Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"So dull and dark are the November days ... " ~ John Clare, November

If the last few days are any sort of preview of coming attractions for the winter that lies stretched out before us, I can pretty much predict that it's going to be a long, cold, depressing season. I, for one, am already counting the days until April!

It's not that there aren't certain charms to winter - the first snow, the holiday season, the .... Hmm, I appear to be stuck and can't think of anything else! On the other hand, I could probably rattle off a laundry list of what is not charming about winter - the bitter cold, the high cost of heating, the slippery and dangerous roads, the shorter days and longer nights, the Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder that really takes hold sometime in February, the bulky coats, the wet boots that track snow and ice through the house, the ... well, you get the idea!

Every year about this time is when I start asking myself why it was that I moved back to Connecticut from California . What was I thinking? As much as I enjoy fall, I truly dislike winter and, if you can believe the folks at Ye Olde Farmer's Almanac, it's going to be another bone-chilling-way-too-much-fuel-burning-break-your-back-shoveling kind of season.

Oh joy ... I'm already depressed about it and winter doesn't even officially start for another 23 days. And just for the record that makes April 1st a distant 92 days away!

2 comments:

  1. Y'know...I can't really say that I'm all that bummed out about winter. Since I work nights, it's all pretty much the same to me - no sun, colder temps, and long shifts. The only thing that bothers me is the road conditions - for me and for the other drivers! My biggest fear is wrecking an ambulance on an icy/snowy road somewhere with a patient in the back.

    Other than that, I'm all about the cozy comforters, pillows, good novels, and quiet time at home with my wife.

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  2. Come on snow!!!!!

    Show me the money!!!

    The roads are the only thing that bother me since I live so far away from work. As long as it snows Mon-Wed I'm good!!!

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