Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Welcome to Wisconsin

This past weekend Wisconsin saw temperatures in the upper 50s. Sunday it was 60 and sunny. The warm temperatures gave me a chance to finally take down all of my outdoor Christmas decorations. The ground had finally thawed enough to remove the stakes (from my Nativity scene) and metal and wooden snowmen and Christmas signs from the ground. I even got up on the roof and took down the lights.

The last of the massive amounts of snow and ice had melted from my yard. Every last poo package that Molly left in the yard over the winter, previously buried in snow, had been cleaned up. It truly looked like spring. I was even sweating as I finished up the last of the yard clean up.

Feeling especially giddy I even brought my patio furniture out to the backyard. I knew it was early. I even knew it would get cold again. I checked the extended forecast and saw mostly 40s with a cold day here or there. No snow.  I brought my chairs and couch up from the basement and gave them a good wipe down. I laid the cushions on the furniture. I added the pillows. I even set my solar powered owl on the outdoor table. Then I sat outside on my patio furniture and soaked up some rays. It was glorious.

Later that evening Todd asked me if I had heard of the impending snow storm. I had not. I checked the weather forecast and again did not see any snow predicted. Maybe a slight chance of a flurry but then temps in the 50s again. No problem.


The weathermen were wrong. Late last night they predicted an inch or two. I was not happy.

I am even less happy today. The weathermen were wrong again.

We have about 8 inches of snow and it hasn't stopped snowing yet.

I am not happy.

This really is my fault. Though I knew better I went and set my patio furniture outside anyway. I know it is still winter. This is Wisconsin. I don't know what I was thinking. I jinxed us. I apologize.

This morning I shoveled off the back patio and a half an hour later you couldn't even tell I had shoveled.

The owl I had set outside seemed to glare at me as the snow kept piling up. The snow is still falling. I shoveled my mother's house this morning but I realize I will have to go back again whenever this craziness stops. 
At least I can't see him giving me the evil eye anymore.  Sorry, Mr. Owl.


betty said...

Oh well, but its March snow! It won't hopefully stick around long and April and spring is soooo close around the corner. Even I'm sure the plants were starting to bloom, tricked by the pleasant weather. It will happen!! Just be patient :)


Kat said...

That is part of the problem. My magnolia tree has buds and now they are frozen. My poor tree.
I am ready for spring NOW. ;)

Tabor said...

Oh yes, this crazy weather jinxes all our plans. I have seen bugs hatching and worry there will be none left after a freeze or two and when the birds arrive. I had a bluebird checking out the birdhouse and realized our dozen or so birdhouses all needed to be cleaned which we did. NO snow here, but lots of cold wind.

Mom24 said...

It can't last much longer, right? 17 days until spring!

Marie, LMB said...

Awww I feel for you, altho here us snow lovers only WISH it would snow like it used to here instead it's either rain or sunshine and even then the weatherman is only right about the weather prediction 5% of the time.

Like I always say, when the weatherman makes a weather prediction he should try staying sober when doing so.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I have suffered from the same optimism. And Wisconsin always sets me straight. But the snow sure was pretty anyway...

Hilary said...

I was thinking that the owl appeared to be glaring also. Ahh well.. this too shall pass. Or melt. ;)

Bijoux said...

Oh, I have to laugh. My husband took down the snow stakes along our driveway and I was like, what the heck? It's early March!

We have been super spoiled this winter. I think I only shoveled 10 times total. Most winters, it's 10 times in one week!

Rhapsody said...

take heart, "t'is too shall pass." "no one condition is ever permanent."


“The highest education is that which does not merely give us information, but makes our life in harmony with all existence”-Rabindranath Tagore

Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson