Tuesday, April 9, 2013

It feels like winter will never end. I am taking out my exhaustion from preparing for final exams and working too much on my hatred of the snow and below freezing temperatures.
Last night I burst into the kitchen through the back door, and proclaimed to my roommates: "This year, this is it. Winter isn't going to end. The snow will never melt. It will never stop snowing."
The stared at me blankly, forkfuls of food paused enroute to mouth, conversation interrupted. I continued:
"I'm serious, guys. It's so cold and windy and dark out there that I thought my head was going to explode. My ears ache. I'm done with this."
Robyn spoke first. He said, "Are we talking about the same thing here? Today was gorgeous. It was sunny and crystal clear. The roads were bare."
Kristyn chimed in with "Of course Spring will come, eventually. It has to. I promise you it will come soon. Next week is supposed to be above zero!"
For some reason though, I couldn't believe her. We got our first snowfall in early October this year, and I want to see something green and growing. Instead it is filthy black ice and blankets of snow. In April. I just can't take it much longer.


  1. “It is sometimes so bitterly cold in the winter that one says, `The cold is too awful for me to care whether summer is coming or not; the harm outdoes the good.’ But with or without our approval, the severe weather does come to an end eventually and one fine morning the wind changes and there is the thaw. When I compare the state of the weather to our state of mind and our circumstances, subject to change and fluctuation like the weather, then I still have some hope that things may get better.”

  2. I always feel that way in early April......yet Spring always comes in late April! It doesn't always 'stick' the first few warm days but remember that Spring in Edmonton comes in overnight....the grass greens up as you watch it - hour by hour - often in only one warm day (always surprised me - even after 7 years). Then the trees bud and bloom within 2 or 3 days and it's arrived in all it's glory. The birds are back, the nights get warmer and you pull out that summer dress and go for a lovely walk after dinner and think: "This is a great place I live!" Hang in there sweetie....it's not spring yet here either.

  3. I'd be going stir-crazy if it was still cold and snowy here. You're right, friend, this was one long winter.

  4. Thanks guys. I'm just tired of being patient!