I came out of my office this afternoon and was greeted by the most pleasant of weather; it was in the high 70's and the sky was clear blue and sunny. All in all it was a perfect day, though not at all what one would expect to find in January. You really have to love Texas.
I got home and found that the husbeast had opened all the windows and was airing out the house. The blinds were all pulled up and the dark musty air the house takes on in the winter was washed away with a fresh breeze and bright sunshine. This is a treat normally reserved for sometime in Aptil, but was oh so welcome early.
We went out back on our deck and sat in the shade of the live oaks, even though they have no leaves just now, what with it still being January and all. The trees are not fooled by the pleasant weather, they know its not time for leaves yet. The dog lay on our feet as we watched golfers enjoying the weather. It seemed that no one could be kept inside when it was so lovely out.
I know that tomorrow it is supposed to be cold. I know that in a week we easily could be trapped in by an ice storm. I know this weather will not last. Weather in Texas is unpredictable at best, though I think fickle is a better word for it.
I used to giggle when my mother would say, "If you don't like the weather in Texas just wait a minute, it will change." It seemed like a strange saying, but if you have ever been in Texas you know it is so incredibly true. Like it or not the weather will change in the blink of an eye.
For now I am trying not to blink to often because I really like this weather. I am not quite ready for it to change just yet. I am sure it is plenty ready though.