We had unexpected snowfall last night, but it’s been kind of a rarity this season. It’s very similar to what we had last winter, which was hardly any snow at all. Of course, it’s worrisome to all of us who live here in Colorado, since it then means sami-drought conditions for the next year.
See, it’s just a “light” dusting in our front yard:
And in the back yard:
And all the while, we have naysayers who claim it’s not man-made and why should we do something about it? It’s just a “natural” change in weather patterns. It doesn’t mean we have to resort to alternative or renewable energy sources. I would hurricane Sandy and the damage caused from that mega-storm helped to change a few minds in that department (pardon me for getting a little political here).
Meanwhile, California and the rest of the West Coast are getting hammered with rain. It seemed that it hardly ever rained when I was living out there. I hope I’m not drought magnet, if there’s such a thing.
A day like this calls for making some cookies for Christmas to give away as gifts, but it’s a massive undertaking. It essentially means have to take two days and do nothing but getting inundated with flour, sugar, butter and any other ingredients needed to make a typical holiday treat.
It’s easy to become distracted by something like that and give it a strong justification, but in the end, it just becomes another excuse not to write. And that’s why I have to keep focused here. Writing is now my work, and it needs to be given priority just like any job. So the cookies can wait.
I’ll get those cookies done on…December 23rd?