Farewell February ’14

Farewell February 14

Dear February, you have left us battered, bruised and plum tuckered out. You have exhausted everything — patience, perseverance and the wood pile. And you, Mr. Old Man Winter? I’ve definitely lost that lovin’ feeling for you. You’re oh, so fickle. Today you tease us with brilliant sunshine and the sight of bare earth and frozen, yellowed grass. We yearn to run into the bright light and soak up your rays … except it’s so freaking frigid and blustery and cold.

The most recent alert says, “A significant early March snowfall is in store for the weekend. Prolonged periods of heavy snow will enter the region Saturday night through Monday night as several storm systems affect the area.”

Bring it, Miss March. Come stomping in like a lion, we can take it. Better now than later! And we’ll expect you to gracefully make your exit like a little lamb. Deal?!

February Flashback

We stewed a bit … and talked about coming home to go to school. We gazed into an Ohio winter and got our grill on while the snowflakes were flying. It was a short month with a long story. I’m looking forward to the weekend and baking my way to pleasing the household cookie monsters.

Happy weekend, friends!

 

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3 Comments

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    Susanne March 1, 2014 (10:40 am)

    I grew up in central Nebraska and have lived in the NW of the Pacific NW for 11 years now (10 minutes from the water, an hour from Artist’s Point – Mt. Baker, and 15 or so minutes from the Canadian border) – don’t get me wrong, I LOVE living here. However, it is a temperate climate which is wonderful most of the time, but there are times I ache for 4 distinct seasons.
    I have felt guilty being envious of the snowfall of the rest of the country. I don’t think it was the snow so much as a glorious snow day! I know it has been excessive (as per my family in MO, IA, and NE), so I sit back and remind myself to be grateful we haven’t the bad roads, higher heating costs and slippery front porches.
    We finally DID have snow last weekend and I enjoyed and was enthralled with every single second and hated to fall asleep and miss any of the snowflakes that fell overnight.
    NOW, that I have stopped waiting for winter, I feel like I can begin to anticipate spring!
    (in the summer, I’d do about anything for a window rattling thunderstorm!)

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      Jennifer March 2, 2014 (4:48 pm)

      Oh, I love a good thunderstorm! The snow is beautiful and I do love to watch the flakes fly. Tanks for the reminder that we should all be thankful for those little things 🙂

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    MAC March 1, 2014 (2:26 pm)

    Feeling feisty today? LOL!!