Tuesday, March 06, 2012

It's Back!

Just when we think that winter is finally over, and we can now look forward to some sunshine and warm weather, winter slams us hard. It will not leave without a battle!

We have been teased all winter this year. It's been an odd year. The forecasts were for a very long and cold winter. They kept telling us that we've been experiencing mild winters for several years and this year was going to be back to "normal", whatever that means. So we were all prepared for the cold and the snow.

We waited. And waited. And it started late, which we didn't mind. Then Christmas came and it was quite mild, there wasn't the snow we expected. And the January had a week of really cold -20C temps, but we could stand that. And so it went.

Then this week, we've experienced very nice sun and quite warm weather. Even the shorts were out! You could go for a short walk on the streets at noon in just shirt sleeves. That is pretty good for January in the land of ice and snow!

But this morning that all changed. Winter came back once more to remind us she has not left yet, and she will make us pay! Here is a view of what we had last week:

And this was today:

It's been snowing all day long, and should continue into tomorrow as well. But for all the snow flying around, there sure isn't any accumlation on the ground! I suppose the streets are not that cold, and with a bit of traffic, it is all turning to slush and melting away. I don't mind. I don't like the slush -- everything gets all dirty and splashed with mud -- but I will put up with it. I know it will only be for a short time.

With the first snow for many long weeks, we had a ful one-quarter of the staff stay home! I walk, and that 1 cm of snow didn't phase me a bit! But for some reason, some of the girls at work suddenly took a sick day! I sure didn't feel like getting out of bed, but I still made it. But that is me. I'd rather be spinning!!

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