Category Archives: Winter

Niko Stopped By

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Nor’Easter Niko stopped by yesterday.  It is extremely cold still and Niko blew most of the snow into one big pile from the gale force winds he was providing.  All in all, it could have been far worse and even though I didn’t get a snow day I got out of work early.  So Yay me!

Tomorrow starts a small warm up.  Come on 47 degrees!!

Winter Time

It’s been a very mild winter thus far in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the US.  I’m not complaining mind you.  It’s not as shocking to the purse because the heat doesn’t come on every 5 seconds and we’ve had sufficient rain so far that this shouldn’t be a drought year.

On Gray days like this I force myself to get out into the open air even if it’s for 15 minutes.  Sometimes this happens…

 

It was an awesome 15 minutes.  I had to go back to work but I went back feeling a little more refreshed.  I do from time to time miss the snow, but today was a pretty nice.

Jonas…Not the Brothers

So Jonas came into our lives on Friday evening and left his white fluff all off the place.
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When faced with these types of natural shut ins I of course stuffed my face and binge watched Netflix.  Unlike this poor bloke.

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Snow or no snow these guys are always at their posts.  This friend is what dedication looks like!

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I dug out some space for the dogs to roam around.  Neither dog was happy with the snow.  It was wet and cold and lets face it…my dogs are princesses.

We dug out on Sunday and headed back to work on Monday.  It was a lot like that time I didn’t win the Powerball.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

I’ve been of Irish Decent my whole life and although I’m actually American by nationality if you have an ounce of Irish blood coursing through your veins you remain always an Irishman in heart and blood!  So go get a drink…kick up your heels and Kiss someone just because they are Irish!

IMG_9057 (400x300)We had some St. Patrick’s Day snow arrive this morning.  It wasn’t a bad snow storm.  We got 1-3″ of snow but after a long winter of snow it has really gotten very old all of this snow.

Spring is only days away and we get warm days and then Winter is all “Hey Girl Hey”.  I’m ready for spring.  I’m sick of mud and salty roads and what not.  Bring on the green grass, leafy trees, beautiful flowers and yes…sneezing!  I’m ready for it!

Who knows, we may get another snow storm this month but at least I know it’s coming to an end, Wahoo!!!

 

Snow? HA HA HA…Just Kidding

The weather folks had our region in a panic with a “huge” snowstorm that was going to hit us on Sunday/Monday.  They called for 10″-14″ of snow and more along the Shore locations.

What we got was about an 1-1/2″ of light puffy snow.  The precipitation didn’t start at 6 pm like they predicted on Sunday.  It started around 9 pm and began as rain, not snow.
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It sleet for a bit and we expected to see 6-8″ of snow when we woke up but what there was on the ground hysterically less.  Bean turned on the news and they said don’t worry (who was worrying?) the wraparound band of snow would produce “A HALF OF A FOOT” of snow.  You know, ’cause that sounds like more that what it is…6″ of snow.

Guess what happened with the wraparound band of snow?  Um…NOTHING.  It gave us perhaps an additional dusting and that was it.  So all of those schools that put in that they were closed the night before the impending doom wasted a day off.  The smart ones waited and aired on the side of caution by calling a 2-hr. delay.

It all didn’t matter to me much since I wasn’t going to work.  I was felled by a stomach virus and spent the day feeling like ick.

What a waste of money all those satellite projections, computer calculations and Street View 3000!  Want the weather report…ask a farmer or look out the window.  You have about the same chance of guessing what’s going to happen as the local weather guy.

Stillness

Sometimes when I let the dogs out for their last run of the evening I can’t help but breath in deeply the crisp winter air.  It’s time like these I miss my telescope and spending hours outside at night in the cold just watching the stars.  I’ve always been impressed with the beauty of a full moon.  It makes me remember being a child.  It’s made of gray cheese…right?

IMG_5968 (400x300)Sometimes its just nice to escape into the beauty that surrounds me.  I smile more afterward.

It is easy to forget when things seemed more simple.  They probably weren’t but time softens most things and it is easier to remember the not so harsh things.  Well at least for me.  I tend to forget the negative parts and remember the warmer parts.  Like sitting in the frigid temps looking up at the sky and forgetting its cold and I should go inside instead of spending five more minutes breathing, feeling and dreaming.

More Snow? Yes More Snow…Hello Pax

So we had a Nor’easter yesterday and it wasn’t fun.  It was 13″ of snow followed by Sleet then rain and then another 4″ of snow.  Forecast for tomorrow…more snow.

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The weather contributed to this 100 car pile up on the PA Turnpike this morning.  Not so much fun for these poor folks.  I must admit I am a tad bit snow weary.  It’s lost its appeal for me lately.  You know the saying…Too Much of a Good Thing.

Hang in there weather weary folks we are almost there….ONWARD TO SPRING!!!

Snowing…Again…In The Winter

Two things I didn’t know about until the last minute this week.  On Friday someone asked me how I was spending Super Bowl Sunday.  I told her I honestly forgot that the Super Bowl was this weekend, lol.  Second was the fact we were getting a snow storm of 4-8″ of snow today.  It sucks because its a mess to drive in and two I had to go to work.  I got stuck twice on the way into work and that was with only a couple of inches.

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I like snow and most of the time do not mind driving in it but sometimes…like today…I’m not a big fan 😦

I Swelled Up and Read Some More

This weekend brought it’s challenges.  RA ruled the day and I was sad about that.  I also found that articulating myself isn’t my strong suit.

I don’t like to burden those around me with my RA because nothing can be done once a flare is in full progress and I do not like to burden anyone with my RA crap.  I find it tedious that I have to go through it.   My poor wife was lucky to have a front row seat to my RA induced melt down.  She’s a trooper though and weathered the storm with me.

Its been a stressful couple of weeks and the weather in my part of town has been snowy and filled with lots of barometric pressure.  Add all of this together and it equals a weekend of swelled joints, excruciating pain and debilitating sadness.  I think I’m suffering in silence but the atmosphere I created was louder than the drumline at half time.

It was a bad weekend for me but I learned some stuff.  If I articulate myself better and ask for help things aren’t so bad.  Now I just have to remember that for the next time!

The upside of laying around resting all weekend is that I finished reading 3 books.  Yeah for quiet time!