Incredibly, I still have a four foot square pile of snow on my rear deck, from our blizzard over a month ago! I just went out to check on it. The temperature got up to 68∘today, and will get up to 71∘tomorrow! I suspect the cursed pile will finally be history by tomorrow evening.
I have never been so happy to see winter make an exit! This has to be the worst winter of my life. It started out with the tragic, but expected death of my sister in late October, after a long battle with metastasized lung cancer . The next month however was surprisingly pleasant, lulling me into a false sense of serenity, but by mid December the first major snow storm struck, leaving us with 13" of snow. From past experiences, heavy early snows like that, have always been a harbinger of bad things to come, and come it did, in the form of several more blizzards! Blame it all on the cursed phenomenon of El Nino', but whenever we get heavy early snows, we are in for a rotten winter, and a rotten winter it was! Deep long lasting snows, lots of slippery roads causing plenty of automobile accidents, lots of downed trees, downed power lines, cold nights without power, and lots of lonely depressed days, where there was nothing to do but sit in the house snowbound, and wait for better times to come. With nothing to do but sit around and brood, I must have put on 10 -15 pounds this winter, and I hate it! I feel like a behemoth, and have redoubled my efforts on the bike in an attempt to shed unwanted pounds. It's so easy to put it on and so hard to take it off!
It was sunny and warm today , so I got out and went to the dump. I had accumulated so much trash over the last couple of miserable months that I was able to completely fill the bed of my truck with bagged trash. I went in boy mode this time, because I was too ashamed to show my face as Melissa at my current weight. I did go to my monthly support group meeting last Friday, but only because I had a tunic that hid my midriff bulge. If I never see another winter again, it won't be too soon! And to think I used to love winter, but that was before I retired, and had to live in boy mode every day!
Still groovin' on my new Dvořák collection! Antonín Dvořák has to be one of my favorite all time composers. If you love great music, check out Dvořák the Symphonies at amazon.com
Spring is on its way, and all is good! Best spring wishes to all who read this blog, whether it be your upcoming celebration of Easter, or simply the Vernal Equinox!