Momma Said Don’t listen to no groundhogs.

16 Feb

It’s cold. It’s nibble your girl bits off cold. It’s walking outside for more than 5 minutes makes you question your sanity cold.

Have I mentioned how much I HATE winter in February? The other months I can deal with. But February is close to March, which is very close to April which is almost May. Which means winter is almost over, and I cannot wait.

I watch commercials showing people driving in the summer through the countryside and I have this visceral reaction, wanting to jump into the screen and lay in the grass for awhile. I can feel that warm summer sun on my skin, the brief breeze through my hair. The absolute blueness of the sky. I suddenly crave sangria and chilled cucumbers.

Keep in mind that my idea of summer is not 90F sweat weather. I prefer a more sedate 70F, with slightly chilled evenings just right for tiny cardigans. I want warm sun, not hot sun. But despite this, I almost crave those hot hot nights where no one can sleep and you spend most of the evening on the deck slapping away bugs because it’s just too bloody hot to go upstairs. I almost crave the sizzling heat on the sidewalks, the lethargy that overtakes you mid July. The brightness of the day.

February winter makes it painfully obvious that I’m Canadian, because it renders me stupid, and gives me nothing to talk about but how FREAKING COLD it is outside. How icy the very air is, the sounds the snow gives when it’s just that cold, the crunch and the slip. That idiot groundhog said it would be over soon.

I really, really hope he’s right.

2 Responses to “Momma Said Don’t listen to no groundhogs.”

  1. bromac February 16, 2007 at 2:43 pm #

    We are getting our (gasp) SECOND freeze of the year tonight.

    But, summer isn’t a nice 70degree-er either. It’s disgusting hot.

  2. Kind of Crunchy Mama February 16, 2007 at 5:08 pm #

    We haven’t had enough winter down here for me to get sick of it yet. We had that weird warm spell in January and barely any snow. I’m actually hoping for at least one good snowfall before spring.

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