Thursday, October 4, 2012

It's a Mimmy-Jimmy Outside...

It's been a beautiful fall so far here in God's Country (Minnesota, for those of you who don't know). Warm and sunny, it's been perfect for getting out and doing things outside, like picking up dog poop, and seeding and then reseeding the grass in most of our yard because the only things that came up the first time were weeds. The Wife took the opportunity to enjoy the weather by going for a walk around our neighborhood the other night. If it had been me, I would have walked by myself, you know, to get away from the terminal chaos that is a constant within the walls of our house. The Wife is much, much braver than I, though. She took the chaos with her on her walk, by bringing all of the kids, AND our two yippy dogs with her. She should be up for a medal for her bravery. Or in a loony bin.

Well, all that beautiful weather came to a screeching halt this morning. It went from 80 degrees yesterday to colder than a mimmy-jimmy today. And the cold front brought with it some gale-force winds to really make people's teeth chatter. It's still quite sunny out, though, so from inside your house you could get lulled into a false sense of warmth and make the mistake of letting the dogs out while wearing only a pair of shorts. Oh, that silly Wife of mine!
I probably should have bundled the kids up like this today, but with all the chaos in our house, they're lucky if they get out of the house wearing both a shirt AND pants. Socks & shoes are never a guarantee, either...

The Boy, the Baby and I dropped the Girl off at preschool this morning. We had to park about 1/8 of a block from the school, but trudging into the wind made it feel like we were on a death march to the top of Mount Everest. The Baby kept making sucking/squealing noises, like she couldn't catch her breath, and the Boy was hardly able to make any headway at all against the wind. If I had a rope with me I would have thrown it back to him and dragged him up to the entry door. The one positive was that the wind blew most of the snot out of all the kids' noses so there wasn't much to wipe when we got inside. Although it has been warm up until now, I guess this probably is a more typical fall day here in God's Country.

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