People, we need to come together and unite forces once and for all. We must rid our community of this snow. We must stand up against winter and make it go away.
The time is now. Action must be taken in order for the hemisphere to get warmer.
If everybody focuses on breathing fire at the same time, we could possibly do some serious melting. In order to do no damage, we'd all need to breathe far-infrared-heat at the same time, instead of fire. For that scenario to work, however, there would need to be boats.
Note to my descendents: develop the ability to breathe FIR heat. To do that, you'll probably need to eat food that contains sunlight. Get boats, too. By the way, creative writers give the best advice.
I never understood why people move away for the winter, but now I totally get it. When winter goes on this long and hard, it seems we are frozen in time, stranded in the desert, stuck in the mud... literally storm stayed.
Of course, I have been getting more done around the house, purging things my son has outgrown. We have also been able to enjoy our fair share of family time, like watching movies, playing board games and rearranging furniture.
Long winters make us wear out our sweat pants until they are threadbare.
I found a funny quote on the internet the other day: "My bathing suit wanted me to go to the gym but my sweat pants were like, 'nah girl, you're good!'" It reminded me of what happens to me pretty much every winter.
You know you're ready to give up on ever finding spring when you depend upon the tracks from a snow plow to be your gloriously-treaded road to the security of dry socks.
You know you've had too much of the snow when you prefer to walk, because it's easier than driving your little foreign car. That's the case for me, anyway, plus I need additional exercise at this time of year, since one of my favourite winter pastimes is baking. I have conjured up some pretty tasty gluten free treats ... and I eat them too!
I had two pairs of fashion boots fall apart at the end of February. Before the bonus snow, I was hoping to not have to wear my big 'snow-sport' boots for the rest of winter. I was sure I could stay in my sneakers! I wanted to give my boots the boot! I have truly been feeling sorry for myself about the big ol' boots I've been wearing, but they are worth it and, don't tell anyone but they are becoming more and more comfortable.
It's funny what we deny our gratitude for until we are faced with harsh climes. Right now, I don't know what I would do without numerous Pashmina scarves and a good pair of boots.
Throughout all my years spent in Calgary, I became somewhat spoiled by Chinooks, which is when long, smooth, low clouds brought a false spring, melting everything, often a few times throughout winter. They also brought migraines for many of us, which I don't miss one bit, but at least the snow wasn't piled up quite so high.
I just want to see pavement.
Weyburn city workers have been doing an impressive job keeping up with clearing all this snow. It's a monumental task.
I'd like to thank that angel who clears our driveway with some sort of motorized giant shovel. We know who you are! Interestingly, at the same time I had two offers for snow removal - from my dad and from my neighbour, within ten seconds of each other, I realized that our friend had already cleared our driveway for us.
If I know one thing about Canada, it's that we wouldn't be here if people didn't work together to survive this weather. We might be getting sick of winter, but let's not get sick of each other!
Even if we can't lynch Jack Frost, we can at least do our best to stay warm and cozy. Wait him out.
Who knows? Perhaps the Easter Bunny will bring spring - just in time for an outdoor egg hunt.
If not, then I might be willing to resume that discussion on fire-breathing.