Day after day, the weather has definitely grabbed the headlines.
And Mother Nature and Old Man Winter have ganged up on us again and again.
They have not discriminated on where to inflict their wrath.
Nope. It doesn’t matter what part of the USA you live in – today you are “it”.
The Big Chill continues here and has virtually eliminated the walking regimen as you must surrender to the elements. Walking these days is just a Catch-22 … either the sidewalks are clear but it is too brutally cold to walk, or, it is not sub-zero, but it is snowing like crazy.
I miss my regimen of springing out of bed to have breakfast, get some piddling things done in the house and then going out for a walk.
Instead, a ritual has replaced the regimen wherein I feel like Fred the Baker at Dunkin’ Donuts who sleepwalks from his bed straight out of the house into the cold and snow mumbling “time to make the donuts” … oh horrors, I have become that guy. These days the alarm goes off and I look at it as if I’ve never seen it before, while slamming down the buzzer and rolling over with a sneer. Who wants to leave the confines of the cozy bed, having trudged out day after day in this, the second coldest February on record?
Once again my friends in both Carolinas and Virginia got a day off from work today so they did not need to contend with the heavy snow and ice. Their Facebook walls groan with Wintry-like pics, as their pals in the cold-weather states commiserate and cluck our tongues, and, of course share their pain. I hope none of my pals gave up swearing or sweets for Lent as they muddle through the rest of this almost-freakish weather, because I’m sure they have succumbed to their respective downfalls by now.
I say let’s just bypass March and go straight to April.
Yup, the yeas have it.