Oh, April darling. You are the funniest month yet. I just can’t get enough of your amazing sense of humour and jovial, bringing-all-the-yuks-all-the-time ways.*
Yes. It is April Fool’s Day. Yes. Atlantic Canada is having another spring storm. Oh, I know that it’s “winter” weather, but a few days ago in a brief moment of clarity, in the 35 minute window of calm, before yet another storm front, a friend decided maybe Spring was feeling snubbed with all the “Winter” storm reporting and was merely waiting for a mention, to take its place in the limelight, so I stopped saying winter. Yes. Even though there was a blizzard blowing outside my window.
Did it work?
It totally did!
Of course it didn’t work, because this winter is NEVER going to end. EVER!
We are at home yet again. It’s Tuesday. That’s a refreshing change** from Wednesday, isn’t it? The school buses were cancelled and as per our policy*** so, too, was school.
We knew there would be freezing rain today, but we really didn’t believe it would be followed by more snow and blowing snow and falling snow and snowing snow and snow snow snow snow snow! Oops! Sorry. Forgive me. It’s all been a bit much to handle.
Thank goodness for Things who know how to entertain themselves****, a husband who can work from home when the weather is stormy and a sense of humour that is firmly in place, because otherwise I would absolutely be adopting hermitage as a valid life choice. I live pretty close to the edge of hermitage, these days, anyway. I mean, it’s not like I can go anywhere in this yucky weather and we have enough cereal for a Seinfeld episode, so we won’t starve. Maybe we should just take that final leap?
Welcome to the new YMC Community location on Hoth. Hoth Coffee. Hoth Mummy. Both Cranky.
Oh, ha ha! April Fool’s! Good one!
Isn’t *that* the question on everyone’s mind?!
Blowing snow. Miserable.
Not great visibility.
Glad to be inside.
More of the same.
Can we see buds through the snow and ice?
Is it better that they are not encrusted in ice?
This was after an overnight and all morning freezing rain fest!
It’s easier to see snow against something dark, like the souls of Maritimers who are just *so* sick of snow. 🙂
That is accumulation. It looks innocent enough, but it is evil!
The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
Okay, so it’s just more snow, but still – ugh.
This tree has become a measurer of the weather.
Meanwhile, life on Hoth is not all that bad.
It’s always bright.
There’s no shortage of ice for our drinks.
We hear the Tauntauns are arriving any day now.
So far no one has been frozen to the ceiling.
I’m just going to wait here for Han Solo to rescue me.
So, how was the weather where you live today?
Please tell me it was spring-like.
Like Obi-Wan, you might be my only hope!
*Lilith Sternin implied.
**There has been a “weather event” every Wednesday since December (pretty much) in The Maritimes.
***It’s in the manifesto!
****There was a Disney Channel marathon, some CPU time, an awesome animal rescue invention building session, some reading, a game of “Guess Who? Mix n’ Mash”, and a rousing game of “Can You Escape?”. Yup.