Monday, February 11, 2008

Sick of winter

I know, I know, I say it a lot. I hate winter and I'm not to keen on this state. I have lived in this state, mostly, since 2nd grade and I just feel no loyalty to it. It isn't beautiful. It is completely inconsistent weather-wise and it doesn't seem to have the best of any world.

It is my strong desire to move away from here for our retirement, if not before. I want to go to southern Virginia, or North Carolina and I might consider Tennessee, haven't look into that too much. I would like to be able to get to the ocean in a reasonable time. At least hurricanes give you several days warning! My MIL told me last night, "don't move to TN, all those people just got killed in tornados." I asked her if she had ever known anyone who's been killed in a tornado? "No." Well, I don't think I can write off an entire state because they had some folks killed in a tornado--especially since we had tornado warnings here, LAST WEEK!! In February!

Only in this ridiculous state can you have 55 degree days, 0 degree days, snow storm warning, flooding and thunderstorms in a 10-day period. Absolutely ridiculous. No wonder my parents went to FLORIDA for 7 WEEKS and want to move there.

To make me feel better on this Monday morning, I will post pictures of my garden site, which instills hope in my shrunken-frozen heart:

Doesn't that just get you excited for spring?? Me neither.

Have I mentioned that my husband is gone. He will get home tonight, hopefully before the snowstorm. Need I remind you that I have four dogs, three cats, two daughters and a teenage girl who is sure she's adopted, and two chickens living in this house!

I think it's obvious that I haven't made coffee yet this morning. Oh, I hear a rooster crowing--in my kitchen!


Between the Trees said...

Hey there! Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I am right there with you on the winter thing. I'm in Indiana and I just want to LEAVE!!! I can't stand this horrid cold gloom. Yuck.

I love your quote at the bottom and it looks like we both like CM and Pioneer Woman. How funny is she?

Hope you'll stop by again. Oh. And isn't this a bit easier than HSB?! :)

Tracey said...

WARNING: DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, MOVE TO MARYLAND. We have the same cruel weather pattern. Yesterday's high-48. This morning-9. Wha? Anyway, I feel your pain! In the past week: flooding and snow. Wind and sun. Will mother nature make up her sweet mind for goodness sake? No wonder we are all sick!