Today it was -4 degrees when I woke up. Are you wondering if you read that correctly? Yep, you are. I said NEGATIVE. I'm pretty sure that Queen Elsa has taken her ice castle to live across the canal on our ski hill. And the cold is bothering me!!!
I spent all of yesterday morning sitting in front of a grocery store with Chloe selling Girl Scout cookies. Girl Scout cookie booths seem like they should be a spring sort of endeavor, wouldn't you agree? And, since it is technically spring, I suppose it is a spring sort of endeavor. But, not with Elsa around blasting us with ice and cold and snow. We were indoors, but right in front of the automatic doors from outside and by the time our shift was up, neither of us could feel our fingers or toes. And we were wearing gloves and boots the entire time! We sold a lot of cookies, though, so our frostbite wasn't for naught.
I am starting to feel rather negative about it all. And when I think back to last spring and how we had snowstorm after snowstorm all the way through April, I feel very depressed.
But, I'm just going to have to let it go (see what I did there?) and try to find the will to keep going.
After all, the snow on the trees can be quite pretty.
|I had to drive Bria about 12 miles to an orchestra rehearsal on Friday, and while I don't love driving in it, I did have to admit how beautiful the snow is.|
And it's pretty to watch it fall quietly from the sky.
|Also on Friday just before taking Bria to orchestra. I came out of my house and was surprised to see the snow falling so heavily (it had been nice and clear the rest of the day). Bria looked at me and said, "Yeah, Mom. It's snowing here. Shocker."|
But, then again, buds and green leaves on the trees can also be quite lovely. And blue skies are nice, too. With nothing falling from the heavens but rays of (warm)(very, very warm) sunlight.
Ah, well. Hopefully Anna will be along soon to save us all from winter. Until then, I'll try to stop complaining.
And, just in case you think there's no possible way my Sunday photos can be any crappier lately, here is what I have to put up with: