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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Weather... or not.

I'm kind of a weather geek. Not enough to learn what isobars are, but enough to know how tornadoes form and the difference between sleet and freezing rain.

The weather is bumming me out right now. For days it has been in the 50s during the day. It's at least 10 degrees warmer than the typical January.


You see, we were warned that this year might be colder and wetter than usual (snow?). It was in the paper- all about La Nina and how the chances of getting at least one snow event seemed to be pretty good. November was cold. December? Meh. January? I'd return it if I could.

Why in the world would I want snow and cold? The rest of the nation is freezing their collective tushies off, and I am wanting snow and cold? What is wrong with me? (Some of my family really would like an answer to that...)

I'll tell you what is wrong with me. I bought new school clothes for the first time in many years. Most of them are winter-type clothes. I would like to wear them.

Another thing- I got some really great scrapbook supplies for snow lay-outs. I would like to take some pictures and use them.

My lawn doesn't grow as much when it is cold out. I like not having to pay my lawn guy to mow it. The weeds are also more slow-growing. I like not spraying them until spring.

Also, my neighborhood is much quieter when it is cold out than when it is mild or warm. Everyone stays indoors, there are fewer sirens on the nearby freeway, and things just take a rest. I would like to rest with them.

Finally (and this is not as selfish), our region could use some more snowpack. When we have a high snowpack in the mountains, we don't have to watch our water usage in the following summer. Last time I checked the volcano cam of Mt. St Helens, she didn't look very snowy.

So, I am asking God for 3s. About 3 weeks of cold where the high is in the 30s and about 3 inches of snow at some point. Around here, when February is over, there's very little chance of any kind of snow event or cold in the 30s, so it needs to happen soon... It doesn't even have to snow on a school day- in fact, I'd rather not have to go another day in June as a make-up day. I just want some winter.

1 comment:

  1. I hope you get your cold and snow!!
    And I just wanted to let you know that I tagged your blog as one of my favs on mine.