Friday, March 13, 2009
A Taste of Good Things to Come
It was always a disappointment when I would find out that the cookies were promised for some other event besides dinner or a snack; maybe a church bake sale or a care package for a friend. Mom would sometimes take pity on me (or just wanted me to stop whining) and let me have one delectable treasure, but not always. When the baked bootie was bound for somewhere else my sweet hopes would evaporate faster than early morning dew in the desert.
In some ways, the warm temperatures central Ohio embraced last weekend were a lot like finding out that Mom's cookies were for someone else - disappointing. The few days of above average temps were quickly yanked away as more seasonal temperatures returned and riders of all persuasions walked away from their garages with disappointment perched on their pouting lips.
Mother Nature is teasing us, I tell myself, giving us a glimpse of things to come. And the warmer weather will come. As D. Brent Miller reminded us on Sojourn Chronicles, it is after all, still winter. For a few more days, anyway.