I've noticed that I've been whining a whole lot about the weather. Snow, hail, sleet, rain, wind, frost, on and on. After posting my blog yesterday, I looked out into the back yard - again - (Zoe likes to go out a lot). In the background, the TV was giving the weather forecast across the country and reporting adverse weather in many of our southern states. Made me think about what we have been experiencing here in the Northwest. Basically, we haven't been having to deal with much at all. We are pretty lucky people here in the Northwest. Yes, it has been cold, wet, gray, windy -- more so than usual. However, there are so many other areas of the country that experience weather and conditions created by the weather that are so much worse than what we have here. So, from now on, I'm going to try to be more positive and complain and whine less. I'm going to appreciate what we have going for us, even if it's dripping!
I borrowed this quote from Deena Warner's blog and keep in mind that just because the calendar says it's spring, Mother Nature has a mind of her own. Deal with it!
"The first day of spring is one thing, and the
first spring day is another. The difference
between them is sometimes as great as
Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)