Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2011- 2012 the winter that wasn’t

Dear Winter,

Where were you?  I didn’t see you in December, or January or February.  In fact you never showed up.  And boy that was not very nice after I sent you that beautiful invitation. And today it’s the first day of spring and you didn’t even send a note of apology. You messed up the party…

Shovels and sleds were deep discounted in February. 

Kids had no snow days. It didn’t matter if they wore their pajamas inside out or outside in!  You really shouldn’t have disappointed children like that; you could stunt their growth.

There was no run on toilet paper and bread and these items remained readily available all through the season.  Think what that did to the economy!

My coat gathered dust in the closet and my cool new snow boots are still shiny and new. Shorts and flip-flops appeared (on feet and bodies not just in stores) in January!  And next season the cold weather gear may be out of style and I’ll have to buy others!  Your messing up my savings plans.

I got a deer tick on a hike…in December!!!  Really now, I’ve never had one before and it seems to me you are stepping on Summer’s toes!

Mosquitoes, gnats, and flies appeared a tad bit sooner than usual.   You are showing partiality towards the insect word and that is just not fair!

I’m sneezing, wheezing and hacking while my car turns pollen yellow (yes, I’ve named a color) in minutes.  And Robbie, the robin is all messed up and is already starting his “poop on my car” cycle early this year!

A lot of people like this early, early, summer but as for me, I’m still mad.  I’m mad at you for not attending my party.  I don’t know if I will even send you an invitation next year.  I may just invite Fall.  He always comes.

Yours truly,


Anne said...

Haha! Great post. Winter sure didn't do a good job this year. Here we did have snow. Not enough for any snow days and it all usually melted in a day or two, but enough that the early arrival of spring made me happy. Guess I'm just ready for flowers. Let's just hope we don't get snow in April like we have some years!

Anonymous said...

you go girl, what a fun post!

Betsy said...

haha...I missed a snowy winter! And yes..the bugs are here much too early.

craftattack said...

Fun post! We didn't have much snow here, but it was extremely cold - still is! Roll on spring! Valerie

Lee Pierce said...

Ha! well we had snow a week ago but it didn't stay. The kids got a few snow days and a bunch of snow delay days. What we got a lot of is rain - even now. So along with that we have flooding and slides. Mostly the hills sliding onto the roads...I didn't hear of any houses joining in so it was still a mild winter.
Got hail a couple days ago - just to change things up :D

Magic Love Crow said...

You are so cute Crystal! I have to admit, all kidding aside, I am worried for summer. The temperatures we are having right now, is for summer. So we missed Spring. Not good! We are going to have a lot more bugs! I just hope the trees aren't infected by all the bugs, that weren't killed off in the winter! Hurry up Fall! LOL!

Christine said...

I feel strange about the lack of winter this year too! Really strange.

Rita said...

Winter did some streaking through here very briefly in February and that was it. Doesn't feel right at all. No winter to speak of and now no spring? I agree. Very odd.

Judy Adamson said...

It's been much the same here - though the East of England did have some wintry weather in February.

I put it down to the fact that my daughter bought me some stylish new snow boots - which are still in their box! I think it was mentioned at some point that they might be an anti-snow talisman and that's how they've turned out!

Anonymous said...

My lightweight but ultra warm winter coat never covered my form this past season. If I pass it on to the thrift store next winter will be the coldest FL has ever known! I've always liked winter here...cold but without the snow and ice...nice! I'm hopeful for next years winter being COLD!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Yup, you about covered it! I've always loved winter as I feel so much better in the cold and my asthma is under control then, so you can imagine how disappointed I was to have very little winter at all!

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