sillygoosegirl: (Default)
It is cold and snowy out. Over the last couple days, we've gotten 18 inches of snow, and it was -3 out when we got up today. The governer has declared a state of emergency or some such.

However, the road between us and work is in very good shape (much better than the roads between us and D&D), and whoever our landlord hires to clear the parking lot outside our townhouses does a much better job than most of our neighbors get (in terms of amount of snow cleared away, timeliness of snow removal, and number of visits). However, there is no evidence of anyone (residents or mailman) making the trek out to the mailboxes.
sillygoosegirl: (Default)
I road my bike to work today for the first time this year.  I don't know what the temperature was at the time (except that I got too hot in my down jacket and neoprene mask), but it's like 35 degrees now, and supposed to get up to 41 later today.  Highs in the 40s tomorrow too.  We could go camping!  Except that we have plans for tomorrow night. 

Last Monday was Groundhogs Day/Candlemas/Imbolc.  It seemed like everyone was talking about it.  Probably many of them were talking about it since it was discussed on The Writers' Almanac.  I gave the radio a rasberry when they announced that it was sunny and therefore we'd have another 6 weeks of Winter.  Then I thought better of it and decided that only another 6 weeks of Winter sounded like fantastic news.  Later, my mom forwarded an email to me from my aunt in which she talked about their beautiful sunny Groundhogs Day in Bandon OR and how it felt like it was getting to be Spring, but it's actually just the cross quarter.  She observed that if the Groundhog see his shadow on February 2nd, then there will indeed be another 6 weeks of Winter, but this doesn't really have anything to do with the weather... there will be 6 more weeks of Winter because Winter is only half over and it will be another 6 weeks to the Spring Equinox.  She speculates that perhaps this is meant to keep us from getting our hopes up on beautiful sunny Winter's day.  Fair enough.  Though I'd put it this way: there are only 6 more weeks of Winter ahead.  I think I need to get my hopes up.  How else is one supposed to make it through the Winter? 
sillygoosegirl: (Default)
It looks like there is one hell of a thunderstore on the way. Is it safe to drive to work in a thunderstorm? Unfortunately I'm pretty sure it is.

Snow

Apr. 24th, 2005 12:39 pm
sillygoosegirl: (Default)
Yesterday it snowed here. I didn't write about it though because I was lazy. Then today, 2 of my LJ friends who are several states East of here complain about snow.

I think either the states are smaller here than I'm used to, or the weather patterns are bigger. I also think I am much closer to the East Coast than I was when I lived in California and Oregon.

Spring?

Apr. 5th, 2005 11:19 pm
sillygoosegirl: (Fairy - Daffodil)
Errr... people told me that Chicago has 4 seasons. So far I'm not believing it. I saw my first daffodils of the year today (which are supposed to bloom in fricken February), and it is already too hot to sleep. What the hell? Did I miss something? When's spring?

Profile

sillygoosegirl: (Default)
sillygoosegirl

January 2017

S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
1516171819 2021
22232425262728
293031    

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 20th, 2017 09:02 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios