Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Early Spring... oh please, yes!

So that groundhog didn't see his shadow, predicting an early spring. I, for one, am hoping that a groundhog really can predict the weather, because this so-cold-you-can't-breathe-and-your-hands-get-frostbite-just-from-holding-the-steering-wheel weather we're having? I'm soooo over it. I hope all my friends in the midwest are surviving that blizzard okay! What a crazy winter we've had. Sheesh. I'm ready for some good ole sunshine and warm breezes. (And all you California/Arizona/warm climate dwellers can just keep your smirks to yourself. I'm looking at you Kiersten "I almost couldn't wear capris-pocolypse" White! he he...)

Anyway, the only bright side to it being this cold outside is that I'm perfectly content curled up in my sweatshirt, blankets, and a computer to work on my revision or my WIP. Oh, but wait, I have kids. And I have to go volunteer at KidA's class today, which means I have to drag KidB out to our car (which is frozen solid right now) and brave the air that is so cold there are little crystalline bits of frost just floating around. Fun. Ah, well, the things we do for our kids.

Maybe I'll get to curl up, warm up, and get writing again tonight. One can dream big, right? Time to write and an early spring? That would be heaven right now.

Do you think a groundhog can predict the weather?

15 comments:

Jen Daiker said...

I actually live in a warmer state and unfortunately I'm not smiling. We woke up to 20 degree weather which is unusual. I'm from Iowa, I'm used to cold... but not in Houston. It's also scheduled to snow Friday (which never happens)! Eeek!

Let's hope the groundhog knows what he's talking about but he's only 39% accurate so we'll see.

Stephanie McGee said...

I sure hope so. I'd like for it to be warm enough that my heater will cycle on and off rather than just run constantly.

Or warm enough that I don't have to use either heater or a/c.

Stay warm and enjoy the volunteering and writing time!

R.S.J. said...

I believe! Or want to. Brrr....

Melissa Gill said...

They had to send a shuttle to get me to work today. I had to wait three hours! I was so hoping for a snowday, but no the office sends shuttles instead of just closing. I'm so ready for Spring.

Patti said...

I really hope so, because so far I haven't heard of any groundhogs seeing their shadow.

ali said...

I know! My family (in Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada) have been shooting around these emails about the weather there. They are in the thick of it! It's time like these that I can't say I'm sorry to live out there. It might be cold, but at least we're not getting buried under buckets and buckets of snow!

Hope you get in some good, snuggling, warm writing time today!

Elle Strauss said...

I'm all for an early spring, though I can't complain when I compare what I got to what's going on down there. I'd probably cancel on my kid's class, so kudos to you!

Jennie Bailey said...

I don't believe a groundhog can predict weather, but that doesn't mean we aren't going to get an early Spring. I want one for all my friends living through Snowpocalypse right now. I'm in SoCal and we had wind/chilly weather this morning but that was NOTHING. I almost feel guilty wearing sweats right now. Have fun volunteering! I hope you get some snuggly rewrite time in later!

Colene Murphy said...

I'm all for early spring!!!

Aubrey said...

I wish I could believe him...but I am seriously doubting Phil right now. I just don't see how he can be right on this one.

Russo said...

Okay, so I just got the news of Groundhog's Day from you-who needs the news when there's your blog. I'm with you, girl, an early Spring is much needed. And I like how you worded this-"little crystalline bits of frost." Lovely.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

It feels like spring will never get here. I've been trapped in this house! Our kids have a 3rd day off of school tomorrow! We're buried under sheets of ice. You could seriously go ice skating on our deck. It's maddening. But also kind of cool, because the truth is I don't mind being cooped up, like you, with a blanket and my family, and my WIP.

But man, I wouldn't mind some spring weather either. Or at least a trip to Jamaica for a bit of a break.

Hip hip hooray for that groundhog!

Hannah Kincade said...

I feel if there's an early spring, we will have some pretty serious flooding. We've had so much snow this year, it's going to be a doozy to melt it all.

Carolyn V. said...

I hope that groundhog is right! I'm so loving the sun shine (even though it's only in the teens...brrrr). =)

Shari said...

Here's hoping for an early SPRING!