the winter of 2007-08 bearable? Not really, for many reasons. But did we survive it? Technically, yes. It is the first day of spring. 5 years ago
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not sure if the winter season was worth it. It was one of the worst ones in a very long time here in the midwest. But I am going to bed and when I wake up it will be spring!! Technically there could still be some snow storms (I know bite my tongue). I survived it. :/ 5 years ago
The dance of only one more day of WINTER!! Last weekend I saw crocuses blooming and someone had planted some pansies!! 5 years ago
I always love the St. Patrick’s celebrations – yesterday was the annual parade and today I made the corned beef meal, shamrock cutout cookies, and we watched one of my very favorite movies – Waking Ned Devine (about the Irish lottery). Seeing the beautiful scenery in the movie makes me want to visit Ireland, so I’ve added it to 43 Places. A girl can dream, can’t she? :) 5 years ago
It would have been perfect, if only the place we had dinner was not battling the Powers That Be over their liquor license meaning we had to be satisfied with just water
Great company, excellent grilled salmon, and an unbelievable concert: http://www.eileenivers.com/ Celtic-style, yes – but so many musical influences; the drummer/lead vocalist was a blues singer & did a little Blues Brothers toward the end. Another was a piece with Spanish influence, called Whiskey & Sangria. And ours was a good venue to see this in – they brought in a quartet of Celtic dancers from a nearby city for 2 numbers, and though the stage was nice and big, the auditorium was rather small and cozy, and is a new building which also serves as the art center for the small community and there was artwork on display and for sale (I bought a gorgeous turquoise bracelet which was really inexpensive) My former boss and his wife even paid for everything!
This band is well worth seeing if they’re ever in your town. Soooo much fun! 5 years ago
::happy happy dance:: Its melting!! Its melting!! ::more of the happy happy dance::
:D5 years ago
for Easter clothes for the kids helped, but best of all – I finally got to experience weather in the 60’s!!! For the first time since about October, since we were in CA where it was cold the last time our area had nice weather. 5 years ago
that we still had this gift certificate for a night at the Mont Rest bed & breakfast in Bellevue, Iowa for this murder mystery night, and that before I descend further to the depths of depression, I should book this ASAP. So yes, I’ll actually be going farther north for my only little 1-day spring getaway, but at least it will be a change of scenery. The place looks great, and it should be a lot of fun. Not exactly a week in Bali, but hey – it’s free! 5 years ago
really not doing well with this goal at all. In fact, yesterday I sent my resume and a cover letter to a firm in California (shhhh – don’t tell my boss) No doubt nothing will come of it, but the housing market has sufficiently tanked there, and this job sounded so “me” .... 5 years ago
It’s been just above freezing today, so I had the chance to take care of the snow and ice packed down on my driveway & sidewalks before the sub-zero crap moves in tomorrow.
Is it spring yet? 5 years ago
this car hasn’t moved since the last beginning of last week!
Just glad I am not them, maybe they are in the Bahamas or somewhere warm and have to come home to the crap. 5 years ago
Well not the 20 inches they predicted … but 14 is still up there. Here is the kids car with all the snow. This side is the protected side, not able to take a picture of the other side. Otherwise it would mean I would have to go out there. Yeck :P 5 years ago
From an email that is going around the office today.
I am in SNOW HELL AND I CAN NOT GET OUT!!! Nor will I be dragging my ass out of bed either!!!
I just got off a conference call with Wisconsin Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting that Kenosha County is in line for some of the heaviest snowfall. Rusty Kapela of NWS stated that we may see thunder snow which means 2”-3” per hour and strong wind gusts of 25 – 35 mph. If we get the thunder snow, it looks like we may get up to 20” of snow in parts of Kenosha County. With strong wind gusts we may see near blizzard conditions in open, exposed areas.
We should see snow beginning to accumulate after 8 PM tonight but the bulk of the accumulating snow will be between 9 PM – 10 am tomorrow/Wednesday morning. 5 years ago
My area is in another snow storm… another 6 to 10 inches. :/
will it ever end?5 years ago
a trip to CA would be helpful in surviving winter, but not so much! It was warmer here in IL than it was in rainy, wind-swept Sacramento when we were there. If Eldest Daughter just had to move a zillion miles away, I wish it had been somewhere a little closer to the equator … 5 years ago
It hit record temps here the last two days, in the low 60s. Tonight on the way home there were 3 tornadoes that hit the area where I live. Thankfully there was no damage in my immediate area, but about 4-5 miles away there was some home damage. 5 years ago
More fricking snow out there. The kid and I went for dinner and it was coming down pretty good. The reports are that this has been on of the worst Decembers in a long time with some 17 inches of snow. Tonight its adding more, meaning that staying home for the new years celebration with my 43T friends and Dick Clark. So Happy New Years to those that have reach that time frame!!! Let’s hope for a snowless January!!!
BTW, have I mention I really dislike the white stuff?!5 years ago
is not easy to do when you have no wheels. :( Prius battery needs replacing and is on order, but I am losing my frickin’ mind5 years ago
is definitely not my favorite season, which apparently Julie picked up on! Thanks for the invite! 5 years ago