I know I have been a bit MIA of late but I hope you all can cut me some slack. First of all I know Virginia is known for flip flopping weather patterns. What Virginian doesn’t know the old adage…”If you don’t like the weather in Virginia, stick around for 24 hours?” This year however, it’s been flip-flopping all over the place. One day its almost 70 degrees and the next day its barely past zero and snowing!
This kind of weather tends to help the nasty cold and flu viruses get a good hold on the body. So first it was my husband, then my daughter. Guess you could say I was running a soup kitchen for a while—chicken soup kitchen that is.
And then the snow came. In Virginia when it snows even a few flakes everything shuts down. And when it snows 9 or 10 inches, well, you get the picture. The grocery stores look like they’ve been looted, mail and newspaper delivery ceases. I won’t even go into the issues a little Jack Russell terrier has simply doing her morning business. And since I live on a hill, I suffer from another sort of malady…cabin fever.
|Valentine's Day red|
And to top it all off my husband had to work extra hours on Valentine’s Day from 4 a.m. to 11. P.M! Before you think I’m whiny let me explain. We got engaged on Valentine’s Day, so it’s special. So I spent the first Valentine’s Day since we’ve been married alone. Need I say I was suffering from cabin fever and the blues? It did help that I woke up to see the sweetest card and a cute stuffed bear holding a big red heart.
So things are slowly getting back to normal. The snow is starting to recede, the schools reopen on a formerly slated holiday (Presidents day) and all is right with the world.