“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.”

If I were to add up all my errands from this morning, today would be the most industrious of days, a day worthy of commendation. It was my annual physical first then three more stops. One stop was for the animals, including the birds, who now have enough seed, food and treats to last through the snowstorm. I stopped at the grocery store and bought all I need and a few things I didn’t need, like Twizzlers.

The roads were fairly empty without the usually frantic before the storm shopping. That will be tomorrow. Did I mention we are expecting a storm with blizzard conditions starting tomorrow night into Wednesday? The Cape will be the hardest hit and get the most snow. Predictions as to how much varies. The last one I saw said 6-8 inches. But by Saturday, though, we should be close to 60˚. I think Mother Nature is pulling a Gaslight, as in the movie, on all of us. The kindly, grandmotherly Mother Nature in bright clothes, a pretty cloak and flowers in her hair is beginning to look more like the Witch in Sleeping Beauty every time it snows, but I’m thinking this might just be winter’s last hurrah.

It’s cold today, no way around it. Everyone is bundled and back to puffy jackets and scarves. I saw a really old woman who could barely move her arms because of the layers.

I don’t really care. I grumble just because it seems the thing to do. Really, though, what’s one more snowstorm in a long line of snowstorms? It’s not stopping me from doing anything. I just sit in the house and wait for the plowman, Skip, to come. There are books to read, TV programs to watch and a comfy bed for a nap. I have Twizzlers. I’m happy.

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5 Comments on ““The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    Of course You need Twizzlers! that is a must when a blizzard hits but personally I also need gummy bears and chocolate. lots of it 🙂

    Warm during the days here but nights are a bit chilly now, I had to scrape ice from my car windows this morning but that’s a small price to pay for a warm spring day 🙂

    We never have those before the storm shoppings here, I wonder if we all believe things will work out fine within a day or two anyway? Last time we had a really bad storm, five or six years ago, some people couldn’t get out of their homes for several weeks where it had hit as worst. They had to use the army to bring food to people 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I’ll go with you on the chocolate and Gummy Bears if they’re sour and sugar-coated.

      The nights aren’t warm, but I didn’t find any frost this morning. It’s going to get even colder the next few nights.

      It has never been that bad here though it was in 1978 in the Boston area. Their world was shut down for two weeks and no one was allowed to travel because the roads were not plowed for quite a while. They had to take army vehicles and get people caught in their crd on the highway.

      Enjoy your evening!

  2. flyboybob Says:

    Chocolate is the only real cure for this crazy weather followed by a couple of shots of Twizzlers. A spring blizzard followed by 60 degree temperatures on Saturday. Break out the swim suits! 🙂

    Will Rogers was quoted as saying, “If you don’t like _____ weather, just wait awhile and it will change”. Today just fill in the name of your current location it really doesn’t matter.

  3. Coleen Burnett Says:

    I like the idea of the Twizzlers. I think my go-to snack during a storm is anything on sale at the grocery that catches my fancy. It is usually some forbidden treat…I’m not fussy. 🙂

    This is the funny time of year on the East Coast…it either gets warm, or parts of the month stay cold so’s to bring a spring snowstorm in March or even April. This same storm will skirt me and drop heavy winds with 2-3 inches of snow. Ya gotta be ready for anything. Don’t put those shovels away yet…

    I have been listening to WBZ in Boston at night and must admit I am concerned a bit for your weather situation. Hope you don’t lose power with the winds.

    Stay safe and enjoy Mom Nature from the inside…

    Waving from a snowban…wait…YOU might be waving from a snowbank later this week…ummmm…I’ll just wave my shovel and hope I somehow help you to shovel out.

    Hey, anything is possible in virtual reality… 🙂

    Coleen

    • katry Says:

      Coleen,
      Usually I am not fussy but for a storm I want favorites and Twizzlers are among them.

      Spring here is almost nonexistent. It is chilly for the longest time and Boston is usually at least three weeks ahead into spring. They have buds, we have bare branches. They have leaves, we get buds. Usually it doesn’t even get consistently warm until June.

      This morning they had fewer inches for us. I am happy.

      Waving from a snowless world which will soon enough be covered in the white stuff!


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