Saturday, January 13, 2007

I'm Living in a Currier and Ives Painting

It's snowing again. Has been for the last 3 hours or so. Amazing. They said that it was going to warm up to a "balmy" 40 degrees by Monday. They said that it would be clear and cold through Wednesday. They even went so far as to note that if we had 4 straight days of sunshine it would be the first time since October. They obviously don't know what they are talking about.

The Spouse is splitting wood. The Child is getting ready to go sledding. Again.

This is the wackiest winter ever. It's actually winter. Go figure.



Blogger Dana opined...

And here on the other side of the nation, we are setting records for the longest amount of time with no snow. Temps were in the 50's yesterday, so I can't see snow happening anytime soon.
So glad I loaded up on all the kids' snow gear. It's been so helpful, taking up all our minimal closet space.

January 14, 2007 4:37 AM  
Blogger charlie opined...

It'll be that global warming thing that your President keeps denying exists. On this side of the pond we had the warmest summer on record followed by the wettest 3 months. Would you lot over there please mind swapping your SUVs for smaller vehicles and switching off your air conditioning and putting up the price of gas... and so on?

January 14, 2007 7:12 AM  
Blogger Legal Alien opined...

What Dana said. The last month has been positively tropical by Wisconsin standards.

We're doomed. We're all doomed.

January 14, 2007 7:17 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Funny, but I almost ended this post with "But there's no such thing as global warming".

It's the extremes that are so weird. Snow, rain and heat are all things we experience here...just not days of snow, months of wet, spells of heat over 95 degrees.

The extremes, of course, are exactly the sorts of things President Gore talks about in "An Inconvenient Truth". And yes, I believe him. And yes, Charlie, I know we are frakking it up for the rest of you.

It sure is pretty, though.

January 14, 2007 8:13 AM  
Blogger Evangeline opined...

They never do.
All the years I lived at the base of Cougar Mnt. I think I saw about 2 inches total. And the locals were all yammering about how bad THAT was! Not that you are yammering. You never yammer.

January 14, 2007 10:26 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Thank you for that, Eva. 'Cause sometimes I do yammer. Last night, for example, I made maple-glazed yammers. They were delicious!

January 14, 2007 10:36 AM  
Blogger Sling opined...

I ride a bike,but still get disapproving looks from SUV owners when I light up a cigarette..Wait,that really doesn't have a lot to do with your post does it?...Nevermind.

January 14, 2007 11:30 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

I guess everyone is inclined to be smug about something. SUV drivers are smug about you smoking. I'm smug about not driving an SUV.

January 14, 2007 11:32 AM  
Blogger HORIZON opined...

wet wet wet! and l'm not talking about the scottish pop band of the 80's-lol. That's the weather for us- yuck. As for the winds- l shall not even go into that.
Glad to hear you have some snow- sounds like your daughter is in seventh heaven Lorraine.
Keep warm :)

January 14, 2007 11:43 AM  
Blogger Citymouse opined...

It is so strange, 'cause it keeps missing us!
I want my winter back!!!

January 15, 2007 8:43 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Horizon, Having snow and cold sunny days is definately a departure from the wet we'd otherwise be having. But I'm starting to feel guilty about it and am now going to try and send it on to City Mouse.

January 15, 2007 9:35 AM  
Blogger Red7Eric opined...

What Charlie said. Oh wait, he was talking to me. Good thing I don't have an SUV ... or central air, for that matter.

January 15, 2007 10:20 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Yeah. And furthermore, what are we going to do about the people who do? Because I'm getting tired of taking the rap for all the rest of the yahoos in this nation.

And I didn't frakking vote for "him". I just need to restate that. For the record.

January 15, 2007 10:34 AM  
Blogger jLow opined...

While you're living in your Currier & Ives postcard, we're living a survival movie of the week down here. Everything is frozen and iced over: temp is 18 and falling. The wind is a brisk 20-30 mph and I have been throwing hay at the horses every 6 hours. I salted the walk yesterday, last night, this morning and again at noon.

I can't feel my ears or my nose.

Crazy *%#$@&#! Texas weather!

January 15, 2007 12:26 PM  

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