Thursday, March 20, 2008


It's a time of celestial alignment, when the Sun is positioned directly over the Earth's equator, when the day is as long as the night. In the case of the Spring equinox, that's a good thing... as it means that the days are getting longer. I should be happy, overjoyed even. Yet, I am not.

The friendly weatherman hiding in my alarm clock let me know with a cheerful voice this morning that all schools are closed today due to the snow, hail and freezing rain we're going to be getting all day. I hit the snooze button hoping that when he'd wake me up again nine minutes later he'd have a more optimistic forecast. He didn't.

I always get a bit of the winter blues every year around late January to February, but I'm usually done with it by the time March rolls around and the snow banks start to melt away and the temps climb oh so slowly but surely. Problem is, that hasn't been the case this year. Nope, Ole' Man Winter has been popping Viagra and he's friskier than ever before! So far this season, he's dumped 381 cm (150 inches) of the white stuff (snow, that is) on us; with no signs of stopping.

I need a vacation.

1 comment:

Giest said...

You get snow or ice up there? Saint John is currently one giant skating rink...and I hate skating...