Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Katie’s definition of dichotomy


Katie here!

Guess what? The weather changed! I know that everybody thinks they have the most crazy weather around, but I’m here to say nobody beats Michigan for crazy!

My backyard just this past Monday!

As you know, last Saturday I was with my mama and our friend at a Michigan state park. It was sunny but cold and windy. Perfect.

Me just last weekend!

Then on Monday it snowed! Yes, snow. Not just a little bit either. It snowed most of the day, big wet, sticky flakes of snow that piled up.

I hope the lady doesn’t forget to put out breakfast for us!

The birds didn’t know what to think of it all.

Waiting for our hummingbirds.

But I knew exactly what we should do — we should go out and explore! So I bugged my housekeeper mama and out we went!

Mama! This is crazy good!

We had so much fun! Mama said it wouldn’t last long so we should enjoy it while it was there. She said she’d try not to grumble about it too much.

It’s crazy, but it’s fun too! Never complain about another fun day spent together, mama!

Then we got a couple days of rain. I don’t mind rain, it just gives me an excuse to be lazy and nap all day. (Not that I need an excuse, I get to do whatever I want because I’m the only royal resident around here.)

Do not interrupt the royal nap, mother!

Thursday the sun came out and mama said we shouldn’t waste a sunny day either. Especially a sunny day that was still cool enough for me to enjoy it.

I’m camouflaged, bet you can’t see me!

So off we went to one of my parks and we walked in the woods for a long time.

I’m a happy girl when I’m in the woods with mama!

Mama had her stupid camera (of course) so she was lollygagging along taking pictures of not me. I don’t know why.

Signs of spring were everywhere.

I had to wait for her all the time. But that’s not unusual. When I think about it, I’m always waiting for my mama.

Will you come ON, mama?

Waiting to go outside. Waiting to go on a walk. Waiting for an adventure. Waiting for my supper.

I’m still waiting, mama!

Well. I don’t wait for supper very long because I tell her off if I have to wait for that! Anyway, we had a wonderful time in the woods, and there’s proof of spring popping out all over!

Spring is hiding in the woods, ready to surprise us if we look!

Mama says if we just wait a bit it will probably snow again, and I wouldn’t mind that at all, but daddy says enough is enough, he’s ready to get on his big riding mower and take a spin around the yard! And mama says it’s time to clean up the gardens.

She says we have a lot of work to do out there.

Hey mama! You brought treats…right??

I don’t know who this we is that she’s referring to. She’s probably hired help or something.

I’m watching you, mama!

Of course I’ll be out there to supervise. Royal responsibilities never end. Talk later, I need to get rested up for the upcoming royal weeding.

–Your favorite weather girl (and princess), Katie.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

28 thoughts on “Katie’s definition of dichotomy

  1. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the weather Katie! I think your mama is ready for spring – without the snow.


  2. You give the best weather reports, Katie. So glad you had fun this week. Your mama makes you wait??!! Remember what Spiderman says, “Don’t call me late for dinner!”


  3. Yes, we had “spring of deception”, then “third winter” too. Hopefully we have real spring for a few days before summer hits and we are all complaining its too hot 😀

    Katie know how to make the best of it all!


  4. I’m so happy signs of Spring are popping up and I bet it will be an explosion of colors and blooms soon!! I agree Katie, y’all have crazy weather there!! Fun post! 💞


  5. Wow, Katie! The weather in Michigan is crazier than it is Maine. But I know Shelties love snow. So enjoy!


  6. Katie, you’re beautiful. So many like you continue to wait patiently (or not so patiently) for their human folk to get with the program … walks or dinner or hugs and such. You have the best mama ever. It has been snowing and hailing here in the PNW these past few weeks. If you get too warm where you are, come here. You are so smart, and you are so beautiful, and your mama is perfect.


  7. Friends kept posting pics of snow in Pennsylvania and Ohio- tulips buried under it. It is still cold here in NJ for this time for year. Glad Katie got out in the snow and the sun!


  8. Looking good, Ms Katie! My dogs don’t seem to mind our early spring either. Snow is gone thank goodness, but we saw a bit on Easter Sunday. Once it melted it sure made the grass green, you would have loved to roll in it, I’ll bet!


  9. What a spring, Katie. Back and forth, back and forth. I hear you’re having a wonderfully warm Sunday–and so are we!


  10. I love the picture of you being all snow-dusted, Princess Katie! Shelties look soooo pretty in the snow … and the Spring … and Summer … and Fall. Enjoy those naps while you can — once Spring settles in, you’ll be up to your pretty ruff in weeding!


  11. The weather is unpredictable, your snow is very pretty and it looks like you enjoyed it!


  12. So nice to be outside on a pleasant day. Your photos are soothing.


  13. Way to keep the spirits up – this weather is a rollercoaster!! Love the close-up of your eyes, Katie – you’re adorable!!


  14. Hi princess katie – I enjoyed exploring the changes in weather with you!
    Love the royal nap photo captured too


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