Refuse to be Passive

Spring has sprung…or not…

In Life in General on April 15, 2011 at 9:22 am

It’s halfway through April and there’s snow on the ground. Yesterday we got 10cm heavy snow. You know, the kind that sticks to everything and is great for snowball fights? The kind that gloms on to your brush for cleaning off your car and forces you to use two hands just to muscle it off. The kind that makes you worry that maybe it was so heavy that your car hood got dented in? It’s hard to believe it’s April. It’s hard to believe next week is Easter. Where are the daffodils and baby bunnies, aside from in the stores? Okay, let’s face it, I’m not sure Edmonton could handle a burgeoning bunny population, and we never get daffodils. This isn’t England after all.

Last year on this day it was 24 degrees outside. Lunch would have happened around the picnic tables, and people would be basking in the return of sunlight. The chatter would start with how lovely it was to be outside again, and how this was like paradise. We only get weather like that a few weeks a year. A few balmy days between the bitter cold of winter, and the sweating heat of summer. And yet, those days of warm sun on my face, and clouds drifting lazily across the sky are not here yet. The forecast for the next week calls for mixes of cloudiness and snow. Not exactly what I think of when I think April. But I guess that’s what you get when you live in the great white north. Ah well, c’est la vie. At least they haven’t turned off the heating at work yet.

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