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"WOO HOO, what a ride!"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Come on Mother Nature!

I hate to complain with all that's going on in the world today. This is really just venting a bit of frustration rather than complaining. I do know how lucky I am and count my blessings every day but come on Mother Nature!

We are used to the snow and cold here in western NY state but this has been a tough winter. We have had lots of storms. We do recover quickly though. My house is in the valley out in the boonies and we are one of the last places to have all the snow melt away. Last week that finally happened here with the warmer temperatures. We could finally see our yard with all the mud, sticks and dog poop that are usually our first signs of spring around here. Over the weekend we did a little clean up, played in the sand box and saw our first robins and blue jays. I told my boys that we still had some crappy weather coming since it's only March. Spring is tricky around here and we have quite a variety of weather conditions. Little did I know that we would get hit so hard so soon!

The snow started falling again last night and we have a storm warning until midnight tonight. We've had 10-12" of snow so far and now it's sleeting. We are fortunate enough to have wonderful neighbors who plow our driveway (often!) and earlier I went out to shovel the walkways and toss bread crumbs to the hungry birds. It's great exercise and the blanket of snow is beautiful but I've had enough. Really. I miss my hammock, the flowers and the grass. Gentler weather would be welcomed and appreciated. And I promise, Mother Nature, I won't complain about the hot days of summer or mowing the lawn. Bring it on!


  1. I'm sorry you've been hit by the bad weather. I'm not going to tell you what it's like here today.

  2. Yeah . . . . enuf is enuf! you guys have had it tuf!

  3. I can sympathize with you! We haven't had as much snow here in Wisconsin as you have had but I am feeling the same way. Enough is enough already! Hang in there!

  4. I am in Minnesota - we were hit with a storm on Wednesday - dumped another 8 inches on us....GRRRRRR ... I am so over it :)

  5. We've got some snow left from a few days ago. But Cleveland usually gets one god snow in April :(


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