Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The 12 month winter

After a 70 degree day a few days ago, it seemed that we were on our way to the next season.  Yesterday morning disabused us of that assumption.
This would be ok in November, but not now, while the croci and daylilies are poking their leaves above the NJ clay.
The snow turned to rain and was mostly gone by evening.

Today was cold and clear but tomorrow we are expecting FOUR TO SIX INCHES again. Forgodsakes, it is supposed to be spring!! Whoever is in charge should be fired!

I have been falling into bed early every night and tonight will be no exception. I would like an infusion of Miss Emma's energy, but she has gone home and taken it with her. I took her back to Brooklyn this morning and her parents returned from sunny, 80 degree Mexico to the vagaries of northeast weather. Emma got me through a difficult week and I miss her already.  But at least I have my computer back.  (honestly, I did not pose this picture. I couldn't keep her away from it).
 I had hoped to have her quilt quilted by the time she left, but it's not quite there.  I should go stitch for a while but probably won't.  And tomorrow morning, I expect to sleep beyond 6:00.  Or at least, I hope to do so.

7 comments:

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

So is she blogging already just like you? We have daffodils in bloom and it was dreary today, but no snow. Glad to see another post from you.

Gerrie said...

I find that the grands get more energy when they are around me because they must take some of mine!! I do not like the looks of the snow at the end of March, but, this too shall pass. Hang in there.

Del said...

Even here in SoCal it seems that winter keeps biting us in the butt. Both main routes out of the basin - I-5 north and I-15 east have been closed several times in the last week due to snow. In March? Undoubtedly global warming - just not here! Hope we all move into spring soon. And I sincerely hope you can indeed sleep beyond 6am tomorrow - and every day you choose! Much Love...

Carol Esch said...

Yes, and ANOTHER few inches of snow on the ground THIS MORNING!!!! Oh well, stay in and quilt and dye and I know caring for grandchildren takes alot of energy........I'm always exhausted at the end of the day when they're with me, but I love being tired in that way. Enjoy your day.

Karoda said...

This age group was born wired for tech! I can even begin to imagine their technological future. I've seen it snow the Saturday before Easter, weather-wise nothing surprises me!

Sue Dennis said...

It is hard work keeping up with toddlers- she is so cute! & obviously clever with her computer skills.

Vivien Zepf said...

Snow here, too, and evening school activities cancelled due to anticipated inclement weather. At least then, you can sit indoors in your studio and not feel guilty about not being outdoors in the beautiful weather.

But all this boo-hooing aside, there are more important things to say: Emma is gorgeous and clearly so many important things to say she has to use the computer, too. What a doll!