn't show the hats off "real" well, Finn's is just red and black stripes, with a grey one in there somewhere, Zeke's is red and blue with one grey stripe and a "Spider-man-esqe" spider on it, and Deacon's is red and grey with two yellow stripes and and "Ironman-ish" symbol on it. Zeke has essentially worn his non-stop since I made it. Around the house anyway. It was a little bit of a struggle in the beginning to get him to wear it to school, but now I show him the temperature on my phone and tell him that it's cold enough that he has to wear it, and then he's okay with it.
Now I just have to get a "Green Lantern" one done for Josh and a "Batman" one done for me, and we'll all be good to go.