October 21, 2008

Turning towards winter

We're supposed to get snow tomorrow. The kids and I are gathered in the living room, me in the comfy chair and the kids piled on the comfy couch in front of the fire. I've got a stack of papers that need to be graded, but instead I'm listening to the idle chatter and surfing about on my laptop. Outside, a cold rain pelts down through the trees, bringing down what leaves remained.

Inside the house, post-it notes have been dropping, losing their stickiness as the fire dries the air inside the house. We've been sweeping them up and throwing them away for weeks now, but still I keep finding more. I suspect our extra kids decided to join the fun and add some. I found lines of Dylan Thomas' poetry on the microwave, song lyrics on the cupboard. I picked up a seashell from a shelf and the note that fluttered down said, "Can you hear the ocean?" And it was just the other day that I noticed that the Raggedy Ann in my office, a doll that my kids find creepy, had been tagged with a note that said, "Why so serious?"

6 comments:

BlackenedBoy said...

I saw on the news today that that region is expecting snow, and I thought of you up there.

How much are you supposed to get?

It's so nutty to me that you're expecting snow in late October. Down here it's been in the fifties, and everyone's bundling up! I wish I lived farther north. This time of year must be so magical for you.

The Raggedy Anne thing is very clever. By the way, my grandmother has the exact same doll. It's a bit eerie.

jo(e) said...

Blackened Boy: Oh, I don't imagine we'll get much. It doesn't usually stick this time of year because the ground isn't frozen yet. But yeah, we pretty much always get snow at least once before Halloween.

kathy a. said...

that is too funny about the sticky-notes! you know they will keep leaving them around, just because it was such a great idea....

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

I need a post-it like that ("why so serious?") on the inside of my glasses.

YourFireAnt said...

At the bus stop this morning, Salt&Pepper Professor called them "flushy flakes". Those heavy descending rain drops we had this morning.

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Songbird said...

The falling notes
drift by my window
the falling notes
of yellow and gold...