But later, even as snow was falling, the trees started to drip with melting ice and it was cold and damp and cheerless. My meeting had been cancelled as the forecast was bad, so I bought Seville oranges from Al and came home to make marmalade.
Unfortunately, it has been one of those afternoons when annoying things have cropped up and have had to be dealt with and I haven’t done it after all.
And I have had occasion to reprimand* my husband, who is not, at present, sagacious at all. He is very apologetic, now that the damage is done, but I don’t become offended without good reason and the atmosphere is cool.
Very cold outside and the roads will be treacherous as soon as it freezes. I’d rather have had a good cheering snowfall.
*we didn’t quarrel, exactly.