On one sub zero Sunday afternoon my husband Dan offered to give me a taste of summer. Here he is taking some steaks off of the grill. What a guy huh?
When we woke on Monday of this week it was 30 below zero and school was running late again do to wind chill warnings. I can't even begin to remember how many times this has happened this winter.
We have tried to get out of the house whenever possible. We took little Addison to a local children's museum one day. She loved it and it was fun for us as well. We've gone to several movies and spent a weekend in Minneapolis. All of this helps but still....
Whenever it would warm up just a wee bit it would snow some more. Here is my car buried at the end of our driveway. I have spent more time helping to dig out my car this winter than ever before. I have fallen on the ice more than once this year as well. And I have literally been chilled to the bone.
Finally today we were in the 30's which is still below normal but with the sun shining it almost felt warmish. That is just how bad it's been. And I know I am not alone, much of the country has been through the same thing.
And even though we have several feet of snow outside. And it will probably take until May to melt all that white stuff. I am going to try to think spring, when the outside of my house will look like this.
And summertime when I can pick wildflowers and make a simple arrangement.
Because even though I have begun to believe we now live in a state of perpetual winter, I still know deep down, that spring will come.
Now off to visit all of you, I hope you haven't forgotten me yet!