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Friday, October 16, 2009

A sad day

I was so broken-hearted this week. I knew the time was coming but I still couldn't face it, I didn't want to admit it. But I put on a brave face and marched outside to do what I knew had to be done. The time had come... *sob*
to take down my hammock.

There will be many long months and dark days ahead. No longer will I be able to swing carefree in the breeze, snuggled comfortably, admiring the view, reading a book. The snow will come and pile up in it's place. The winter will hold us in it's icy grip for a long time before spring finally breaks through. *sniff* When the sunny days and early flowers are here to stay (and that takes several attempts) I will be ready, hammock in hand, to march back out and hang it once more.

16 comments:

  1. Talk about building suspense -- great job in hooking the reader :)

    I totally understand your melancholy mood. They are predicting snow flurries here tonight.

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  2. Molly is right about the suspense. I was afraid that something had happened to one of your dogs. If this were a book review I would rate it 5 stars! You will really appreciate your hammock when you pull it out of storage next spring.

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  3. If it's any consolation, snuggling under a soft blanket next to a crackling fire reading a book with a steaming cup of your favorite brew and maybe your furry cat laying at your feet, isn't so bad a picture in the upcoming winter months. Here in Montreal, it was -7 with the windshield factor this morning when I trekked with the kids to school. *sigh* such is life...

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  4. When I saw this, I automatically said OMG what happened Debbie? LOL you had me hooked.

    I know what you mean. I have to clean outside this weekend and not looking forward to it.

    Our summer was way to short. This morning taking son to bus stop it was -2 brr

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  5. Awww, that is sad. Create a space in your house to do your fall and winter reading...make it cozy and surround yourself with things that you may need while reading...like Kleenex (if you are reading a sad book), maybe a fleece throw....How about some candles to create a comforting atmosphere?

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  6. Aww sorry to see you had to put your hammock away. It's always sad to see the summer sun go away for months to come.

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  7. LOL. You gave me a scare!!

    My neighborhood is new so my trees are all to small. I envy you :)

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  8. A very sad day indeed. So was 2 days ago when we got 3 inches of snow in early October. lol. I'm already wishing summer was back...

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  9. just think of all the great reading you can do curled up by a fire w/ a warm beverage!

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  10. Aaah I thought something bad bad had happened....but when hammock time is over, that is tragic indeed. Maybe you could find a way to hang it inside? That would be sooo cool!

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  11. You know, Debbie, you didn't fool me...I think I know you well enough that you wouldn't have put the sacred Snoopy picture with the post if something was REALLY wrong :D

    However, I shall mourn for your hammock and your dark months ahead. Where I live, people on the local weather are warning to bundle up as our daily 92 temperatures are going to plunge this weekend to THE MID SEVENTIES!..and people are pulling out their woolies. Ah, well, I guess for some that is cold???

    I do agree with the other comments and ideas. I know I am excited for the 70s this weekend as I can finally sit out on my lanai and read and with the gentle sound of the fountain in the lake in front of me and probably be asleep before I turn the page...these are MY hammock days in Florida...come on down if you get too cold,my friend!

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  12. I, too, will miss your hammock. The stories of the hammock good life have given me something to wish for all these sunny months.

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  13. We had to break down and turn our heat on today and I'm totally bummed, so I feel your pain.

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  14. A sad tale indeed. But think of fires and hot chocolate and warm slippers and snuggly blankets. Before you know it, you will be back in your hammock again

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