Friday, February 7, 2014

Old Fashioned Canadian Winter...Bleh

Wednesday morning I had a doctor’s appointment, which I scheduled last month. I was hoping that when the day to go arrived, it wouldn’t be one of those really miserable winter days.

It turned out to be one of those really miserable winter days.


We ended up having another winter storm. It took me forever to clean the piles of snow off my car before I left, and then I had to drive through the storm. And as an added crappy bonus, I got to clean piles of snow off my car and drive through the storm all over again on my way home.


This winter. SnOw. Cold. SnOW. sNoW. SNOW. COld. More sNOw. SnOw. SnOW. SNOW. More COLD. And still more snow. SnOW. sNOw. UGH. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt so beaten down by a winter season.


We have had so much snow come down that we’re running out of space on our property to pile it on. I was talking about this heavy winter with a cashier recently, and she said to me “We’re having an old fashioned Canadian winter.” Yes, we are. And it sucks.  I. Want. It. To. Go. Away.


If there’s anyone out there praying for snow, just stop.

Stop it.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

37 comments:

  1. oh man I hear ya! shoveling this last round was back-breaking it was so heavy with an extra special layer of ice on top. At least my older daughter who finally understands that snow means shoveling ...no longer prays for snow. My younger one, all bets are still off

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    1. That's the worst kind of snow to shovel. It is so exhausting! Yup, when kids get older, they don't desire the snow as much as they used to!

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  2. LOL I am the guilty one. Everyone here at work and in my circle of friends keeps telling me to stop my "snow-loving shenanigans" :)

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    1. Stop, Keith. Just stop it. Don't make me come there :)

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  3. Really eh? It sucks lol no more places left to put piles of snow , when will it end . is it spring yet ? Thanks for sharing ,have a good weekend !

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    1. It's gotten to a ridiculous level. There are mountains of snow on everyone's property, and there's no more space for it!

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  4. Martha,
    We too are having a very harsh winter here in Colorado.
    Yesterday it was -6 below 0.

    Nice to be visiting you again, sorry to be so lax but not online much these days as just not feeling well.
    Keep warm and stay well.

    Margie

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    1. It's nice to see you here, Margie, and I hope you feel better soon.

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  5. go straight to my hips.. Hahaaaa.. oh, Martha!!! I'm soooooo tired of this weather… and as we have discussed… I would be dead … DEAD on the vine in your part of the world… have mercy

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    1. Oh, Carolyn, this weather up here would truly just kill you...LOL... And this has been a particularly exhausting winter. It's truly one of the worse ones. Can't wait till we're done with it!

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  6. Time to lynch that goddamn groundhog! LOVE the snow woman cartoon!

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    1. Let's hope he's wrong! I'm hoping that when March kicks in, the weather is great!

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  7. Ok I'm laughing my head off at the above comment - ( but I agree whole heartedly )
    Seriously?
    It's too freaking much this year...............
    Stay warm
    xoxo

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    1. It truly is, Suzan. We're used to hard winters, aren't we? But we certainly don't like them. And it's not always this bad. This year has been particularly difficult.

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  8. I will send 'no more snow' vibes your way. I will do it telepathically, or something. :) Or as my husband, (who is logical engineer/scientist to the bone,) says.. telepathetically. Seriously though.. i hope it stops for you soon!

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    1. Hahahaha...yes, Mary, please send 'no more snow vibes' this way. We sure can use all the help we can get.

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  9. you need to start skiing lessons Martha, just kidding!

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    1. It would probably be a lot of fun. But I'd rather be on a beach!

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  10. I am an un-Canadian Canadian. Only a tiny bit of snow here! Sorry. :-(

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    1. You're a LUCKY Canadian. Smart one, too. Because if I could live there in a warmer part of the country, I wouldn't hesitate!

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  11. Well, I am sort of getting the feeling you're tired of winter. Could I be correct in that assumption? She's right... the clerk, it is an old fashioned winter. When I was a little girl, my sister, mom and myself were walking down our street which had been completely covered and drifted by snow. It is about a quarter mile or so walk to town from our driveway. We were in snow suits and stumbling and digging or way up the street when all of a sudden, my sister and I fell through a drift up to our knees and were standing on the roof of a car! No kidding! It had gotten stuck and the person left it there to be buried by the snowstorm and the drifts. It was wild. But yeah, we are definitely having an old fashioned winter. Blessings to you, Bird

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    1. Hahaha...yes, you may be right that I'm getting tired of winter. Whatever gave you that idea? I'm not a winter person at all. I like a little snow around the holidays, and then I want it gone. I prefer the seasons of spring and fall. Both beautiful.

      Loved your story! The city I lived in before this one had even more snow, and when I was a kid, we had piles of it like that!

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  12. Yes! Enough already! Time to move forward towards SPRING!
    But it is pretty out there today.....sorry, had to throw that in Martha!!

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    1. There are some nice winter days, but I'd rather the whole season be much MUCH shorter. I would love for the nicer seasons to take up more space on the calendar!

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  13. Oh my dear Martha I am so with you, theremust be 4 feet of snow on the card not to mention all the freezing we got...geesh love the comics strips, words have never been truer

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    1. We got our fair share this year, Lorraine. No doubt about that. I think we'll all be happy when it's finally over!

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  14. I wish that snow was coming to the northwestern U.S. California is is a terrible drought and almost no snow in the mountains to the north this year. I live in Arizona and we already fight with CA over the water and it will only get worse! Wish you could move it to the west!!!

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    1. Nancy, believe you me, if there was a way for me to box it up and send it to you, I'd be happy to. We certainly have more than enough to spare!

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  15. Every time (so many times this winter) I have looked out as the so-called beautiful snow starts fluttering down and wonder if the driveway is going to be plowed. Thank God our new plow boy(wink wink) is reliable. Just found out he had a baby so I guess he's gotta be reliable. Still all this snow is exhausting the mind and body!

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    1. The winter scene is very beautiful, but there's only so much of that beauty I can handle! It's just way too long. And it certainly is exhausting in every which way! Can't wait till we're done with it.

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  16. Aw, I should stop? Seriously though, this is surely a sign of some human environmental mess-up. At our end we've not had rain for weeks, and the heat is being compounded by the annual forest fires of our neighbours :/

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    1. We're definitely at opposite ends. I wish we could trade. I'd send you some moisture and cool weather, and you'd send me some warm and dry days. Imagine how wonderful it would be if we could do that. We'd both have perfect weather!

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  17. Quitting smoking was the hardest thing I ever did. I quit in 1965. It bothered me for years but I'm glad I quit.

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    1. Good for you, Red! Quitting is not easy, but definitely worth the effort!

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