Saturday, March 15, 2014

A Little Bi-Polar

This has been quite a winter. Spring is coming, or so the weather men tell me, but I'm still not sure I trust them. Maybe they've just forgotten their meds. As a matter of fact, has anyone checked in with Mother Nature lately? She may be overdue for a trip to the druggist, as well! Our last week has looked like this:

Monday - The weather had a warmer feel. There was still quite a bit of snow on the ground, but the snow piles were melting, giving the impression that maybe, just maybe, Spring was actually on her way...

Tuesday - Almost 60⁰F! (I know that it did not actually reach 60, because the weather man on channel 8 has not shaved his beard. Oh, how I long for that day...) Anyway, the sun shone most of the day, and nearly all the snow melted! Sweetie and I took to the streets for a sloppy, melting, 4-mile walk. I perspired. No, there was actual sweat. It was good, and this is what my back yard looked like:

Wednesday - As predicted, Mother Nature played the role of wicked witch of the North again, dumping snow over all the land, and blowing up a storm! The wind actually howled. This is what the back yard looked like. I cried a little.

Thursday - Still cold, but clear. This is a good thing, because...well, KNIT NIGHT IS ON THURSDAY, and I am not sure my sanity would survive missing knit night for somebody else's mental instability. (I'm talking to YOU, Mother Nature!)

Friday - Sunny and beautiful! I could almost hear the snow melting, and I could definitely hear the dripping of melted snow from the church roof, as the temperature reached 58(but not beard is still with us, sigh!). Still, it was a beautiful day. 

Today it has been sunny, and a little cooler than yesterday, and I've been inside knitting most of the day. Sure, I could go out and take a walk, enjoy the fresh air, yada-yada...but the last time I did that (on Tuesday), THERE WAS A BLIZZARD THE NEXT DAY. Therefore, I will not tempt the ides of March by going for a lovely walk today. Instead, I'll work on a baby afghan, with my baseball stitch markers. C'mon, Spring!!!

I don't know what Mother Nature is doing in your neck of the woods, but if you see her before I do, would you ask her to please stop it? All this up-and-down in the weather is making ME feel a little bit bi-polar myself, and most days I don't really need a lot of help with that. Thanks.

Knit in good health, people!


  1. I am so with you! Wednesday it was almost 70 here and Thursday morning the wind chill was around 0. Yesterday it was 70 again and tonight we're supposed to get several inches of snow. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?!?!?

  2. Thank you for the laugh! I wish I could come shovel the snow for you (just once. I'd get over the nostalgia for it real quick, I'm sure.)