Me, last Wednesday: Hey, Mother Nature, thanks a lot for the lovely mild weather we have enjoyed the last couple of weeks. It’s been nice to enjoy the sunshine, and the farmers are getting caught up a little around here. We really appreciate that.
Mother Nature, last Wednesday: You’re welcome. Here’s another couple of sunny days for you with no frost!
Me, Friday morning: Wow, thanks. You know, I’ve got company coming for Thanksgiving. I know I’m half done this little landscaping project here, and it’s your general policy to abhor a vacuum, but could you, just this once, ignore a vacuum, until I can get back to it on Monday?
Mother Nature, this morning: Mmmmm…. no. I think the dandelions will return and begin to flower even though it’s October.
Me, this morning: Dang. Okay, well, can you keep the lovely clear skies going for a few more hours, and hold off that huge black cloud building in the west? I can get this mulching finished up real quick! And most of the farmers just need today to get the hay off…
Mother Nature: Mmmmm… nope. Time for rain! Lovely, cool, soaking, autumn rain!
Me, rather wet: Alright. I’m going to finish this right now anyway, in case you decide to turn this into snow.
Mother Nature, noon-ish: Sunshine is so lovely, isn’t it?