Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Way It Is....

This is the way it is...
after being in New Mexico for two weeks and
coming home to Michigan.
There -- 80's and 90's and sunny.
Here -- 50's and 60's and cloudy.
There -- I'm pelted in the shower by streams
of needle like water.
Here -- A warm gentle rain falls... that is after I figure
out that the hot water tank is not malfunctioning,
but I'm turning the dang faucet the wrong way.
There -- I let out two dogs in the morning and step
onto the warm concrete patio to retrieve dog dishes
to feed them.
Here -- I let out one dog and stand there trying to figure out
why the deck is gray instead of brown.  Did my husband
sand the finish off the deck while I was gone, so he
can apply a fresh coat of stain before winter?
It takes time to figure this one out, but it
finally hits me.... it's frost!
There -- I'm awakened in the morning by sweet
little Rowie's voice calling " Mama, where are you?"
Here -- I'm rudely awakened by the alarm at 5:30 a.m.
Yes, I'm home.  The leaves are changing colors and it's
beautiful, but there are no mountains.
I'm holding babies, but they aren't mine.
I'm home.

1 comment:

Sherry said...

Sounds like you had a nice visit. I always miss the mountains as well after being out West. There is just something about the mountains that I Love.