November usually brings with it my melancholia.  This year in my part of the world the weather is not cooperating and remains pleasant which, of course, makes me even grumpier.  I know that the weather will eventually turn and I will start counting the days until the winter solstice.  After that, the miniscule increases in daylight, throughout the winter, prepare me for the arrival of early spring.

For now, I offer:



by Thomas Hood (1789 – 1845)

No sun – no moon!

No morn – no noon –

No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day.

No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,

No comfortable feel in any member –

No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,

No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! –




14 responses to “November

  1. And here in November, just when I’m thinking things can’t get any gloomier, what do I hear this year? Alas, it’s the Little Drummer Boy coming early after my wallet! Shades of Black Friday! Ug.

  2. We’re having a blizzard at the moment. Bah, humbug.

  3. Grumpier than normal? Oh crap!!!!

  4. Grump away! Thanksgiving is coming, along with visits of fun relatives. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving Day. Unless you are Danish. A Danish friend says they have complaining down to a fine art.

  5. Sorry November isn’t cooperating for you. Looks like Nature is messing with you this year. But I have to say I’m loving it. Sixty degree days and sunshine in November near Cleveland? Heck yeah, I’m there!

  6. Exactly how I am feeling today!

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