This winter season just needs to go away. This pretty much sums it up for me, too.
I’m tired of living in Antarctica. Can we go back to Texas please?
— Texas Humor (@TexasHumor) February 12, 2014
While we have certainly enjoyed having our new puppy around over the past couple of months, I must honestly say that he is about the only thing I’ve truly enjoyed during this extremely bi-polar winter weather season. The temperature has bounced from spring/summer temps to deep winter weather all too often this season, more than normal to my recollection. Just this past weekend, it was 85 degrees on Saturday afternoon. About twelve hours later, it was 19 degrees and later was a whopping 9 degrees with wind chills below zero.
That. Is. Ridiculous.
The only redeeming part of all of this crazy weather has been some truly amazing sunrises and sunsets. I took this photo recently one morning in our backyard, and I did not edit it in any way, except to downsize it and add the frame. It was just an amazing sight, and the gorgeous colors stretched all over the eastern sky.
What has made this particular winter season so hard is the big swings in our weather in very short time periods, often less than 24 hours. We enjoy our days of warm weather for a day or two, and we begin to think that winter is just about done, only to get blasted by the frigid cold once again that lingers on for a while. And while that pattern is really not too unusual for our area in the winter, these huge swings in temperature are just more extreme than normal this year, I think. And to top it off, we really have not had any moisture to speak of to help offset our continuing drought. Sigh.
I know that I will be “eating my words” as the summer heat returns later this year, but for now, I must say that I am ready for winter to just be done for this year.
But even more than that, I am ready for my normal life to return again. I’ve had quite the time with my mother while she has been in rehab over the past few weeks, and it has been anything but easy for both my mother and for me. Thankfully, she is slowly starting to level out in several respects, but it has definitely taken a toll on me. So, for that reason, I decided over the weekend that I need to start getting back to a more normal routine again, as my own “house” needs attention in many ways, both physically and emotionally. I’m glad that I have been able to be there for her over the past few weeks, but it’s now time to cut back on visits a bit and get my own life back in order.
Hopefully, hubby and I will be able to take a long weekend trip in the RV sometime in March, but we will definitely just have to see how things go with both my mother and this crazy, crazy weather over the next few weeks. In the meantime, I’m getting my housework caught up, and we are also going to paint the walls in the kitchen of the RV. There really is not much wall space in the kitchen anyway, and we are going to install a pretty copper backsplash over part of it, too. Hopefully that little project will be done in the next few days. Here is a picture of the one we purchased.
We are also getting a new tree for our backyard, hopefully later this week. Getting a new tree is no small or cheap thing here, and I am really looking forward to getting it. It will have to be brought in and lifted over our back fence with a crane, which should be quite a sight to see!
I’ve missed the opportunity to visit my fellow bloggers here over the past couple of weeks and hope to find time to do that very soon.