Saturday, January 31, 2009

One day closer to Spring!

As this is the last day of January and the end of the first month of 2009, the snow keeps piling up. The only thing, at this stage, that keeps me going is to awaken every morning thinking "we are one day closer to Spring"!

I think we have had more snow this 2008-2009 season than we have had in years. This could end up being one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record for the state. Not that I'm looking forward to setting any new records for that. As far as I'm concerned, the sooner the temps rise above the freezing mark(and they haven't at all this month)and this snow begins to melt I will be considerably happier!

Of course, by the time summer gets here with it's high humidity, we will be trying to cool the inside of the house down to a lower temp than we are trying to raise it to now! Seems like a crazy thing to do, doesn't it? If only we could channel some of this frigid air to use in the summertime.........ah, now that would be ideal!

I have discovered one good thing about winter though. The lack of bugs! No mosquitoes, no bees, no ants......well except for the occasional stray one that finds it's way onto my kitchen floor. Oh yes, and the spiders that somehow seem to survive as uninvited guests in my home. I feel the need to squash them both like.........well, like bugs!


Anonymous said...

I'm worried about my family in KY. They are without power. I think this has been a rough winter for some areas of the country. They are calling for some snow in the App. mountains on Tuesday. I hope it doesn't get down to us.

Stay warm. Hugs

Lori said...

We had this giant fly in our classroom the other day...he seemed quite out of place and I was wondering how he'd survived during all of the cold weather.

I think what I hate the most about spring is the storms and torrential rain...which leads to muddy roads - ugh!

Rachel said...

I am soooo tired of this weather we have been having in Ky. The kids have missed so much school. I am glad that we didn't get the ice like alot of people did here, but we have had our share of ice and snow for the winter. TOO MUCH.

chesneygirl said...

Two words:

Winter. Sucks.

...and that's all I have to say 'bout that.


Pearl said...

Way to think positive about this horrible cold weather...I agree it is nice to not have to worry about any
Once we get through February we will start to see the light at the end of the winter tunnel.
Try and keep smiling.
Sending you big hugs,

Nunzia said...

When we moved to Loudoun County, VA we couldn't believe how many camel back crickets were getting in the house. It was a nightmare. It is so nice not to see them anymore. But I really hate the snow too... Such a toss up :)

Glad you are well Martie. It's been too long!

Smalltown RN said...

Hey my friend seems like it's about time for a new post....hope life is treating you well...your in my thoughts....

There's an award waiting for you over at my place....

Hope you have a fantastic day!