I live in New England. I live in New Hampshire.
In New England, New Hampshire specifically - from the months of October through let us just say April for grins - we can and do expect snow. We often receive obscene amounts of snow, and generally we take it in stride. That being said ... we have had snow storm, after snow storm, after snow storm, for the past 5 weeks. Every Wednesday for the past 5 weeks, we have gotten nailed. Currently, there is approximately 4 feet of snow on the ground in any particular area, and more expected for tomorrow.
Just what we need. Up to six more inches of this fluffy white stuff. Thankfully, I suppose, it's coming on a Saturday. I won't miss work, Emily won't miss school - or dance and kick boxing classes. Which, if you'll remember, are held on Wednesday Nights!
Now, normally, I (like a true New Hampshire-ite and New Englander) take this Winter crap in stride - however, I have to make a formal complaint. I'm lodging a complaint with Mother Nature. We're fighting. Officially, as of now. Of course that means she's going to nail us again, every chance she gets, and that it will be all my fault - alas, I will take it. I will take the blame. I cannot stand another flake. I cannot deal with another 6 inches. I cannot.
But, I will. Damn It. I Will.
In the immortal words of some rather important people:
If we had no winter, the Spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~ Anne Bradstreet
Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong with me. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
One kind word can warm three winter months. ~ Japanese Proverb
Winter is on my head, but Eternal Spring is in my heart. ~ Victor Hugo
Winter is natures way of saying "up yours" ~ Robert Byrne
I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood. ~ Bill Watterson
Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat. ~ Author Unknown
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. ~ Edith Sitwell
Stay Warm my friends. We're almost through it!