Mother Nature Should Take Her Meds

Yesterday was 78%. I ran in shorts and a T-shirt, a balmy breeze blowing through my hair.

All day the city sang with spring weather, sidewalks filled with the sunny and cheerful.

It was as though all problems were placed on hold.

My doormen, like couriers in blue all said…enjoy today, because tomorrow it’s gonna drop.

Oh come on, I said, don’t believe everything you read.

No, no, it’s gonna be 45 and raining.

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.


I happily went to bed in boxers, every window in the house open, basking in a delightful cross-current, as if I were sleeping on a yacht.

When I woke up, I was on the rocks, like a frozen margarita. If a seal was asleep next to me, I wouldn’t have been surprised.

I jumped up throwing on my robe that’s much too big tripping over its length.

Remember the Little Rascals episode when Spanky and Scottie shrink in clothes that belonged to Jackie Gleason? That’s what I looked like slamming windows as though the Indians were coming.

Winter is back, a bad joke when you see the daffodils doing the hula having no choice but to brave it out. There wasn’t a squirrel or bird in sight when yesterday it was like Mardi Gras.

As I passed my doorman wearing long johns, sweats, two long sleeved shirts, a turtleneck and hoodie beneath my Barbour with my Steve McQueen watch cap hands buried in my pockets because I’ve once again misplaced my gloves, he, bundled in his regulation navy peacoat, had the grace not to say…

see, I told you so.

 Bundle Up.




About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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26 Responses to Mother Nature Should Take Her Meds

  1. Loretta says:

    Ha ha too true! And what a switch it was! Our daughter is getting married in NYC this Fall (Chelsea). The hotels near the venue are outrageously expensive. I’m looking for areas around that might be more budget-friendly for out of town guests. I know you’re not a travel agent, but any ideas as you know so much about NYC. 🙂

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    • Well, they all run specials, so if your nerves could take it, I’d wait closer to the wedding date to see. Here are 4 hotels I know and like.

      Soho Grand…310 West Broadway…212 965-3000

      Arlo Hotel Soho…231 Hudson Street…212 342-7000

      The Gansevoort…18 Ninth Avenue (a sweet little area) 212 206-6700

      The Michelangelo…152 West 52nd Street…765-1900

      How nice she’s getting married.

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  2. Spring is a bitch! At least we didn’t get the snow I’m seeing on Midwesterner’s blogs. Yikes! That would put me in an institution! Yesterday we had supper on the porch. The cats frolicked. Today everyone is sleeping it off.


  3. There are snowflakes in our forecast tonight and tomorrow, but mountain weather is fickle. We’re going to South Carolina for the day. It’s tempting to say we are going for the 60 degrees and sun, but it’s really for John’s sister’s birthday.

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  4. micklively says:

    It’s been up and down like a whore’s drawers here too. I don’t know whether to warm the beer, cool the beer, leave it alone. Just hoping my yeasts can do their stuff ready for BBQ season.

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    • Now it’s pouring like in a Hitchcock film. Well, when they say April showers bring May flowers I guess this is what they meant. Would like to smack whomever they are. Here’s to your beer, let it chug either way b:)

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      • micklively says:

        I blew £370 on an all-singing all-dancing fully-automated mash and boil beastie. I presently have one hundred litres as work-in-progress. It is not possible for me to regulate temperature of that quantity, so I’m very much at the mercy of mother nature.


      • You’re quite the innovator something I admire. 🙂

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  5. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, at least you enjoyed one day of spring. I was above the magic weather line, watching enviously as the weatherman told us how unlucky we were. I keep saying, “Next week, next week.”
    Our goal is to downsize and have a small winter home where it’s warm in three years. I think I’m ready this year!


  6. Yes, the weather back there appears to be bipolar.

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  7. Stay warm there. It’s a bit like that here too, hovering around 30 all day. I’m hoping for actual spring soon.

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  8. It was warmer in SC, but this morning the weather map shows 27 F here on the phone. In a minute I’ll go see what it is on our porch before going out to walk.


  9. Thank heavens there wasn’t much wind to cut through us with the temp below freezing!


  10. Last Saturday night we out for a bite to eat at a place on the river with outdoor seating. It was like Mother Nature flipped a switch and suddenly it was windy, freezing, and I was being offered a TABLECLOTH from the waitress to keep warm.

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