I Was Wrong. Snow. Again. And I Am Not Overly Thrilled With It.

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So I wake up this morning in a cheerful mood.

I am ready to face the day with joy and purpose and hope.  It is springtime after all.  This is the time of year where things get done.  And I am ready to do things.  Oh. Yes. I. Am.  And then I look outside and see SNOW!

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 This does not make me happy.

Have I not put up with this crap for months now?  Have I not been a good person who doesn’t whine about the mess & inconvenience that snow brings with it?  Have I not stated clearly here in this blog that the time for snow is over?  HUH?  Did I just not say that but a few posts ago?

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Yet, there is snow in my world.

And as much as I’d like to continue on with this rant, I have to admit that the blue sky that has accompanied this LAST SNOWFALL* is beautiful.  And encouraging.  And rather, dare I say it, springlike.

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Being nothing if not pragmatic, I have a plan.

Today I will focus on the pretty white clouds in the sky and totally ignore the white mess on the ground.  Yep, that’s my plan.  DENIAL.  When asked by other people what I think of this snowfall, I will say: what snow?  I don’t see anything like that around here.  All I see is Spring in the making.  Hallelujah!

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* from my lips blog post to God’s ear

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Ally Bean

Observant. Creative. Humorous. Adaptable. Happy enough. Midwestern by chance. Kindhearted most days.

25 thoughts on “I Was Wrong. Snow. Again. And I Am Not Overly Thrilled With It.”

  1. Did I ever tell you the story of when I lived in Cody, Wyoming, in the foothills of the Grand Tetons…. Well, once upon a time we got one of those storms that dump two feet of snow in an afternoon … in April. Not entirely surprising, you might think, but the point of the story is that my beloved parents, who lived in southern Missouri, laughed at me. They thought it was hilarious. And the next day, the storm dumped two feet of snow on them in their oh so southern Missouri home. And I laughed.

    So, not laughing at you here. Not me. No way.

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    1. Zazzy, good story with a wonderful ending! It’s not the quantity of snow that is the problem. It’s the icy road underneath the snow that is so treacherous around here. We have lots of hills and lots of interstates. Neither are safe in this kind of weather.

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  2. March has always been filled with surprising weather. We had 78 degrees yesterday. I’m not bragging, mind you…..I just don’t miss Ohio winters/springs. You have a great attitude. I would have cried:( May the luck of the Irish be with you this weekend and bring you beautiful, warm weather!

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    1. Beth, you remember March here all too well. I just want to get on with things like gardening + exterior painting + daily walks + not wearing sweaters. Is that so much to ask? [Apparently YES!]

      Had forgotten about St. Paddy’s Day. Time to channel that Irish luck embedded somewhere in my DNA. And, perhaps, partake of a beer or two! That’ll get my mind off of snow. 😉

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        1. Me too. I like pots of flowers sitting around the property, then I overdo it– forcing myself to spend half the summer watering the pots. But it’s a nice prob to have, no?

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    1. Margaret, it’s the slippery road issue that does me in. My mind might be whining about the snow, but my body lives in fear of getting hurt– either in a fall or in a car accident. *meh*

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  3. Ha, I love this post – I think the same thing! I have been wearing a newly-purchased-certainly-for-the-impending-Spring super cute jacket AND FREEZING! Oh well, it looks cute. 🙂 But enough with the snow already! At least we can keep seeing pictures of my CA trip since my plan is to post about it every Wednesday. At least that’s something warm to look at! Spring – hurry up!

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    1. Kristen, your CA trip provides the perfect counterbalance to this ridiculous snow stuff. I’m enjoying your photos and memories. Good idea to post it now… when our outside is so stupid. I look forward to reading more about your trip.

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  4. i know what you mean – i felt that way yesterday when we woke up to snow too, but it’s not going to last, spring will win. just listen to the bird song, it’s totally full of sex. spring is just around the corner, this is just winter’s last gasp. i’m sure of it.

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    1. julochka, I think that you’re right. All the signs of Spring are here. But I tell you yesterday morning when I got up and saw that snowy mess, I was perturbed. Enough already!

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    1. Relyn, I’m looking forward to the day when I start doing the happy dance here. Winter has dragged on enough. Time to move on to Spring, I say! Always great to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. belle, this approach was amazingly effective at raising my spirits. Suddenly I understand why so many people employ denial as a coping technique. 😉

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