Wednesday, March 23, 2011

why midwesterners are a stoic bunch, prone to pessimism and drinking too much


Same shots as yesterday afternoon, taken minutes ago. Yes, school was canceled. Yes, I am a little crabby about the whole business. (Not school getting canceled, Team Testosterone is enjoying their morning, we've done 5 puzzles, taught Mr. G to tie his shoes and built a labyrinth of castles for Kung Zhu Hamsters. But for the love of all things holy I am itching for spring!)

Looking for the silver lining ... let's see ... aha! With the unexpected return of Winter, leading this Saturday's Tracking Merit Badge with Boy Scouts in the Back Forty should be easier. I'll drink to that. (Coffee. I'm drinking coffee. laced with Irish whiskey...)

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  1. The Weather Wussy Floridians decided to walk early this morning,on the shady bike path, before the temp gets up to 87 this afternoon.

    We still tell the story of bringing infant Sorority Girl home from the hospital on March 21 in a blizzard.

    Wishing you Spring!

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  2. eek - that's a lot of snow for this time of year.
    We're getting an inch or two tonight. Blech. Just brought some forsythia in to bloom inside...thinking spring.

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  3. I'm with you, dear GG. Minneapolis looks the same -- as a matter of fact, my front door was frozen shut this morning.

    And no. That's not a euphemism for anything else. The lousy door was really frozen shut this morning...

    Pearl

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  4. oh how i wanted to work from home today. but it was impossible.

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  5. I am so cranky. Stupid snow. :(

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  6. I knew these warm temps were too good to be true! March is the worst month--gets your hopes up and then pops your spring balloon!

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  7. ...we even had a little snow in the high desert yesterday too.
    * : (
    And wind...lots of dispicable wind. & Being of Irish descent, H5 does not begrudge you a nip in your morning coffee if you are stuck indoors on a snow day!!

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  8. Oh dear. That would drive me to drink too.

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  9. I'm sorry you are dealing with more snow....I can't stand winter so I'm glad I live in the Southeast! I'm not sure how you all do it. :-)

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  10. I think of you so often--like you're somehow a touchstone with where I'm not.

    Anyhow, I've been watching this blizzard moving in these past days and thinking of you. My aunt and uncle, coming home from a visit to us in Turkey, were grounded in Duluth, not yet able to get to Duluth. They are big jigsaw puzzlers, so wish they were with you!

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  11. I'm impressed at how productively you are using your 'snowed-in' time! The Irish coffee has to help :)

    We have snow in the forecast too, even though it is 66 degrees right now.

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  12. when my father retired from the ministry (presbyterian), he moved to the mtns of NC. He would get stuck up there for 3 weeks straight more than once a winter, no getting out. So I started giving a quart of Maker's Mark every Christmas. Which he LOVED.

    It's 78 here now. Hee.

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  13. Yep, I'd be nipping at a little Irish Whiskey about now too!

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  14. Yikes! I sure hope Spring springs in your neck of the woods soon! :)

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  15. I'd drink too much too. I'd start off with Bailey's mixed into my coffee and move on to vodka by lunch.

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  16. This snow makes me wish I were going away for spring break even more.

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  17. I suppose if we had snow4-5 months every year I may take up drinking too. Nahhh.

    We are having thunderstorms and tornado watch tonight. Bleh.

    DI

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  18. Ummm ... why do you have a ceiling fan on your porch?

    My brother just reported in with 17+ inches and it's still falling.

    Effin Mother Nature.

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  19. *Shudders*... oh my darling, I am so sorry. Sending Springy thoughts your way! We've got GREEN on the trees this week, and flowers everywhere, so it's COMING YOUR WAY SOON!

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  20. Sitting here in Minnesota with my glass of wine and repeating "It will not last. It will not last. It will not last." I believe I will need a 2nd glass.

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  21. This winter just needs to freaking end. now.

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  22. I hear you! I was on my way home from Chicago and witnessed the changes one step at a time. Rain, sleet, snow flurries, and then full strength snow. Darn Mother Nature; a few days ago I could see my garden!

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  23. I remember that feeling -- growing up in MN. My birthday is April and there were more than a few birthdays with snow. OK, maybe just a few. But I remember March when winter seemed to drag. on. forever.

    Sending some of our southern spring your way. I promise it won't be long!!

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  24. I am not stoic enough to live in Wisconsin.

    Today we had hail, torrential rain, and thunderstorms. Accidents all over the place. But no snow. Might get some tomorrow, but nothing like what's in your picture.

    Hang in there, and congrats on teaching the shoe tying. That was a major hurdle for us.

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  25. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I feel so bad for you all in all that snow... We've had a couple of days of rain, and I feel like I am going out of my head!

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