Warning: Under no circumstance toss away your Winter outdoor gear or warm, snuggly blanket anytime soon! It may be officially and methodologically Spring now, but that fact doesn’t guarantee warmer temperatures anytime soon! Case in point, the second day of Spring had the northeastern region of the USA facing major snowfall, including the mid-Atlantic area where yours truly lives. I had to clean my car off twice: when I left in the early morning to take the subway into work and then again when I left the subway to return home.
I was not amused! Nor did I have a very pleasant attitude on either occasion. In fact, my thoughts would make a sailor blush and condemn my soul to eternal damnation, if I ever even believed in that possibility.
To add insult to injury: I didn’t even enjoy the task as I could’t be bare while doing so. I had to labor under the worst conditions imaginable: while completely clothed! Someone living in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area isn’t living right. Given the notoriety of the infantile antics of the current resident of the White House, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. Author’s Note: This isn’t a political post and I apologize to anyone who’s sensibilities I have offended by my last statement. However, I am thoroughly disgusted by this entire episode and need someone to blame.
It isn’t supposed to be like this. I understand that the beginning of one season doesn’t necessarily mean a change in the weather. There needs to be a transition period so our bodies can adjust to the new season. But snow? Again? What gives?
It’s too early for the flowers to bloom and the foliage to return to the trees. I know this. But the grasses are sporting their new shade of green and the early blossoms are on the trees. Now snow! After all the shovels of this s**t that I’ve already shovelled this past Winter, now is not your time to be here!
As if this situation isn’t already bad enough, meteorological predictions for the coming week forecast the possibility of even more snow for our region! Good-bye Winter! It’s time for you to go!
“Spring is Mother Nature’s way of saying: ‘Let’s party!’ ” ~ Robin Williams