Not gonna turn into a snowbird but…

shovelingCan I just say that I am not ready for this 💩. I know, I know, it’s winter and this is Michigan. Also, I can count the snow events we’ve had this year up until now on one hand.

1) Inches of accumulation but since it happened in November, it melted quickly. That is it happened *this* November. November 2014 was a whole ‘nother awful story.

2) Snow showers in mid-December that iced up the streets and sidewalks intermittently for about a 16-hour period.

3) A sleet storm the Monday after xmas.

That is about it. Last Saturday I was hiking in a silk-wool turtleneck sweater and a polartech vest. Glubs on and off throughout but definitely comfortably warm enough that taking a glub off to get a photo didn’t even come close to freezing my hand. I was loving the unseasonably warm weather. I knew it couldn’t last forever because Michigan.

Here’s the thing. The last two winters have not been all that easy but I womaned up to the challenge of constant shoveling and running out of places to put the snow and egregiously idling vee-hickles so as not to have to scrape ice off zee veendsheeeld. As hard as life can be in the Hardland of the Winter [Youtube link], I often felt joy shoveling and walking around in my YakTrax and about a billion layers. This year I am not quite feeling it. Just last week I was loving galumphing around on dry pavement in my Keen sandals.

This morning is the second time I have had to shovel and salt my walk this year. I took the pic as I made the first southward pass along the sidewalk. Both the Ninja and the Frog Hopper were egregiously idling in the driveway as I shoveled. I tried to pretend that I was having fun but not really. Except that I was getting some Fitbit steps in for sure!

Fortunately, I am still telecommuting to work. The good thing about that is that I didn’t need to drive the Ninja anywhere today. It is not a perfect arrangement though and one of the downsides is that I have been listening to a heckuva lot of NPR and I now have (among other things) an enhanced view of why I didn’t vote for our current governor either time he ran (I wouldda voted for Geoffrey Feiger first 💩 but he didn’t run either of those times).

All that said, this is NOT a polly-tickle post! It is a snow post!

P.S. I will get over this Weather Funk. I think.

Bwa ha. Here is Cream doing Sunshine of Your Love in 2010. So good! 💜. And with Jimi waaaay back in the day.

3 Responses to “Not gonna turn into a snowbird but…”

  1. Margaret Says:

    Jimi!! Loved his music and still do. I would like one small snow event, but instead we’re getting multiple NASTY ice events. I am ready for the end of winter and it just started.

  2. jane Says:

    my car is not egregiously idling. in fact, it’s not idling at all. couldn’t start it this morning. which is actually surprising because I even drove around last night to give the battery some extra juice.

  3. Jay Says:

    I am a scraper while it idles, and have been scraping a lot this week. Not this morning (Wednesday) because it was pouring!