Thursday, April 03, 2008

Where there's life, there's hope

Things I Have Learned This Week: (in no particular order)

1. Eventually, winter will end. So we've gotten over 115 inches of snow this winter, beaten the 100 year old record (not the snowiest winter ever yet... 6 inches away I think)... and we are do do get more snow/ice/crap tomorrow. Big Deal. Today, I walked around the front of my house to check out some fallen branches from our last wind storm the other night, and discovered the first blooming flower of the year. This lonely little crocus was open and shining in all it's glory. It's actually a bit deeper purple than the photo shows, but the late afternoon sun thwarted my photo attempts. The snow is finally melting.

2. Grumpiness is contagious. So, I have maybe been a little crabby the past few days. It wasn't a surprise to me, it shouldn't have been a surprise to anyone else, because I warned them ahead of time. But there it was. It's nothing I can control, and try as I might, sometimes I'm just ugly. Someone might have decided that being grumpy back at me might be a good idea. Someone might have been wrong.

3. My son is taller than I am. People, I still can't wrap my brain around this. The other day, I was standing next to him in the kitchen, and thinking that he was finally about as tall as I am. Back on his birthday we measured him and he was 2 inches shorter than me. Self, I thought, he can't have grown 2 inches in 3 months. So I had him take his shoes off, and I took my shoes off and The Boy said, after looking, I think he's taller than you. No way I thought. So I went and measured him. Sure as shit, he's just a few hairs taller than I am. (sigh) How did this happen? Wasn't he just 4 the other day???


tspwlv said...

115 INCHES? OF SNOW? In a WEEKEND? Are you shitting me? Is that even possible outside the Arctic circle?

Between that and the baby growing up, no wonder you're pissy. Happy Corona day, my friend.

Laurie said...


noooo, not 115 inches of snow in a weekend, good LORD! she means 115 inches this whole WINTER! ;-)

(sorry, had to reply to the other commenter...)

I cannot believe that child is taller than you now. how can that BE??! I remember when that kid was in diapers! ;-)


OneScrappyChick said...

No.. I meant winter.. that's what happens when you blog when you're tired. (sigh)

And I don't know.. his teenager attitude is bigger than me also (sigh again)

Lars, you and me both.