Monday, March 25, 2013

Where the *Bleep* Did Spring Go???

Before I begin my rant--and it is a rant--my partner in crime, William Kendall, has a new blog posted today at Speak of the Devil, A Day in the Life of a Cat, while we have a new joint blog post over at Basking in the Afterglow.

Now for the rant....

Didn't we transition from winter to spring in the past week? I'm pretty sure we did. So what happened? Where are the warmer temperatures? Where are the sunny days, the birds singing, the green buds on the trees, the...oh, crap! Yesterday, it snowed. Not only did it snow, it snowed a lot! We got 12.6 inches of snow! That's a record snowfall for March. The previous record, 12.1 inches, was set on March 24, 1912. This was also our sixth-largest snowfall in a twenty-four hour period on record.



Then there was the infamous Blizzard of 1982.

Yes, yes, I know that wasn't really a blizzard, but it felt like one to those of us who had to actually go out in it--like me. I had just come home from the hospital, having had eye surgery the day before, and had to take Collin to the emergency room that night because my idiot cousin, who was living with us at the time, had failed to close the basement door. Collin, who was three years old then, fell down the stairs, breaking his collarbone. Said idiot is lucky I let her live. Dad advised her to be as far away as possible by the time Mom went to the hospital to pick me up. She didn't take his advice. Too bad she didn't go--and take her dimwitted twin brother with her.

But I digress. A year ago today, we were enjoying a warm, sunny 76 degrees. What I wouldn't give for a day like that today! We've been promised 62 degrees by Easter Sunday. If it doesn't happen, our local meteorologists will be in bigger trouble than poor Punxsutawney Phil!


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  1. Phil is the ire of many a soul this week, all of whom hold him directly responsible for spring taking its sweet time to show itself. Poor Phil. Not his fault that Old Man Winter decided to stick around!

    Get ready to spend Easter Sunday in three feet of snow.

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    1. Easter Sunday in three feet of snow? Don't even say that in jest!

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  2. Well at lest the crazed stupid kids who drive you nuts with the soccer ball are hopefully destroying the insides of their homes today. Maybe ? Hopefully ? from my lips to God ear !

    I loved your comment on my Sunday post but Summer is coming and even though I live up in the foothills and it is much cooler at my home than the valley, 105 at my home is a norm !

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Nuts...I was hoping the crazed kids and their lazy parents would have been deported by now!

      105 doesn't sound so bad right now....

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  3. I feel for you. I don't like snow or cold weather. It's why we moved south!

    And poor, poor Phil. It isn't his fault the weather's so crazy!

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    1. I think Phil's gone into the Groundhog Protection Program...they gave him a new name and shipped him off to Hawaii. He'll turn up in Evie's next book!

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    2. Norma, I just read something that said Phil's handler is taking the blame for not handling him right of something like that...
      So it wasn't Phil's fault after all !

      cheers, parsnip

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  4. Spring has gotten lost on the way, and Old Man Winter decided there was nothing objectionable about sticking around for a few more weeks.

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  5. So I'll fully admit I saw a groundhog running around the other afternoon in glorious sunshine...Spring is here (or so) I thought! Within mere hours, ominous clouds closed in and snow and sleet began to fall. It's been on/off like that since. Poor Phil deserves a protection program indeed!:)

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  6. Today was the first day that felt sort of spring-like when I walked outside and I did actually hear some birds chirping. But, I'm still wearing my winter coat, scarf and gloves so it's still too cold for the end of March. It's especially annoying because where I live, winter took so long to arrive and now it won't leave!

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  7. Phil has a lot of people who'd like to see him mounted on their wall in a rather permanent way...

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  8. Can I join you in your rant? We can parade in front of Phil's digs. If he sticks his head out, let's grab him and throw him in a gumbo pot!

    And, in all modesty, we haven't had the winter you've had--you've been blasted--but enough is enough!

    Anyway, Happy Easter to you and yours!

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  9. Haha ! You sound just like me Norma, I too hold the weather reader personally responsible for the, in our case, hot weather :)

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