“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” – Robin Williams
ENOUGH ALREADY! Not only is it colder here in Hartford, Connecticut than it is in Anchorage, Alaska today by more than 10 degrees, but more snow is in the forecast for the next day or so.
SERIOUSLY WINTER??? We embraced your first flakes, and even many millions after that. When January came along with the snowstorms that seemed to happen twice a week, we showed you our sense of humor, with jokes about the two months of summer being so beautiful, it’s worth the 10 months of winter. Funny comments like, “Welcome to New England – Closed Mondays” and the sign below.
(Image Courtesy of Google Images)
We’re New Englanders, after all, we have stamina and determination. We have pluck!
Then the February freeze settled in, with more snow and some of the coldest temperatures on record. It wore on us a little bit. Debates about the validity of human-created global climate change got, well, HEATED. People who posted updates on social media from warmer climates were met with comments like “Ooooh, I’m so jealous, girl!”, which we may or may not have actually meant something like “I hate you and I hope your air conditioning breaks in July your stupid face melts off and you feel stupid for your stupid comments about your stupid weather.”, but could have also meant, “Note to self; plan a vacation to somewhere, ANYWHERE, warm next February.”
And then we had that two-day stretch of warmer, warm-ish weather, and the five foot high snowbanks melted down to two feet, and we felt great about the sun on our faces and the fact that we could finally see the roadway over the snow before actually pulling all the way out of our driveways. And we scoured the areas of our yards that got enough sunlight to let the ground poke through for actual signs of spring.
Then this week happened. Warmer temperatures earlier in the week have given way to forecasts of “Highs in the lower 30’s and snow is on the way for the weekend, stay tuned for the 11 o’clock broadcast for full details!”
I know there’s nothing I can do about the weather. I know that living in the northeastern U.S. is a choice, albeit not mine alone. And I know that, most of the time, like almost all the time, I do love living here.
But right now, this week, with how fricking cold it is right now and more snow coming this way, I just gotta say, hey WINTER! I am SO OVER YOU.