"There's no point in spending your life in the pursuit of something that's easy." - Alice Kuipers

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ugly, Dreary Day

It's cold, drizzly and grey outside. Despite the fact that Spring is technically supposed to start tomorrow, it still feels like a long way off. I really shouldn't be complaining, we've had one of the mildest winters I can ever remember, but I can't wait for summer. I'm one of those people who'd prefer to be sweating bullets over a little chilly any day of the week. I make for a ridiculous Canadian.

This is the time of year when we're all getting a little impatient, even if we don't realize it. On nicer days when the kids are out playing in the streets they're rude and rambunctious. People are tailgating each other in their cars, impatient for no particular reason. We're all sick of waiting, sick of being cooped up inside and nearing our breaking points. And this drizzly weather feels more like fall than spring, which is just depressing.

The weather forecast only goes five days into the future, and the next five days are a mix of rain and snow, grey and dreary. I realize it won't last forever, but when it's all that's in the forecast it's enough to make you want to hide under the covers. Which is where I'm hanging out for the time being. I have the fireplace on, a movie playing on the TV, and a hot chocolate nestled in my hand. And I'm not coming out until spring. (Except to go to work. A girl needs to eat).


  1. As much as I agree with you there is something so nice about the picture you just painted! I don't have a fireplace but the candles are lit and I am snuggled under a blanket! The only depressing thing about it is having to leave for work tomorrow!

  2. yup, fireplace and a good book are the only way to go!!! some of the best writing happens while snuggled up next to a fire... so i look forward to reading your next post!!!

  3. AH I agree. I'd much rather have the constant temperature at 30 degrees celcius or above!! This never-ending chill is depressing